Continuing on Five this week is the informative and entertaining six-part series that explores how to find the perfect place to live in Britain. Each week, the show pinpoints the best locales to start a property hunt using up-to-the-minute industry knowledge. The series is co-presented by lifestyle and property expert Melissa Porter (‘I Own Britain’s Best Home’) and home-renovation specialist Ian Blandford. This week’s programme sees the experts focus on value for money.

Each instalment of the Property List presents a countdown of the best places to either buy or build a home in Britain. A different theme is covered in each programme, from sunny coastal idylls to cosy village communities.

Every location featured in the countdown has been thoroughly researched against certain criteria, including property prices and employment rates, as well as the state of the local economy and the quality of life in the area. Properties in all price brackets and regions will be highlighted in the top ten – so there is something for every budget.

As well as presenting all the facts up front, the series attempts to show the human side of these locations through interviews with estate agents and the people who live there.

While property on the continent is perceived to be better value for money, this series encourages buyers to look closer to home, and demonstrates that the dream may well be within arm’s reach.

In the third instalment of the series, Melissa and Ian travel the length and breadth of the country in search of the ten locations that offer the best value for money. From Denbigh in Wales to Bradley Stoke near Bristol, Bexley in Greater London to Chester-le-Street in the Northeast, these are ten places where house-hunters can get more for their cash – particularly important in the current property climate.

Far from just being cheap, however, the ten locations that make the final list offer a high standard of living. While price is important for any buyer, nobody wants to compromise on location – so the Property List presents a rundown of places where value for money and quality of life combine. Melissa and Ian also find out just what it is about these locations that make them superb places to buy in 2008 – whether it is low crime rates, excellent schools, superb transport links or good employment prospects. The Property List has done all the hard, time-consuming background work so the viewers do not have to.

Featuring such gems as the market town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire, the evolving town of Milton Keynes and the historic town of Stafford in the Midlands, this week’s show includes something for all buyers. After a whistle-stop tour of the country and a thorough examination of all the relevant facts and figures, which location will come out top of the Property List?

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