Working together to get buyers moving through lockdown

Posted: 31 May 2020 by Higgins Homes

Although most of the world is currently in lockdown, life still goes on. For Rosie Becker, that meant having to find a new home at the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Creating a secure future through lockdown

Posted: 26 May 2020 by Higgins Homes

First-time buyers Tasos and Michael felt that after renting for years, the time was right to buy a home of their own. However, what they didn’t anticipate was getting on the property ladder in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Lockdown doesn’t stop first-time buyer

Posted: 28 April 2020 by Higgins Homes

Many people remember the experience of buying their first home, which is usually filled with a mixture of excitement and apprehension. But for Duygu Baydur, an investment banker, originally from Turkey, the experience was simply unprecedented due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Supporting customers through the pandemic

Posted: 23 April 2020 by Higgins Homes

A cancelled wedding due to the coronavirus outbreak could be a cause for heart break but for Katie and Alex, they turned the situation into something much more positive.

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Excellent customer service makes for a stress-free move

Posted: 21 April 2020 by Higgins Homes

In just three month, James, a 29 year-old working in finance and living in London, viewed between 25 and 30 flats. This intense process enabled him to quickly understand exactly what he was looking for and get a good understanding of the market.

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Reasons to Buy your new home at New Stratford Works

Posted: 6 April 2020 by Higgins Homes

Luke Perry says of his recent purchase of a three bedroom villa at New Stratford Works.........“It was definitely a positive experience all-round.”

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Space to breathe in a London apartment

Posted: 15 January 2020 by Higgins Homes

London is without doubt one of the greatest cities in the world but the twenty four-seven lifestyle can sometimes feel exhausting. A home that offers a place to retreat when you need to recharge the batteries but is still in the hub of the action is the ideal antidote. First-time buyer Farida Knott, who works for a creative agency in Farringdon, had been wanting to break out of the renting cycle for a number of years. When she moved from freelance to full-time employment, she seized the opportunity to get on the ladder with assistance from Help to Buy.

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Gold award tops a year of achievements for Essex-based housebuilder

Posted: 19 November 2019 by Higgins Homes

An Essex-based housebuilder, Higgins Homes, has added to its hugely successful year with a Gold award for the Best Development at the prestigious WhatHouse? awards. Often referred to as the ‘Oscars of the housebuilding industry’, the event is the largest in the country and celebrates the very best new homes.

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First-time buyers accidently stumble on dream home

Posted: 7 October 2019 by Higgins Homes

Two first-time buyers couldn’t believe their luck when they stumbled on a new development while out for a stroll. Jessica Ashdown, age 28 and her partner Dominic Burrell, 29 liked the idea of owning their own home but thought it was not achievable in the area where they were renting.

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Family upsize for independence for growing teens

Posted: 23 September 2019 by Higgins Homes

Anyone with older children will know that finding enough space for everyone is an on-going challenge. The dream house that you bought when the children were babies or toddlers often can’t cope with the demands of a growing family, especially when the kids become teenagers with interests and hobbies of their own.

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Village atmosphere with commuter links

Posted: 2 September 2019 by Higgins Homes

Finding a home that offers peace, tranquillity and privacy but still allows for an easy commute into the city sounded like an impossible dream for Farhan Riaz and his family until an online search led him to Parva Green, Broomfield Village just outside Chelmsford.

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Essex based developer wins national award

Posted: 1 May 2019 by Higgins Homes

Beating off stiff competition, a local developer scooped first place in a prestigious awards ceremony on 26 April at The Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London. Higgins Homes was awarded Best Private Developer Of The Year 2019 at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards, one of the most acclaimed in the industry. The Awards are an annual celebration of some of the many lengths that are gone to in order to help aspirational buyers on to the housing ladder. From housebuilders and housing associations to legal companies, these prestigious awards ensure the best in the business are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

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Local housebuilder wins award for architectural design

Posted: 1 May 2019 by Higgins Homes

A local housebuilder has been awarded a top prize in the prestigious First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. Higgins Homes took the title of the Best Architectural Design for The Reserve in Waltham Cross.

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Part-exchange unlocks new home for family

Posted: 12 April 2019 by Higgins Homes

With Brexit looming and the need to upsize from a small two bedroom flat, Kasia Szawlis with her husband Welly and their two young children Mia and Masimba, were keen to be settled into a new home.

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Quercus, Loughton is Launching This Spring 2019

Posted: 12 February 2019 by Higgins Homes

Quercus is a brand new, boutique development in Loughton on the periphery of Epping Forest moments from the bustling high road.

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Dreams Made a Reality for First Time Buyers at Morgan Place

Posted: 21 November 2018 by Higgins Homes

Like many couples, Edward and Ivania Cady thought home ownership in London was out of reach.

