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Birmingham house buying guide

If you’re looking for houses for sale in Birmingham but you’re struggling to find the right area, read our guide to the best spots in Brum. To work out your budget and how you could boost your borrowing potential, create a free Tembo plan today — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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Where should I buy in Birmingham?

Birmingham has it all: traditional family homes in suburban towns, old warehouses transformed into modern apartments, and canalside cottages surrounded by fields. No matter what type of home you’re looking for, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this Midlands metropolis. 

With so much to choose from, finding the right location can be a challenge. We’ve outlined below the top 3 areas in Birmingham to buy to give you some inspiration.


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If you want to live as close to the action as possible, a flat in Digbeth could be right for you.

With street food, street art and New Street Station just around the corner, it’s great for creative young professionals or those looking for a good night out.

Plus, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the Bullring shopping centre and O2 Academy!

Once an industrial hub, the area’s currently on the receiving end of a £1bn+ pound makeover. Disused warehouses and factories are being turned into trendy apartments, modern offices and some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.

In fact, Birmingham City Council recently unveiled plans to transform the area into a healthy, walkable and sustainable place to live and work.

While the old Typhoo Tea Factory is set to become the BBC’s new regional headquarters.

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Check your eligibility for a range of buying schemes, and get a personalised recommendation with interest rates and repayments in under 10-minutes.


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Book a call with our experts to complete the qualification process, and we’ll cover off any questions you might have about any of the budget boosting schemes we advise on.


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Once you’ve found a property, your dedicated advisor will undertake full affordability checks to prepare the mortgage application. Then we’ll submit it on your behalf!


Make home happen

During conveyancing, we’ll liaise with the seller and your solicitors to ensure a smooth purchase. We’ll also provide a free protection review for your insurance needs

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Data sourced from Zoopla's June 2023 House Price Index and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 06/07/2023.