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Savvy first time buyers seek new homes in Crawley

10th June 2014 Print
The Holmbush, Buchans Mead

First-time buyers put down deposits averaging nearly £31,000 in 2013. The figure is 77 per cent higher than in 2007, and around £10,000 more than the average twenty-something in full-time employment earns in a year, a report by Halifax has revealed.

A deposit of just £12,500 with the Help to Buy scheme is all savvy first time buyers need to secure a fantastic two bedroom home, priced at £250,000 with a great specification at Countryside’s Buchan’s Mead development in Crawley.

Andrew Loveday, Sales and Marketing Director at Countryside comments: “The Help to Buy scheme at Buchan’s Mead really can help first time buyers get on the property ladder. The Government will provide an equity loan of up to 20% of the purchase price, interest free for the first five years, all of which helps to boost the deposit total, and make monthly mortgage repayments more affordable.”

“Plus, any extra money worries are taken away for first time buyers, as each home on the development comes with a range of additions as standard. Buyers can expect high quality appliances, flooring laid throughout, an enclosed rear garden with patio and turf, and a landscaped front garden with shrub planting.”

Featuring a stylish mix of two and three bedroom homes, the development is ideal for couples and young families and benefits from a great range of local amenities as well as a charming rural location.

The homes are finished to a high specification, with a neutral contemporary décor creating a perfect blank canvas for buyers to make their own mark.

Contemporary kitchens are fitted with handleless driftwood effect units and come equipped with the full range of integrated appliances, including microwave electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and dryer. Bathrooms have quality white sanitaryware, chrome accessories and ceramic tiling.

Green open spaces are never far away with Buchan Country Park and Bewbush Water Gardens close by. Both will provide residents with a variety of opportunities to walk, run and cycle where residents can relax and recharge.

Also nearby is Tilgate Park, a wonderful public space set in 400 acres and winner of the national Green Flag Award. It attracts more than a million visitors each year and stages a wide range of events, from dragon boat racing on the lake to a green fayre.

Crawley itself has been the subject of a recent makeover that has attracted bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants. The recently opened Pavilion retail development in Queens Square adds to the hugely popular County Mall.

In Crawley Leisure Park is Crawley Health Club, run by Virgin Active, and K2 a state of the art leisure centre which is just 2 miles away. This impressive venue offers a huge range of facilities, including the only Olympic sized swimming pool in the south of England outside of London. There’s also a climbing wall, badminton and squash courts, a fully equipped gym, outside pitches and a floodlit athletics stadium.

Buchans Mead is well located for commuting first time buyers. From nearby Crawley railway station it is impressively less than an hour into Central London. A 24 hour bus service with direct links to Gatwick airport stops just outside the development and for trips to the South Coast, Brighton is just 22 miles away making it easily accessible for a day at the seaside or to enjoy the nightlife.

The Help to Buy scheme at Buchan’s Mead is the ideal way for first time buyers to get on the property ladder in Crawley, which could make moving to a new home, easier and more affordable.

Prices at Buchans Mead currently start from £250,000 for the Holmbush – a two bedroom house and from £285,000 for The Balcombe – a three bedroom house. First time buyers wishing to book a viewing on the properties should visit

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The Holmbush, Buchans Mead