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iPads prove popular for first time buyers at Hawthorn Meadows

28th November 2012 Print

Innovative one bedroom iPad apartments from Barratt are proving a popular choice for those looking to take their first steps onto the housing ladder on the Isle of Wight.

The island’s leading house builder is reporting high levels of interest in the iPads which were launched recently at the Hawthorn Meadows development in Whippingham.

Barratt sales director Sarah Eales said, “There is tremendous demand for first time buyer properties on the island and we are delighted to be able to offer the iPads here.

“Barratt offers a number of schemes to help first time buyers at Hawthorn Meadows , where house hunters can now take their first step on the property ladder with a deposit as little as £3,800 and low monthly repayments.’’

The popular iPad is priced from just £95,000 and many visitors to the development’s show apartment have already praised its style, design and value for money.

“Interest in these chic one bedroom homes has been high since we confirmed they would form part of this development and we are delighted that potential buyers can now reserve one of these homes.’’

The one bedroom apartments combine luxury with an exceptional feeling of space and the iPad provides everything first time buyers are looking for in a brand new home.

Features include a combined kitchen/lounge with contemporary fitted kitchen units and French doors leading to a terrace or balcony.

Among the most popular schemes available for first time buyers is FirstBuy.

Under FirstBuy, qualifying buyers are offered a loan of up to 20 per cent of the price of the property, jointly funded by Barratt and the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency.

Buyers then only have to find the remaining 80 per cent of the price themselves – including the mortgage and deposit.

Sarah continued, “What we can offer first time buyers is the ability to secure their first home with a low deposit and with low monthly payments.’’

“As a five star house builder we offer a number of ways to help first time buyers and are committed to helping as many people on the island as possible secure their first home.’’

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