A limited collection of eight high quality apartments are ready to be snapped up under the government-backed Help to Buy scheme at Linden Homes’ Westfield Waterside development in up-and-coming Earlsfield.
Help to Buy supports househunters with deposits as low as five per cent to buy properties worth up to £600,000 – so there is likely to be intense competition for the homes located in a green pocket between King George’s Park and the River Wandle.
The eight stylish apartments each have two bedrooms and two bathrooms and enjoy views out over the river. For buyers quickest off the mark, there are two which also have dual aspect windows.
The full-height glazing makes for light and airy interiors and each apartment comes with a balcony or terrace. There is also underfloor heating, a concierge service, and a secure video entry system, plus the opportunity of up to 1 gigabyte Hyperoptic broadband.
The quality of the homes is matched by the popularity of the location. Earlsfield has caught the eye of young professionals, entrepreneurs and couples drawn by its connections and more realistic prices.
The attention has sparked investment, new shops and a growing café culture which, with the addition of Help to Buy, is sharpening the focus of property watchers onto Westfield Waterside.
Help to Buy works by the government lending buyers up to 20 per cent of the cost so that a five per cent deposit is all that is needed for a 75 per cent mortgage. The government loan is fee free for the first five years of owning the home.
Linden Homes South East managing director Darren Maddox said: “With Help to Buy a home in the capital is a real possibility – and Westfield Waterside is an ideal base for making the most of London.
“International focus on Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea is also likely to see demand spill over into Earlsfield and deliver rising values for those who get in ahead of the market. We’re advising househunters to take advantage now and not be left behind.”
Colliers International is the sales agent for Westfield Waterside. Ben Morris, associate director residential - new homes, added: “I’ve been covering the Earlsfield area for over five years and the demographics have definitely evolved in recent years from being a family safe-haven to a universally fashionable pocket of south-west London.
“Historically, the area has been popular with young families looking to take advantage of good local schools and the numerous parks on offer but now Earlsfield has reinvented itself.
“A fresh wave of business opening up on the high street has meant the area has captured the attention of young professionals, entrepreneurs and couples typically destined for the increasingly unaffordable likes of Clapham, Putney and Balham.”
The development of the vibrant and mixed location is reflected in an £8 million refurbishment of Earlsfield train station, plus all the existing attractions of markets, international cuisine and entertainment.
From the station, trains reach Waterloo in just 13 minutes, while from Southfields tube station the District line carries passengers east and west, as well as passing through Earl’s Court to link up with the Piccadilly line and its route through the heart of London.
Earlsfield Station services can also quickly drop shoppers into the heart of Wimbledon, Wimbledon Village and Kingston, in addition to connecting with Clapham Junction with its routes out to the market town of Guildford, for instance.
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20 April 2015
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