Are we Property Addicts?
Even before Margaret Thatcher declared her belief in a ‘property-owning democracy’ and introduced Right to Buy in 1980, the UK was converted into a nation obsessed with residential properties.
Let’s be honest, many of us are preoccupied with our homes and particularly how much they are worth. Just turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper on almost any given day and you will find a story about property prices or mortgages and how they are becoming easier or harder to obtain.
Unsurprisingly a new survey shows that 63 per cent of Britons browse property websites even when they are not looking to buy. Apparently some 2.6 million browse portals like Zoopla or Rightmove at least once a day and 38 per cent admit they checked the price of someone else’s home online in the last year. People say that they look at online property portals to keep a check on house prices, look at design trends and also daydream about a future home.
We are a nation of property obsessive’s with very good reason. Our homes are our castles and becoming a homeowner or even climbing the ladder in the UK is a huge challenge and aspiration for many.
Property sites are a source of information and inspiration and browsing these sites has become something of a past-time for millions of people, although the more paranoid among us may worry about how homes and belongings are exhibited to millions of strangers every day. Rightmove, which attracted a record 1.3 billion visits to in 2015, remains by far the busiest of the property portals. Onthemarket and Zoopla are also strong players.
When you instruct Martyn R Cox & Co to sell your home, it will be seen on all major and meaningful property portals, plus our own excellent website martyncox.com Just telephone 01993 779020 for a Free Valuation.