It’s the biggest financial investment you’ll ever make which can make home-hunting particularly stressful.
But it’s also exciting. To be your own landlord means you can decorate your home how ever way you want – and maybe make some money from it when you do decide to move on.
If you are looking to move onto the property ladder, you’ll have a budget in mind. If it’s in the £80,000 to £120,000 bracket, then our list below will save you some time.
We’ve had a look at the Aberdeen market and found nine homes that are perfect for first-time buyers looking to settle in the Granite City.
1) Flat H, 53 Skene Street
For those looking for the perfect location in Aberdeen, look no further than Skene Street. And it just so happens an amazing apartment is now on the market.
It’s the perfect spot to enjoy everything the city has to offer; From its bustling city centre with shops and nightspots galore to the west end where you can find lots of cool independent shops and cafes. And who wouldn’t want the city’s His Majesty’s Theatre just a stone’s throw away?
This top floor flat, which forms part of a traditional granite building, has been lovingly styled by its current owners and is really looking its best. It definitely falls into the category of ‘ready to move into’ and should be top of the list for those looking for a stress-free move. All you would have to do is move in your furniture and relax.
All the rooms are a great size including the spacious lounge which has two large windows which flood the room with natural light and where you can enjoy great city views.
There is a contemporary kitchen, double bedroom and stylish shower room.
Outside there is a shared area with a cellar all to yourself, a communal entrance and security entry system.
It’s on the market with Peterkins for offers over £119,000. To book a viewing or for more information, click here.
2) Flat 2, Orchard Lane
For offers over £90,000, you get a lot for your money with this flat. It’s one bedroom and also has a great sized living room, kitchen with plenty of work space and units and shower room.
Outside there is a shared garden, outhouse and loft.
Orchard Lane is an ideal location for students or staff at Aberdeen University. From here, there are also great public transport links to the rest of the city as well as local amenities and the city centre nearby.
It’s on the market with Ledingham Chalmers.
3) 12d Summerfield Place
Blending the traditional and modern is not an easy feat – but the current owners of this one-bedroom apartment have definitely managed to achieve it.
Outside you are met with a lovely traditional granite front. But go through the front door of the flat, and you’ll find a stunning modern decor. The living room is a highlight of this home, with ornamental fireplace creating a great centre piece. There’s also a modern galley-style kitchen and contemporary bathroom with three piece white suite.
Outside there is a well-maintained shared garden and ample on-street parking with residents parking permits available on application.
It could be yours for offers over £87,500. Contact Aberdein Considine for more information.
4) 88 Abbey Road
Just over the River Dee from Aberdeen is the suburb of Torry. It’s a great spot for young couples and young professionals, and those looking to get more for their money.
This one bedroom flat is currently on the market with Andersonbain LLP for offers over £88,000.
The double bedroom is a lovely space to relax in and has a built-in wardrobe – a must-have for any fashionista. There’s a large living room and good-sized kitchen.
It’s being sold fully furnished – which could save you a shopping trip!
5) 17 Bank Street
If you ask people what part of Aberdeen would they love to live in, Ferryhill will be at the top of the list for many.
You might think you need a lot of money to live in this desirable area – but there are homes that fit into the first-time buyer budget too.
This studio flat has been beautifully decorated, showing how much you can achieve with a smaller space.
The lounge / kitchen area is a very versatile space, from a great entertaining space for dinner parties to a cosy spot for snuggling up on the couch and watching a movie. Outside there is a large rear garden which is fully enclosed, drying facilities and an exclusive outhouse within a block.
And even better, it could be yours for offers over £85,000. Contact Raeburn, Christie, Clark and Wallace for more information.
6) Top Floor Flat, 204 Victoria Road
While some people want a property that they can move into with limited fuss and work, others want something they can put their own stamp on.
This top floor flat has some lovely period features that need someone to create something special with.
There’s wooden floors, a fireplace in the bedroom (of which there are two of) and a kitchen that could be amazing with the right vision.
It can be found in Torry and could be yours for a fixed price of £87,000. It’s on the market with Peterkins.
7) 5c, Berryden Road
Looking at this kitchen alone is bound to make some of you really want to visit this flat.
It’s a gorgeous space with a stylish splashback, contemporary units and even fits a small dinner table in.
The rest of the apartment is equally impressive with a large living room and dining area, double bedroom and bathroom.
Outside is a good sized shared garden. This home would be perfect for those working or studying at Aberdeen University, or the city hospital. There are plenty of amenities in the nearby area including a large supermarket.
It’s on the market with Simpson and Marwick for a fixed price of £95,000.
8) Flat G, 25 Union Street
If you want to enjoy some city living, you can’t get more central than an apartment on Union Street.
And this flat is definitely worth a visit. Located on the third floor, it has been thoughtfully and comprehensively upgraded to a high standard of finish. The living room is stylish and modern while the kitchen has plenty of work space for creating a masterpiece. The double bedroom has been beautifully decorated and has enough room for some free standing furniture. And there is also a shower room.
It’s on the market with Alex Hutcheon + Co for offers over £99,995.
9) 30 Hill Street
Ok, so you’ve got to have a bit of imagination for this one. Look at the rooms and you’ll soon see how it could be transformed into your dream home.
Found in the popular Rosemount area, this one bedroom flat does require refurbishment and upgrading. It’s easy to see though how great it could be with some TLC.
The rooms are a great size and large windows ensure it is bright and airy.
The studio flat has a hallway, lounge / bedroom, dining kitchen and bathroom. Outside to the rear are communal gardens. For offers over £80,000, you could create your perfect pad. It’s on the market with Raeburn, Christie, Clark and Wallace.