The cost-of-living crisis means higher energy bills and soaring rent prices with more and more young people, especially first-time buyers, struggling to find affordable mortgage rates. There are other ways to get on the property market though, with auction properties often being sold at competitive prices.This two-bed home in College Street, Long Eaton, could be perfect for first-time buyers and has real potential, but it is in need of dramatic refurbishment. It's also being sold at nearly half the price it was originally up for sale for.The home has a guide price of £110,000 after being reduced from £190,000 in October 2023. It's being sold online by Pattinson Auctions.They said: "The accommodation comprises of entrance, lounge, dining room and kitchen to the ground floor. Two bedrooms and shower room to the first floor. Outside there is off-road car parking to the front and an enclosed garden to the rear."You can find out more about the property here.