Trying to get onto the property ladder is not easy these days – especially in Aberdeen.
But there are great initiatives available on select properties and developments that make it just a bit easier to go from renting to owning.
And many developers offer added extras, including white goods, carpets and curtains installed when you move in, so that you don’t have a lot of added expenses on top of a mortgage and hiring movers.
Each of these properties have Help to Buy eligibility, low deposits or other great offers that make it easier for you to find your first home.
Happy house hunting!
Boasting a range of one and two bedroom apartments, Barratt Homes’ Ocean development is the perfect choice for even the most discerning city dweller.
Whether you are looking for local entertainment to enjoy with friends, a spare room for your flat mate, plenty of wardrobe space or panoramic views, Ocean has the location, flexibility and variety to suit.
Just minutes from city centre restaurants, shops and amenities, this beach-side development has become increasingly popular with first time buyers thanks to the cosmopolitan lifestyle on offer.
You could own your very own city centre apartment with a balcony at Ocean with just a 5% deposit thanks to Help to Buy.
Plot 55, the Auk, is a two bedroom property priced from £181,995 and finished with everything you need to live a comfortable cosmopolitan city lifestyle. Located on the fifth floor, the apartment enjoys open-plan living with a flexible kitchen, dining and living space, two double bedrooms, a separate shower room, a handy utility area and of course the pièce de résistance – the balcony.
Take in your own unique view of the Granite City whilst making the most of long summer evenings or stylish meals on the balcony with friends and family.
Developers Dandara have a number of homes that are ideal for first-time buyers, including:
Stoneywood (two and three beds starting from £217,950): Dandara’s Stoneywood development is perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance lifestyle in a charming village-like setting.
With two and three bedroom homes ideal for first time buyers and young families, the development is just a short walk to the nearby Co-operative supermarket and Marks & Spencer Foodhall and coffee shop. It is also just a 10 minutes’ drive from Aberdeen International Airport.
Fairley Grove, Kingswells (three beds starting from £248,600): Fairley Grove is only minutes from the Prime Four business park, local supermarkets and the town centre. Fairley Grove is in the catchment area for the highly regarded Kingswells primary and Bucksburn secondary schools and is just 5.7 miles from Aberdeen city centre.
With three bedroom semi-detached homes now available and ready to move in to, Fairley Grove provides the best in contemporary living within the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside.
Visit the show homes at Fairley Grove, open 7 days.
Hazelwood (two and three beds starting from £239,950): Nestled in Aberdeen’s leafy west end, within the Hazlehead schools catchment area, homebuyers can experience modern, contemporary living just minutes from the cosmopolitan city centre.
Finished to award-winning standards, every home is designed to be ready to enjoy from the moving day and for many years to come.
With easy access to the nearby Arnall and Prime4 business parks at Kingswells also nearby, Hazelwood is the perfect location for mixing business with leisure, right on your doorstep.
Visit the show homes at Hazelwood, open 7 days.
In addition to Dandara’s rigorous quality control systems, every new home is independently inspected by the National House Building Council and comes with a 10 year warranty for additional peace of mind.
Looking to get yourself onto the property ladder? It’s easy with Help to Buy Scotland, available on Claymore Homes properties under £200,000 in Fraserburgh, Peterhead and Stuartfield.
They are currently working on the final phase at Greenbank Village, Fraserburgh and at the moment there are still homes under £200,000 available. You could move into the Harris, Strathy or Stroma Semi with just a 5% deposit.
The popular Peterhead site also has three house types under £200,000: The Auchindoun, Abergeldie and Gelnbuchat. All of these homes are three bedrooms, with en-suites in the masters.
Maybe you want the luxury of living in the country with just a short drive into Mintlaw, Peterhead or Aberdeen? Then Stuartfield could be the answer for you. Claymore Homes has their our new modern stylish ‘Ugie’ house type available for only £197,500. This spacious semi-detached bungalow has an eye catching feature window and vaulted ceiling in the lounge, making it a bright space full of natural light.
Claymore Homes prides themselves on high standards of craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. They strive to achieve the highest level of finish, inside and out.
Not only do they maintain superior levels of quality control, but your home will also be independently inspected by Premier Guarantee and covered by a 10-year warranty.
Nestled in the heart of Aberdeenshire, the town of Inverurie has long been an attractive place to live for people of all ages.
Thanks to additions to the town such as newly opened bars and restaurants, as well as boutique shops and transport links to Aberdeen, the area has become increasingly popular with younger residents including first times buyers.
Barratt Homes’ modern Osprey Height’s development in the centre of the town is a favourite with younger newcomers due to its range of fantastic two bedroom starter homes.
The Fasque 2 is one property that has seen soaring success thanks to its spacious rooms which include two double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes, a comfortable lounge, family bathroom, cloakroom and open plan kitchen and dining area finished with French doors leading out onto a landscaped garden.
What’s more, plot 546 has recently been reduced to £174,995 and could be yours with just a 5% deposit with Help to Buy.
It’s showtime at Maidencraig! The stunning new one and two bedroom duplex villas at Eden and the spectacular two, three and four bedroom villas at The Reserve are ready to view.
Ideally located between the city and the countryside, this is an opportunity to discover the perfect home for your future.
