Selling your home? You’ll need a good broadband connection
The most desirable properties are still those located in good neighbourhoods, with low crime rates, near local shops and GP or dentist surgeries.
But house-hunters are placing more value on superfast broadband, clear mobile phone signals, satellite TV and transport connections than proximity to pubs, schools and recreation facilities.
A survey by GoCompare Insurance found 66% of homebuyers prioritised a good area or neighbourhood, while 43% said a good, reliable broadband connection was top priority. Just 14% were most concerned about being near a good school and a further 14% wanted to be near a good pub.
GoCompare’s Ben Wilson, said: “Location will always be a key factor for homebuyers. After all, while you can improve a property – you can’t move it.
“But it is too simple these days to say that it is the only consideration. Homeowners also expect to be connected in a way that wasn’t envisaged even 10 years ago. They will want to know about the transport infrastructure and communications as much as the schools, shops and amenities.”