Whatâ€™s important to us in choosing where we live
New research has highlighted trends in what Australians look for when choosing where to live.
And what did it find?
Above all, the research suggested that Australians are highly practical when it comes to choosing the right location.
Australian buyers rank emergency services and infrastructure as a higher priority than lifestyle considerations such as aesthetics, education, culture and food.
Buyers look for areas that are supported by new and reliable infrastructure. Buyers want a good mix of transport infrastructure such as roads and rail lines, mixed with community infrastructure such as a community centres and parks when seeking out their new address.
And these preferences are not restricted to any particular group; it’s equally important to city dwellers, sea-changers or those who prefer the rural life.
Australian buyers look for convenience: easy access to medical help; a relatively easy commute to work or study; proximity to friends and family.
So whether Australians are looking for a short term rental property, or are thinking of investing in a home, it is likely that they will be looking at more than just the property itself, also considering factors around the neighbouring areas.