Home buyers wanting to get best value for money in Birmingham should head to the B26 area, according to experts.
Buying in B26, which covers areas such as Yardley, Sheldon and Lyndon Green, can save buyers up to £50,000 just by shifting from neighbouring postcodes, according to Purplebricks.
Local property partner Ian Bird said the postcode area is the “gateway” to the more affluent Solihull B92 area, which means people can buy a home and still have easy access to the next door borough.
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“This means a three-bedroom semi-detached property is more cost effective in B26 compared to Solihull but close enough to benefit from the popular amenities and schools in Solihull, ” he said.
“I would say that there can be significant savings, around £30,000 to £50,000, simply for a slight shift to the neighbouring postcodes, and as I say regularly to sellers, B26 is the gateway to Solihull so properties here are in demand. It's also close to the A45 with direct access to the city centre, airport and NEC.”
The area also benefits from green spaces such as the 300-acre Sheldon Country Park, which is home to Old Rectory Farm, which is open to the public and is a demonstration farm, showing traditional methods of farming of Jersey cattle, pigs, goats, ponies, ducks, chickens and geese.
According to Rightmove, properties in B26 achieved an average price of £203,926 in the past 12 months – this compares with the Birmingham average of £234,827 over the same period.
Most homes sold in B26 were semi-detached, which fetched an average price of £210,209. Terraced properties sold for an average of £192,125, while flats sold for an average £128,012.
It said sold prices in the postcode area over the past year were 6 per cent up on the previous year and 12 per cent up on the 2019 peak of £182,689.
These are just three of the 91 homes in the B26 area that are listed on Rightmove now.
Described as a “well-presented” house, this two-bedroom semi-detached property in Sheldon is on the market for £200,000.
It comes with no onward chain, which means the property is already empty, and has a porch that leads to an entrance hall with under stairs storage cupboard and laminate flooring.
Look inside Berryfield Road, SheldonView gallery
The lounge is directly off the hall and has laminate flooring and a bay window, while the kitchen – also off the hallway – is fitted with drawer and base units and there is an integrated dishwasher. There is space for a range cooker and plumbing for other appliances.
Behind the kitchen is the conservatory, which has double glazed French doors that open onto the rear garden, cupboard and laminate flooring.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom with panelled bath with a mixer shower, pedestal hand basin and wc.
Outside there is off-road parking to the front and the rear garden has a patio, lawn, borders, a metal storage shed and a brick-built air raid shelter.
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This three-bedroom semi-detached home in Sheldon is also chain-free and is on the market for £250,000.
It is set back from the road with a paved driveway. A porch leads to the hallway, which has understairs storage.
At the front of the house is the lounge, which has a double glazed bay window and spotlights in the ceiling. The dining room, which has a feature fireplace, overlooks the rear garden and there are French doors that lead to the small patio.
Inside Elmcroft Road, SheldonView gallery
The small kitchen has fitted wall and base units and space for an oven, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Just off is a lean-to that opens onto the driveway and the rear garden.
Upstairs there are two double rooms and a small box room, plus a family bathroom with bath with electric shower over, pedestal sink, and a separate wc.
The rear garden has a lawn with a path that leads to the garage, which is accessed from a private driveway.
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This three-bedroom semi-detached house in Sheldon has been extended and refurbished and is now on the market for offers over £240,000.
Ideal for open-plan living, it also has a separate study/office.
The living space extends the length of the house and comprises a generously sized lounge/diner with double glazed bay window to the front elevation and double glazed double doors to the rear garden.
Inside Whitecroft Road, SheldonView gallery
The modern kitchen is fitted with wall and base cupboards, a five ring gas hob with exactor hood over, ovens, integrated white goods, plus space and plumbing for a washing machine.
Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, plus a family bathroom with panelled bath with shower over, wc and wash hand basin.
Outside the rear garden has a patio and lawn.
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