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Portsmouth house buying guide

Looking for houses for sale in Portsmouth, but not sure which area to choose? You’re in the right place! Our Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth?

The island port city of Portsmouth is a great place to buy a home for first time buyers and home movers alike. The city Is steeped in naval and maritime history, and offers fantastic seaside attractions including piers and beaches. Its centre is home to plenty of cute cafes, eateries and bars as well as a modern shopping complex, galleries and event spaces.

Encompassing Portsea Island and the mainland areas of Cosham, Port Solent, Wymering, Drayton and Farlington, there are plenty of areas to consider when looking for houses for sale in Portsmouth. We've outline the top 3 area to buy in to get your search going.


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Famed for its beach, the Victorian suburb of Southsea is located at the southern end of Portsea Island.

But Southsea hasn't just got a Victoria past - there is also a castle built in the time of Henry VIII, as well as the Royal Marines Museum.

But it’s not all history! There is a range of charming cafes and coffee houses too, as well as local, independent shops and trendy restaurants along Albert Road.

Southsea also has good transport links into the centre, as well as a regular ferry rides over to the Isle of Wight.

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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.