Top 10 Properties for First Time Buyers

Published on 17 February, 2016

2016 could well be the ‘year of the first time buyer’. With low-interest rates, Government initiatives such as Help to Buy along with the fact that buy-to-let investors will soon be facing an extra 3 per cent stamp duty charge, this year could be perfect time to make your first purchase. 

It’s worth noting that other initiatives such as the Help to Buy ISA could also benefit you in the long term, should you not be looking to purchase this year. However, if you’re about to start your search then you’re in luck, as we’ve compiled ten properties across England and Wales that are ideal first time buys!

Unity Street, Kelbrook, Lancashire - £115,000


Unity Street, Kelbrook, Lancashire


This charming end of terrace cottage is located in the rural village of Kelbrook, perfectly nestled within open countryside. This property really does offer an ideal opportunity for first time buyers to gain a foothold on the property ladder. 

Sunningdale Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield - £70,000


Sunningdale Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire


Occupying a pleasant tucked away position in this residential cul-de-sac, and ideally placed for easy access to the shops and schools, this 2 bedroom home could be a perfect first-time purchase with all you need just a short distance away. 

Turf Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester - £85,000


Turf Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester - £85,000


This well presented 2 bedroom mid terrace property would make a fantastic first time purchase. The property occupies a great position in Chadderton, with excellent access to Oldham and Manchester centres, as well as the M60 motorway and local amenities, perfect!

Speakman Way, Prescot, Merseyside - £89,950


Speakman Way, Prescot, Merseyside


If you’re a first time buyer in Merseyside then look no further. This beautifully presented two bedroom apartment comprises of a spacious lounge, modern kitchen, and a contemporary family bathroom.

Cadwell Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire - £180,000


Cadwell Lane, Hitchin, Hertfordshire


This one bedroom top floor apartment offers a great opportunity to get on the property ladder in Hertfordshire. Reasonably priced, the apartment also includes underfloor heating, an allocated parking space. 

Clyndu Street, Morriston, Swansea, Abertawe – offers in region of £87,249


Clyndu Street, Morriston, Swansea, Abertawe


This property has no onward chain, and is another home just prime for a first time buyer to snap up. Conveniently located close to local schools and amenities, the property also benefits from excellent access to the City of Swansea, the Liberty Stadium, and M4 Motorway.

Stokes Lane, Plymouth, Devon - £109,950


Stokes Lane, Plymouth, Devon


This one bedroom 3rd floor apartment in the heart of Plymouth’s historic Barbican area boasts a wealth of character. With cobbled streets and wide choice of bars and restaurants nearby, what’s not to love?


Stirling Way, Manor, Sheffield- £87,500


Stirling Way, Manor, Sheffield


This modern three bedroom home is located just over one mile from Sheffield Parkway, and further benefits from an enclosed rear garden, and allocated parking space within the secure courtyard to the rear.

St. Bartholomews Close, Keelby, Grimsby - £100,000


St. Bartholomews Close, Keelby, Grimsby, Lincolnshire


Located within the village of Keelby in a row of cottages next to St. Bartholomew’s Church lays this charming two bedroom cottage. This character home is believed to date back to the 18th century, and with a £100,000 guide price this could well be your first home. 

Church Road, Edlington, Doncaster - £68,000


Church Road, Edlington, Doncaster


This much improved and well-presented three bedroom home is located in the village of Edington, Doncaster. The property also benefits from a stunning open plan kitchen (pictured) and an enclosed rear garden with garage. 

Written By Craig Gibson

Digital Marketing Executive

Craig Gibson, Digital Marketing Executive at

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