According to new figures from Halifax Building Society, the average cost to buy a home in the UK is now £289,099, hitting yet another record high, albeit with some indications of a slowing down.
Despite the very real cost of living pressures some people are experiencing, the imbalance between supply and demand for properties remains the primary reason driving the continued climb in house prices.
So, for something in the region of £289,000, what can you buy in Swindon?
For £295,000 Home Finders (pictured above) has been marketing a modern, semi-detached house in The Sidings development, offering contemporary fittings throughout which benefits from a large sitting room with bay window feature and separate well appointed kitchen open to the dining room with full white goods including dishwasher.
There is also a downstairs cloakroom/WC. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two good size double bedrooms and a well proportioned single bedroom. The master bedroom also has an en-suite shower room. The family bathroom has shower over bath. Externally there is a rear enclosed garden with driveway parking for two cars and a separate garage (for more Home Finders properties click on Property Search on the Wigwam top menu).
At £290,000 Hart are marketing a three double bedroom semi-detached property located in a fantastic location close to the Swindon Designer Outlet and Town Centre. This fantastic home has a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite as well as a double garage and two allocated parking spots.
This property consists of kitchen, lounge/diner, cloakroom, two double bedrooms on the first floor with family bathroom, master bedroom with ensuite, garden, two parking spaces and double garage.
Also for £290,000 Dewhurst & Co are marketing a beautifully presented three bedroom family home, ideally situated on the outskirts of the popular Oakhurst area of North Swindon and offered to the market with no onward chain.
The accommodation comprises; entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, fitted kitchen, three bedrooms, en-suite shower room and a family bathroom. A wonderful feature of the property is the non overlooked and low maintenance rear garden, benefiting from a secure storage shed and gated rear access. In addition the property offers off road allocated parking directly to the side. Internal viewing comes highly recommended.
On sale at £290,000 Charles Harding are marketing an extended semi detached bungalow set in the popular Nythe area. The property offers no onward chain and benefits from two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and lounge with archway leading to dining room which opens onto a low maintenance rear garden. With gas radiator central heating, detached garage and driveway providing off road parking, early viewings are highly recommended.
For 285,000 Richard James are delighted to offer for sale, a traditional red brick, bay fronted terraced home, situated within a popular location on the edge of Old Town. The property has been completely renovated by the current owners and now provides modern versatile living over three floors.
Presented to a very high standard throughout the accommodation now provides: hall, two double bedrooms to the ground floor, each with its own ensuite shower room and utility room. With staircase rising to the first floor, 21' open plan living room which opens to the fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, and staircase rising to the mezzanine bedroom. Further features include a low maintenance enclosed south facing rear garden, detached garage, PVCu double glazing and gas radiator heating.
For £280,000, Chancellors are offering an extended three bedroom end of terrace property, situated in Stratton. The property consists of living/dining room, downstairs toilet, bathroom, porch, kitchen breakfast room, three double bedrooms, private garden with outbuilding and no onward chain.
So there you have it, the answer to the question what does the average house price buy you in Swindon is quite a lot!