Whether you think it’s a great idea or give it up, there’s no denying it: Dudley is asking for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022.
Dating back to the Saxon era, when it was called Dudda’s leah (Dudda Glade), the town has a long and proud history. Not only does it have the tourist attractions of Dudley Castle, the Black Country Museum, and a fascinating geological history (the Dudley virus, anyway?), The birthplace of legendary English footballer Duncan Edwards has big ambitions for the future. .
Rightly, the district council announced that it was bidding on Black Country Day (July 14). With a £ 1 billion regeneration program underway, the historic capital of the Black Country is certainly optimistic about its future.
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The housing market is also buoyant in Dudley. Land register figures show house prices rose 1.6% in May, more than the West Midlands average. And over the past 12 months, house prices in the region have risen 16%, far outpacing other boroughs in the West Midlands. This means that the average house price in Dudley is now £ 204,002, up from £ 175,925 the year before.
It’s no wonder that Dudley is looking for a proposition that is more appealing to buyers and now is a great time to set up wum and settle in a place where you can smother your fit and flaunt your tranklements with it. pride.
We’ve taken a look at some of the best Dudley homes on the market right now, from budget-priced basement decks to charming country-style homes.
Less than £ 100,000
Less than two miles from downtown Dudley, close to Netherton Park and a 20-minute walk to the Bumble Hole Local Nature Reserve, this mid-terrace house in Baptist End Road, Netherton is up for auction and could just be the ticket to get you on the property ladder.
It has a guide price of just £ 90,000 which means it’s way below the local average, but you’ll need big bucks to fix it.
It is set back from the road and in addition to a living room and lounge, there is a bathroom downstairs. The two bedrooms of this freehold, chain-free property are on the first floor. As the area was known for its coal mines, the agent also has a mining report available for potential buyers to review.
The house is available through modern auctions and a buyer fee also applies.
You can find more information about the property and the auction process here.
Cash buyers are advised for this immaculate two-bedroom duplex apartment as there are only 61 years left on the lease. It is possible to extend the lease, but it will likely cost thousands of pounds.
Priced at £ 95,000, it is around half a mile from Dudley town center and 15 minutes from Merry Hill Shopping Center in Brierley Hill, making it ideally located for local transport and shopping.
The apartment has an entrance hall which leads to the large open plan living and dining area. The ground floor also has a kitchen with wall and base units, an electric stove, plumbing for the washing machine and space for appliances.
Upstairs are the two bedrooms and a bathroom with bathtub with shower head, sink, toilet and heated towel rail.
Outside, the owners share the communal gardens and there is also an allocated parking space.
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Less than £ 150,000
This corner Hampton Street house, at the end of a row of terraces, is on the market for £ 125,000. It needs a bit of TLC to turn it into a cozy family home, but it comes without a chain, so if you pick it up, it might not be long before you remove the wallpaper and make it your own. .
The front door opens directly into the living room, which has windows to the front and back. The dining area is directly next door and this leads into the kitchen, which has wall and base units, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer and stove.
A door from the kitchen leads to the rear exterior courtyard.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a bathroom with toilet, sink and bath with shower.
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If the idea of DIY gives you a cold sweat, this mid-terrace near Dudley town center has been recently renovated, making it ready to move in. It is priced at £ 130,000 and comes without a chain.
The main entrance is to the side of the house and it opens into an entrance hall which leads to the living room facing the front.
The dining room is behind the hallway and there are stairs to the cellar. At the rear of the house is the kitchen with built-in units, an electric oven and a gas hob, a heated towel rail, space for appliances and plumbing for the washing machine.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a storage room, plus a bathroom with bathtub with shower, sink in the vanity unit and WC.
Outside there is a paved patio, steps to an artificial turf lawn and further steps to shrubs.
Find out more here.
Less than £ 200,000
Club Row, Upper Gornal
Situated between Cotwall End Nature Reserve and Wren’s Nest Nature Reserve, this semi-detached house dates back to the late 1700s and could be considered a paradise.
On the market for £ 150,000, the house and adjoining property, which is also for sale, is known as Chapel House and played an important role in early Methodism.
They were twice converted into a chapel in the early 1800s, first by Wesleyan Methodists and again in the 1830s by New Connexion Methodists.
The property is built in massive Gornal stone, which has been plastered, and has three reception rooms and two bedrooms.
The ground floor comprises a hallway with storage space, a living room, a dining room, a third room which currently serves as an office and a kitchen.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The rear garden is walled and private and has a paved patio, gravel area, garden shed and gated side access.
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This extended three bedroom semi-detached house is on the Russells Hall estate and has undergone some upgrades. It is freehold and is on the market for £ 189,950.
Approached by a long driveway, it has an entrance hall, a cloakroom next to which is an extended and open kitchen-living room with fitted wardrobes, integrated appliances, gas hob, stove, space for washing machine and patio doors to the garden.
There is also a spacious living room with gas fireplace which overlooks the front garden and a long driveway.
Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms and one single. The family bathroom has a corner jacuzzi bath, separate shower, sink and WC.
Outside there is a lawned garden and patio, as well as a 20 foot long garage with overhead doors.
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Up to £ 300,000
Located in the All Saints Conservation Area, this is a period property which is on the market for £ 269,950.
It has retained many of its original features and the current owner has made a number of improvements as well.
But it’s not just the house that’s attractive – there are also incredible panoramic views from the back garden towards Clee and the Wrekin Hills.
It is a quiet and secluded part of Parkdale and the house has a hallway, an attractive living room with a period fireplace, a dining area with wooden floors and a complementary wood-burning fireplace, and a kitchen- Renovated dining room with Belfast sink, room for a stove and chalet style units.
Upstairs, there are three good-sized bedrooms, a bathroom with wooden shutters, a freestanding clawfoot tub, a separate shower and a vintage sink in a rustic unit. The WC is separate.
Outside there is a walled front garden with private side and rear gardens, walled to one side, and cottage style flower beds.
More information can be found here
Less than £ 550,000
It was won in a 2020 raffle and the new owners put it back on the market. This four bedroom house in Catholic Lane has a guide price of £ 540,000 after initially being put on the market for £ 650,000 just over a month ago.
There is 1751 square feet of space and planning permission to expand the property to create a new garage, family space on the first level and a master suite on the second level. The house is equipped with CCTV surveillance and the central heating can be controlled via an app.
Full of character, there are wooden floors on the ground floor and exposed beams on the ceiling. The main reception room has a recess with wood burner, two side windows and doors to the utility / utility room and office.
The kitchen is ideal for those who enjoy open concept living. It has fitted units, an island with seating, a stove, a gas hob, space and plumbing for appliances, an exposed brick niche with a log burner and double patio doors to the garden. back.
The master bedroom on the first floor has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet, and there are three other good sized bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes.
The family bathroom has a shower, claw-foot tub, toilet and sink.
The lower ground floor has two storage rooms.
Outside there are multi-level gardens with artificial grass and paving, a planted lawn and shrub, as well as a paved driveway and space for a number of vehicles.
More information about this house can be found here
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