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What is our "dream home"?

What is our "dream home"? Many of us aspire to live in the home of our dreams. But what type of home is that? And what are we prepared to sacrifice to get it? The ING International Survey on Homes and Mortgages 2013 asked almost 12,000 people in 12 countries in Europe to find out. Join the discussion at B @eZonomics and f Our Our "dream home" wish list 田 Don't want: Out of our financial reach Don't want: Sacrifice quality to live close to ma and pa Do want: The dream to Do want: Do want: A detached Easy access to good public transport house come true 25% agree "you should take on the biggest mortgage you can to buy the biggest and best home". 76% agree "Iliving in the home of my dreams is really important to me". Where we live 61% prefer to live in a detached house. A 77% agree "access to good public transport is important to my decision where to live". 59% agree "living in a property I like is more important than living near my friends and family". It's a tough choice between living close to family or in a nicer home – but often detached house is much more popular than a terraced house, matters and a dream home is something most of us long to acquire. In capital cities, 92% boutique apartment or other type of home. agree. the home wins. House price hotspots The United Kingdom has seen the biggest turnaround in house price attitudes, with 61% expecting prices to rise in the next year - a 56% rise from our 2012 survey Germany has the largest share of mortgagors who are paying their mortgage off more quickly because interest rates are low France saw the biggest fall in the share expecting house prices to rise in the next year, with 42% in the 2013 survey saying they will and 53% in the 2012 saying they will In Austria, house price optimists outnumber pessimists the most (calculated by subtracting the number of people who think prices will fall from the number who think they will rise) The Turks are the most optimistic about house prices, with 77% saying prices will rise in the next year Spanish are the least optimistic about house prices for the second year of the survey in a row, with 17% saying prices will rise in the next year Capital city living The rural life VS 15% Finances have improved due to the economic situation in the last three months 7% 12% Currently live in a detached house 55% 40% This year, have argued about housing costs with the people who live with them 19% 34% Intend to carry out significant renovations at home in the next year 23% eZonomics ING ING Source: ING International Survey Homes and Mortgages 2013. Read more on

What is our "dream home"?

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Many of use apsire to live in the home of our dreams. But what type of home is that? And what are we prepared to sacrifice to get it?





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