Options for First-time Buyers with Help to Buy

With news of record property prices again this week, first-time buyers will be ever keener to take advantage of deals to get on the property ladder.
If you are a first-time buyer and looking for a new-build home, you will know there are now regional price caps across the Help to Buy scheme. We take a look at some of the developments which have homes available with Help to Buy, across the different regions.

North East
Starting in the North East of England, here the regional price cap stands at £186,100. The good news is that there are homes available to get younger buyers started in the region. Such as these,
The City Edge development in Newcastle upon Tyne from Barratt Homes

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The Help to Buy scheme is available on the two-bedroom properties on the development, which include a fabulous, fitted kitchen, an open-plan ground floor, and wonderful views over open green space. Newcastle city centre is a short drive away (hence the development name), and for more leisurely days out, there’s nearby Newcastle Town Moor with walking trails and a play area.
See the development here.

The Meadow Hill development in Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne by Cussins

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Once again, it is the two-bedroom properties where Help to Buy is available. These homes come with private parking, plenty of space throughout, and high-specification interiors. A downstairs toilet is included, while the bedrooms are both double rooms. The development itself in the charming village of Throckley offers the chance for countryside living, with the centre of Newcastle not too far away either. The perfect place to buy a first home. Find out more here.

North West
In the North-West of England, the regional price cap for the Help to Buy Scheme is £224,400. And there is quite a lot of choice across the region for new homes, depending on where you hope to live.
We have selected two schemes in two quite different regions where Help to Buy is available.
Brook View from Prospect Homes in Leigh, Lancashire

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There are two different styles of 3-bedroom homes available on this development within the price required for Help to Buy. The Malvern, which is seen in the image here offers open-plan living to the downstairs, with a separate spacious lounge. A south facing garden is a big bonus, while the master bedroom features an en-suite. The development can be found in Leigh, which is close enough to both countryside and all-important amenities. With the East Lancashire Road and major motorways nearby, the cities of Liverpool, Warrington, and Manchester can all be easily accessed too.

Victoria Mews in Southport from Barratt Homes

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For somewhere a little different, and closer to the sea, the Victoria Mews development in Southport offers some three-bedroom terraced homes, perfect for young families. There is allocated parking, while on the inside the home has been designed with plenty of practical storage options. You’ll find two double bedrooms upstairs and a single bedroom, perfect for a child or to use as a home office. Being located just outside of Southport, sending more time by the coast will be a reality, along with enjoying the many shops and attractions this fabulous seaside town has to offer. See more here.

With a regional price cap of £228,100 for new-build homes which would be eligible for Help to Buy in Yorkshire, we have the following development to keep in mind, where a three-bedroom semi-detached house is available.
The Bridleways in Eccleshill, Bradford from Barratt Homes

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As well as plenty of space inside, this home offers enough parking for 2 cars, a downstairs cloakroom, and an en-suite to the main bedroom. Located in the popular area of Eccleshill, you have both Leeds and Bradford nearby as well as plenty of open countryside to explore in the Yorkshire Dales. Good schools and commuter links are accessible, making this a great location to get started with a first home. See the home here.

East Midlands
If the East Midlands region is where you hope to buy a first home, then this new development in Hilton offers a few properties within the regional Help to Buy price cap of £261,900.
Massey Place in Hilton, Derbyshire from Owl Homes

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This is a great development to explore for Help to Buy options, with a few 3-bedroom, and on two-bedroom properties all located within a beautiful countryside setting. Hilton offers typical village life, with plenty of outdoor places for all the family to enjoy nearby, while Derby city centre is only ten miles away. One of the three-bedroom homes on the development is the attractively designed home in the picture above, called The Healey. The part-rendered exterior is complemented by a stunning interior. This features an impressive lounge, and open/plan kitchen diner, with a large master bedroom upstairs with an en-suite. Don’t miss this development, here.

West Midlands
In the West Midlands, the regional price cap for Help to Buy is £255,600. While homes at this price are hard to come by, especially around the city areas, there is a development with a great 2-bedroom property offering.
Heron’s Reach at Dunstall Park in Tamworth from David Wilson Homes

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This great starter home is cosy, spacious, and features a modern kitchen. As well as a cloakroom and plenty of storage space, the home comes with a place to park a car. The homes can be found in Tamworth, which is a historic market town offering the best of both worlds. You will be close to the countryside as well as shops and places to eat at nearby Ventura Park or Tamworth town centre. See the home on the development here.

