Starting out Is Not as Difficult as It Was in the Old Days

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Starting out Is Not as Difficult as It Was in the Old Days


With many incentives and special deals for first-time buyers, finding a new starter home is easier than ever. Homemaker finds out what's available for buyers taking their first-steps on the property ladder.

Newcastle and Gateshead

George Wimpey North East builds homes to suit all budgets and has pounds 99-and-move-in offers on selected properties.

There is also a range of incentives designed to help anyone looking to move to the first rung of the property ladder.

Offers are dependent on the development and can include your 5% deposit paid, fitted carpets, pounds 350 towards your legal fees and pounds 250 towards survey fees.

The pounds 99 and move in offer is available on selected properties Central Grange, Kenton Bar, tel: (0191) 286-6692; Quay Court, Gateshead, (0191) 469-7408; and West Farm Court, Newcastle, 07771 842528.

The deal is also available at Barley Rise, Ashington, (01670) 858753; Greenside View, Consett, (01207) 588463; and Priory Court, Jarrow, (0191) 483 6603.

Hadston, Northumberland

Dunelm Castle Homes offers a variety of homes suitable for first-time buyers at its developments across the North-East.

At The Dunes development at Hadston in Northumberland, the Acorn range of designs offers two-bedroom terraced homes from pounds 117,950 and three- bedroom terraced homes from pounds 139,950.

The Mill Vale development in Newburn, Newcastle, offers two-bedroom Hexham apartments from pounds 144,000. For details, tel: (0191) 377-4590.

Sunderland

Stockton-based George Wimpey is building a range of homes priced to appeal to first time buyers, with incentives specially designed to give them a helping hand on to the property ladder.

The pounds 99 and move in package is being offered at its St Michael's Court development in Sunderland. The builder will pay legal fees, a 5% deposit and stamp duty where applicable.

At St Michael's Court there are 14 apartments remaining for sale within the conversion. Prices start from pounds 99,995, tel: (0191) 514-1420.

Hartlepool

Popular with first-time buyers looking for a luxury home and exclusive location, Jomast Developments has released for sale one and two double bedroom apartments at Hartlepool Bay overlooking the marina. …

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