Finding a flat in the centre of London or any place down south at most entry-level prices will take a lot of work. Even if you are looking at a place further away from the city centre, finding a good one- or two-bedroom flat at a reasonable price will be challenging.
But it is possible if you are determined and wish to live in the southern part of England.
Open Property Group have drawn up the comparisons of buying a house down south in Englanf vs buying a house in the North.
Let’s see what you can get for about £200,000 in London or even down south in Devon.
While flats are pretty expensive in Devon, there is some decent housing to be found at good investment prices. For about £170,000, you can get a decent two-bedroom flat like this one located in Greenbanks, Devon county.
It is close to the University and elementary school and has dedicated private parking for those who drive.
Flats closer to the city centre are more expensive than those further away to the north and south. While you can get a decent flat for about £170,000 in the centre going away from central London, you will pay considerably less.
For the same amount, you can easily buy a decent home in the northern cities of England.
Homes in Leeds are not as expensive as they are in south England and can go for under £100,000 for a small country home. You can find decent detached homes like this one for less than £200,000, which you will never pay in London, for instance.
What is great is this may be semi-detached, has its own yard, and comes with three bedrooms.
You will find decent homes in Manchester for reasonable prices ranging between £100,000 and £200,000. This semi-detached two-bedroom house is one example of what you can get for about £200,000 in Manchester.
In Carlisle, you can easily get newly built semi-detached two, three, and four-bedroom houses starting at only £140,000. Older homes located all over the city are even more affordable prices.
This semi-detached four-bedroom house is only about £170,000, and comes with a lot of great extras.
Hull, to the west, has a number of decent semi-detached and terraced homes available at prices ranging from £100,000 to £200,000. This three-bedroom house goes for under £60,000, and this three-bedroom terrace house is priced at just under £100,000.