There are many reasons why first-time buyers are keen to get their foot on the property ladder, as revealed by new research from The Post Office Money. It found that a fifth (21%) of budding first-time buyers want the security of a long-term place to live, and a quarter of felt that renting was not a suitable use of their money . Perfect for first-time buyers looking for security and a long-term investment in a home of their own, the beautiful new homes at Millwood Designer Homes’ development Woodlands View in Hastings, East Sussex, are currently available with Help to Buy, easing the financial burden by requiring just a five percent deposit.
Nestled amongst picturesque surroundings to the North of Hastings, backing onto open woodland and with stunning views across the countryside towards the Sussex coastline, Woodlands View is a stylish collection of new homes offering a selection of two to five bedroom homes. All properties have been carefully designed to blend contemporary and traditional architecture with a first-class specification. Ideal for first time buyers, purchasers can secure their dream home with a smaller deposit of five percent with the Help to Buy scheme. The Government provides an equity loan of up to 20% of the property’s value, interest free for the first five years, requiring the buyer to raise a mortgage for the remaining 75%.
Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Purchasing your first home is an exciting step to take, and the Help to Buy scheme makes home ownership a reality for those who don’t have access to a large deposit. Hastings is an up and coming area, well-suited to first time buyers; Woodlands View has already seen a number of first time buyers getting on the property ladder, which we hope will continue, offering the perfect opportunity to purchase a high quality home at an affordable price.”
First-time buyers Natalie and Drew have recently purchased their first property together at Woodlands View using Help to Buy. Natalie explains: “Drew and I were living together in rented accommodation for about a year, before we decided we wanted to get onto the property ladder. Effectively, we were throwing money down the drain every month while renting. As I’m self-employed, it made perfect sense to use Help to Buy, which was extremely beneficial to us.”
One of the two bedroom homes currently available at Woodlands View offers first-time buyers flexible and spacious living accommodation, perfect to grow into. The open plan living and dining area features French doors at the rear, opening out onto the garden. Upstairs, two double bedrooms provide the perfect space to relax and unwind, and share a central bathroom. Many homes benefit from spectacular views over pretty woodland and open countryside.
Hastings is conveniently situated on the south coast, offering a range of amenities including a selection of independent shops, restaurants, bars, theatres and award winning pier. Only three miles away, Hastings Old Town is home to Priory Meadow Shopping centre, with a large selection of high street names and designer stores.
For access into the city, Hastings station provides direct trains into Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Victoria in 90 minutes. The introduction of High Speed rail links to Hastings will reduce the journey time from Hastings to Kings Cross to 68 minutes.
Prices at Woodlands View start from £240,000 for the last remaining two bedroom home and four bedroom homes are available from £485,000. For more information please visit www.millwooddesignerhomes.co.uk or call 01424 390150.