East of England
Across the East of England, there’s a lot of new-build housing activity and plenty of choice for new homes that come within the £407,400 price cap for Help to Buy. Here are two developments, offering a choice of homes.
Ramsey Park in Ramsey near Huntingdon from David Wilson Homes

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Whether you are looking for a three or a four-bedroom home, there are a couple of options here on this development from David Wilson Homes, which sit within the Help to Buy price cap. In the picture shown, you can see The Millford, a four-bed detached property which features everything young families need from a single integral garage to a utility room offering garden access. Meanwhile, there is an en-suite to the master bedroom upstairs and a separate shower in the family bathroom.
The development is swathed in countryside, being located in the small market town of Ramsey, which offers plenty of amenities and places to eat, as well as good schools and commuter links. Huntingdon town centre is only 9 miles away and both Peterborough and Cambridge are a short journey away. See the development at Ramsey Park here.

Hunters Chase at Red Lodge, Bury St Edmunds from Barratt Homes

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A dream development for first-time buyers, there are several three and four-bedroom properties available with Help to Buy. From a three storey townhouse like in the picture shown, to detached homes with both three and four bedrooms. Location-wise Red Lodge is an established village in Suffolk which offers everything you need for family living. Places for children to play, plenty of local amenities, and good transport links make it a popular choice for anyone looking to get to Cambridge and Norwich. And if you like golf, the development is just over a mile from Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club. See more here.

The price cap for Help to Buy in London is £600,000 and there are apartments in good areas of the city to choose from. For example,
Park View Place in Tottenham, London from SiteSales Property Group

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A selection of one-bedroom through to three-bedroom apartments are available at Park View Place, all available with Help to Buy. These apartments will have fantastic interiors with generous-sized rooms and either a balcony or other outside space. The development is a 20-minute journey away from Central London via Tottenham Hale Station. These apartments are currently selling off-plan, see the details here.

Weston Circus in Acton in London, from Barratt Homes

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Located in West London, and only a short walk away from East Acton station, these apartments from Barratt Homes are perfectly situated for getting to central London and the City. They are spacious, feature the latest integrated appliances and offer either a balcony or private outdoor space.
As well as 365 apartments, the development will have communal gardens, a supermarket and an array of shops and cafes. Plus, buyers can soon expect the opening of Crossrail at Acton Main Line Station for even better transport links. The apartments are due to be ready in February 2022, but you can find out about them now.

South East
To buy with Help to Buy in the South East of the country, the regional cap on eligible homes is £437,600. And some of the developments offering homes with Help to Buy include these,|
Dickens Gate in Staplehurst, Kent from David Wilson Homes

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The three-bedroom homes on this development come within the regional Help to Buy price cap. Located in stunning countryside between Tunbridge Wells and Ashford, Dickens Gate is surrounded by wonderful open spaces, with plenty of amenities on the doorstep.
There are two styles of three-bedroom home, both offering plenty of space and storage and en-suites to the master bedroom. To secure a home on this sought after development, visit here.

Elizabeth Park in Hersham, Surrey from Bewley Homes

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The Charles Court apartments on the Elizabeth Park development are selling fast. A selection of one and two-bedroom apartments come within the price cap for Help to Buy. Luxury springs to mind with the style and design of the apartments, hence their popularity. Integrated appliances, and spacious rooms can be expected to suit those looking for a home offering modern living.
The development itself is only 20 miles from the centre of London and offers excellent road and rail links for travelling further afield. See the development here.

South West
The price cap is £349,000 for homes eligible for Help to Buy in the South West of the country. Here are two developments with homes perfect for first-time buyers.
Elworthy Place in Taunton from Barratt Homes

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Barratt Homes offer a little for everyone on this development with two, three and a couple of four-bedroom homes coming within the Help to Buy price cap. Whichever size and style of property you choose, you can expect plenty of open spaces nearby, as well as a play area on the development for children. The development is within walking distance of the town of Wiveliscombe where there are plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants. The M5 motorway lies about twenty minutes away, ideal for a getaway across the rest of the South West and beyond. See homes at Elworthy Place here.

Lister Gardens in Dursley Gloucestershire from Wainhomes

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It is the Bude home on the Lister Gardens development from Wainhomes which comes at a price eligible for Help to Buy. The property ticks all the boxes for modern day living and family life, with plenty of space for storage as much as entertaining. Those interested in the area will find plenty of schools and local amenities nearby. Being located on the outskirts of Cam in Dursley, Gloucestershire, there are plenty of open spaces to enjoy while it’s easy to get to and from key towns and cities such as Stroud, Cheltenham, and Bristol. Take a look at Lister Gardens here.

These are just some of the homes on new-build developments listed on our website which would qualify for Help to Buy. To do your own search for new-build homes which fall within the Help to Buy price caps, start here.

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