When it comes to your home buying budget, it can pay to look further afield than your local area or think outside of the box, you may be surprised by what you could find or at the very least be left with the reassurance of knowing you are investing well. With the average cost of buying in England standing at £225,000, it does raise the question, how can we flex our budgets to get the best value for money?
House prices do vary considerably from region to region, with the UK Office of National Statistics (click here to visit website) citing the average cost of buying in the South East being £302,000. That is a difference of £77,000 to the national average, which proves quite significant when it comes to buying homes. As I am sure you have already experienced, property prices will vary considerably from area to area and in some cases, even street to street. Although this is not ideal, it could actually prove beneficial for you as a buyer, as it presents choice. This is a great opportunity for you to really assess what the main criteria is for your new home. Looking further afield than your original search area can be enlightening, you may be surprised by the road network and rail links that may be on offer here or the substantial square footage available. Each area has its best qualities and you may find a characteristic that proves rather more appealing to you than you had initially though. It is therefore worth just looking around with an open mind, as you never know what is just around the corner.
We currently have quite a mix of properties available within the £300,000 budget, from luxury apartments to three bedroom homes. Below is just a selection of our best picks, to give you an idea of exactly how far you could stretch your budget.
Adjoining woodland and only a short walk from Hawley Lake, this three bedroom home is ideally located for the family offering plenty of leisurely walks and a pleasant outlook. An open plan living area that extends over 27ft in depth, supplements the home making it perfect for modern family living. This is further complimented by a conservatory, a downstairs cloakroom and a garage, all of which combine to deliver versatile living spaces. A modern neutral décor flows throughout the home that is set within a quiet cul de sac close to schools, bus routes and M3.
This contemporary two bedroom two bathroom apartment features a spacious open plan living area with a view through to the modern fitted kitchen. Extending over 23ft in depth, this sociable living area is spacious and bright, making it perfect for entertaining. The apartment is set within the popular Queensgate development, just a short distance from Farnborough Airport and business community, so could prove a worthy investment or first time buy.
Aldershot – Two Bedroom Character Property – £269,950
A modern interior awaits within this two double bedroom Victorian property that has benefited from numerous internal enhancements. An open plan kitchen and living room, that extends over 27ft, forms the heart of this home, alongside you will also find a separate lounge with bay window, a downstairs cloakroom, a family bathroom on the first floor and a private rear garden. The property is set along a residential street, nearby schools, parks and the town centre so offers much convenience.
Ash – One Bedroom Home – £250,000
A delightful open plan layout complements this contemporary one bedroom starter home that is spacious and bright, with French doors opening onto the private decked garden. This sociable open plan layout establishes a lovely home, perfect for entertaining. The tucked away positioning within a quiet cul de sac adds further appeal to the property, which is well positioned for commuters, just a short distance from the A331 and Ash station and could also prove to be a potential investment.
Fleet – Two Bedroom Waterside Apartment – £242,500
Enjoying a picturesque waterside setting and only a short distance from Fleet station, this modern two bedroom apartment presents a peaceful retreat. Being just a short stroll from the station, it is well positioned for the commuter so could prove a great investment. A warming neutral décor flows throughout this immaculately presented first floor apartment that features a seated box window within the living room allowing you to really enjoy the pleasant scenery. Communal grounds surround the apartment, which also benefits from two allocated parking spaces.
Occupying a pleasant position towards the end of a quiet cul de sac, this two bedroom home offers well balanced living accommodation, with a living room that is just shy of 15ft in depth and a kitchen breakfast room across the ground floor. Two double bedrooms and the family bathroom complement the first floor accommodation. The home is immaculately presented throughout and features a well maintained garden and driveway parking. The property is conveniently positioned just a short walk from Hook station and village centre and is well suited for leisurely strolls, being a short distance from Hartletts and Bassetts Mead country parks.
Hopefully, this gives you with a little insight of the differing properties available to you in the surrounding areas. So if any of the above properties appeal to you and you would like to know more or even arrange a viewing, please contact the respective offices on:
Fleet: 01252 812121
Farnborough: 01252 375999
Ash: 01252 353030
Hook: 01256 764666