Help To Buy - Helps Many To Buy In Essex

Edge, part of the award winning Linden Homes’ development at Newhall in Harlow is selling well. Currently there are three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached homes available.

Edge is a collection of extraordinary 2, 3 and 4 bedroom contemporary homes built in beautifully landscaped grounds close to woodlands and fields.

This development has proved extremely popular – and one of the main catalysts for people moving here has been the Help to Buy scheme. It’s estimated that 95% of Edge customers have used Help to Buy to purchase their new Linden Home.

Help to Buy is a Government backed equity scheme that enables buyers to purchase a new home with just 5% deposit and a 20% Government equity loan – a loan that can be repaid at any time within the first 25 years - and is interest free for five years.

In its first year, more than 17,000 buyers used the scheme to buy a home. 88% of those were first time buyers.

Christie Alaimo, the sales and marketing director from Linden Homes Eastern says the combination of Help to Buy and the excellent commuting opportunities at many of the company’s Essex developments is having a significant impact on the local property market:

“In the past people dreamed of leaving London and the escalation of the capital’s property prices – but it’s only now, with the introduction of the Help to Buy scheme that they have been able to do something about it.

“It’s the combination of Help to Buy and the fact that our developments in Essex - developments like Edge, like St John’s in Chelmsford and Northfields in Colchester - are so easy to commute from, that has had such an impact on sales.

“Help to Buy has enabled people to question why they should pay London prices to rent a property when they can use Help to Buy to purchase a home that gives them so much more for their money.”

Edge at Newhall is just over a mile from Harlow Mill train station, from where you can catch a train into London Liverpool Street in around half an hour. It’s close to the M11 and the M25 and an approximately 20 minute drive from Stansted Airport.

For more details of the selection of houses and apartments available at Edge, Newhall, please visit the Linden Homes website, or you can call the sales and marketing suite on 0844 644 9562. The sales and marketing suite on site at Edge, Newhall is open every day from 10am to 5pm.

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For further information, contact Claire McCowan or Emma Cox at Remarkable Group on 01962 893893.

01 August 2014

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