Where can I buy a new-build home for less than £250,000?

Where can I buy a new-build home for less than £250,000?

By Nic Hopkirk

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On the lookout for a brand new place that no one's ever lived in before? We take a look at nine homes across the UK that you can snap up for under £250K.

New-build homes come with plenty of perks, from brand new goods and 10-year warranties to cheaper fuel bills and top notch security.

And they also offer a route into the market for first-time buyers who may be eligible for one of several buying schemes designed specifically for new-build homes.

Find out more about the buying schemes available for new-builds

From Perthshire in Scotland to Tewkesbury in Gloucester, let's take a look at nine top homes on the market right now.

1: Four-bed semi, Thornton-Cleveleys, Blackpool, £241,950

Four-bed semi, Thornton-Cleveleys, Blackpool, £241,950

This four-bed semi in Blackpool offers contemporary living over three floors, for maximum living space with room for the family to grow.

Featuring a generous living room, with French doors leading on to the garden, this home has three double bedrooms (the master is ensuite) and a fourth bedroom which could be used as an office.

Thornton-Cleveleys is a friendly seaside town just a 15 minute drive from Blackpool.

This family home is very near to two local primary schools and two miles from the local train stations Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton.

Available from Lovell Homes

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2: Four-bed terraced house, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, £239,995

Four-bed terraced house, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, £239,995

With a flexible, design-led living space that lets in lashings of natural light, this four-bed terrace in West Yorkshire is close to outstanding primary schools and all the shops, bars and restaurants of Wakefield City Centre.

With full-height bifold doors across the rear of the house and an open-plan living, eating and relaxing area, this home has everything a family needs.

With three double bedrooms (the master's en suite) and a fourth single bedroom that could be used as an office, it’s ideal for WFH living.

And for office trips, the nearby Westgate train station offers easy access to London, Leeds, Newcastle and Bristol.

Available from Avant Homes - City Quarter

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3: Two-bed semi, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, £245,000

Two-bed semi, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, £245,000

This unique two-bed cottage in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, is a real find. 

The gateway to Glenshee, where you can enjoy mountain biking trails, golf courses, ski-runs, hang-gliding and paragliding, the town of Blairgowrie sits to the north of the city of Perth on the banks of the River Ericht.

With all the luxe finishes, from Nordic flooring with underfloor heating to high ceilings with period features, it features all the mod cons, including a kitchen fitted with Siemens appliances.

A former primary school, this home is set within landscaped grounds overlooking the town and the Perthshire hills beyond.

The famous Cairngorms National Park is 20 miles north.

Available from Savills, Edinburgh, RDS

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4: Two-bed flat, Old Trafford, Manchester, £225,500

Two-bed flat, Old Trafford, Manchester, £225,500

One for football fans and investors, this two-bed pad in Old Trafford would make a perfect home for a young professional.

Just two stops away from Deansgate, these fully managed investments will be tenanted immediately after completion without landlords needing to lift a finger.

With high-spec fixtures and fittings, this luxury development features rooftop gardens, gyms, coffee shops and Japanese gardens.

Brand-new apartments can be purchased from just £69,950 and returns are also offered at 7.5% net for a lucrative rental income.

Available from RWinvest Manchester

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5: Two-bed flat, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, £235,950

Two-bed flat, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, £235,950

Check out these giant sash windows!

Rose Court is set within a secure, gated development in the heart of Tewkesbury, Gloucester.

With landscaped communal gardens and private parking, these lovely apartments come with high spec kitchens, fully tiled bathrooms and en-suites, not to mention power showers and mosaic marble features.

Residents can enjoy peace of mind with video entry access to all homes and 24hr CCTV to external areas.

Available from RA Bennett & Partners - Evesham Sales

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6: One-bed flat, Salford, Manchester, £232,350

One-bed flat, Salford, Manchester, £232,350

One for investors only, this riverside development in the heart of Manchester is perfect for professional renters.

Just a few minutes' walk from Manchester Victoria, the Central Retail District and the Spinningfields business district, everything a young professional might need is within easy reach.

Apartments feature luxury herringbone flooring, expansive windows and fully fitted kitchens. 

Comprehensive management services are also available.

Available from RWinvest, Manchester

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7: Studio, Old Bedford Road, Luton, £210,000

Studio, Old Bedford Road, Luton, £210,000

Beautifully converted, this apartment was once part of the Olney Hat factory in the Old Bedford Road area of Luton.

Set in an up-and-coming area that’s currently undergoing a 10-year regeneration programme, this luxurious studio comes with a high-end shaker-style kitchen and marble effect bathroom tiles.

The brick and block construction also ensures acoustical insulation. 

The location is walking distance from Luton's Thameslink mainline station, which has fast links to London and Luton town centre, with all of its restaurants, bars, shops, parks and cafes. 

Available from Esquire Leagrave

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8: One-bed flat, Birmingham, £219,995

One-bed flat, Birmingham, £219,995

Located in the heart of Birmingham's vibrant theatre and Chinese quarter, the position of this luxe pad is ideal for work, rest and play.

And when HS2 is finished, travel from Birmingham to London is set to take just 49 minutes.

Southside Residencies will be home to 116 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments that feature floor to ceiling windows, private courtyard gardens and bespoke fitted kitchens.

The apartments all come with 250-year leases.

Available from Prosperity Living - Southside 

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9: One-bed maisonette, Caterham, Surrey, £250,000

One-bed maisonette, Caterham, Surrey, £250,000

This one-bedroom apartment features an open plan contemporary kitchen/living space with LED under cabinet lights and quartz work surfaces.

The en suite bedroom has its own private terrace and the property comes with a 10 year warranty.

Situated within easy reach of both Caterham and Whyteleafe train stations, which offer regular access to central London, this property is available to buy through the Help to Buy scheme

Available from Bairstow Eves - Caterham

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