Average Brit will live in 11 different properties but settle 37 miles from home

Brits will live in 11 different homes over their lifetime, but end up settling just 37 miles from where they grew up.

A study of 2,000 homeowners of all ages found they bought their first home at the age of 27, most likely to be a two-bed terraced property worth an average of £113,000.

For London it was more commonly a two-bed flat costing an average of more than £184,000.

The typical homeowner then settles down to start a family in a £169,000 three-bed semi, before downsizing to a two-bed property as they approach their fifties.

But half of those polled think their current property is their 'forever home', with more than one in six considering moving house to be one of the most stressful things they have ever done.

Dr David Surkov, founder of Slam Ai Club a new property website powered by artificial intelligence, said: "Moving home is often complicated and stressful – whether you are buying and selling or simply moving from one property to another.

"And it seems we do it a lot over our lifetime. These figures are averages so there will be some who have lived in many more houses than this.

"Gone are the days of living in the same home you buy as a young adult – now people are moving multiple times."

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The study found that as a child, the average adult lives in three different homes before moving into their own rented accommodation at the age of 21.

After renting two properties, the average adult bought their first home at the age of 27, an average of 29 miles away from their parents.

Just a few years later at the age of 33, Brits look for a family home, wanting to upgrade for a better quality of life (22%) and needing more room for children (21%).

Others left the first property they owned because they got a new job in a different location (17%), were able to afford a larger or more expensive property (14%) or due to a relationship break down (10%).

But 51% of those polled, via OnePoll, don't plan on ever moving house again as they are living in their 'forever home' an average of 37 miles away from the home they grew up in as a child.

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