Kent is one of the most desirable counties to live in, and as a Kentish housebuilder, I am familiar with its many draws. However I am also very aware of its drawbacks - namely the cost of homes. With prices set to rise even further, we are ensuring that helpful incentives are in place on our developments so that buyers receive all the help they can get.
It is not surprising that Kent is so popular; it has historic attractions, beautiful scenery and quick links to the coast and London; plans for Sevenoaks and Dartford train stations to receive the Oyster Card service in the future have been agreed.
This is excellent news for commuters and locals in general, and this will no doubt increase desirability for the area. Properties located in the commuter belt are at a premium, and Sevenoaks is already one of the most sought-after places to live in Kent.
We know full well that obtaining a property in this climate is difficult. Home ownership in Britain is at a 30-year low, and new research has shown that aspiring home owners believe they will have to save for four years to be able to afford a deposit for a home. It is for these reasons that we have a range of incentives and schemes available to assist buyers in making their purchase, be it first time buyers or those moving on from an existing home.
The Help-to-Buy scheme provides a 5-year, interest-free loan from the Government of up to 20% of the value of a property, and means you can buy a new home with just a 5% deposit.
Part exchange is also available, meaning that we purchase your existing property from you, and the stress of trying to sell your house before moving into the new one is avoided.
Lastly, Deposit Paid is catered towards buyers who can afford mortgage payments but do not have the capital to put down the hefty deposits demanded by some banks.
Setting your sights on a property in Kent need not be as costly or as difficult to achieve as numbers may suggest. For more information on the schemes we offer or our upcoming developments, please visit our website www.wedgewoodhomes.co.uk or call 0800132874.