Buying a house more stressful than having a child
Buying a house is seen as one of the most stressful life experiences, even more than having a baby, new research shows.10 March 2014
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More than nine of 10 people (91%) said buying a house was stressful, higher than the 81% who named having a child.
Changing jobs (87%) and retiring from work (43%) also featured as stressful life experiences, according to new research from Which? Mortgage Advisers.
Many buyers are unprepared for how long the house-buying process will take.
Moving day (87%) and finding the right house (80%) were identified as two of the most demanding moments, closely followed by securing the right mortgage, with three-quarters (73%) of people saying they think it is stressful.