No better time to buy property new, says property expert

A leading south coast property expert says there has never been a better time to buy new.

Mark Docherty, sales director at Persimmon Homes South Coast, is urging house hunters to take advantage of one of the many sales schemes currently available to anyone taking their first step – or next step – on the property ladder.

He said:

“Help To Buy is available to anyone buying a new-build home up to the value of £600,000. All that is needed is a five per cent deposit.

“The Government will put in up to 20 per cent through an equity share loan, the remainder will be funded by a repayment mortgage. The loan can be paid back at any time over the next 25 years, or when you sell the home, and there is no interest to pay on this portion for the first five years.

“The aim of Help to Buy is to assist more people across the country make the aspiration of home ownership a reality.”

Mark also highlighted the significant benefits of Part Exchange and Home Change.

“If you qualify for our exclusive Part Exchange scheme, then things couldn’t be simpler. We will arrange for at least two valuations, agree a market price with you and buy your existing property from you. There are no hidden marketing costs, no upsetting chains to break down and you can move when you want to.

“Meanwhile Home Change sees us utilise our expertise and contacts to help you sell your current property. Again, we will arrange the valuations for you, agree a price and then market the property on your behalf. There are no estate agent fees or headaches – we take care of it all for you.”

Home Change is available in conjunction with Help to Buy.

Mark brings more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry, having previously held director roles at Linden Homes and Barratt and, prior to that, working for a national chain of estate agents.

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