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Please help me find a one bed flat for £210k!

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depositdonut Mon 20-Jul-15 14:07:19

I'm recently single (and childless) and would really like to buy (having rented for years with ex-DP) I have a budget of about £210,000.

I need to be able to drive to work in uxbridge and have easy public transport access to central London. I need parking.

I've really fancied a new build because I won't have money to do any big renovations and I fancy something easy, modern etc and most I've seen have been quite roomy compared to older flats.

I could stretch to more on a new build if I used the governments help to buy scheme.

Can you help find me a one bed flat please?!?!

depositdonut Mon 20-Jul-15 14:36:07

And I am sorry - this is so much less fun than the threads asking for help with the £3m budgets! winkgrin

depositdonut Mon 20-Jul-15 22:35:05

I'm going to take this deathly silence as confirmation of what I already knew - it's impossible!

I'm not sure I even want to borrow that much. It would be a lot of my take home.

JamHoneyMarmite Mon 20-Jul-15 22:46:43

Harefield any good? Walkable to Denham station (chiltern line to Marylebone), lots of buses to Uxbridge (U9 I think but could be wrong. One bedroom maisonette on right move for 169k - not a new build but it's a start!

Redglitter Mon 20-Jul-15 22:53:56

OMG House prices there are mad. My mum lives in one of the nicest areas around here. Hugely popular and her neighbours 4 bed semi just sold for £210k

I live in a gorgeous modern flat in a lovely area, my neighbours just sold for £74k

House prices down south are horrific I'd hate to be house hunting there

depositdonut Mon 20-Jul-15 23:00:30

I'll have a look at harefield. Don't know that train line. Thank you

Yes, prices are high. smile

scribblegirl Mon 20-Jul-15 23:00:45

I don't know the area very well but have a friend who lives in Rickmansworth. What about Watford? 30 mins drive to Uxbridge and you can get the train from Watford Junction to Euston on a fast in about 20 mins.

This caught my eye - not new build but fresh looking and has underground parking:

writeside Tue 21-Jul-15 13:12:30

I'd suggest looking at some stations along the Crossrail route - lots of new builds and a short drive/bus to Uxbridge along the Western end. Newish flats near Wembley Park/Neasdon, allocated parking. £209950. new build off plan near the new West Drayton Crossrail. £219995 Sudbury town. £205k Southall (crossrail). £209950 Hayes. £200k

achieve15 Tue 21-Jul-15 13:31:43

I must not know London as well as I thought because I thought Uxbridge itself would be cheaper than somewhere like Neasden?

OP, where do you actually want to live round there - are you near there already?

depositdonut Tue 21-Jul-15 14:27:28

Crossrail would be great but not sure about west drayton and hayes as the new third runway at heathrow will be on the doorstep! West drayton better though I think although those flats launched beginning of June so probably snapped up by now

So so many places in that sort of price range are cash buyers only or need major refurb. Or they're flats agents are leaving up despite having sold three years ago.... hmm

I don't live round there now but am looking to move. I know outer North west London fairly well. Best location would be ruislip/pinner/eastcote. Saw some new builds in uxbridge at the new St. Andrews development but they've gone quickly. Cheapest was £280k but most about £320k+

Wondering if I should move further away but with a great train line within a stones throw

Enquires about some flats on RightMove in Maidenhead but obviously theyve all gone...

ButtonClown Tue 21-Jul-15 14:35:10

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hatters Tue 21-Jul-15 14:35:15

I second Watford or South Oxhey. We lived there for nearly a year so my DH could commute to Central London while I worked in Uxbridge (though I never did go back to work in the end, post maternity leave).
My brother owns a one bed flat there that has just been valued at about £180k.
I think South Oxhey is not thought of as a good area? But we never had any trouble there and that probably makes it more affordable!

crazyauntie Tue 21-Jul-15 14:41:15

This one looks really nice however I'm not sure how close to London it is. Head Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4ZL

Hobbes8 Tue 21-Jul-15 14:44:18

Anywhere round Hounslow might work on your budget - Feltham has good transport links. Or there was a new development being built near Hayes and Harlington station a while ago, which has fast trains to Paddington via Ealing Broadway.

Hobbes8 Tue 21-Jul-15 14:46:18

Or keep an eye on this South Ruislip development, if it ever gets off the ground:

depositdonut Tue 21-Jul-15 15:01:48

Crazy - thanks for the idea but that's a two hour drive in the morning (or two and a bit journey by public transport)

Happy to commute about 45 mins by car I guess, an hour all in by public transport

crazyauntie Tue 21-Jul-15 15:34:50

This one is also nice? around 40 minutes on the train to London Waterloo. Drive, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5

crazyauntie Tue 21-Jul-15 15:38:59

Although my maps are saying its about 55mins drive from Uxbridge?

achieve15 Tue 21-Jul-15 15:45:11

OP, I just put a search in zoopla for properties within 3 miles of Uxbridge and quite a few came up at that price?

Londonbased87 Tue 21-Jul-15 20:59:50

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