Moving House? Here Are Our Top 5 Affordable Areas to Consider!

As discussed in our latest blog, sometimes you may need to search a little further afield to find your perfect home. You must decide on what’s negotiable and non-negotiable for you and your family. For some, it’s not possible to consider relocating due to work commitments and existing family. For others, the option to try somewhere new can be tempting, so we’ve compiled our top 5 affordable areas to consider depending on what kind of change you’re after.

When compiling our list, we looked at the average property price and what the area has to offer. It’s important to remember various housing opportunities are out there, so don’t discredit the option of shared ownership or affordable rent in your ideal location!

Looking For More Culture and Things to Do? Look No Further Than Liverpool!

Liverpool, Merseyside

Average Property Price: £190,780

With incredible museums and a bustling music scene, Liverpool is a fantastic option for a young couple to set up home. Whether it’s city living or a house on the outskirts you’re after, Liverpool has a lot to offer. As one of our most searched areas time and time again, we can certainly see the appeal – can you?

Oh, I Do Like to Be Beside the Saltburn-by-the-Sea Seaside!

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire

Average Property Price: £214,833

For an affordable option by the coast, Saltburn-by-the-Sea has a lot on offer! With the average flat sold for £150,472 (according to Rightmove), you can enjoy summer all year round. Offering an amazing pier and its very own cliff lift, the area is perfect for retirement thanks to its calm atmosphere.

For All the Lovers of History, Shildo-n the Job!

Shildon, County Durham

Average Property Price: £80,773

Shildon takes the number one spot (according to Zoopla) as the most affordable area in the UK, so we had to include it on our list! County Durham is host to two out of the three most affordable areas in the UK, so it’s somewhere to consider.

Offering a rich history and beautiful forests and grounds, Shildon is a short drive from both Durham and Middlesborough, so you’re spoilt for choice in terms of location.

If You Can’t Quite Say No to the Countryside, Try East Ayrshire.

East Ayrshire, Scotland

Average Property Price: £142,494

With a variety of quaint villages in the area, East Ayshire offers country living without a hefty price tag. Boasting amazing history and greenery as far as the eye can see, the council area is also home to the largest school in School – so rest assured the children will be receiving a fantastic education while they’re there!

Don’t forget – certain areas can be more expensive than others, so we recommend thorough research.

Is London Really Out of the Question? Not Necessarily!

Croydon, London

Average Property Price: £380,940.

Right, hear us out. There’s no question about it, property prices in London are extortionate. City living can seem impossible, so if you want to move to the UK’s capital, it’s time to consider some options. Croydon can offer some real shared ownership or rental opportunities as one of the more affordable areas in London. With just a short commute into all the hustle and bustle, why not consider it?

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