House prices in Wales may have gone down in recent months, but getting a foot on the property ladder is as hard as ever. Latest figures show the average house price in Wales to be £217,000.

It's still possible to land a decent-sized family home on a budget in North Wales. But like anything, there's always a catch.

We scoured Rightmove to find some of the cheapest houses currently on sale in North Wales and we found a few potential homes that will be going under the hammer with a guide price of £60,000 or less.

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From recently refurbished homes perfect for first-time buyers to time-consuming fixer uppers, there was quite a variety. Here's what we found.

Bridge Street, Corwen - £45,000 guide price

The semi-detached property needs a lot of work

Starting off with this three bedroom semi-detached house on Bridge Street in Corwen. Like many properties that go to auction in this price range, the house is very much a fixer-upper.

And this one needs a lot of work. The interior will need to be stripped completely bare and some walls may need to be knocked down, but one of the most pressing issues is the disintegrating floor in what appears to be the sitting room.

Probably not one for first-time flippers, but there's plenty to work with with two reception rooms, three bedrooms and decently sized kitchen and bathroom. The property will be sold at auction at 2pm on September 21 at the Lion Quays Resort in Weston Rhyn, Gobowen. More info here.

Three bedroom terraced house in Pentrefelin - £50,000 guide price

The three bedroom house will go under the hammer with a £50,000 guide price

The terraced property in Pentrefelin, near Amlwch, is set to go under the hammer on Thursday, November 9. With a guide price far lower than the average house price on Anglesey, the listing may pique the interest of anyone looking to get a foot on the property ladder. And while it may need some work, it doesn't need a complete overhaul like most properties in this price bracket.

A short distance away from Amlwch, the house comprises a lounge, kitchen and rear porch on the ground floor, with the three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, as well as a small yard to the back.

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The décor needs a bit of work. The living room has an electric fire that's seen better days and would benefit from a new carpet and a fresh lick of paint to the walls. The kitchen is where most of the work appears to be needed. There's no cooker and the units and floor tiles need replacing but these are jobs that are often needed with much pricier properties than this one.

The same goes for the bathroom upstairs which appears a bit grubby in the listing. There appears to be a bit of mould in one of the corners and at the very least, you would want some kind of new flooring and wall tiles. Two of the bedrooms are of a similar size with another slightly smaller one. These rooms don't appear to need as much work as other sections of the house - they're similar to the living room with perhaps a new carpet and a fresh lick of paint enough to do the job.

With a guide price of £50,000, the house will be sold via public auction held at the town hall in Llangefni. For more information on the sale, you can view the listing here.

Pen Llŷn cottage a short walk away from the beach - £50,000 guide price

Nefyn, on Pen Llŷn, was the biggest victim of house price inflation last year, according to Rightmove figures
Nefyn, on Pen Llŷn, was the biggest victim of house price inflation last year, according to Rightmove figures

The end-of-terrace house is located a short walk from Traeth Nefyn on Fron Terrace in Nefyn. It will go under the hammer later this month with a guide price of £50,000. Unlike most properties in this price bracket, this Gwynedd cottage isn't a fixer-upper by any means.

With gardens to the front and back overlooking the Pen Llŷn countryside, the cottage is already an appealing prospect - and that's without stepping foot inside. Whoever snaps up the cottage in the auction will not have a great deal of work to do when it comes to the interior.

Well presented throughout, the ground floor consists of a relatively spacious living room, kitchen, hallway, toilet, conservatory, and a spare room. Two bedrooms and a bathroom can be found on the first floor with a further loft room on the floor above.

It's relatively rare for a house with a £50,000 guide price to need as little work as this Nefyn cottage does. From the pictures in the listing, it appears that the house doesn't need any kind of renovation, apart from a fresh coat of paint in the odd room.

One of the property's main selling points, apart from the location and price, is the spacious garden to the back of the house. It has a decent-sized decking area and a small lawn with two sheds and views of the surrounding fields.

Viewings are available from Saturday, October 21 to Monday, October 23 when the cottage will go to auction. For more information on the sale, you can view the listing here.

One bedroom cottage in Holywell - £60,000 guide price

The one bedroom cottage in Holywell will go to auction with a £60,000 guide price

This one bedroom mews house on Holywell High Street has been recently refurbished. It may be compact but it's well presented throughout with an open living area and newly fitted kitchen on the ground floor and a double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.

It's ideal for a first time buyer and each room is spacious enough if you can manage with a single bedroom house. The property has a guide price of £60,000 and is for sale by online auction which starts at 12pm on October 25 and ends at 12pm on October 31.

For more information, you can view the listing here.

Three bedroom terraced house in Caernarfon - £60,000 guide price

The house on Chapel Street has a guide price of £60,000

Unlike the Holywell property, this terraced house on Chapel Street in Caernarfon needs a full refurbishment - as properties in this price bracket often do.

The kitchen in particular needs some major work from the floor to the ceiling, which appears to have a couple of large holes in it. There also appears to be mould on the walls of some of the other rooms.

Like the Corwen house at the top of this list, this Caernarfon property needs a decent amount of work to make it into a comfortable home. But with three bedrooms across three floors, there's a good amount of space to play with.

It probably isn't one for first-time buyers considering the work that needs to be done, but for experienced flippers, the town centre property may be a worthwhile project. It has a guide price of £60,000, for more information, you can view the listing here.

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