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First time buyers and second steppers flock to the Gloucestershire countryside

Gloucestershire’s rural villages are proving popular with first time buyers, who are rejecting the urban lifestyle of Gloucester and Bristol in favour of a more relaxed pace of life.

Local estate agent Matt Tanzer, Branch Manager at Allen & Harris in Chipping Sodbury, has noticed a clear increase in first time buyers moving from rented properties in urban areas to new-build homes in the Gloucestershire countryside. He comments: “We are seeing our busiest year since our branch opened in 2007. Many of the house-hunters we speak to work in Bristol or Gloucester but are looking for a home in a quieter, rural location to help them relax in the evening. With the average first time buyer in the UK now aged 31*, many first-time buyers have an eye on the future of their families so local amenities are an important consideration, for example the provision of good schools nearby.”

Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson’s Charfield Village is a collection of three and four-bedroom homes which is proving popular with first time buyers thanks to its stunning village location, excellent local schools and fantastic access to the M4 & M5. To find out more, call the sales team on 01453 706955

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