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Paying stamp duty is yet another expense in the costly process of moving house. Here are three family homes that fall beneath the stamp duty level of pounds 175,000.

What: A comfortable three-bedroom family house in Hamsterley.

Highlights: This well-presented detached home is on the popular Oakwell Court Estate. The property has gardens to three sides, as well as patio areas to the rear and driveways for parking. It has a lounge and a dining room, as well as a kitchen, a conservatory and a single garage. Upstairs are the family bathroom and the three bedrooms, with the master having an en-suite.

Where: Oakwell Court, Hamsterley Colliery, near Consett.

Agent: Pattinson, tel: (0845) 146-1587.

Price: pounds 174,950.

What: A semi-detached house situated on the edge of Ryton Village.

Highlights: The present owners have renovated this three-bedroom property to a high standard .

There is a cottage-style garden and patio area.

The gardens are also well-stocked with shrubs. The ground floor has a lounge, family/dining area, and a kitchen, while the first floor has the three bedrooms and a bathroom.

There is double-glazing throughout, and a front garden with a drive and single garage.

Where: Hawthorn Gardens, Ryton, Gateshead.

Agent: Halifax, tel: (0845) 402 0839.

Price: pounds 175,000.

What: A three-bed property in West Monkseaton.

Highlights: This semidetached house is in need of restoration but a bit of TLC could help bring it up to standard.

There is a driveway and garage as well as gardens to the front and back, with the rear having a paved patio area.

There is a lounge, kitchen and dining area. The first floor has the three bedrooms as well as a family bathroom.

Where: Selwyn Avenue, Whitley Bay.

Agent: Your Move, tel: (0191) 253-4117.

Price: pounds 150,000.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 28, 2009
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