The subject of first time buyers has long been a topic of discussion amongst the public and has recently seen an increase in attention as a result of the Government’s recent Help to Buy scheme. The scheme in itself is relatively self-explanatory – designed to encourage and support first time buyers in the process of purchasing their first home. In light of this news we have used our lifestyle section to focus on properties for sale at £250,000 and below. We have included 8 engaging and impressive properties to give you an idea of what a first time buyer could purchase in Scotland for £250,000 or just under.

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Delightful Detached Villa in Horncliffe

Comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and more, Richmond Villa is a charming stone built detached period family home with spacious gardens and outbuildings located in an elegant Northumberland village close to the historic town of Berwick which offers central rail links to major cities including Edinburgh and Newcastle in 45 minutes and London in 3.5 hours.

Price: Guide price £250,000

Ample Semi-Detached Family Home in Berwick Upon Tweed

Located within a small scale steading complex two miles north of the historic market town of Berwick upon Tweed, this impressive 4 bedroom semi-detached barn conversion offers well-proportioned and bright accommodation throughout the course of the property. Comprising of a hallway, lounge/dining room as well as a spacious garden/patio this beautiful family home is also well placed for commuting into Edinburgh. And at this price, the property is considered a perfect opportunity for those wishing to get their foot on the property ladder.

Price: Guide price £250,000

Luxurious Apartment in New Town

This highly sought after 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment is located in one of Edinburgh’s most popular areas, buzzing with a great city centre atmosphere that provides the best choice in local independent shops and restaurants. With a bright and well proportioned floor space that is full of character, this property is not shy of providing great advantages to the first time buyer.

Price: Offers over £240,000

Magnificent Terraces House in Brunstane

With a rich history dating back to the pre-war period this delightful cottage has been refurbished to an excellent standard without losing any of its original charm. The house comprises of Karndean flooring throughout the ground floor, a Howdens Kitchen along with a mixture of Bosch and Lamona appliances, halogen lighting and Porcelonsa bathrooms and oak doors fitted throughout, ultimately complimenting the property.

Price: Offers over £240,000

Stunning Apartment in Dowanhill

Built in ‘Italianate’ style circa 1855 this unique ground floor conversion with main door access is placed at the rear of a stunning detached converted, blond sandstone villa which sits on an charming plot surrounded by scenic and extensive communal garden grounds.
Comprising of an entrance hallway, ample courtyard area, reception hall, a spacious main lounge with windows to communal gardens, fitted dining kitchen and more, this property can definitely be seen as a steal for this offer.

Price: Offers over £249,000

Luxurious Apartment in Glasgow

New to the market, this outstanding 6th floor 3 bedroom apartment offers more than one would expect at this price. With stunning West End and Cityscape views and benefits from ample off street parking, lift access as well as private residents’ gym and swimming pool and a central location, this property may not be available for much longer.

Price: Offers over £225,000

Handsome Apartment in Queen's Park

Also new to the market, this exquisite and spacious 4 bedroom apartment occupies a popular and dominant corner position on Queen’s Park Avenue and Kingsley Avenue, offering marvellous open views across the Bowling Green and Pleasure Gardens.

Beautiful New Build in Bellevue

As new builds increase, so do the great opportunities for first time buyers to purchase beautiful properties at very reasonable prices. This modern and environmentally friendly apartment is a great example of such opportunity, with 2 stylish bedrooms as well as a landscape garden, this apartment offers great prospects for first time buyers.

Price: Prices from £200,000