It was also found that over 70 per cent are happy to spend over an hour commuting into work.
"Potential buyers are savvier than ever and are really doing their homework when it comes to finding the perfect location to buy," explained Gary Lumby, Yorkshire Bank's head of retail.
"In contrast to the recent trend of buying, improving and moving on, many buyers are concentrating on finding a home where they can settle long-term, and build a future for themselves and their family."
Research released by Yorkshire Bank in March found that many housebuyers are hoping to buy a property in an area with a sense of community.
Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.