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A hassle-free move to the well-connected countryside

Posted: 22 July 2021 by Higgins Homes

The original plan was to move to a chocolate-box cottage in the country. Sounds idyllic until the repairs for the house add up and the isolation sets in. For Pam and Mick Childs, making the decision to move had to work on a number of levels; most importantly that the process would be as stress-free as possible.

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Character and charm combined with mod cons and style

Posted: 9 July 2021 by Higgins Homes

Having lived in an old house with wooden beams, character features and a few spiders and cobwebs, Sally had her reservations about buying new. However, on viewing Coggeshall West, a boutique development of just 29 three- four- and five-bedroom houses, she was pleasantly surprised by the character created in these stunning new homes. Located in one of the oldest town’s in Essex, Coggeshall has a village feel, which makes it rare to find a development of new homes. Combining contemporary design, smart technology and sensitive architecture to its surroundings, Coggeshall West is built by multi-award winning and local housebuilder, Higgins Homes.

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Upgrading older house with part-exchange

Posted: 2 July 2021 by Higgins Homes

People move for a whole host of reasons. While it is often to increase the number of bedrooms, sometimes it is because older houses can no longer provide the lifestyle that house hunters are looking for.

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A rural and cultural idyll at the heart of a historic market town

Posted: 19 March 2021 by Higgins Homes

The Fordham, The Sampford and The Blackwater - Streetscene

Community, space and access to the great outdoors have been a priority this year like never before. City dwellers may dream about running away to the country but once lockdown is fully lifted, the cities will start to bounce back. Therefore, it is no surprise that a semi-rural location with great transport links to London is hitting all the right notes with homebuyers. One such location is Coggeshall, a picturesque and historic market town in Essex, eight miles to the east of Braintree. Although it boasts easy accessibility to both Colchester and London, it remains totally unspoilt and charming in character with its attractive centre made up of nearly 200 listed buildings. As one of the oldest town’s in Essex, Coggeshall has a village feel, which makes it rare to find a development of new homes.

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High quality apartment scheme scoops winning position in Awards

Posted: 31 October 2020 by Higgins Homes

FTB Award winner 2020

Higgins Homes, an Essex-based housebuilder, has proved that every buyer deserves quality by winning first place at the prestigious First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards. Within the category ‘Best First Time Buyer Apartment’, Higgins Homes beat off stiff competition with the winning development, New Stratford Works.

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Reasons to live in Coggeshall

Posted: 28 September 2020 by Higgins Homes

Coggeshall is the charming and historic market town of Essex that is petite in population but with bucket loads of charm. Gorgeously unspoilt with easy accessibility to both Colchester and London, there are many reasons why house hunters are now noticing its unique appeal.

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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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