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More first time buyers get on the first rung

29 October 2015

The National Association of Estate Agents 2015 Housing Survey reports that 29% of property sales across the country in September were to first time buyers. Essex is following that trend with Beresfords reporting that over the last couple of months first purchaser registrations are up 20% compared to last year. 

Help to Buy continues to be a major attraction” said Beresfords director, Terry Holmes “and with interest rates still at a historic low, there are some great mortgage deals out there for first time buyers”.

To see a short video on Help to Buy click here. You can view live information on first time buyer mortgage rates and more here.  

If you’ve decided now is the time to buy, here’s a selection of first time buyer homes to fit every budget.

This beautifully presented 1bedroom apartment in Braintree offers open plan accommodation, is less than a mile from the town’s rail station and even closer to the town centre. With allocated parking, it’s on the market at offers in excess of £150,000 and our Braintree sales team can tell you more. Call them on 01376 388699. 

If commuting to London is top priority, this 2 bedroom apartment with allocated parking in Romford ticks all the boxes. Within a mile of both Gidea Park and Romford stations with their direct service to Stratford and London Liverpool Street, you’ll be perfectly placed to be one of the first to benefit from Crossrail in 2017 as both are on the Crossrail route which will take you straight into London’s West End and beyond. Offers over £225,000 are sought so ring our Gidea Park sales team on 01708 874392 to view.   

Need something bigger? How about this 3 bedroom semi detached house in Heybridge which adjoins the delightful riverside town of Maldon? At £185,000 it’s spacious, has gas central heating, double glazing and its own courtyard garden. Local amenities including a Tesco superstore are very close by. Our Maldon sales team would be happy to talk to you about it and can be reached on 01621 853111. 

If convenience is what you are looking for, look no further. This 1 bedroom house on Hornchurch’s  popular Gloucester Green development is within walking distance of the District Underground Station in one direction, a major store in the other and also has the country park nearby. It’s also easy to get into the town centre for shops, eateries and a lot more. Being offered at £210,000, give our Hornchurch sales team a call on 01708 874380 if you want to view.

Maybe city life appeals? You’ll struggle to better the choice of bars, restaurants and shops (including a John Lewis under construction) in the country’s newest city, Chelmsford. Within easy reach of the centre yet close to local amenities including major supermarket and retail park, this 2 bedroom apartment with allocated parking is sure to impress. Our Chelmsford sales team can tell you all about it, speak to them on 01245 806932.