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Most searched keywords of 2018

Finding your dream home can involve a lengthy checklist, so realestate.com.au’s keyword search is a handy way to narrow down your options. 

In 2018, it seems living next to the water was very important to Australian home buyers. ‘Waterfront’, ‘water views’ and ‘beach’ were all among the most popular keywords on our website for 2018.

However, trumping all other keyword searches was ‘pool’, which was searched for 2,171,950 times throughout the year.

Here are realestate.com.au’s 10 most searched keywords of 2018.

1. Pool

It’s clearly very cool to have a pool.

In 2018, ‘pool’ was the most typed-in keyword during realestate.com.au property searches.

When pools look as good as the grand one (make that two) at 18-20 Shakespeare Grove, it all makes sense.

This property has not just one swimming pool, but two. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buy

2. Garage

Off-street parking is a huge selling point for a buyer. Keeping your investments safe and sound in a garage is what buyers are looking for.

The keyword ‘garage’ scored 311,292 searches in 2018.

Off-street parking is very important to Australian buyers. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buy

3. Waterfront

Who doesn’t dream of having a property with waterfront access? ‘Waterfront’ was the third most popular keyword in 2018 with 230,016 searches.

8 McLeod Street boasts some very dreamy views of Mosman Bay. Imagine waking up to seeing the boats glide along every morning.

Mosman is notorious for having stunning views of the waterways of Sydney. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buy

4. Views

A home with a view is another very important factor for home buyers, racking up 221,133 searches.

No-one wants to look out to a brick wall or a neighbouring fence.

The view at 16 Goonengerry Road boasts a spectacular view. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buy

5. Granny flat

Turns out many people want an independent studio from the house.

‘Granny flat’ raked in 187,113 searches this year.

There’s a stunning self-sufficient flat at the back of 121 O’Sullivan Road, which is currently on the market.

6. Beach

‘Beach’ received 147,738 searches for those wanting the Aussie surf, sun and sand lifestyle.

1-3 Florida Road is ideal for a quick dip at Palm Beach before retuning home for dinner.

Palm Beach sure does look nice from 1-3 Florida Road. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buy

7. New

It’s out with the old and in with the new. Buyers have their eyes on new homes according to our search tool with ‘new’ attracting 113,409 searches.

17 Ansford Street, Stafford Heights is a brand new home waiting for an owner. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buy

8. Shed

We all want somewhere to put the tools and gardening equipment, in fact, ‘shed’ was searched for 113,101 times.

24 Aurora Drive sold for $264,000 and features one epic shed.

9. Air conditioning

In the hot Australian summer, air conditioning is one of the few reliefs. It’s often an expensive asset for a house to have and many house hunters want it pre-installed. ‘Air conditioning’ got 109,006 searches this year.

2106/118 Kavanagh Street has blissful ducted air-conditioning and heating throughout.

10. Water views

Who doesn’t want to live by the water? Having those lush views are something home buyers are actively seeking. In fact, 103,710 searches were made for ‘water views’ this year.

26 Castle Circuit is one such property currently on the market with a stunning outlook in Seaforth.