Top 20 homes for sale for first-time buyers

Top 20 homes for sale for first-time buyers

Buying The Guild of Professional Estate Agents 15th September 2023

After saving for a deposit, finding that first home to buy and taking the leap is an exciting step in anyone’s life. According to the average first-time buyer is 32 years old and over half (52%) of all home purchase loans in the UK in 2022 were first-time buyers. These top 20 homes for first-time buyers are ideal for those looking to get on the property ladder. 


1. Ilkley, West Yorkshire, 2 bedrooms

This is a gem of a property, occupying a delightful position in the heart of Ilkley town centre and enjoying stunning, far-reaching views of Ilkley Moor. Offering two-bedroom accommodation and a fabulous open-plan living space, this lovely apartment is situated on the first floor of a handsome, stone-built property and benefits from its own outdoor space. An early viewing is highly recommended.


2. Lichfield, Staffordshire, 2 bedrooms

Within a mile of city centre amenities, this attractive terraced bungalow forms part of a highly regarded retirement development and is set around some well-tended communal gardens. The property comprises a porch, lounge/dining room, modern kitchen, two bedrooms, updated shower room. Outside further benefits from ample parking for both residents and visitors.


3. Craigavon, Northern Ireland, 3 bedrooms

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, this bright and airy semi-detached property features three bedrooms, a welcoming entrance hallway and a family lounge with a pine fireplace. The kitchen and dining room offer a shaker-style fully fitted kitchen and integrated hob.

4. Barlestone, Leicestershire,2 bedrooms

It is a delightful two-bedroom terraced period home in the heart of the village of Barlestone with an array of shops, pubs and eateries along with a local primary school and good commuter links.


5. Doncaster, South Yorkshire, 3 bedrooms

This recently renovated three-bedroom semi-detached home boasts an impressive open-plan living area and kitchen with ample storage, a convenient guest toilet on the ground floor, and three spacious bedrooms upstairs, accompanied by a modern bathroom. Enjoy a generously sized private garden for outdoor gatherings and a driveway in the front. This dreamy property is situated in the heart of Cantley, offering easy access to various amenities, including grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and more. Ideal for first-time homebuyers.


6. Torrington, Devon, 3 bedrooms

Found on the popular development of Victory Way, this well-proportioned three-bedroom family home has parking, generous living accommodations, and a private rear garden. Entering the hallway the sitting room is found on your right, which is a light space with double-glazed windows and double doors opening out onto a decked area to the rear.


7. Bow, London, 1 bedroom

This apartment provides a perfect blend of practicality and comfort. It is a spacious 471 sq ft second-floor one-bedroom apartment that has recently been refurbished with wooden floors, a newly fitted kitchen & a newly installed modern walk-in shower room. The property also benefits from allocated parking, visitor parking and pleasant communal gardens.


8. Tonbridge, Kent, 1 bedroom

This beautifully presented one-bedroom ground-floor maisonette comprises the entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The property benefits from its own private gated car parking and further benefits from no forward chain. This property would ideally suit a first-time buyer looking to get a run on the property ladder.


9. Wimbledon, London, 1 bedroom

A luxury first-floor one-bedroom apartment with its own private balcony and forming part of this recently built executive development. The stunning open plan kitchen/reception leads directly onto the private balcony, perfect for relaxing, whilst the sizeable bedroom complete with built-in wardrobes is complimented by a stylish bathroom. The finish throughout is of the highest quality, with air conditioning, underfloor heating in all rooms and top-brand integrated appliances.


10. Brixham, Devon, 1 bedroom

This is a very appealing ground-floor studio flat. It is located in the town centre not far from the harbour area & main shops. The flat is approached via a small courtyard (with a ceramic terracotta tiled base) and a PVCU double-glazed front door leads into the living area. It is a great opportunity for first-time buyers.


11. Ilkley, West Yorkshire, 2 bedrooms

This is a delightful, well-presented, two double bedroom end terraced property with a spacious lounge, smartly presented kitchen and good-sized, rear, courtyard garden. Within walking distance of all the amenities on offer in Ilkley, this is a great house for a first-time buyer or somebody looking to downsize.


12. Antrim, Northern Ireland, 4 bedrooms

This is an exceptional detached family bungalow enjoying an elevated site with far-reaching views over open countryside and stretching to Larne Lough. The property boasts a spacious, and bright open planned lounge, a kitchen and casual dining area with excellent range of high gloss units.  


13. Slough, Berkshire, 2 bedrooms

This property is situated within the popular Upton Park area and is on the lower ground floor level of a grand Georgian-style manor house conversion. The property boasts two private patio terraces, with large glazed French doors leading to the south-facing terrace. The property further comprises a galley-style kitchen, a three-piece bathroom suite and two double bedrooms.


14. Addlestone, Surrey, 1 bedroom

This one-bedroom boasts deceptively spacious accommodation comprising of an open-plan living room but with clearly defined kitchen space, a double bedroom with fitted wardrobe, a well-appointed three-piece bathroom suite and storage by way of double cupboard in the hallway. Additional benefits include private patio area accessed via doors out from the living room, gas central heating and secure video entry phone system.


15. Dungannon, Northern Ireland, 3 bedrooms

This delightful three-bedroom home is perfect for those seeking comfort, convenience, and a sense of community. This Ideally located home features plentiful living space while still retaining a sense of comfort and warmth throughout. The property is located within a short walking distance to Dungannon town centre with all the local amenities it has to offer. 


16. Plymouth, Devon, 3 bedrooms

This home comprises an entrance hall, a cloakroom, a lounge a conservatory, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.  There is an allocated parking space to the front of the property and a paved path leads to the front door. To the rear is an enclosed garden laid for ease of maintenance.


17. Harlesden, London, 2 bedrooms

The property comprises of entrance hall, an open-plan lounge/kitchen with doors leading to a private rear garden, two double bedrooms and a shower room. Glynfield Road is located close to local shops, independent cafes and schools and Harlesden Station.


18. Barry, South Wales, 4 bedrooms

This impressive, mid terrace property situated on Glamorgan Street, being one of the largest on the street. The property features incredible sea views and original features throughout. With four double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/living, two additional reception rooms and loft conversion, there is plenty of space to make this your family home. Located close to local attractions, shops, schools and public transport. 


19. Kettering, Northamptonshire, 3 bedrooms

This three-bedroom semi-detached house is located in a popular area of Kettering and includes a bright and spacious hall with a guest cloakroom. The sitting room features a large bay window, a wall-mounted electric fire, and an adjoining dining area with a log burner. The first floor offers a spacious landing, a master bedroom with built-in wardrobes, another double bedroom, and a single bedroom, all sharing a family bathroom with both a shower and a bath.


20. Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, 2 bedrooms

This is a fantastic semi-detached bungalow lying in the sought-after resort town of Cleethorpes. Whilst in need of modernisation it never the less offers well planned accommodation. Briefly it comprises entrance hall, living room, kitchen-dining room, two bedrooms and shower room. The property also benefits from from a gas central heating system, double glazing, off-road parking, gardens and a garage. 


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