As we approach Valentine’s Day, we thought we should take a closer look at how choosing a home has a lot in common with selecting the right partner. In fact, it could be just as important as it’s where you are likely to spend most of your time, it’s also likely to be one of your biggest investments and a place where you need to feel happy, safe and secure.
So what are the most important features to look for? Just like when looking for a partner, some may be attracted by looks, while others rate security as more important. Surprisingly, it seems to be the same with homes. Here we outline the top five things people love about their homes:
A person’s looks and personality are what initially attract people and, like clothes, people use their home as a way of portraying their personality. At One Park West, residents have kitted out their apartments to match a smart and stylish character, while many others have brought one that has been carefully designed for them by internationally recognised experts at Kingston Shaw. Either way, it’s your choice. But rest assured the structural layout has been carefully considered and each apartment has been built to cater for all the latest technical needs.
A lovely outlook
Liverpool's Three Graces
They say there are some things you can’t change in a person such as a personality. In a home that tends to be the outlook or views from the windows. Some of the most popular views are where people can see far into the distance, look at water features or famous buildings or landmarks. I hope you don’t mind if we show off, but at One Park West we have some of the most spectacular views in Liverpool including the waterfront, Three Graces or far reaching views of the Welsh mountains.
In a relationship people like to feel safe and secure. So too in a home. People like to be able to retreat to their homes after a busy day or when needing to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Safety and security may not be the most exciting topic but it’s one of those things you have to consider when looking for a city apartment. Are there CCTV cameras, secure parking and 24 hour support if needed? Residents at One Park West have the benefits of CCTV cameras, a 24 hour concierge service and anyone looking to buy this month will also get a free car parking space thrown in as well (or take advantage of the bicycle store if you want to reduce your carbon footprint).
Friends – and neighbours
Everyone needs good neighbours, like minded people that are there when needed. At One Park West there are 326 apartments and residents of all ages which helps create a fun and inclusive feel. You may also have noticed that Liverpool’s Juice FM has now moved in to one of our office spaces, so keep a watch out for any celebrities visiting the building.
We can’t finish without mentioning what are said to be the three most important things when buying a home – “location, location, location”. One Park West may not be right for those looking for a slower rural life but anyone wanting to feel the buzz of city life then look no further. Located right in the heart of Liverpool ONE, those who know Liverpool will surely agree there is no better location.
Chavasse Park, outside One Park West
It’s not just the younger generation who like city living. Our research suggests people of all ages love being close to bars, restaurants and theatres where they can simply walk home at the end of an evening. But for those wanting a bit of nature, just take a look at Chavasse Park outside One Park West if you want to see green space in a city. It’s hard not to fall in love with these apartments for their location alone.
So this Valentine’s Day, contact us if you would like us to help you find an ideal partner to spend a quiet night in with or who will always be there for you after a busy night out. If you think it’s all too much of a commitment, speak with the team as we can help lighten the load through our Grosvenor Assured Property investment scheme.