THE property market is booming right now, and first time buyers have plenty of options to choose from in Hampshire.

First-time buyers in Hampshire spent an average of £258,000 on their property in February – £14,000 more than a year ago, and £34,000 more than in January 2016.

Getting your foot on the property ladder will be easier for some, following the governments launch on April 1 of the mortgage guarantee scheme, in which the government guarantees 95% of the mortgage for buyers with 5% deposits.

Here are five houses up for sale on Zoopla that are perfect for those looking to buy their first home.

Project house- £100,000

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If you are looking to bag are bargain and do not mind getting your hands dirty, this property in Southampton could be perfect.

Up for on auction on May 19, the property has a guide price of just £100,000.

This semi detached house is located on St Denys Road, heading out of Southampton towards Bitterne Park.

It is an older house offering three bedrooms and an open plan reception room, but it is in need of updating and improvements.

This property would make an ideal family home when works are completed, making this a desirable investment/speculative project.

One bed house- £150,000

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Up for sale for £150,00 is this spacious one-bedroom house.

Downstairs the accommodation comprises of a newly fitted kitchen and a spacious living room.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with built in storage and a newly fitted bathroom.

Externally there is an allocated parking space and a lockable storage cupboard.

Two bed terraced- £175,000

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Up for sale for £175,000, this two-bed terraced house in Portsmouth is ideal for first time buyers.

When entering this home you will be greeted by an entrance porch leading to a dining area then through to the lounge. The kitchen is at the rear leading to a very good size westerly facing garden.

Upstairs to this home will not disappoint with good size main bedroom and single and three piece bathroom suite.

One bed semi-detached- £220,000

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This quite unique one bedroom freehold house enjoys its own exceptionally sized secluded and private garden as well as two off-road parking spaces. T

The living room is a superb size and has a defined dining area and French doors overlooking and leading to the garden. The kitchen is through an arch and also overlooks the rear garden.

Upstairs, the bedroom is a well-proportioned double aspect room with built in wardrobes and there is a full bathroom.

 The superb garden enjoys a sunny and secluded aspect with patio, lawn and several established shrubs.

One bed flat- £235,000

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This spacious and light, one bedroom, first floor flat is located in the heart of Winchester, and just a stones throw from the local train station.

The property is well-presented throughout and is comprised of an entrance hallway, a well-proportioned lounge, good-sized bedroom, fitted kitchen and a four piece suite bathroom. The property also benefits from two storage cupboards.

The property also benefits from a communal garden and additional storage.