Soaring prices in the capital have forced buyers to look further afield, yet they are suddenly realising that many of the areas including Epsom and Croydon, offer the best of both worlds.
Gone are the days of only wanting to live in Zone 1 or 2 with such incredibly high price tags attached. Consumers are quickly realising that with Help to Buy in place, they can purchase a property of their own in areas further afield for as little as an £8000 deposit.
First time buyers in particular are seeing the potential that areas just outside zone 4 have to offer. For example, think of Epsom, and you may recall memories from a terrific day at the races, or simply taking a windy walk through its many green spaces. However, it is also home to Rutland House, a fabulous new development from Inspired Homes, perfect for first time buyers.
Rutland House is a handsome four-storey, brick-built, late 1980s structure with a porticoed entrance and underground parking.
It will consist of 32 beautiful one and two bedroom apartments, due for completion second quarter of 2016. Just an 8 minute walk to Epsom railway station, from here, London Victoria is 38 minutes away.
As with all developments from Inspired, the apartments will feature the latest tech and appliances, including granite worktops, hardwood flooring, LED lighting, Sky TV and NEST thermostat systems.
The development is in the centre of Epsom, making it perfect for the young working professional who wants to be leave the leafy town and be in Central London within 30 minutes.
In contrast, Sutton has been voted the 5th best place to live in the UK.
Why? Well, Sutton is only 30 minutes away from buzzing central London, yet you can still get that sense of community, calm and greenery. It really does offer the best of both worlds.
It also has a carefully devised 15 year plan to unlock potential development opportunities which will improve its economy, as well as the general London economy. This includes the tramlink project, major regeneration schemes and major residential developments.
After reading that, you may be surprised to hear that Inspired’s Sutton Court has stunning apartments which start at just £240,950.
Sutton Court is made up of 82 one and two bedroom apartments, each ingeniously designed around open plan interiors, the latest efficiencies in heating, the UK’s fastest hyperoptic broadband, hardwood flooring and granite worktops. The result is brilliant, affordable living, now available off-plan, with purchases anticipated this development is due to be completed quarter 1 of 2017.