The top ten things that turn off Queensland homebuyers

MORE Queenslanders would live near a brothel than put up with crime, asbestos and bad smells according to new research from Australian comparison website Finder.

A recent Finder survey of Queensland property buyers found the biggest real estate turn-off was a high crime rate with 63 per cent of potential homebuyers indicating they would knock back a house in an area known to be dodgy.

In a close second was asbestos with 62 per cent of those surveyed admitting they would shun a property containing the potentially harmful material, while 59 per cent would not tolerate bad smells caused by the likes of pets, cigarettes and dampness.

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