Added on: 25th September, 2017 by Lee_13896
House hunters in Somerset looking to get on or move up the housing ladder are invited to attend a Help to Buy event this weekend.
Persimmon Homes Wessex is holding its event at Edmund Park, Frome on September 30 and October 1 from 11am to 6pm.
The focus will fall on Help to Buy and Home Change, two schemes that have proved popular with both first-time and existing homeowners.
Independent financial advisers will be on hand to discuss the Government-backed scheme. People buying a new build only need a five per cent deposit along with a 75 per cent mortgage while the Government supplies a 20 per cent equity loan, which is interest and repayment free for the first five years.
Pauline Fletcher, sales and marketing director for Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “First-time buyers find the scheme especially useful to take that first step onto the property ladder, as many of them fear they will never raise a huge deposit.
“People can so easily become trapped in the rental market, paying out large monthly amounts that leave little scope to raise the deposit they need to buy their own home. Help to Buy has opened the doors for buyers desperate to buy their own home. Buyers reserving certain plots could be in for Christmas too.
“Under Home Change, which can be used in conjunction with Help to Buy, we use all our expertise and contacts to help sell our buyer’s current home. We will arrange the valuations, agree a price and then market the property on their behalf. There are no estate agent fees or headaches - everything is taken care of. Our sales advisors will be on hand throughout the event to give people any information they need.”