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Busy Road

“Location, location, location” is the somewhat overused maxim applied by many as a rule of thumb when selecting a property. However, a closer look reveals that a compromise in this principle can produce significant benefits for property purchasers in our area.

Clearly, most purchasers’ idea of a dream home is one in perfect condition, with a beautiful garden, massive sunny accommodation, off street parking, and found in the best street in the area – preferably a quiet, leafy, cul-de-sac. And of course, it must be cheap!

Sadly, this idyllic combination does not always exist, because if the first seven criteria are satisfied, then the price is likely to be out of reach or a lot higher! So budgetary constraints typically force buyers to accept a degree of compromise.

Yet consider the advantages. Firstly, properties on a busy road are sometimes cheaper than similar properties in a quiet street. This means that you can buy far more for your money. It could well mean that you will not have to compromise on those very things that contribute to an attractive property lifestyle. You might gain attributes such as another reception room, another bedroom, a garage for the car, more parking or a garden large enough to exercise the dog.

Most people who live on a main road tell us that they no longer notice it. And there is no reason to think that such a property might be a poor investment either, after all you will always see sold boards on a busy road.  Worth thinking about?

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