Wakefield vs Valencia, Spain

2015 / Episode 14 on 22 June 2015

Episode 14

Young couple Richard Fall and Laura Howes are thinking of settling down to start a family. But should they buy a nice big home in Wakefield, near where they live now in Leeds or have one last fling and buy a small apartment in vibrant Valencia, where they’ve spent happy holidays? Is now the time to be sensible – or live a bit? Jasmine Harman and Laura Hamilton take on their dilemma.

Property 1:

Five bed Edwardian semi in Wakefield

With an eclectic mix of period and modern features, this substantial property sits on a corner plot. Arranged over three floors, there's plenty of space. Outside there's off street parking and a paved patio area. Priced at £219,950 with William H Brown (www.williamhbrown.co.uk).

Property 2:

Four bed bay-fronted Victorian town house

Close to the city centre, this four bed terraced house has a large kitchen diner and separate lounge on the ground floor, two bedrooms and two bathrooms - one with a spa bath - on the first floor and two additional bedrooms on the second floor. On the market with Reeds Rains (www.reedsrains.co.uk) for £265,000.

Property 3:

Five bed Victorian terraced house

Within walking distance of the city centre, this five bed Victorian terrace has a large basement, lounge, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor and bedrooms and bathrooms on the remaining two floors. Outside there's an enclosed rear garden and an attractive block paved driveway. Priced at £265,000 with Holroyd Miller (www.holroydmiller.co.uk).

Property 4:

Three bed top floor apartment in Montolivet

Located in a quiet part of the suburb, this three bed, two bathroomed apartment is in need of renovation. Outside there's a communal roof terrace. Priced at £69,672 with Redturia (www.redturia.com).

Property 5:

Three bed apartment in Ruzafa

With traditional Spanish tiled floors and high ceilings, this three bed apartment has plenty of character. Outside space is a small balcony which gets the morning sun. The asking price is £86,967 with Primo Grupo Centroval (Website www.primergrupo.com).

Property 6:

Three bed apartment with private terrace in Ruzafa

Close to the market, this spacious first floor apartment has three bedrooms and a large roof terrace. On the market with Brany Servicios Inmobiliarios (www.brany.es) for £69,672.