Housebuilder hosts Help to Buy advice day

A leading housebuilder is holding an open day so buyers in Northampton can get free independent expert advice on how to make their next move on the property ladder.

The Help To Buy advice event will take place at the Charles Church Marina Park development on Saturday 8 February, between 11am and 4pm, for people to find out about the Government-backed scheme.

Claire Davidson, Charles Church Midlands sales manager, explained that the Help To Buy advice day can show buyers how the scheme will make their first or next home move even easier.

She said: “Help To Buy has really given a boost to the housing market. It means people can own 100 per cent of their new home for just 80 per cent of the purchase price using the scheme.

“An Independent Financial Advisor will be on hand during the day to give expert advice and our sales team is fully trained to offer practical assistance throughout the buying process.”

Help To Buy is available to anyone buying a new-build home up to the value of £600,000. All that is needed is a five per cent deposit.

The Government will put in up to 20 per cent through an equity share loan, the remainder will be funded by a repayment mortgage. The loan can be paid back at any time over the next 25 years, or when you sell the home, and there is no interest to pay on this portion for the first five years.

The aim of Help to Buy is to assist more people across the country make the aspiration of home ownership a reality.

Marina Park, on Kent Road, offers high specification family homes from £214,995. The development is close to all the schools, shopping and leisure facilities of Northampton, as well as the village of Dustan.

Each home has been carefully designed with interiors that make the very best use of light and space and lots of individual touches.

Claire added: “We look forward to welcoming house hunters during our open day and feel sure that we can help them get onto or moving up the property ladder.”

The sales office at Marina Park is open every day from 10am to 5pm. For more information call in at the development or visit the Charles Church website at