Spring into a new home at The Drive

With South East house prices on the rise once again, a regional property expert is offering practical – and financial – help for people trying to get on the housing ladder.

Jo Richards, head of sales and marketing for Persimmon South East, said: “After years in the doldrums, house prices are now rising again, with some reports putting this area as a hotspot.

“Recent news reports might lead people to think ownership is already out of reach, but we have some super Spring deals to help them secure the keys to their new home.

“Right now, at The Drive in Hellingly, we can offer up to £20,000 discount on selected plots and the Government’s fantastic Help to Buy scheme, meaning you would only need a five per cent deposit to reserve your dream home.”

The Drive at Roebuck Park includes two, three, four and five bedroom houses from as little as £223,950. The development is surrounded by parkland and semi-natural woodland and incorporates significant areas of open space, play areas, a sports pavilion and cricket green.

According to the Office for National Statistics, house prices in the South East rose 7.1 per cent last year, the fastest rate in almost four years.

The upturn is closely linked to increased availability of mortgages thanks to Help to Buy. The scheme, which allows people to buy with a 75 per cent mortgage and a 20 per cent Government loan, was extended by Chancellor George Osbourne in the budget and will now run until 2020.

Jo added: “For anyone looking to trade up from their existing property, we are able to offer our excellent Home Change scheme, where we use our experience and contacts to market the house on your behalf, saving time and money.

“Or, if you qualify for full Part Exchange, we can even buy your old house from you, so there is no chain to break and you can concentrate on moving into your dream new home.

“All new Persimmon homes are constructed to the latest technical and building regulations, making them thoughtfully designed and energy efficient, and they come with a National House Building Council 10-year warranty for peace of mind.

“Anyone who would like to find out more is invited to call into the marketing suite at The Drive at Roebuck Park, Hellingly, any day between 10am and 5pm to speak to one of our experienced sales advisors.”