Across the country, thousands of first-time buyers have made their first forays into the housing market thanks to the government's Help to Buy scheme.
The Help to Buy equity loan has helped new property owners raise the necessary funding to secure better mortgage rates on new build homes, allowing them to buy their dream first property at a price that suits their budget.
At Berkeley Group, we're proud to have been part of the Help to Buy scheme right from the start, with many of our contemporary and stylish properties purpose-built for those who are looking to take advantage of the scheme. Today, Help to Buy homes take their place alongside the rest our other property listings, offering first-time buyers a very special first home to call their own.
In this blog, we've picked out some of our favourite Help to Buy properties for a spotlight feature where we demonstrate why they make for an excellent first-time buyer's home.
Built around a charming community of like-minded professionals, couples and families, Beaufort Park is one of our finest Help to Buy properties at the heart of North West London. With airy and sophisticated apartments rising over manicured green space below, these homes are trendy and spacious with a range of differently priced 1,2 and 3 bed apartments suitable for all tastes and budgets.
It's not just about the apartments themselves though. At Beaufort Park, first time buyers get access to an on-site spa and pool, perfect for taking the kids to on the weekend or for relaxing after a long day at work. For the fitness enthusiasts out there, a convenient and exclusive gym means you can work out in your own time and at your own pace, and an included development workspace makes working from home a breeze.
As for location, Beaufort Park is just minutes away from the Colindale Underground station, making access to central London quick and easy. If you don't fancy making the journey into the city, our development is home to a wealth of shopping venues and restaurants to give you your eating out and retail fixes.
Elegantly positioned on the banks of the Thames, the Royal Arsenal Riverside properties are a London first-time buyer's dream come true. Benefiting from the Help to Buy equity loan, these beautiful apartments are full of modern charm, with handpicked fixtures and installations to give each apartment its own individual feel. With Navigator Wharf and Building 10 forming the collection of London Help to Buy apartments at Royal Arsenal Riverside, there's a lot to love here with these 1 and 2 bedroom homes.
With an exceptional selection of on-site amenities to keep individuals, families and couples happy during their time off, this development really does have it all. With extensive green space, a well-appointed spa and a fully fitted out gym, the Royal Arsenal Riverside provides London luxury for a Help to Buy price. The exclusive and luxurious Waterside Club, open to residents only, caps off a wonderful prospective home.
Nestled along the River Thames in Woolwich, Royal Arsenal Riverside has excellent transport connections to the city. And with the soon to be complete on-site Crossrail station, you'll have access to the rest of London in minutes.
Just along the river towards Woolwich, the Royal Arsenal Riverside enjoy excellent connections with the rest of London, and the soon to be completed addition of a new Crossrail Stations means that you'll have access to the full length and breadth of the city at your fingertips.
Nestled within 413 acres of Country Park, Trent Park offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of these beautiful countryside homes in north London. A stunning selection of executive 4 and 5 bedroom homes and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments including the restoration of the Grade II Listed Mansion House, complete with exclusive residents' facilities all only 26 minutes from Central London.
With an exclusive residents' facilities in The Lawn Club including open air swimming pool, gym and tennis courts as well as being located within close proximity of thriving cosmopolitan districts Cockfosters and Haldley Wood for a wealth of bars, restaurants and shops.
Part of an ambitious regeneration scheme to transform North London, Clarendon is an exciting new development that's perfect for first time-buyers looking to live their London dream through the Help to Buy scheme. With a choice of 1, 2 and 3 characterful bedroom apartments, featuring wonderful private outdoor spaces, Clarendon forms a village-like community within London as part of the Haringey Heartlands Regeneration project.
Beautiful green spaces across 12 acres are just the start of what makes Clarendon special. With mental and physical wellbeing at the heart of this development, residents can benefit from landscape gardens and an upcoming wealth of fitness and health features, including a soon-to-be-built swimming pool and spa, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium.
Close to nearby community and workspaces, Clarendon's location has a lot to offer first-time buyers and its connections to the nearby areas of Hornsey and Alexandra Park open up a range of opportunities for enjoying more of what North London has to offer.
Over in West London, in the borough of Ealing, The Green Quarter is the Berkeley answer to green living in the heart of the city.
With biodiversity and regeneration the keywords for this development, this is an oasis of calm in an urban landscape, offering beautiful and fascinating green areas with wetlands, parks and more. With studio apartments, along with 2 and 3 bedroom options, Green Quarter provides very special Help to Buy home full of natural character and sophistication.
The biggest draw of the Green Quarter is the versatile and well-tended-to green and blue space that offers a place to relax, exercise and take in nature within London. With an amphitheatre for outdoor events, fitness trails for running and play areas for families and their kids, we've brought the great outdoors to your doorstep at the Green Quarter.
Found in the quieter Zone 4, this development is well connected to Heathrow Airport and other major employers for the young professionals out there, along with top schools like Harrow and Eaton for families with children. A planned Crossrail station will make getting to central London swift and easy, making this well-connected development one to look out for.
Those are just some examples of the kinds of Help-to-Buy London properties we offer at Berkeley for first-time buyers looking to buy an exciting new property to call home. You can find out more information about these properties and others we have available here, and to learn more about the scheme, we've created a helpful guide which you can read here.