While some prospective buyers are looking to move into their dream home straightaway, others are looking for a project purchase.
At the moment, for many people, there has never been more time spent at home, thanks to the national lockdown, which may have made DIY refurbishments and renovations feel more appealing.
In light of this, SurreyLive has taken a look at four properties on the market right now for £500,000 or less, with the potential to do up, refurbish or renovate. The list below features properties in Horley, Dorking and Bagshot.
Bremner Avenue, Horley
First off we can take a look inside this semi-detached family home in Horley. Its interior requires modernising and refreshing, so it is ideal for those looking for a project.
Currently, on the first floor, there are four bedrooms. Outside, there is an enclosed rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn, with a patio, flower and shrub beds as well as a greenhouse and mature trees.
At the front of the house there is parking for numerous vehicles, a further lawned area and a carport which leads to a large garage and workshop, with power and lighting. It’s on the market for £400,000.
Beare Green, Dorking
This home in Paddock Close, Dorking, is on the market for £400,000 and has scope for extension.
It is a two-bed end of terrace home and has planning permission to construct a one-bedroom house on the end of the terrace. Due to this, it is likely that a planning application would be approved for a substantial two-storey extension.
There is a separate planning application that has also been approved for a single-storey extension to the property. The home currently features an entrance hall, a fitted kitchen and an enclosed garden to the rear.
Horley Road, Charlwood
This bungalow in Charlwood, on the market for £500,000, offers plenty of opportunity for development given its location. It sits off a private driveway and backs onto open fields.
The home currently has a living room with an open fireplace, two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a kitchen diner. Exposed beams appear throughout.
Outside there is an expanse of lawn, offering plenty of potential, with a paved patio, mature trees and a pond. There is also plenty of parking space and a detached garage.
Bagshot Green, Bagshot
Lastly, we can take a look inside this three-bed property in Bagshot Green, Bagshot.
It is also on the market for £400,000 and in need of updating. There is scope to extend the house and to renovate in order to increase its value.
Currently, it features a double garage, parking for several cars and an enclosed rear garden with a workshop in it. There is no onward chain.