Buyers fail to buy dream home
A third of home buyers realise within three months of moving that
their new property is not all they hoped for.
Research from home interiors company Hillarys found one in three
buyers have regret after buying, with five per cent actually
considering selling up and moving.
Problems after moving included noisy neighbours, heavy traffic and
finding the property was in a worse state of repair than they
A total of 41 per cent were disturbed by disruptive neighbours, 33
per cent did not like the passing traffic noise, 24 per cent
objected to being close to a busy school run due to parents parking
at drop-off and 20 per cent did not like the local litter
“There’s nothing more exciting that finding your dream
home, but then there’s nothing worse than moving into your
dream home and realising it’s not as much of a dream as you
had hoped,” said Tanya Irons, spokesperson for
She added: “Whether your neighbours are unbearable, the house
is falling down around you or the traffic outside is loud and
constant, the smallest thing can make the dream come crashing down.
It’s always worth being realistic as nothing’s ever
perfect and you need to make the most of the