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Growing Family Find Solution at Parva Green, Broomfield

Posted: 7 November 2018 by Higgins Homes

With a young child and another on the way, Kate and James Harrison were keen to find a new home where they could put down roots and have the space needed to accommodate their growing family.

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First-time buyers find their dream home

Posted: 23 July 2018 by Higgins Homes

Moving to a luxurious four-bedroom home in an idyllic location from a cramped one-bedroom maisonette in Brixton is beyond the wildest dreams of most first-time buyers. In fact, Andy and Abby still have to pinch themselves.

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Best of both worlds with the launch of new family homes

Posted: 17 April 2018 by Higgins Homes

The Reserve is a brand-new development of contemporary 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses on the boundary of Lea Valley Regional Park just nine minutes’ walk from Waltham Cross High Street. Its dynamic combination of contemporary-style living within idyllic surroundings and excellent amenities is appealing to families looking for a home to satisfy all members.

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How to Secure a First Time Buyer Mortgage For Our Developments

Posted: 22 January 2018 by Higgins Homes

For a first time buyer, obtaining a mortgage can seem like a huge wall to scale. The housing market is a difficult place to navigate for those without a lot of capital or income and is changing all the time.

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Eagerly awaited penthouse launch

Posted: 17 January 2018 by Higgins Homes

The combination of chic urban living with an idyllic surrounding has captured the hearts of homebuyers in Chigwell. All but one of the apartments has now been reserved at Augustus Lodge, and buyers are now keen to view The Penthouse Collection, which encapsulates sumptuous style and design.

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How Much Should I Save for a Good First Time Buyer Deposit?

Posted: 27 December 2017 by Higgins Homes

For a first time buyer there are two key elements to securing the home of your dreams. The first is having an income high enough to be able to get the right mortgage and the second is your deposit.

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How Do I Choose a Solicitor for Buying a New Home?

Posted: 19 December 2017 by Higgins Homes

If you’re buying a home for the first time, a solicitor – or conveyancer - is going to play an important role in ensuring that everything goes to plan.

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Clissold Quarter wins accolade for Best Starter Home Scheme at the What House? Awards 2017

Posted: 24 November 2017 by Higgins

Clissold Quarter in Stoke Newington N4 has scooped a national accolade at the prestigious What House? Awards 2017 for the Best Starter Home Scheme category.

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First time buyer moves back to her roots

Posted: 22 September 2017 by Higgins

When first-time buyer Claire Thomas sought to buy her first home, she looked back to the place where she grew up to discover an area that would suit all her needs.

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“I’m happy that Higgins Homes has gone for quality and space, rather than quantity.”

Posted: 24 July 2017 by Higgins Homes

“The well thought out space in the apartments and around the buildings themselves is much more generous than in other new build developments I’ve seen before.”

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Pride In the Job at Landmark, Loughton

Posted: 5 July 2017 by Amanda Dixon

A local senior site building manager and his team in Loughton have been delighted to receive a NHBC Pride in the Job award. Ken Andrews and his team have recently been recognised for the work undertaken at Landmark, Loughton, a new residential development of 64 stylish apartments by local developer Higgins Homes.

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Landmark show apartment tours

Posted: 21 June 2017 by Higgins Homes

Fancy taking a look at the brand new show apartments at our Landmark development in Loughton, IG10?

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Listen to why you should buy at Clissold Quarter

Posted: 13 March 2017 by Higgins Homes

Hear the reasons why Stephan Schwarz decided that Clissold Quarter was the perfect development for him.

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Higgins Homes launches show homes at Clissold Quarter in Stoke Newington

Posted: 14 October 2016 by Higgins Homes

Higgins Homes has unveiled the show apartments at its latest development, Clissold Quarter in Stoke Newington, London N4.

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Higgins Homes introduces Help to Buy scheme at Clissold Quarter

Posted: 24 August 2016 by Amanda Dixon

Clissold Quarter

Higgins Homes’ newest development, Clissold Quarter in Stoke Newington, London N4, is now offering its one and two bedroom apartments as part of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. Those opting in to the scheme will therefore need just a 5% deposit to buy a new Higgins Homes property in London and a mortgage of only 55% of the value of the new home.

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Part-exchange option allows couple to buy dream home

Posted: 18 July 2016 by Higgins

How often have you played that game of looking through estate agents’ windows at your dream home and imagining what it would be like to actually live there? Richard and Issy, both aged 29, decided to browse round their local borough of Islington to get some inspiration for when the time came that they could move up the housing ladder.

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Renewable energy hits the right notes for buyer

Posted: 4 May 2016 by Higgins

Having already built her own ecological home, Dr. Alice ter Meulen immediately recognised the advantages of a newly built house that could generate its own electricity.

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Area Guide: Kennington

Posted: 21 February 2016 by Higgins Homes

Sitting pretty between the London boroughs of Southwark and Lambeth, Kennington is one of London’s hidden gems.

