High crime rates are the major turn off for Australians when it comes to making a property purchase according to the results of a new survey.
Carried out by Finder.com.au, the survey of more than 2,000 Australians found that 75% of people would not by a home in an area that had higher than average crime rate.
Being close to noisy pub would also stop 68% of people from buying a home in a particular area, while 64% said they would not buy in an industrial suburb.
In comparison, only 36% of Australians would be put off buying in a neighbourhood where public housing is present, while both being within two kilometres of brothel or being in an area with an above average unemployment rate would only deter 33% of people.
Smaller things that would deter people from buying a home included if it was a deceased estate (12%), if it was located within two kilometres of a fast food chain (7%), if the suburb lacked “trendiness” (7%) and if the street number was 13 (5%).
MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL AUSTRALIA