Whether you want to buy or rent, Peterborough offers great housing and lifestyle choice.

If you want to buy outright, then the first port-of-call is to get a feel for the local market online.

Prices here are, for example, around 30% less than those in neighbouring Stamford and Huntingdon.

At any given time there are thousands of properties for sale on Rightmove within a short radius of the city.

If your budget is a bit tighter, but you still want to own your home, then you might consider buying using one of the government ‘Help to Buy’ schemes.

Cross Keys homes is the largest local developer of Shared Ownership homes, with current prices of around £100,000 for a 50% stake in a new 3 bedroom home.

You can view other low cost home ownership options on the local Help to Buy Agent portal.