Searching for a home with more space? Use our handy tool to find out what your budget could get you in different areas of Britain.
National lockdowns and restrictions over the past year have been the catalyst for many of us to reevaluate our homes and lifestyles.
And unsurprisingly, the experience of being cooped up at home working, home schooling and more has driven an even greater search for space, such as an extra bedroom or office.
If you’re looking for a home with more space, you may well be wondering what you can afford and where.
So we've crunched our data on three to five-bedroom houses to show you where you may want to focus your property search.
Where to find the most space for your money
At a regional level, Scotland tops the ranking, offering the most floor space for your money. The average price per square foot (sq ft) of a three to five-bedroom house in the region comes in at £142, our analysis reveals.
Price per sq ft is a simple way to measure the ratio between property value and size. In other words, it allows you to compare the cost of homes without having to make adjustments for the different sizes of properties.
Scotland is followed by:
- North east England: £171 price per sq ft
- North west England: £194 per sq ft
- East Midlands: £212 per sq ft
- West Midlands: £223 per sq ft
- South west England: £279 per sq ft
- East England: £323 per sq ft
- South east England: £364 per sq ft
- London: £558 per sq ft.
Compare the size and price of family houses across Britain
The housing market varies hugely across Britain, as our data reveals.
So use our handy tool, below, to get more insight on a particular area. It shows you the average size and average price of a three, four or five-bedroom family house in any local authority.
How Zoopla can help you get ahead
Use our range of handy tools to find exactly what you’re after. Take our Advanced Search tool - it allows you to search for homes with specific features, such as 'thatched roof' or 'bifold doors'.
And register with Zoopla for instant email alerts for your preferred types of property - you can save as many searches as you want.
Have a good read of our latest advice on how to boost your chances of completing (when ownership legally changes hands) in time to secure the saving.
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