A number of developers are offering FirstBuy on a wide range of fantastic affordable new homes in East Sussex. This government-backed scheme requires first-time buyers to provide as little as 5% as a deposit, and with the government and housebuilder jointly put up a further 20% loan towards the cost of the home, the buyer only needs a 75% mortgage. The purchaser owns 100% of their new property and only needs to pay back the FirstBuy equity loan when they sell the property.
East Sussex is popular with commuters wanting an affordable new home, and with those looking to settle in the glorious East Sussex countryside. Good road and rail links, with easy access to London, Gatwick and the coast, together with delightful market towns and high-performing schools, make East Sussex a great place to set up a first home.
Bovis Homes has a number of new homes available under the FirstBuy scheme at its Meridian End development, Peacehaven, on the beautiful East Sussex coast, with the backdrop of the rolling South Downs. Near to the local primary and junior schools, just a short distance from the town centre, Meridian End is perfect for new families. Prices at Meridian End start from £164,950 for the two-bedroom ‘Potter' terraced house. Downstairs, the dining and living area are light and airy, and there is a fully fitted kitchen, including oven and hob. Upstairs, two good-sized bedrooms share a modern family bathroom.
Willow Gardens lies in Battle Road, Hailsham. This prestigious development by Redrow Homes offers a wide range of properties to suit all budgets and lifestyles, many available under the FirstBuy scheme. The ‘Tenby 2' is a three-bedroom, double-fronted home, with space for all the family, from £204,950. A large living room opens out to the rear private garden, as does the spacious fully-fitted kitchen diner, making this the perfect home for those who enjoy outdoor entertaining in the summer. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a large en suite with modern fittings, and there are two further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Bloor Homes has a number of schemes to assist the first-time buyer, including FirstBuy. Woodside Park is a development of new apartments and new houses for sale in Hempstead Lane, Hailsham, with prices from £159,950 to £209,950. Plot 32 is a ‘Gorse' two-bedroom apartment which offers a fully fitted open-plan kitchen leading into a lounge and dining area. Two double bedrooms offer space for storage, with fitted wardrobes to the master bedroom, and the modern family bathroom has a full-sized bath and plenty of storage space. Outside, there is garage parking and public areas with mature trees. Priced at £159,950, this home is available with FirstBuy for under £125,000, including a deposit of just £4,000.
Ward Homes is offering FirstBuy at Ashdown Place, which lies in the delightful village of Five Ash Down, near the busy town of Uckfield and close to the open spaces of Ashdown Forest. Prices at this prestigious development range from £209,995 to £259,995. The ‘Sundridge' is a three-bedroom semi-detached home, with single garage and en suite to the master bedroom. Priced at £234,995, Plot 61 is spacious house with plenty of room for a growing family, including a fully fitted modern kitchen and downstairs cloakroom. The large lounge/diner leads out through patio doors to a private rear garden. On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite with shower, and the two further bedrooms offer space and light. There is also as good-sized family bathroom and built-in storage on the landing.