With a whole load of savings to be made this year when you come to buying a home, March 2021 should definitely be on your mind if you’re looking to get yourself onto the property ladder sooner rather than later. With the Chancellor announcing a Stamp Duty Holiday that could have you saving up to £15,000, buying your first home before March 2021 will certainly be easier this year than it has been in a long time. So taking advantage of some of the best house hunting locations before the deadline will certainly be a decision you won’t be regretting.
Brighton and Hove
If you haven’t ventured to this South East coast line on a staycation or wandered the pier with an ice cream and a fish and chips in the sun then well, you’re seriously missing out. Brighton and Hove have some of the most beautiful views in the whole of the South East with colourful beach huts peaking over the promenade and white sandy beaches that stretch far out to the English Channel and certainly get its fair share of sun in the summer. A sought-after area and a real tourist destination in the high season, Brighton has a reputation to be on the heavier side of the property ladder but with the new shared ownership scheme rolling out across this area, the housing market here has just got a whole lot more accessible. Shared Ownership in Brighton is a fantastic opportunity to settle down into a colourful neighbourhood with even more colourful views of the British Coastline.
Houses in Harrow
If you’re looking for something that will have you adopting a quieter side of life and really taking it in your own pace, Harrow is a real winner. Home to the world-famous prestigious school this area breaths a studious and elegant charm. With tree lined streets and beautifully kept parks peppering the neighbourhood, this romantic little town is one that is so much more than just aesthetically pleasing. Not only can you amble in and out of historical architecture and the grounds of some astonishing stately homes but you’re also just a short trip away from London’s cosmopolitan center. With Harrow attracting more young professionals than ever that don’t mind the quick commute, Shared Ownership in Harrow has become increasingly popular as a more cost-effective and first-time buyer friendly option to the housing market.
Dartford and Ebbsfleet
This London borough may come as a second thought when looking for a place to set down your roots, but with new developments now transforming this location into a modern London Suburb with heaps of green space, a hub for young professionals and a shopping haven for retail therapy addicts. Home to the Riverside Victoria Park, you won’t be short of a quiet stroll in between hopping to and from London in just about half an hour and taking advantage of all the new restaurants and bars now lining the highstreets of Ebbsfleet and Dartford. This location really has a vision for the future with the Thames Gateway being at the heart of the development here and with a great community of young entrepreneurs and hard working individuals, this area is a great move if you’re looking to live close to London without being way over budget. With Langley Square offering a collection of contemporary bespoke apartments in this garden city, a move to this London Suburb could be one of the best investments you make.