You need to know what you get where when buying and selling houses UK
With the new UK property asking prices recently updated, we take a look at what the average price buys in different areas. Today, we focus on Scotland and Wales. We’ve found properties around that average price and sought out the cheapest options in the area, whilst keeping out of central city and towns locations.
The UK national average price is now £337,371 of course being an average figure there are properties considerably more expensive and some that are cheaper.
We turn to online property advertiser On the Market www.onthemarket.com to see what this average buys where. Here is a round-up of what this average price will buy you in Scotland and Wales.
In line with current trends, we have focussed our searches outside of cities and larger towns.
Prices in Scotland still remain comparatively low to the rest of the UK with asking prices averaging at just £170,210. Surprising when you consider how much Scotland has to offer.
But what does around £337,371 buy you in Scotland?
A dream for golf fans
We love this perfectly presented four bedroom detached bungalow sitting in its own grounds opposite the famous Resomount Golf Course. Priced at offers over £350,000 there is a lot to love.
You can snap up 1 bedroom flats from as little as £26,500.
Perth & Kinross
Character and Space
This detached three bedroom house offers spacious living inside and out. The house is in a peaceful village and just needs decorating and possibly some updating. At offers over £350,000, it’s a little over the budget, but it has a lot to offer in Glenfarg.
Two bedroom flats start at £54,995.
Highlands & Islands
This four bedroom detached cottage at Lower Breakish has far-reaching countryside views and is close to the Inner Sound. Ready to move into the asking price is offers over £295,000.
At offers over £45,000 is a one bedroom apartment in a stone building located in Wick.
Within ten miles of Glasgow, we found this interesting semi-detached house with parking, garage and gardens that needs updating for a tempting offers over £300,000.
Another property that offers a tempting step on the housing ladder is a 1 bedroom flat in Beith for offers in the region of £29,999.
New Build Detached
From £300,000 gives the opportunity to purchase a nice new detached four bedroom house built by Taylor Wimpey in Penicuik convenient for Edinburgh.
A few sub £100K can be found around the Edinburgh area.
In Galashiels at an asking guide price of £310,000, you will find a semi-detached character period property with nice gardens and countryside views.
A fixed price of £27,000 is on a one bedroom flat in Hawick.
Due to its beautiful wide open spaces, mild climate and easy access to central England, Wales is a popular location for those wishing to get out of the towns and cities. Currently, the UK national average of selling houses UK will still get you a variety of options in Wales.
South West Wales
A charming mix of old style in a modern bungalow.
This charming modern bungalow in Pontarddulais offers plenty of parking and a good sized established garden. Offers in the region of £300,000.
Offers in excess of £60,000 are asked for a one bedroom apartment in Casllwchwr, Abertawe.
South East Wales
On the edge of Newport with far-reaching countryside views is this reduced price fully refurbished four bedroom house with descriptive video https://www.onthemarket.com/details/10542155/#/videotours/1
The house has a landscaped rear garden and space for ground floor study, bedroom and open plan living and kitchen areas.
The same agents have a mid-terrace in need of some work in Caerphilly with an asking price of £70,000.
Unique and Unusual
£325,000 in Brecon will buy this highly unusual three bedroom house that benefits from parking, garage and gardens. The unusual house has plenty of scope for flexible accommodation needs.
In Brynmawr £59,950 will buy you an end of terrace two bedroom in need of modernisation.
Rural holding oozing Welsh charm.
A traditional double fronted country cottage within Snowdonia National Park. A guide price of £325,000 for this Penmachno cottage waiting to be loved.
Offers over £50,000 are being accepted for a narrow, extended cottage in Penygroes.
For those cash house buyers, there are plenty of auction properties to choose from and bargains to be had from vendors wanting a quick house sale. If you are moving from England or Wales to Scotland, you will need to check the Scottish house buying and selling system that differs from the rest of the UK.
For advice on buying and selling houses UK, take a look at the UK government website https://www.gov.uk/buy-sell-your-home regarding England and Wales and Shelter https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/finding_a_place_to_live/buying_a_home for buying and https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/finding_a_place_to_live/moving_home/selling_your_home for selling in Scotland.
For similar articles regarding other regions check our articles here.
For those selling houses UK who want a quick house sale find our tips here.
The market all over the UK continues to be strong for cash house buyers who can move to buy a house quickly and chain free. If you don’t have a property to sell but are not strictly cash house buyers, it’s worth having all the documentation in place regarding a mortgage in principle, your deposit funds and have a conveyancer standing by to help you. If those wanting a quick house sale realise you are serious and ready to go then you will have a massive advantage over others with a house still to sell who may be caught in a chain.