WITH the stamp duty tax easing until next March, prospective homeowners may be thinking about purchasing their new house.

Properties in Harwich average at £213,714 which is lower than the national average of £231,855.

These are currently Zoopla's three cheapest homes to buy in Harwich right now:

Price: £10,000

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

This studio flat in St Augustines Court, Hill Road, in Dovercourt, is the cheapest potential pad on the market on Zoopla.

Zoopla's website said there are public transport links which include both Harwich Town and Dovercourt Railway Stations, together with a network of local bus services serving the surrounding vicinity.

It added: "[The] purchaser may consider the conversion of the area to a residential property subject to the necessary consent."

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

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Price: £50,000

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

A studio apartment is also available in Quayside Court, The Quay, in Harwich.

The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, shower room, kitchen (9ft2ins by 8ft11ins) and lounge/bedroom (11ft by 10ft). Outside, there is a communal residents car park.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

A statement on Zoopla said: "The building lies within a prominent position of Harwich, with views over the estuary and is within walking distance to nearby eateries, restaurants, takeaways and leisure facilities."

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

Price: £69.995

A one bedroom flat is also for sale in Stour Road, Harwich CO12.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

A statement on Zoopla about the home said: "This purpose built one bedroom apartment was constructed in 2002 and boasts open plan style living, allocated parking and is available as an ongoing by to let investment."

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

The flat includes a bedroom, kitchen bathroom, and lounge.

To find out more click here.