Challenge Crest to Help you Buy a New Home at Clarion Gate

With the majority of British adults hoping to become homeowners within the next two years*, Crest Nicholson is offering to help purchasers at its Clarion Gate in Chelmsford development make that dream of owning their own home a reality. Crest Nicholson is inviting prospective buyers to ‘Challenge Crest’ to help them find a scheme to enable them to get onto the property ladder.

Whether buyers are concerned about deposit levels, monthly mortgage repayments or are struggling to sell their current home on the open market, Crest Nicholson’s experienced sales team will be able to help buyers find a deal that best suits their needs.

Annette Cole, Sales & Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson Eastern, said: “Crest Nicholson knows that many buyers can find it challenging to step onto or step up the property ladder and we’re committed to helping people purchase the home of their dreams, whatever their circumstances. The range of incentives we’re offering at Clarion Gate will help buyers who might otherwise either be priced out of the market or simply can’t face the stress often associated with moving home. Purchasing schemes available include FirstBuy, 5% deposit or stamp duty paid, Part Exchange and SmoothMove.

“FirstBuy, which is available on the two-bedroom apartments, can offer a lifeline to many first time buyers. The government-backed incentive allows buyers to own 100% of their new home for just 80% of the price as Crest Nicholson and the Homes and Communities Agency offer a loan of up to 20% of the full purchase price.** The loan is equity free for the first five years, after which a fee of 1.75% is payable. Loans must be repaid when the home is sold.

“Alternatively, first time buyers can take advantage of Crest Nicholson’s offer to pay either 5% towards their deposit or their stamp duty fees. The high levels of deposit often required together with the stamp duty are often the main deterrents for buyers purchasing their own home; with Crest removing this burden, more would-be buyers will be able to step onto the property ladder.

“For existing homeowners, our SmoothMove incentive is available. Crest Nicholson will ensure that the sale of the buyer’s current home runs as smoothly as possible, by organising everything from independent valuations, arranging marketing and viewings and will even pay for estate agents fees to an agreed limit. SmoothMove is an ideal solution for second time buyers concerned about the difficulties and time it can take to sell their home on the open market.”

Annette continues: “The Part Exchange scheme we’re offering allows purchasers to save themselves the hassle, costs and delays of finding a buyer for their existing property and puts them in the position to ensure a quick and certain sale. With Part Exchange, the buyer simply identifies the property they wish to buy and then the company will arrange for three independent local estate agents to value the purchaser’s existing property. Crest Nicholson will make an offer within seven days and once the offer is accepted, customers can reserve their brand new home, with the added benefits of the estate agent’s fees being covered.

“We offer a range of schemes to suit most buyers and are committed to helping people purchase a home who might otherwise be unable to do so. Interested buyers ought to come and speak to us on Saturday; buying a new home may not be as unachievable as they might think.”

Two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses are currently available at Clarion Gate. The development comprises an elegant collection of 153 traditional and contemporary homes. The stylish properties at the development are arranged into two distinct, yet equally attractive areas centred around a striking village green; ideal for playing outdoors.

The development is also ideally situated close to an excellent range of highly-regarded primary and secondary schools, including Beehive Lane Community Primary School, Chelmsford County High School for Girls and King Edward VI Grammar School, offering families an attractive opportunity to make the most of the catchment area.

Nearby Chelmsford Station provides fast and efficient services to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, the A12 is just a short drive from the scheme and provides direct routes south to the Capital and Colchester to the north.

For further information about buying a home at Clarion Gate please contact 0870 757 8184.

* ** Up to £280,000

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