walk-to-workIn a recent survey, it was found that first time buyers would rather live closer to work than closer to their family.

Of 2,000 people surveyed across England and Wales, location was unsuprisingly the most important factor for 75% of them. Location, location, location, it’s always been a huge factor in deciding on where to live, but for 1/5 of those who responded, they would rather live near work than near family.

In a country where those that are employed full time, are working on average over 42 hours per week, it is clearly becoming more important that the journey to and from work is as painless as possible.

In addition to proximity to work, 14% would also choose homes nearer to shops than their family, with 12% choosing to live near strong transport links than Mum and Dad.

Pineview (9 of 10)First time buyers are clearly preferring a short and easy commute, for those that are working in London or areas such as Reading, a first home within the area is often unattainable without renting, due to the inflated prices in and around the cities. Looking at commuter belt towns is often a preferred option, providing good transport links and an easy journey to work without compromising on the quality of life available.

Providence House in Hook is a perfect example of an ideal first home. Newly renovated accomodation, with the young professional in mind, these studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments offer chic living across three floors.

The apartments can be found on the outskirts of Hook village, just a few minutes from the train station which provides access to London in under an hour, along with being a short drive from Junction 5 of the M3; making London, the M25, Heathrow Airport, the South West and the wider motorway network easily accessible.94214 (5)c

Chic and carefully designed, the apartments feature sociable open plan living spaces with solid wood flooring, which accommodate seating, dining and well appointed kitchen areas with integrated appliances. The detailed finishes extend to the bathrooms and en suites that are fully tiled and have the luxurious feel of a boutique hotel.  Many of the apartments also feature a patio or balcony and all come with allocated parking, a 10 year CRL warranty and use of a resident’s gym.

Hook has a number of local stores and a supermarket and nearby town of Basingstoke with its large shopping centre, restaurants and a cinema is just a short drive or bus journey away.  

As well as being ideal for the commuter, Hook is also highly regarded due to its rural location, surrounded by attractive countryside.

There are a number of local schools in the vicinity including Hook Infant and Junior schools, and Robert May’s secondary school in nearby Odiham, with further education facilities in the surrounding areas.

To see if Providence House could work as your new home, contact our Hook branch on 01256 764666 or for more information visit our website here. Alternatively, you can visit our Open House event on 22nd October between 10am-2pm which promises the offer of free stamp duty to the first 10 reservations on the day, simply call to register your attendance.