Men are most likely to view this as the most essential factor in choosing a new home, with more than two thirds (68 per cent) voting this a top priority, compared with 54 per cent of women.
Commuting costs the UK economy a staggering £260 million pound in working time each day, according to a recent study from the TUC – which also found that workers spend a daily average of 52.6 minutes commuting. Add this to ever-increasing fuel costs and the fact that the UK workers have the longest working hours in Europe, there is a growing need among buyers and home-hunters to limit the distance between home and office.
Regional new homes builder Stamford Homes places huge importance on the location of its developments, which are within easy and accessible commuter distance of major towns and cities and on main rail networks.
Stamford Homes’ regional sales and marketing director Peter Bond said: “For many, the long daily commute is unfortunately the norm – whether it is due to distance between home and the workplace, or the poor transport networks.
“Our homes are designed and built to be enjoyed, and we want our customers to experience exactly that – every day, and not just at the weekends.
“Equally, the locations for our developments are carefully selected and thought out, taking into account relevant commuter belts, road networks and transport links – from Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire to Hertfordshire and Nottinghamshire.”
He added: “Many of our customers have bought their new home with distance from office to home in mind. Also, a large number have also selected a style of home which allows them to set up a home office or workplace.”
For details of new homes in your area visit www.stamford-homes.co.uk
*reallymoving.com March 2010.