Following my interesting meeting with the Mayor of London, where I raised the issue on abolishing the 100% council tax relief for landlords, my attention was drawn to a news story about one of Reading’s cheapest apartments now on the market for just under £100,000, not bad for just outside London’s prices? Well for an apartment that’s less than two metres wide; give me delightful Darwen any day! The Rightmove description also said that the pint-sized property “should achieve a rental figure around £500 – £550 pcm!” And although it’s within easy access to the town centre and less than a mile from Reading Train Station, these southern soaring prices are pretty crazy to say the least!
Did you know that the gap between house prices in London and other UK cities is at its widest for 20 years? So it’s no surprise to us that more and more home owners are deciding to move from the South to relocate up North.
So what’s so great about Darwen?
Whether it’s soaking in the breath taking views, a cheeky ‘tee-time’ at Darwen Golf Course or shopping in our friendly town centre there really is something for everyone to enjoy here. Coupled with great schools and low crime rates, Darwen’s lifestyle, location and community are the main reasons buyers give is for wanting a home here. Just take a look at this selection of properties that we currently have for sale and find out what you can buy for under £100K and still have change:
Dorset Avenue , Darwen – Offers Over £64,950
Perfect for first time buyers and within easy reach of all local amenities, this 2 bed semi is a classic example of the type of property Darwen currently has to offer. With its well sized garden it’s easy to imagine yourself sunning yourself here in the summer months. It’s also a great option for those looking to downsize too.
Melita Street, Darwen – Offers Over £69,945
With a brilliant finishing, this stone built 2 bedroom terraced house is completely refurbished so viewing is a definite must. The beautiful modern interior entices you in and as soon as you see the newly fitted kitchen you won’t be able to wait to use it! The newly decked outside sun trap is a welcome addition for families; you’ll never want to leave!
Dorset Ave, Darwen – Offers Over £84,950
Another exquisite example of Darwen living, this lovely family home was made for small families and first time buyers in mind. Complete with spacious conservatory, it’s attractive and well-presented throughout. Perfect for the busy, modern family it also has a state-of-the-art dining kitchen and a 3 piece king size bathroom with corner bath and shower.
Summerton Walk , Darwen – £34,000
Looking for a challenge? This is a great investment opportunity for first time buyers on a tight budget. With spacious rooms throughout, this 3 bedroom townhouse commands light and space with its large windows. In close proximity to the town centre, good schools and transport links nearby, this is a perfect investment for someone with a bit of imagination, looking for their next discount renovation project in Lancashire. What would you do to it?
Corden Avenue, Darwen – £149,950
Tucked away in a cosy Darwen cul-de-sac is this superb new-build family home, close to all local amenities. Well positioned (the last property before open fields) you will be greeted by a breath-taking view each day, in this peaceful East Lancashire setting. Imagine enjoying its 3 double bedrooms, large garden and drive through single garage, to name but a few features! We expect this home to go very quickly, so don’t delay; make a booking today!
This is just a handful of the eclectic mix of Darwen and Blackburn based properties we currently have for sale at Ainsworth Lord Estates. As you can see we have a plethora of beautiful homes to choose from, all under £100K, all bursting with character and panache.
We have dozens of Cash Rich Buyers looking for properties to acquire….. who knows, perhaps we could get them to make an offer on yours? Whatever your circumstance, please give us a call and let’s see how we can get you moving before Christmas..