The property market is as busy as ever right now as homeowners re-evaluate their needs following the Covid lockdown.

Whether it's an extra bedroom to use as a home office or a bigger garden, potential buyers are spoilt for choice right now.

The average house price in the UK has dropped by £1,000 in since December 2021 with the average house price in Basingstoke according to Rightmove currently standing at £327,423.

Buyers may feel more emboldened to buy following the governments launch on April 1st of  the mortgage guarantee scheme, in which the government guarantees 95% of the mortgage for buyers with 5% deposits.

With this in mind, the Gazette delves into the wide range of properties currently on the market.

Cliddesden Court

For those with deep pockets, a detached four bed house in Cliddesden Court can be snapped up for just under a million pounds.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Should you have a burning desire for three reception rooms, a double garage, Topiary trees and double wrought iron gates, this is the property for you.

Located right by Queen Mary’s College, the house was built 34 years ago with the house and land comprising a third of an acre.

Skippetts Lane

Meanwhile, for a measly £900,000, a five-bed detached house is available on Skippetts Lane just off Grove Road.

Basingstoke Gazette:

This 1930s family home looks out onto ‘mature private gardens’ with immature gardens apparently not in vogue.

The property has a spacious dual aspect sitting room, bay windows, French doors overlooking the garden and, of course, parquet flooring.

Goat Lane

On the more affordable side, a one bed flat situated on Goat Lane a stone’s throw away from the train station is currently on the market for £90,000 (leasehold). It has a double room and a sizeable living and dining area.

Basingstoke Gazette:

It is a short walk from Eastrop Park and the Discovery Centre, sitting squarely in Basingstoke Town Centre.

Daneshill Park

£99,950 will get you a leasehold studio on Rosehip Way, Lychpit a short walk from Daneshill Park Woods will a well sized living/bedroom. Ideal for those wishing to soak up all the sites and sounds of Basingstoke, especially as lockdown restrictions ease.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Shetland Road

A two-bed flat on Shetland Road is on the market for £170,000 (freehold) adjacent to the A33. The flat has an entrance hall and open plan kitchen/lounge/diner with balcony access.

Basingstoke Gazette:

The property is around 50% cheaper than the average Basingstoke property.