Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Developers Give Helping Hand to First Time Buyers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Developers Give Helping Hand to First Time Buyers

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THE difficulties faced by first-time buyers present a dilemma for the increasing number of individuals looking for a home to make their own.

But for those who persevere with their search, house builders have some great deals which could lend a helping hand.

Sunder land BUYERS could invest in a twobedroom home on a new site just outside of Sunderland.

Hartley Wood by Gentoo Homes has a variety of house types, tree-lined avenues and open spaces which create a village atmosphere, perfect for families.

The Chester is a two-bedroom starter home with an open-plan lounge and dining room and contemporary kitchen.

All Gentoo Homes have a 10-year NHBC guarantee and also a two-year customer care warranty.

Four two-bedroom Chesters are for sale at Hartley Wood from pounds 106,000. For information, tel: 07747 766078 or 0800 389-0909, or go to

Stanley BEAMISH Rise has 15 threebedroom townhouses and 12 two-bedroom apartments just outside Stanley in County Durham.

Wylde Homes' development has countryside views and is within easy commuting of Durham and Gateshead.

Prices for two-bedroom apartments start at pounds 150,000.

For information, tel: 07734 141106, or go to

County Durham HELPING people climb up the property ladder, Haslam Homes North East has a range of apartments, one, two, three, four and five-bedroom house styles.

Its High Meadows site at County Durham has 40 twobedroom apartments, priced from pounds 99,995. For information, tel: (0191) 378-3236 or go to

Blaydon WITH people staying single for longer, more North East homebuyers are investing in first homes with friends, rather than a long-term partner.

A third of people are now single at the age of 34 and eight per cent of the under 30s are choosing a partnership with friends on their first home. Yuill Homes has created a two-bedroom, two bathroom Regent apartment at High View, Blaydon, to help.

The stylish Regent is suitable for those who wish to live alone, or share.

It has an open-plan living space, open-plan kitchen, a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite. …

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