BOURNEMOUTH is quickly becoming the go-to place for people to move to which is leading to a competitive housing market. 

Our bustling seaside town has seven stunning miles of golden sandy beaches as well as plenty of places to eat and drink making it the ideal place to settle down. 

With the coronavirus pandemic leading people to look for more open space and a better quality of life, lots of people from outside of the region are looking to move to the town - making the market more competitive than ever. 

In his latest budget announcement the Chancellor declared that the stamp duty holiday -which freezes extra property costs - will continue until the end of June this year. 

The extension means if you are buying a home up to the value of £500,000 you will not pay any stamp duty if the purchase is completed by 30 June 2021. 

That, coupled with the five per-cent deposit scheme, means that affordable properties are being snapped up quickly. 

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Real estate company Zoopla has compiled a list of the places in Bournemouth where the lowest average house price was paid over the last 12 months.

Central Bournemouth comes out on top with the average price paid for a home at £204,751 – more than £20,000 less than the average house price in East Cliff and Springbourne. 

Here are the cheapest areas to buy a house in Dorset according to Zoopla:

1. BH2
Bournemouth Central - £204,751

2. BH1
East Cliff and Springbourne - £228,517

3. BH5

Boscombe - £242,779

4. BH4

Westbourne - £270,861

5. BH11

Kinson, Bearwood and West Howe - £282,974

6. BH8

Queens Park - £295,294

7. BH12

Newton, Alderney and Rossmore - £299,082

8. BH17

Creekmoor and Canford Heath - £305,729

9. BH15

Poole - £312,616

10. BH10

Northbourne and Ensbury Park - £333,109