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Five budget-friendly first time homes for under £150,000

The property market can be an intensely competitive and confusing place – especially for first time buyers.

It’s easy to get carried away with paint charts or whether that third bedroom should be a games room or an office… when really it’s probably best to start by learning the difference between leasehold and freehold properties.

Limited budgets are often the bane of the first time buyer who wants as much bang for their buck as possible whilst also trying to stay within the remit suggested by their mortgage advisor and not, in excitement, naively overbid on a property.

Whilst it can be daunting, house shopping for that perfect pad is also incredibly exciting.

But where do you start and what can you get for £150,000? We have complied a short list of five budget-friendly properties ideally suited to first time buyers:

79 Kingsway Drive, Portadown

Seeking offers around £142,500, Joyce Clarke present this three bedroom semi-detached property situated in the well-established area of Kingsway Drive, Portadown. No 79 is a fantastic home which will appeal to commuters and young families alike due to it’s highly convenient location and close proximity to Portadown Town centre and the local road network.

Internal accommodation comprises a living room with attractive feature fireplace, additional reception room and kitchen diner, with three bedrooms and family bathroom located on the first floor.

Externally, the property benefits from a fully enclosed spacious rear garden laid in with lawn with mature shrubbery and a paved patio area. It also has the added bonus of a large detached garage with workshop, and paved driveway with gated access. Early viewing is highly recommended.

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49 Francis Street, Lurgan

Seeking offers around £125,000, Joyce Clarke present 49 Francis Street. The property is situated in an ideal location within walking distance of schools, shops and Lurgan town centre. It has been tastefully modernised throughout, while still retaining the charm and character of the period in which it was built.

The large lounge is a welcoming room, and has a beautiful feature fireplace with open fire. Step into the modernised open planned kitchen dining with fresh cream high and low level units providing excellent storage. The recently fitted bathroom is quite the show piece, with walk in rimless shower enclosure, bath, sink and WC. There are two well proportioned bedroom each with period style fireplaces.

What cannot be seen from the front of this superb property, is the wonderful gardens to the rear. These are laid in lawn with mature plants and trees creating a magical feel. We can’t recommend early viewing highly enough for this beauty!

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50 Daisy Hill Gardens, Newry

Digney Boyd have place an asking price of £109,950 on this well-presented three bedroom, end terrace townhouse; situated in a popular residential development just off the Camlough Road allowing a quick and easy access to all local amenities and Dual Carriageway. Internally the property is maintained to a good standard which is ideal for the first-time buyer right through to the growing family. Viewing highly recommended.

The property includes an enclosed, fenced garden to the rear with a small yard area. To the front is a gravel garden with a wall boundary concrete paving walkway and gated entrance.

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6 Fairview Park, Forkhill

A superb opportunity to purchase within the ever popular “Fairview Park” fronting onto the Shean Road, on the Main Street Forkhill with an asking price of £149,950. Digney Boyd present this excellent three bedroom Semi Detached  positioned at the start of the Fairview development boasting a large garden, to front and rear with parking to front.

The home has been finished and maintained to a good standard and benefits from a private site with views over the surrounding Countryside. This conveniently located property is within ease of access to Mullaghbawn Village, Silverbridge, Meigh and Dundalk and within walking distance of local schools, and amenities.

This home will appeal to a variety of discerning purchasers viewing highly recommended!

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24 Hillside Avenue, Hamiltonsbawn

Manor & Mill are delighted to present this recently refurbished three bedroom home featuring a kitchen with incredible countryside vistas, living room, utility room, family bathroom and converted attic room. With a guide price of £120,000 the property boasts a fully enclosed garden space laid in a mixture of grass, bedding and mature palm trees.

Beyond the boundary fence are the rolling hills of County Armagh, stunning birdsong and wildlife in the trees beyond.

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