With reports of house sale transactions plummeting in recent months, it’s clear that buyers looking to purchase a new home are more hesitant following the end of the stamp duty concession*. To ease the pressure on buyers and to help free up some extra cash in order move up the property ladder, Crest Nicholson is offering to pay the stamp duty on the last few remaining Sandown properties at the Hardy’s Gate development in Dartford. Alternatively, prospective buyers can take advantage of Crest Nicholson’s offer to pay 5% towards their deposit.
Homes are ready to move into and come complete with landscaped gardens, enabling buyers to make the most of the summer from day one.
Annette Cole, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Eastern, said: “The two-bedroom Sandown houses make fantastic homes for first time buyers, young professionals and young families. Stamp duty and the high levels of deposit often required can often discourage those looking to make the leap between renting and buying, but with Crest Nicholson offering to pay either the stamp duty or 5% towards the deposit on the Sandown, purchasers can make those steps with the worry of the financial demands eased.”
“Thanks to the development’s spacious homes, good-sized gardens, safe environment and community atmosphere, Hardy’s Gate is popular with young professional couples and parents who have good schooling as a top priority. The development benefits from being in the catchment area of the excellent grammar schools in Dartford.
“Buyers also benefit from the peace of mind that buying a newly-built home brings. Unlike with older properties, there is no need to be concerned with extra hidden costs, such as replacing old boilers, repairing old roofs or even redecorating. Homes are ready to move into now and be lived in and enjoyed from day one.
“Interested buyers will need to be swift however; with only a handful still available, we don’t anticipate that the homes will be available for long.”
Spacious and well designed, the Sandown is arranged over two floors with the ground floor housing a very spacious living/dining room with French doors opening onto the garden, a separate kitchen and cloakroom, whilst on the first floor the property’s two bedrooms, family bathroom and airing cupboard can be found.
Hardy’s Gate is an attractive development consisting of two-bedroom coach houses, two and three-bedroom cottages and four-bedroom detached family homes. Traditionally styled and built around a central village green, all homes are finished to the high quality associated with Crest Nicholson. Kitchens come complete with stylish units, worktops and brushed stainless steel Bosch appliances, including an electric oven with chimney hood, four burner gas hob, and integrated fridge freezer. Bathrooms include contemporary white sanitary ware with elegant Hansgroghe fittings.
The development is perfectly placed for access to the town centre, where residents will benefit from two shopping centres and a bustling high street as well as near to the impressive Bluewater shopping centre which as well as stores, offers restaurants, bars and a cinema. The development is also within the catchment area for the top schools in Dartford and adjacent to the sought after Dartford Grammar School for Girls, making it an aspirational area for families to move to.
Hardy’s Gate offers fantastic connections to the capital in under an hour, with trains from Dartford Station to London Charing Cross taking just 45 minutes, and high speed trains from the nearby Ebbsfleet International station taking just 17 minutes to London St Pancras and to the continent in just over an hour. For those travelling by car the M25, M2 and A2 are all close by as well as the QE2 Bridge and Dartford Crossing.
For further information, please contact the sales and marketing suite on 0870 757 8188