House prices in London are creeping up again, making it almost impossible for most first-time buyers to get on the property ladder without some kind of help. According to RightMove, the average house price in London is £681,907. Even flats, which were the most sold properties in London last year, went for an average of £526,561.
With prices so high, many Londoners hoping to buy their first property are being forced to look beyond the borders of the M25 where prices are generally more affordable. In fact, in some parts of the country, you can get a four-bedroom house for around £50,000 the same price as a garage or a parking spot in London.
For £650,000 to £700,000, however, one could buy a wide range of properties, from a five-bedroom mansion in Bradford to a luxury apartment in Brighton. Here’s a look at some properties that are on the market in different parts of England for the same amount as the average price in London, if not slightly less.
For £675,000, you can get this five-bedroom detached family home in a highly sought-after area in Totley, Sheffield. The property, which borders the Peak National Park, comes with a large private garden with woodland views and three reception rooms, as well as a sizable driveway and garage.
The master bedroom has its own en suite while downstairs also has a bathroom. The bottom floor likewise has a large lounge, separate dining room, family room and breakfasting kitchen.
Available for £650,000 is this five-bedroom dormer-style detached house in Newcastle that comes with three reception rooms and two en suite. The house has a double garage with a five bar gate leading to the driveway and gardens in both the front and the rear. What’s more is the house has a walk-in cloakroom. The property is a freehold.
On the market for £675,000 is this detached four-bedroom residence in Plymouth. The property, which has a gated driveway capable of taking four to five cars and a detached garage, boasts a spacious lounge, an elegant kitchen, four reception rooms and soft wooden floors throughout the ground floor entrance. The property is complete with a luxury en suite with his and her basins, a free-standing bath in front of a tinted filmed window and double walk-in digital shower.
Priced at £675,000 is this five-bedroom property in Bradford that impresses with a grand reception area and karndean flooring. The kitchen comes with a superb range of modern base and wall units with complementary quartz work surfaces while a large dining room offers a superb open plan entertaining area.
The house also has a conservatory that gives pleasant views overlooking the rear garden, while the living room has an abundance of natural light. The property also benefits from block paved parking to the front providing off road parking for numerous vehicles, leading up to an integral triple garage.
A four-bedroom detached cottage is on sale for £670,000 in York. The Grade II listed cottage has three reception rooms and a walled garden along with its own parking.
The freehold property overlooking Acomb Green has three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and additional fourth bedroom and store on the second floor. To the rear of the property is a landscaped garden as well as a large workshop/studio and additional brick store.
There is the added benefit of a two bedroom cottage which could be integrated into the main house at little expense or used as separate accommodation.
This detached six-bedroom family home in Southend can be bought for £675,000. It comes with two reception rooms, its own garden and garage. The freehold property has a welcoming entrance hall and a well-fitted kitchen as well as a pantry and a separate family bathroom. At the rear of the home, you can also find a beautiful landscaped garden.
For £675,000, you can buy this extremely spacious detached five/six-bedroom home in Littleover, Derby. Ideal for a large family, the property boasts of beautiful gardens, an extensive driveway and garage, first-floor lounge with Juliette balconies, fitted guest cloakroom, stylish suite and large fitted breakfast kitchen with a built-in oven and grill. There is access to extra loft space. The property is located in a well landscaped park and has a selection of lawned areas, well stocked rockeries and flower beds, as well as multiple patios.
A luxury two-bedroom seafront sixth-floor apartment offering some iconic views of Brighton can be purchased for £675,000. The property boasts of a large living and dining room, and there are two generous double bedrooms including the principal bedroom suite. The bedroom is an impressive size with glazing running along the easterly wall, while a door opens to a brilliantly designed walk-in wardrobe with ample clothes and shoe storage for two. The kitchen is streamlined and modern with plenty of handle-free, white gloss units at both wall and base levels. There is also potential to rent secure underground parking spaces on separate negotiation.
On the market for £675,000 is this four-bedroom detached family home in Peterborough, complete with three reception rooms, a re-fitted kitchen/dining room and two ensuites. The freehold property is set within a private gated development, which originally formed the grounds of the local parish rectory. The accommodation also has a stunning entrance hall, lounge, utility room and a cloakroom. To the front of the property there is a lawned area, off road gravel parking for several vehicles, access to the detached double garage and an attractive shared natural woodland area.
Priced at £675,000, this six-bedroom house in Liverpool offers some fantastic features including a woodburning stove, open fire, modern kitchen/dining room, utility room, and a ground floor shower room. It also comes with a large front garden, driveway and garage. The property is a leasehold but has 875 years remaining on the lease.
This detached property in Southampton with four double bedrooms is on the market for £650,000. The house dates back to the mid 1800’s and offers many period features including original sash windows, cornicing and ceiling roses. Surrounded by large Mediterranean-style gardens, the property also has a huge cellar, garage and workshop. The cellar is divided into four rooms which could be configured to offer a games room, cinema or something similar.