A local house-builder is hosting a special home buyer event at two of its Hampshire locations this weekend, providing visitors with advice about how to get moving.
Bovis Homes is inviting house seekers to its Bishopstoke and Winchester locations on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March to find out more about how they could benefit with Help to Buy or the new Home Reach scheme.
“It can seem like a daunting challenge if you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up the housing ladder,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “But that dream move could be much easier than you think. We have a range of purchase assistance schemes available - whether you are a first-time buyer or an existing home owner – and we can provide you with that extra support you might need to get moving.
“Along with our sales team, there will also be mortgage advisors on hand at the event so interested buyers can find out more about their options.”
Help to Buy is a Government-backed equity loan scheme, which is exclusive to brand new homes. Buyers will only require a 5% deposit, with the Government providing an equity loan of up to 20% of the value of the house. By securing a 75% mortgage, buyers may be able to find more competitive lending rates and make repayments more affordable.
Meanwhile, the recently-launched Home Reach scheme, in partnership with residential housing provider heylo, is a part-buy part-rent option, which provides an affordable way to get on the housing ladder. With all the benefits of owning your own home, this option allows you to decide how much you would like to buy, with shares between 50% and 75%. On the share you don't own, you will pay rent of 2.75% and you can increase your level of ownership at any time.
“It's worth visiting us this weekend to find out more,” explains Hollie. “We have a wide range of homes available to suit all buyers. Our houses are designed to suit a modern lifestyle and we have a variety of layouts to choose from, so you can find your perfect home.”
The two-day home buyer events are being held at Nine Acres in Bishopstoke and Winchester Village in Winchester.
If you would like to find out more about the range of purchase assistance schemes or Bovis Homes, visit www.bovishomes.co.uk.