Area watch: the property guide to south-east London

South-east London is emerging as one of the capital's top hunting grounds for first-time buyers, with 15,000 starter homes bought there in the last year, according to new research by Hamptons International.

Good-value areas furthest from central London have seen the highest levels of demand - such as Beckenham, Crystal Palace and Bromley, where homes with two or more bedrooms can still be found priced under £300,000.

One-bedroom flats are more popular with first-timers who are considering postcodes closer to the centre, such as Brixton or Surrey Quays.

"For some first-time buyers it's simply a case of finding a home that they can afford," says Johnny Morris, head of research at Hamptons International. "But an increasing number are choosing to skip a step in their housing journey, looking for a bigger home they can stay in for longer."

Join us as we take a property tour across south-east London to discover the best-value areas to buy, average prices and much more...
 

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