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What do Australians want in their perfect home?

By Ben Faulks

A new survey from the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) has discovered just exactly what Australians want in a property.

Top housing desires include classics such as plenty of bathrooms as well as interesting new additions like a butler's pantry – a space between kitchen and dining areas used for serving and preparing meals. This replaced the previous year's demand for a media room; evidently, Australians are more concerned about extra space in their kitchen than additional space in their music and movie library.

However, size doesn't seem to be everything. While large proportions seem to be an important factor for Australians, there were several features that would also be possible in a Belconnen apartment. Open plan living areas, natural light, secure car spaces and proximity to amenities and schools all featured in the top 10 most desirable features.

Looking out over the garden

There are those for whom four walls and a roof is not enough, and they are not alone in their desire for a bit of greenery and shrubbery in the garden. One returning popular feature was the demand for a backyard – generally considered a very desirable feature for an Australian home.

"Over the past decade there has been a real focus on inner-city living, so we were interested to discover that the demand for the traditional Aussie back yard still remains," said REBAA president Rich Harvey.

A big yard, a beautiful neighbourhood 

Those residents who are looking for a big yard with plenty of room for the kids and the pets to run around in would do well to investigate Belconnen real estate. Speak to Ray White today about how you can get a slice of this area, a perfect place to find your Australian dream home.

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