Real Estate

Top 10 features SA home buyers want in a property

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-03-13 05:25:13

It’s the eternal real estate question – what do Adelaide property buyers want in a new home? has the answer …

Does your house come with a pool, a garage and an ensuite? If so, you may have just hit the trifecta in selling your home.

According to, swimming pools are the most searched for feature in a home, with more than 130,000 searches made for the popular inclusion over the past year.

This was followed by garages and ensuites, while views and granny flats rounded out the top five (scroll down to see the full list of ‘must-have’ features).


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REA Group Chief Economist Nerida Conisbee said the result was a reflection of lifestyle choices in Adelaide and surrounds.

“Pools have always ranked high in Adelaide and nationally, and not just among buyers,” she said.

“We find that even under rental searches a lot of people looking for homes with pools. It’s odd because you think they wouldn’t want that hassle of having to maintain a pool in a rental.

“But I guess it’s a reflection of lifestyle choices. That said, I think people also come to our site to look for pool inspiration for their own homes.”

How many cars can your garage hold? 6a Harvey Street, Henley Beach is on the market with Ouwens Casserly Real Estate.

When it came to garages and ensuites, Ms Conisbee said she was somewhat surprised the features ranked as highly as they did among SA buyers.

She said in the past, granny flats and corner blocks had rounded out the top three.

“It’s interesting to see that corner allotments have dropped off the list. Perhaps it’s a sign that less developers are circling properties,” Ms Conisbee said.

“Or perhaps more buyers are simply looking for more practical things in a property.”

Ensuites – because no one wants to share a bathroom with the kids. 121 East Terrace, Henley Beach is on the market with Harris Real Estate.

Most searched keywords for SA properties on

The data is based on the keywords used on for the 12 months to December 31, 2018.

1. Swimming pool/pool

Number of successful searches: 130,411

2. Garage

Number of successful searches: 27,059

3. Ensuite

Number of successful searches: 12,589

4. View/views

Number of successful searches: 12,425

5. Granny flat

Number of successful searches: 10,991

6. Outdoor area

Number of successful searches: 9256

7. Shed

Number of successful searches: 8954

8. Beach

Number of successful searches: 8622

9. Airconditioning

Number of successful searches: 8297

10. New

Number of successful searches: 5239