Our dream home is?

Our dream home is?

Where we choose to live affects every aspect of our life whether it is where we work, where our children go to school or the types of friendship and family networks we develop.

A recent report by the Grattan Institute has highlighted exactly what Australians want in a home, in other words, their ideal property if there were no monetary/lifestyle restraints.

The online survey of 706 participants asked the fundamental question “What matters most when you choose housing?” Participants were given a list of eight variables at a time and asked to rank them in order of what mattered most and what mattered least to their housing choice.

The results are listed below from the top priority to the least:

•  The number of bedrooms

•  Safety for people and property

•  Near family and friends

•  The number of living spaces

•  Whether the house is detached

•  Near local shops

•  Near a shopping centre

•  Near a bus, tram or train stop

•  Has a garage

•  Little traffic congestion in the local area