Buyers move further for new builds

10th September 2020

Buyers of new build properties are willing to move 56% further than those purchasing second-hand homes, according to Savills1. New builds are clearly a more attractive proposition for buyers, drawing households an average of five miles from their previous home, against 3.2 miles for households moving into an older property.

The research also revealed regional and age-specific variations. For example, new builds in London boroughs such as Newham and Brent stand out for attracting buyers up to 3.5 times further, while older buyers tend to move further overall, likely influenced by retirees moving away to begin a new phase in their lives.

1Savills, 2020

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