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Leeds house buying guide

If you’re looking for houses for sale in Leeds but you’re struggling to decide which area is right for you, our Leeds house buying guide will give you inspiration you need. See how much you can afford by creating a free Tembo plan — or try out our Mortgage Calculator.

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£209,900 Average Property Price


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£82,000 Average Affordability Boost

Where should I buy in Leeds?

Leeds is a city of many talents. Whether you want to spend your time exploring mouthwatering tasting menus, huge sporting arenas or some of the UK’s most beautiful National Parks, this northern city has something for everyone. 

With trendy places to be and breathtaking views to see, deciding exactly where to live in Leeds can be a challenge. There’s just so much choice! To give you some ideas, we’ve outlined the top 3 areas to live in Leeds below.


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Chapel Allerton

If you’d like to live just a short drive from the centre of Leeds, Chapel Allerton could be the suburb for you. 

With its close proximity to Leeds City Museum and the First Direct Arena, you could easily head into the city every weekend.

At the same time, this charming town is a place to be in its own right.

Boasting plenty of art, culture and live events, it’s no surprise that Chapel Allerton is popular among young professionals and families alike.

You’ll also be just a matter of minutes from Roundhay Park. Covering more than 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens, it’s one of the biggest parks in Europe and the perfect place to enjoy a bit of nature.

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4 simple steps to getting the keys to your new home

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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.


Talk to an expert

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.


Find a property

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.