According to the latest data released by Rightmove, the average asking price of a home in Britain currently stands at £337,371, though prices vary considerably across regions.
In the South West the average asking price is £350,600, but in Swindon the average is £251,954, making it an oasis of affordable homes in the South West and along the M4 corridor.
So, what does the UK average of Rightmove, or thereabouts, buy you in Swindon?
At £375,000, you could buy an attractive four-bedroom semi-detached home in Tadpole Garden Village on an impressive plot with a picturesque front garden, marketed by Richard James (see above).
£360,000 can buy you a four-bedroom detached house in the sought-after neighbourhood of Sparcells, marketed by Haart.
For £350,000 in Stratton St Margaret you can buy an attractive, three-bedroom link detached home in a quiet mews, marketed by Perry Bishop.
If your taste runs to period charm you will love this three-bedroom terraced home in Old Town, being marketed at £350,000 by Chancellors.
Also for the national average of £350,000, Charles Harding are marketing a three-bedroom 1950s semi-detached in the highly sought-after Lawns.
For offers over £330,000 Miles Byron are offering a link detached bungalow in the lovely village of Little Somerford, Malmesbury.
Buying a house is never cheap but what these properties show is that everyday people on average salaries can aspire to buy homes they can be proud of in Swindon, something that is no longer the case in neighbouring Bath, Bristol, Oxford and Reading.