Open Day at The General Perfect Opportunity for First and Second Time Buyers

Open day at The General  - City & Country

First and second time buyers looking for a new home in the heart of Bristol will not want to miss an open day at The General on 12 May.

The event, hosted by City & Country, will allow visitors to view a range of apartments that are all available with Help to Buy. These include stunning conversion properties located within the Grade II listed former hospital, as well as contemporary new apartments in The New Yard, a collection of four new buildings adjacent to The General.

Help to Buy enables first and second time buyers to purchase a property with as little as 5% deposit. The Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, and you take out a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. You will not be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning your home.

Suzanne Aplin, Sales & Marketing Director at City & Country said:

“We have a fantastic range of apartments at The General to meet different tastes. If you like the period history and striking architecture of a historic building, then you’ll love apartments within The General. If you like the efficiency and ease of a new build home, then The New Yard is a perfect choice.

“Many house hunters don’t realise that Help to Buy is also available to people who have bought a property before, looking to move for the second or more time, so if you’re looking to move into a larger property up to the cost of £600,000, you can use Help to Buy. Independent financial advisors will also be here on the day to help visitors understand what they could afford using the scheme.”

James Knight was a first time buyer who used Help to Buy to purchase his apartment at The General. He added:

“The high ceilings of my flat let in a lot of light, it’s very well finished and no room is the same. I knew what was happening at every stage of the purchase. The sales team kept me posted on everything, like time scales and all of the contracts we had to go through. The times they had available for appointments were accommodating to my work schedule, so it was easy for me to plan.”