Why Birmingham is Perfect for First-Time Buyers

Home to not one or two but five universities and with a reputation as a young and vibrant city, Birmingham is a city for young people, making it the perfect choice for first-time buyers. With planning permission constantly being granted for new property developments and the city gaining more and more popularity with those looking for their next homes, there are plenty of reasons to get your foot on the property ladder in this wonderful time. 

The biggest reason why Birmingham is perfect for first-time buyers though is the variety of different places where properties will fall in their price range. These so-called hotspots are all areas that any house hunters should add to their list, as they offer the perfect combination of affordability and great location. So, if you are considering making the move to the second city, here are the areas that make Birmingham the perfect place for first-time buyers. 

Selly Oak

For first-time buyers happy to undertake a short commute by car, Selly Oak is a brilliant location to call your home thanks to its proximity to the city centre proper. This area of Birmingham is not only considered affordable when it comes to property prices but is also perfect for those still looking for somewhere with a vibrant social scene.

Selly Oak’s nighttime economy offers plenty of choices and you will also find yourself close to the usual amenities like supermarkets, along with some trendy shops, and places to grab a delicious bite to eat. Young families will also be pleased to hear that there are primary schools and nurseries nearby, making a move to Selly Oak the perfect choice for those with young children, or who plan on starting a family. 


Crowned the best place to live in the UK by the Birmingham Mail back in 2013, Solihull is also tipped as hot-spot for first-time buyers. Situated eight miles out from Birmingham’s centre, this area is known for a large variation in property prices so be sure to do plenty of research when choosing which properties to view!

The low property prices promised by Solihull are reason enough to make it appealing to first-time buyers and there too you will find plenty in the way of nightlife and entertainment with some very popular bars and restaurants located here. Solihull is also home to the National Exhibition Centre and the Resorts World Arena, so you will never be short of things to see and do close to home. Of course, the location of the arena and the centre mean that certain parts of Solihull will be livelier than others, so keep that in mind when house hunting. However, don’t let that put you off the area as there are plenty of properties selling for very reasonable prices. 


Not to be confused with the popular celebration of Halloween, the town of Halesowen is yet another place where first-time buyers will be able to get their foot on the property ladder close to Birmingham. With properties starting under the £100,000 mark, the 7 miles distance from the town to the centre of Birmingham isn’t enough to put buyers off. And, judging by previous sales, first-time buyers will be able to get plenty of space for their money in Halesowen in comparison to other areas. 

Properties in Birmingham and the West Midlands

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