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Bournemouth house buying guide

Looking for houses for sale in Bournemouth, but not sure which area to choose? You’re in the right place! Our Bournemouth Location Guide will show you the best places to live. To see what you could afford and how you could get on the ladder sooner, create a free Tembo plan — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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Where should I buy in Bournemouth?

The seaside town of Bournemouth is a great place for first time buyers to put down roots. This lively, south coast town provides everything you could need plus access to miles of golden beach. 

Due to its rare microclimate, Bournemouth offers its residents more sunshine hours and warmer seas - making it the perfect place for those who love an outdoor dip.

There are plenty of coastal villages surrounding Bournemouth which are all worth a visit in their own right. But where are the top areas to look to buy? Keep reading to find out the top 3 places to buy a home in Bournemouth.


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Southbourne or “Sobo” as it’s also called, lies to the west of Bournemouth and is a great choice for young families looking to buy a home.

It’s largely a residential area but you’ll find plenty of cute cafes, restaurants and pubs down on Southbourne Grove.

The High Street also has its fair share of cafes and interesting independent stores, too. 

Southbourne also has one of the nicest (and less chaotic) stretches of beach in Dorset. Simply take the Fisherman’s Walk nature trail, which cuts through woodland, to get to the family-friendly Southbourne Beach.

There’s also nearby cliff top walks where you’ll get stunning views of the coastline, as well as a Visitor Centre perfect for family days out.

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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!


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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.