This is what £80,000 will buy first-time buyers around the UK
Buying your first home is both an adventure and an ordeal – it’s exciting and stressful all at the same time.
It’s entirely possible to get carried away searching for your dream home without finalising your finances first, but it’s also just as easy to get downbeat if you can’t find what you want within your budget.
So, here’s a Rightmove round-up specifically designed to inspire all you first-time buyers out there.
We’ve taken a look at what £80,000 can buy you in each region across the UK – and we hope our research helps you find your right move.
This sizeable four-bedroom home may be based in Northumberland, but the current owners have plastered the lyrics to You’ll Never Walk Alone – an iconic Liverpool and Celtic song – at the top of the stairs.
The light and airy property is nestled in the heart of a spirited community and is just a short distance from the coast. The home also boasts a pretty hefty garden; perfect for a kickabout in the summer.
We all know that the capital is an expensive place to live, and that it’s extremely rare to find a property for £80,000, but if you look in the right places you could live in your very own boat in the city! This unique houseboat, moored in Poplar Dock Marina, is just a stone’s throw from the various wine bars, shops and restaurants of Canary Wharf.
So, strap on your sea boots and take a look around. Inside there is one bedroom, a charming living space, a kitchen and a toilet, while above deck there is plenty of room to entertain friends.
If you’re a young professional and enjoy socialising around a pool or foosball table, then this contemporary studio apartment in Leicester is the place for you.
The property is stylishly designed and benefits from a wealth of onsite amenities such as a ground floor reception, laundry room, roof terraces, cycle parking, a gym, a communal games room and garden.
The best feature of this two-bedroom, first floor apartment is that it offers incredible views out across the Irish Sea, while the world-famous Blackpool Tower is just down the road – literally.
The property also benefits from UPVC double glazing, gas central heating with well cared-for communal gardens and a private residents car park to the rear.
Yorkshire and The Humber
This waterside property is ideal for first-time buyers to splash their cash – it’s located in a beautiful conservation area which overlooks the canal and the town centre is a short stroll away.
Set over two floors, the duplex apartment has been recently redecorated and includes X-factor features such as exposed brickwork and a high, vaulted ceiling. Delightful.
They say every person’s home is their castle and this wonderfully refurbished two-bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Dover – a town built to repel invasions – with Dover Castle on its doorstep.
The beautifully iconic White Cliffs are within easy reach, as are ferries to continental Europe. The property itself is generously sized and the up-to-date kitchen is ready and waiting for budding master chefs to make their mark.
Located in the centre of one of the country’s most popular seaside towns, this one-bedroom apartment in Teignmouth is tantalisingly close to glorious beaches and a characterful, quaint high street.
The property is found on the top floor of a charming building and features a cosy mezzanine floor as a bedroom, while the big Velux windows ensure that plenty of natural sunlight beams inside.
This matchbox house is like something out of Balamory; brilliantly colourful and a seemingly fun place to live, it is the ideal starter home for a young couple.
The two-bedroom property is situated in the centre of Pembroke Dock town, where there is a range of amenities including superstores, retail parks, primary and secondary schools, a train station, a leisure centre and a golf course.
This stylish one-bedroom flat is a fantastic opportunity for a young professional to get their first foot on the property ladder, with the lounge capable of doubling up as a makeshift nightclub thanks to the LED lighting.
Overall, the property is spacious, and any refurbishment works are simply a matter of taste. The popular area of Nuneaton also provides easy access to the A444.
Situated within one of Aberdeen’s well-known traditional granite tenements, this ground floor, one-bedroom flat potentially needs a little updating, but offers an abundance of space in return.
The property is nestled in the desirable Rosemount area of the city, while it’s also protected by a security entry system and boasts brilliantly big and bold windows.
East of England
This charming cottage is a real project and needs some serious TLC to restore it to its former glory, but seeing as it’s tucked away on the Cromer coast – home to some of the country’s lushest beaches, it has bags of untapped potential.
The property is set over three floors, with magnificent sea views, and great transport links into Norwich. What’s more, it’s located in the heart of a bustling tourist hotspot during the summer. But bear in mind, this property is up for auction.