Contrary to what many people perceive as being a chronic shortage of new housing in Bath, the reclaiming of land that had stood derelict for well over 20 years is providing opportunities for house hunters to buy a new home close to the centre of the world heritage city.
Including a mix of property types, the range of one and two-bedroom apartments at Bath Riverside now provide the perfect entry point for those keen to get onto the property ladder.
Add in the fact that the Government’s Help-to-Buy scheme is available plus Crest Nicholson’s current offer to pay £500 per month* towards the mortgage, suddenly makes buying a first home a distinct reality.
Jonathan Shaw, sales advisor at the development said: “Many people think that because they are brand new means they will be out of their price range. However when you take a closer look, as many first time buyers have done already, you realise that with Crest Nicholson’s help you can buy your dream first home.
“There are also many advantages to buying something new and is a major attraction for those looking to buy their first home as they tend to have lower running costs and don’t have any expensive decorating bills.
“To step into your new home and have a complete blank canvas to start from is also a big draw.
“The development’s proximity to the city centre is also a big attraction as residents here can walk there in under 15 minute. That’s really handy for those who work in Bath or if they are going out for a meal, to do a bit of shopping or just to meet friends.
“For first time buyers, getting onto the property ladder can sometimes feel like a giant leap, however our current offer plus the Help to Buy scheme can make the move much more affordable. Also, it’s worth noting that by using Help to Buy, buyers only need to put down a five per cent deposit.”
The properties currently available at the first time buyer entry level, can be found in the very latest phase called Sovereign Point which is located right next to the River Avon and next to what will be one of the many open parks at the development.
Jonathan added: “Offering ample living space and high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, the apartments currently for sale are ideal for young couples or single professionals looking to secure their dream first-home in the city.
“The large, spacious apartments offer couples room to grow and with the city centre so close, residents will not be short for options when it comes to evenings out. I encourage anyone interested to come in and meet our team to talk through the options available.”
*Offer applies to selected two-bedroom apartments only. Terms & conditions apply. Please speak with a Crest Nicholson sales advisor for more information.
For further information please call 01225 463517 or visit www.bathriverside.co.uk.
The Bath Riverside marketing suite on Victoria Bridge Road is open daily from 10 am to 5pm.