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New homes are snapped up at popular development in Chelmsford

02 September 2013

Persimmon Homes Essex is delighted to announce the opening of its marketing suite at Saxon Gate following record interest in the new development in Chelmsford.

The success of the site exceeded expectations with five properties snapped up on the development’s opening weekend by eager house hunters purchasing off plan to secure their dream home.

The development, situated just north of Chelmsford in Broomfield, offers home hunters the best of both worlds as it is set in impressive countryside but only minutes from the centre of the city.

Close-by are a whole host of amenities, shops, and leisure activities as well as easy journey times in to London making it ideal for couples, families and commuters alike.

Persimmon Homes Essex sales and marketing director, Norman Sharpe, said: “This development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes is already proving very popular.

“It is perfectly placed to take advantage of excellent commuter connections with the local train station only 2 miles away and journey times of only 35 minutes to central London.

“The mixture of rich heritage in the area, beautiful green spaces, first-class sporting, leisure and arts facilities and a vibrant nightlife make Saxon Gate an ideal base for all the family. Chelmsford also boasts two of the best grammar schools in the country – Kind Edward VI Grammar School and Chelmsford County High School for Girls.

“We are encouraging people to visit the marketing suite ahead of the show home opening in September, in order to reap the rewards on offer for those who act quickly and reserve early.”

Norman adds: “Buying off plan is ideal because you can secure your preferred property and location within the development. Reserving at this stage also means you can truly personalise your home by choosing from a range of fixtures and fittings such as kitchen units, flooring, tiles or accessories from the Persimmon Homes Finishing Touches Collection.”

With something for everyone, there are a range of incentives in place to help home buyers turn their dream of owning a new home into a reality. 

Norman adds: “The new Help to Buy initiative, announced during this year’s budget, is proving popular and making it easier for many homebuyers to secure their new home. Purchasers need a minimum of just five per cent deposit which is then combined with an equity loan from the Government, which is interest free for the first five years, equating to 20 per cent of the property’s value. A mortgage is then secured on the remaining 75 per cent of the property’s value.

Home Change is another excellent scheme that can help buyers to make their move more quickly. Under the scheme Persimmon’s sales advisors take the hassle out of selling the buyer’s existing property leaving them free to concentrate on moving into their new home. They will arrange valuations, agree a price and then market the property. There are no estate agent fees or headaches - everything is taken care of.

“Customers have complete control over the price of their existing property under the Home Change scheme as the price is agreed to ensure they can move into their new property. 

“Buyers qualifying for Part Exchange can enjoy a hassle-free move without any hidden marketing costs or chains that risk breaking down. Persimmon will arrange at least two valuations, agrees a market price with the customer before the straight forward process of moving into a new home can begin.”

Anyone interested in a property at Saxon Gate is advised to visit the marketing suite to find out which schemes, offers or incentives are available to them. Located on Patching Hall Lane, the marketing suite is open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm. For more information, telephone 0843 4871578 or click here.

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