Owning a home is still top of the wish list for many renters and 2017 could be the year this dream comes true. From affordable housing initiatives to first time buyer packages, there’s many reasons why now is a good time to buy.
Waterside properties, stylish townhouses and luxury detached homes are just some of the stunning new-build properties on offer here at Countryside, so you’re sure to find your dream home. Of course, picking your perfect pad is just one part of the equation – the main issue is finances.
Helping hand though Help to Buy
Available to both first time buyers and existing homeowners is the Help to Buy scheme. According to government figures, 80% of people who have used the scheme were first time buyers, making it a fast favourite with newcomers to the housing market.
Through Help to Buy, buyers only need to save a 5% deposit and secure a 75% mortgage, with a five-year interest-free government loan covering the remaining 20%, meaning buying costs are much lower than via the traditional route.
Extras for First Time Buyers
New builds are becoming increasingly attractive for first time buyers due to the lack of work involved after moving day. With brand new, built-in kitchen appliances, freshly tiled bathrooms and ready-to-decorate interiors, homeowners needn’t worry about hidden maintenance and decorating costs.
Select Countryside home designs even come with ‘Essentials’ packages that are exclusive to first time buyers – this means that customers will also pick out flooring and curtains/blinds at no extra cost! What’s more, patient homebuyers could even bag themselves a showhome.
Upscale through Part Exchange
The Countryside Part Exchange initiative gives buyers the unique opportunity to secure their new home, without the worry of selling their existing property. Taking the stress out of moving house, users of the Part Exchange scheme will enjoy a quick sale with a guaranteed buyer at market value, whilst avoiding estate agent fees and the hassle that comes with a chain.