New research suggests that there is more demand for larger homes and more outdoor space across every county in England rather than apartments, flats and smaller homes.
This is according to recent research by PropCast, who suggest that three-bed houses are the most desirable and one-bed flats the least.
PropCast has found 73 per cent of houses for sale are under offer or subject to contract – substantially higher than the figure for flats (43 per cent). Houses are the most sought after with the top five counties being: Bristol (83 per cent); Dorset (81 per cent); Hampshire and West Sussex (80 per cent); Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire (79 per cent); and East Sussex, Essex, Suffolk, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset (78 per cent). London has the least amount of houses under offer or subject across England (56 per cent), but this is still larger than the sale of flats (35 per cent).
On average, three-bed houses are in most demand with 76 per cent for sale under offer or subject to contract, followed by two-beds (75 per cent), four plus-beds (69 per cent) and one-beds (62 per cent).
Meanwhile, one-bedroom flats are the least desirable at 44 per cent – most likely due to not having a garden and with limited space indoors – along with three-bedroom flats. In terms of flats overall, two-beds are the most popular (50 per cent), followed by four-plus beds (39 per cent).