First-time buyer? No need to feel like the proverbial 'poor relation' with this great starter home
Iachino Avenue, Portsmouth
Guide price: £227,000
No matter what anyone says about new homes building targets, first-time buyers can still feel quite literally like the poor relations in today’s property market.
But that’s not to say there’s no hope of finding a property to launch them into home ownership, and doing so doesn’t mean having to wait for a new house to be built.There is existing stock to ease their progress, such as a property for sale in Hilsea.The two-bedroom house in Iachino Avenue is named after the Italian admiral defeated at the battle of Matapan in the Mediterranean in 1941 by the British admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham.
Iachino Avenue is a turning from Matapan Avenue and connects to Cunningham Avenue – so from defeat in battle comes victory for homebuyers with a limited budget!The house is in the centre of a terrace, meaning the properties either side make great insulation, and has a hallway with a cloakroom to one side.
On the other side is a kitchen with a generous range of wall and base storage units plus plenty of work surface.Integrated appliances include a washing machine, slim-line dishwasher, fridge and freezer with matching doors, inset four ring gas hob with oven under, and an extractor hood with a fan and light.
Across the rear of the ground floor is a sitting / dining room where French doors open onto an easy maintenance garden that has been paved for most of its area but is surrounded by brick-built raised beds that curve around the end of the paving.On the first floor there are two very well proportioned bedrooms, the master with built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower that complements the main family bathroom. At the front of the property are two designated parking spaces.
Iachino Avenue is perfectly placed for easy commuting, either into Portsmouth or out to the surrounding commercial areas and main road network.School choices are good and there are ample local facilities, including nearby Alexandra Park.