Advice for first-time buyers at Welwyn Garden City event

PUBLISHED: 16:49 02 September 2011

An artist's impression of Taylor Wimpey's Mirage development in Broadwater Road, WGC

An artist's impression of Taylor Wimpey's Mirage development in Broadwater Road, WGC


AS anyone who has done it will tell you, buying your first home is a daunting prospect.

Luckily, help is at hand for would-be first-time buyers at a special event in WGC tomorrow (Saturday).

House-builder Taylor Wimpey is hosting a FirstBuy weekend, taking place at the Sales Information Centre on its Mirage development on Broadwater Road.

Experienced professionals will be on hand to guide visitors through the finer details of moving house – such as how to secure the best mortgage deal and how to make finances stretch further – and answer any questions about getting on to the property ladder.

Tony Woodman, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “Our FirstBuy weekend is the perfect opportunity for would-be homeowners to step on the property ladder with ease.

“Along with providing access to independent financial and legal advice, we will explain to visitors – particularly those who think they can’t afford to buy a home – how easy owning a property at our Mirage development could be.”

Taylor Wimpey’s team will also be dishing out information on the Government-backed FirstBuy initiative, which gives eligible purchasers a helping hand on to the ladder by loaning money for a deposit on selected properties.

Mr Woodman added: “Demand for this scheme is bound to be incredibly high, so the message to first-time buyers hoping to choose a new home with FirstBuy has to be ‘Get in first, get in fast’ to avoid disappointment.”

The event is taking place between 10am and 5.30pm.

You can find out more by calling Taylor Wimpey’s sales executive on 0845 026 3742.

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