First-Time Buyers and Properties Around London
London just happens to be one of the most expensive cities in the world and with house prices rising 45% over the past decade, it has become almost impossible for first-time buyers to purchase any kind of property in the capital. Those looking to purchase an affordable home are now having to look further afield from London and having to settle in areas that are a short train ride or drive away.
Around London there are plenty of affordable areas that have good enough transport links to make them possible for commuters to live in. These places include areas of Surrey, Kent, Milton Keynes, Watford, Croydon, Kingston, Peterborough, Luton, Essex, Reading, West Sussex and many more. As they are not within the capital, these areas have properties available for a half or quarter of the price that the same sized property would be within London. Coupled with speedy rail services in to London, good road links and airports close by, there has never been a better time to move slightly outside of the city and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The benefits of buying outside London include low crime rates, top schools, larger more affordable homes, lower pollution, enjoyable views and much more. Properties will usually have larger gardens, more bedrooms and bigger kitchens Surrey and in many areas around the outskirts of London, as there is more space and prices are much lower for larger homes.