How much does outside space matter in Portsmouth?

Outside space has always been a sought-after commodity, whether it’s acres of land or a balcony with pleasant views.

Most property searchers have a few items on their list when looking for a new home, with some form of outside space usually near the top.

But remember, gardens, balconies and terraces aren't just eye candy; they also add value to properties.

Buyers' attitudes towards, and appetite for outside space often comes down to the area where the property is located.

The most common type of property in Portsmouth is a terrace.

This means that a significant number of homebuyers will expect at least a small garden, hopefully with room for a flower bed or a swing.

In Portsmouth there are approximately 74,000 people living across 900 hectares of land. This means that the population density is 80.9 people per hectare.

To put that in the national context, it scores 5/5, five being the most densely populated areas.

We can therefore classify our area as urban, which means residents will have very limited choices when it comes to outside space.

The demand for open space in Portsmouth is essentially down to the density of housing in the area.

Outside space will differentiate your property from others on the market, but quality is more important than quantity.

If you'd like to know how to make the most of what you've got, please pop into our office so we can give you the inside track.