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Q brings new apartments and design to Peckham

Posted: 9 January 2016 by Higgins Homes

Peckham is without question one of London’s hot new areas, whether you’re seeking out hipster coffee shops and pop up restaurants or somewhere with a community feel that has played its part in London’s history.

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East Central, EC1

Posted: 26 May 2015 by Higgins Homes

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Looking for an apartment in East London? Learn more about our stunning new properties...

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Nord One

Posted: 17 April 2015 by Higgins Homes

nord one dining room

Nord One is a brand new development positioned in the heart of one of the most exciting areas of London. Just minutes from central Islington and Angel station, a short walk from Kings Cross and with numerous bus, tube and Overground connections to take you all over the city, it is a brand new development that is ideal for those who live a London life.

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Downsizing trend gives reason to move to Arboretum

Posted: 13 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

mr and mrs Bullman

According to research by Lloyds Bank1, 52% of those looking to move are considering downsizing, as it continues to be the main reason to sell a home. One such couple following this trend was retired husband and wife Barbara, 73, and David Bullman, 72.

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Higgins’ Future Developments

Posted: 12 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

Clissold Quarter

It is an exciting time for London-based property investment, and Higgins Homes is proud to announce its upcoming developments in different locations across the capital.

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Aqua Vista II

Posted: 2 March 2015 by Higgins Homes

Aqua Vista skyline

Higgins Homes proudly presents 9 luxury apartments within the highly sought-after Aqua Vista II development in East London’s Bow. These fantastic properties offer buyers the chance to live in the heart of the capital’s hippest district whilst relishing surroundings of parkland and water.

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House Buying Explained

Posted: 18 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

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The house buying process can be something of a mystery to those who are new to it - and even if you've done it before it's often such a rush that you may not be able to remember what's involved. To help you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of buying a home in the UK, here is a quick guide to the process.

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Tips For Getting On The Property Ladder In 2015

Posted: 10 February 2015 by Higgins Homes

property ladder

As we're now well into 2015, if this is the year that you've decided you want to become a home owner, then we have some fantastic tips for helping you to get to grips with the UK property market this year.

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Tips for Young Buyers

Posted: 29 January 2015 by Higgins Homes

new homes

With the recession finally beginning to ease off a little and banks lending again, the time is ripe for young buyers to part with their hard-earned deposit in exchange for their first abode.

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Essential Home Upgrades

Posted: 25 September 2014 by Higgins Homes

Arboretum interior features

If you're not looking to move house and you want to make your home a smarter place to be - or you do want to sell and you want to impress potential buyers - then upgrading certain features of your home is a very easy way to do it. Below are a few suggestions for essential upgrades that aren't too disruptive to do:

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Getting Your Head Around Mortgages

Posted: 18 August 2014 by Higgins Homes


When it comes to obtaining a mortgage, particularly if you haven't gone through the process before, it can be intimidating and confusing. There are so many different mortgages to consider, as well as numerous variables from your deposit amount to your credit score that it's hard to get a clear idea of what steps to take next. With that in mind, below are some good, solid tips on getting a mortgage and making sure that it's the right one for you.

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To Renovate or Buy a New Build?

Posted: 29 April 2014 by Higgins Homes

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When you're in the midst of a property search in the UK the options are usually split into two you can either invest in a renovation project that you have to finish off yourself or buy a new build that you can move straight into.

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What to Look for in a Family Home

Posted: 17 January 2014 by Higgins Homes

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Everyone has their own tick-list of what they want their ideal home to have, but when you are buying a new property specifically so you can expand your family, certain things once regarded as luxuries quickly become necessities. Likewise, the contrary is also true.

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How to eliminate stress when moving house

Posted: 27 November 2012 by Higgins Homes

no stress moving house

Moving house can be a very demanding time for anyone. In order to minimise stress it will help you to plan ahead. Here are some helpful tips to try and make the whole process easier.

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Newbuy 95% mortgages now available at The Old Hospital in Maidstone

Posted: 13 November 2012 by Higgins Homes

The Old Hospital

Kent property-seekers can now secure selected flats for sale in Central Maidstone under the NewBuy scheme at Higgins Homes The Old Hospital development. Astute property-seekers are being urged to take advantage of an affordable way to purchase their dream home on this gated development in the town centre.

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NewBuy Scheme - 95% mortgages for New Builds

Posted: 21 September 2012 by Higgins Homes


We at Higgins Homes are pleased to announce that we are now offering properties on a 95% mortgage scheme, in partnership with the government backed initiative that is NewBuy.

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Moving to a new area - how to feel at home right away

Posted: 23 August 2012 by Higgins Homes

new area

Part-exchange is a concept that's been around for decades but experience has it that not many prospective buyers are sure of how this arrangement could work for them. Quite simply, part-exchange is a nifty agreement between Higgins Homes and you that could secure you a hassle-free sale to get you into one of our fabulous new developments.

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