Net users look at their homes differently - research

Net users are about five times as likely to arrange a mortgage over the phone than the great unwired, according to new research by Legal & General.

69 per cent of Net users would get a tele-mortgage compared to just 14 per cent of the population in general. The finding is just one discovered by Legal & General by comparing standard research with responses to a Web-based questionnaire.

Other snippets include:

62 per cent of Net users who responded tot the Web questions own their own home, compared to 41 per cent of the UK population.

91 per cent of Net users consider their property a home rather than an investment, against 77 per cent of the UK population.

60 per cent of both Net users and the UK population believe interest rates and house prices will slightly rise in the next 12 months.