First-time buyers in the UK face a tough market, with average house prices up 181pc since the start of the millennium.
Today, prospective buyers can expect to pay an average £211,000 for their first home, significantly more than in 2000 when the average spend was £75,000.
But there are still bargain property spots to be found. Online estate agency Hatched has analysed the housing market for first-time buyers and found the areas that represent opportunities for those wanting to get their foot on the property ladder.
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