Leeds property: LS28 postcode covering Pudsey, Calverley and Farsley named as best location for first-time buyers
An online estate agents has identified which postcode area is the best-location for first-time buyers, based on affordability.
Purplebricks found that the LS28 area - which covers Pudsey, Farsley and Calverley - was the ideal location for those looking to get on the property ladder.
The findings come after it conducted a survey of first-time buyers across the UK which found that the average budget is currently £189,273, with buyers searching for properties around £200,000.
According to the latest Office of National Statistic data, Pudsey South West is the cheapest area within the LS28 postcode, with average houses prices of £160,000.
This is followed by Pudsey North East (£164,999), Pudsey South East (£173,725) and Farsley South (£184,000).
Kym Cairns, Local Property Expert in Leeds for Purplebricks said, “The LS28 postcode offers a lot of two and three bed terraced homes that are perfect for first time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder. There are plenty of older terraced houses and stone builds, which many buyers prefer to new builds because they have character.
"There is a really good community feel to the area, with a lot of families living there due to it being a school catchment area for schools like Crawshaw Academy, Pudsey Grange Field, Priesthorpe and Springbank Primary School. Town Street in Farsley is a popular area with all amenities including food shops and hairdressers.
“The area has grown in popularity, especially after lockdown.
"Recently there has been a surge in young families wanting to relocate to LS28 because of the schools and the local parks, which gives them access to outdoor green space and keeps the children entertained.
"With many banks now offering 95 percent mortgages, it is a good time to buy and get onto the property ladder. It’s a good sense of independence to be able to own your own home and although it takes years to pay off your mortgage you will eventually own your house outright.”
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