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House-hunters prefer brothels over pubs

AAP logoAAP 15/08/2016

A nearby noisy pub is a bigger turn-off than a brothel for most Australians when looking to purchase a home, a new survey has found.

Despite pubs being an iconic part of the Australian landscape, nearly three-quarters of the more than 2000 people who responded to a survey by released on Monday said they would not buy a home if a noisy pub was close by.

A brothel in the area would be a deal breaker for only 33 per cent of potential buyers.

Overall, a suburb where crime in prominent is the biggest deterrent for Aussie homebuyers the survey showed, with 75 per cent of respondents saying they wouldn't purchase a property where crime was rife.

Meanwhile an industrial area is as big a turn off as a noisy pub with almost two in three respondents saying they would pass on a house if factories were nearby.

Superstition is still at play in modern Australia, with 12 per cent of respondents ready to say "no deal" to deceased estates.

One in 20 respondents wouldn't buy a house with the street number "13".

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