Free Mortgage Advice Event: Help For First Time Buyers At Greyfriars Quarter
26 Oct 2017

Linden Homes is helping first time buyers get on the property ladder at its Greyfriars Quarter development in Gloucester by holding a free mortgage advice event on Thursday 2nd November from 10am to 7.30pm.

Sue Scholfield, sales and marketing director for Linden Homes, said: “If you are unsure if you can afford to move or would like to learn more about the Help to Buy scheme, we would encourage you to come and talk it through with our sales executives at the event. We will have independent financial advisors available to explain the process and offer advice; you really could move sooner than you think, and save money, thanks to Help to Buy.

“For tenants, paying monthly rent to your landlords isn’t just money down the drain, it can actually be more expensive than buying! By owning a brand new Linden home your energy bills are likely to be reduced as a result of the energy efficiency features and you won’t get any nasty surprises associated with buying a second hand property, like the need for a new roof or boiler. Owning your home is very special, you can decorate it as you wish, make any changes and it’s a savvy investment for the future.

“There are a number of initiatives available to help with that much needed deposit but it’s the monthly savings that are really impressive.”

In Gloucester a typical new two bedroom apartment would cost approximately £695 to rent each month. However, using the government’s Help to Buy scheme to purchase a similar £149,995 home would save over £285 per month!

Adam Champion, an independent expert from New Homes Mortgage Helpline, explained: “Home 75 is a contemporary apartment priced at £149,995. Using Help to Buy, you would only need a five per cent deposit of £7,500. There would be a 20 per cent government equity loan and then you would only require a 75 per cent mortgage of £112,496, which would equate to £405 per month, based on a typical 1.74 per cent two year fixed mortgage over a 30 year term.”

Sue added: “So far, 43 per cent of the homes at Greyfriars Quarter have been reserved using Help to Buy. Joining the housing ladder is not just a good investment in the long term but it pays to move in the short term too. We’re very passionate about helping people to achieve that important milestone and would encourage anyone interested to come along to our event at the weekend to see how much they could afford and find out more.”

To clarify the Help to Buy process Linden Homes has created a new step-by-step animation which gives a simple overview of the scheme. To view the animation, visit:

Located in the very heart of Gloucester, Greyfriars Quarter is a popular development that is currently offering a selection of stylish two bedroom apartments.

For more information visit the sales and marketing suite off Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HT. The development is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Call 01452 404519


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