Starry-eyed Brits fall in ‘love at first sight’ with a house more easily than a partner, according to research.
Nearly half (49 per cent) of the 2,000 homeowners polled admitted they do believe it’s possible to find love within seconds – but only when it comes to property.
While 43 per cent reckon it can happen with a potential partner, six per cent less than those who have fallen head over heels for an abode.
The size of the rooms, big windows and built-in bookshelves are among the top things that get people lovestruck.
A fifth are instantly sold if a property has a south facing garden and 16 per cent are won over by walk-in wardrobes.
It also emerged 61 per cent claimed they are more likely to say ‘I do’ to a new home than an expensive wedding.
And a quarter get more excitement from viewing properties than going on holiday.
Alistair Singer, from My Home Move Conveyancing, which commissioned the survey, said: “Love at first sight is definitely real, according to our report – but only when it comes to properties.
“The search for the dream home can be daunting but when you know, you know, and there are many things prospective sellers can do to help make buyers fall in love right away.
“A home is so much more than just a building; it’s a place where people can start a family and make memories, so it’s no surprise that the right property can give Brits butterflies, sometimes even more than a potential partner.”
Love at first sight
The study also found 53 per cent of respondents reckon they fell in love with their current home as soon as they laid eyes on it.
When they’d found ‘the one’, they waited just four days before making an offer on the property to make it theirs.
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