16 Apr 2018
The Government has just extended its Help to Buy scheme for another 2 years.
But for anyone who thinks HtB is just for young folks looking to buy city flats, you might want to consider that Robertson Homes has lovely, 3 bedroom, semi-detached properties in Auchterarder which qualify. These are First-Time-Buyer homes with room to grow, and in an absolutely idyllic location, priced from £190,000.
Buying in a more rural area also very often means lower prices than for properties in a city centre location - so a budget stretches further. Rural already wins over city on quality of life for many people so it comes as a surprise to some that really appealing, 3 bedroom properties in Auchterarder can be snapped up for less than the Help to Buy qualifying threshold for first time buyers.
Through HtB, couples and families could own their own, brand new home; all with a luxurious specification, very possibly for less than they are currently paying in rent for an inferior property. With HTB this could mean owning a brand new 3 bedroom property in Auchterarder with a mortgage of £490per month. And Robertson Homes can help First Time Buyers further with a range of incentives on certain plots, including a furniture pack and deposit paid options.
The advantages of owning property, as opposed to renting, start with the ability to customise, decorate and alter without seeking permission from a landlord. But there are larger economic implications from investing in a property asset, rather than paying similar amounts in rent to someone else who will always own the roof over your head.
Then there’s lifestyle to consider. There’s a thriving community within the small town of Auchterarder, with local cafes and restaurants as well as independent shops, clubs and great local schools. Work is sorted too as there are great transport networks via the A9 all across the Central Belt and beyond, and a popular, commuter railway station just down the road at Gleneagles.
All this, fresh air and outdoors leisure opportunities on your doorstep.
Auchterarder is situated among gorgeous countryside, with Gleneagles Hotel, Spa and Golf Courses just up the road. It’s no surprise that some of the wealthiest people in the world gravitate here for their leisure time. And through Help to Buy, the Scottish government makes it easier for your family to join the Perthshire set as a first time home owner of a larger, superior home.
Frankly, if you’re a prospective first time buyer, it’d be plain daft not to check out your options.