Eden presents a wonderful opportunity to live in a new and exciting community that combines a real sense of space with a real sense of place. This fantastic location is surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet has a wealth of amenities on the doorstep and the many attractions of Aberdeen, a short distance away.
Eden has a range of high specification, energy efficient homes all differing in size and character. You can choose from stylish one or two bedroom duplex villas – all carefully designed and created for perfect modern living.
Prices start from £159,995 – but you can move in for as little as £99! Bancon will even furnish your new home, and with Help to Buy available, you can be living your new, stylish and exciting Eden lifestyle sooner than you think.
Set within Eden at Maidencraig, The Reserve presents you with a wonderful opportunity to live in the heart of a new community surrounded by beautiful views and open space, yet with easy access to a wealth of local amenities.
The Reserve offers a range of two, three and four bedroom energy efficient homes all differing in size and character. These high specification homes offer the perfect balance between sophistication and practicality with flexible living space to suit your needs.
Prices start from £264,995 – The Reserve is more than just a place to call home, it’s an opportunity to become part of something new and exciting within an area of natural beauty, just minutes from the city with all its attractions.
Nestling between Aberdeen City and Kingswells, this stunning development offers a range of contemporary villas all set within a superb new community. By choosing Eden or The Reserve as the place to make your new home, you’ll discover the fantastic quality of life you’ve been looking for.
The showhome is open Thursday to Monday between 10am and 5pm.
A peaceful haven with all the home comforts and convenience of modern living right in the heart of Aberdeen’s bustling city centre. Sounds too good to be true, right?
That’s where Marchstone Point in Old Aberdeen comes in: CHAP Homes’ new development in a vibrant community — within arm’s reach of the city’s world class amenities — that represents the very best of contemporary, urban living.
Ideal for first time buyers and professionals, the first phase in the development of 31 stylish two and three-bedroom apartments is set for completion early 2019, with a show apartment available to view from autumn this year.
Some of the properties will be available under Help to Buy — the Scottish Government-backed initiative offering purchasers 15% of the property’s value on a shared equity basis, paid back when the home is sold.
As well as audio entry security systems, each apartment effortlessly combines low maintenance, urban sophistication with home comforts including superfast broadband and satellite TV, private parking, a secure cycle store and fully-maintained, landscaped gardens.
Quality fitted Spanish bathrooms and en-suites — featuring Porcelanosa’s contemporary tile range — complement open-plan German kitchens with integrated modern appliances, leading on to living areas beautifully combining light and space.
The Nobilia kitchens include co-ordinating worktops and splashbacks, with feature glass panels behind every hob; while Roca’s sanitaryware’s stunning modern lines mean every bathroom is a haven of peace and tranquillity.
And if you reserve early enough, you’ll be able to take advantage of early bird specification options on your designer kitchen, choosing from a range of stylish finishes.
Imagine moving into your dream home and getting help to cover your mortgage, council tax, utility bills and even your groceries… this is exactly what you could get when buying from Kirkwood Homes at its Charleston Grange development in Cove.
Kirkwood Homes has built up a solid reputation for the high quality in each of its homes, and Charleston Grange is no exception. With three and four bedroom detached and terraced homes including some of the most popular house types — The Craig, The Barron and The Kier —there’s a home to suit everyone, from first time buyers to families looking for that little bit of extra space.
The development is built for modern living with amenities at its doorstep including a gym, boutique retailers, salons and coffee shops, all at the centre of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, which upon completion will provide residents with easy access to Aberdeen City Centre and other business hubs of the North East and to the North and South of the country.
The Life for Free incentive is offered to customers reserving their plot at the development where they will receive a voucher worth up to £19,000 to help cover the costs of living for the first year in their new dream home.
Come and see the quality for yourself at the new showhome ‘The Craig’ our most sought after house type. Contact Sue Solovskoy for a viewing, email@example.com or call 07702 517752. Open Thursday from 1pm to 7pm and Friday to Monday – 11am to 5pm.
Visit the website to learn more and to download your voucher – click here.
Kirkwood Homes are making it easier than ever to secure your dream home with a 5% deposit match incentive helping you secure a more attractive mortgage.
This incentive is live at its Kingsford Rise development in Alford, positioned conveniently on the edge of the town, home to 41 three bedroom terraced, three bedroom semi-detached and three and four bedroom detached luxury homes, offering something for everyone. Prices start at £199,995, with each home finished to the housebuilders’ high level and quality that it’s become renowned for over the past 30 years.
Alford benefits from having all the amenities required for day-to-day living including local shops, banks and leisure facilities all within walking distance from the Kingsford Rise development. Alford Community Campus which offers a wide range of sporting facilities including a swimming pool, climbing wall and dance studios as well as a large library which are all open for use to the residents of the town. In addition to this, the town has its own dry ski slope, which offers lessons and sessions all year.
Whilst being situated in the heart of the countryside, Alford remains well located for commuting throughout Aberdeenshire, with Aberdeen city centre only 24 miles from the town and the large office complexes of Westhill just a 25 minute drive.
Come and see the quality for yourself, to arrange an appointment to view the showhome contact Diane MacKenzie by email: Diane.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 019755 64141 / 07702 909055
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