WHILE the cost of buying a home seems to go up and up, every now and again a property comes up that's an absolutely bargain, or seems to be.

And the current cheapest house for sale in Darlington is this one-bedroom flat on Haughton Road, according to Zoopla.

Complete with an open plan kitchen and living area, master bedroom and a three piece bathroom suite, the flat has gone on the market for £23,000.

Marketed as an "investment" opportunity, the second-floor flat is described as being situated within a converted townhouse.

Although the home is now sold subject to contract with the agent receiving an offer of £29,000, it will remain listed by the agent until the sale is legally completed.

Take a look below:

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