In 2020, first-time buyers made up almost half of all home purchases in the UK, whilst the average first-time property deposit rose by more than £10,000[1]. Extending a helping hand to first-time buyers looking to make their move onto the property ladder in 2021, at Inland Homes’ Venue in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the renewed Help to Buy scheme - now exclusively for first-time buyers - is available on every property. With one and two bedroom apartments priced from just £290,000 and a superb new show home available to view from 13th March, first-time house-hunters can purchase a stunning new home with just 5% of a property’s full market value, helping lower the deposit required to step onto the ladder.

Under the revised Help to Buy scheme, the Government lends first-time buyers up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home up to the value of £437,600 in the South East. This translates to prospective property purchasers requiring only a 5% deposit, with a 55% mortgage to make up the rest. Purchasers will not be charged loan fees on the 20% for the first five years of owning their home in the UK. Across the 13th and 14th March, visitors of the new show home can make a one-to-one appointment with a sales advisor to discuss their buying options, including their Help to Buy eligibility.

Vicki Noon, Sales and Marketing Director at Inland Homes, comments:

 

“Buying a property can be a very stressful time, especially for those that have never gone through the process before. The Help to Buy scheme can bring a much-needed boost to buyers struggling to save for a full deposit, with only 5% of the full purchase price needed to secure a home. We’re thrilled that every property at Venue comes under the new Help to Buy threshold for the South East, helping us continue to assist first-time homebuyers secure their dream first property. For buyers interested in making Venue their first home, our fantastic new show home provides the perfect opportunity to experience what their life could look like in an Inland home.”

Situated within easy walking distance of Maidenhead’s vibrant town centre, Venue is a collection of 39 contemporary new apartments set on a leafy residential road. The new two-bedroom show home showcases the stylishly designed open-plan living and dining spaces and designer bedrooms that are present in every property. Kitchens come complete with handle-less Nobilia kitchen units and integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Designed to maximise natural light during every season, all bedrooms and living areas benefit from floor to ceiling windows, and underfloor heating is an added feature throughout the property for cold winter evenings. Fitting in with the current working demographic, all properties at Venue also have access to superfast fibre broadband*, ideal for residents that work from home.  Secure allocated parking is also provided for each home.

Just a 10-minute walk to Maidenhead’s bustling town centre, residents are spoilt for choice in terms of essential amenities, with a range of high street and independent shops, popular restaurants, bars, a 10 screen Odeon cinema and local food market to explore. For a bit of downtime, residents have access to two landscaped communal gardens, as well as stunning riverside walks along the River Thames and award-winning parks nearby, providing the perfect opportunity to unwind.

For residents who value the opportunity to get outdoors for exercise or leisure, Maidenhead boasts a number of nearby parks and green spaces, including the 3-hectare Kidwells Park, Grenfell Park, and Braywick Nature Park. With multiple riverside walks along the Thames, including a route that stretches from Maidenhead to Cookham, residents can indulge in the surrounding countryside and nearby landmarks, such as Cliveden House, after a busy working week.

Along with the already fantastic travel connections into London Paddington in just over 30 minutes, the introduction of Crossrail in 2021 will improve connections into the city even further, providing services to Canary Wharf in just 55 minutes. For those travelling by car, the M4 is just a two-mile drive from Venue, with other road links to Marlow and Windsor taking just 18-minutes.

Prices at Venue start from £290,000, with Help to Buy available for first-time buyers on all homes.

 

The new show home is available to view from Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March between 10am and 5pm, by appointment only.

 

For further information please visit https://inlandhomes.co.uk/developments/venue-1 or call 01628 622131.

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[1]https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/media/press-releases/2021/halifax/soaring-house-prices-failed-to-deter-first-time-buyers-2020.html

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