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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Higgins Homes welcomes Government plans to restart home moves

Posted: 13 May 2020 by Higgins Homes

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Higgins Homes welcomes the Government’s announcement that, as of Wednesday 13th May, it is easing lockdown restrictions for home movers, buyers and sellers while continuing to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place. This means that alongside developers, estate agents are now able to safely reopen for business, viewings can take place and surveyors and moving companies are able to restart operations.

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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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Covid-19 Update

Posted: 24 March 2020 by Higgins Homes

During these uncertain times, the health of our customers, colleagues and communities is of paramount importance to us. To continue doing all we can to assist in the situation, we wanted to reassure you of our latest developments.

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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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Buyers take just 24 hours to agree to home purchase

Posted: 6 September 2019 by Higgins Homes

It really was a case of love at first sight for Mr Ahad Khalid and his wife when they found their dream home. Although they had been looking for a number of months, it took them less than 24 hours to decide to buy and then just 23 calendar days to complete the purchase.

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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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Welcome to our new Buyers

Posted: 1 August 2019 by Higgins Homes

The smart design new apartments at White + Green,E1 have seen their first new home-makers move in.

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Essex-based housebuilder scoops two accolades at the London Evening Standard Awards

Posted: 21 May 2019 by Higgins Homes

Adding to its ever-growing pile of honours for The Reserve, Higgins Homes has been awarded two accolades at the London Evening Standard Awards held on Friday 17 May at The Dorchester Hotel, London.

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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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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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Higgins Homes Rewarded for Design Excellence in Prestigious Awards

Posted: 18 October 2018 by Higgins

Higgins Homes was among a group of elite winners at the Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards on Thursday 4th October at Knebworth House.

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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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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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We’re Finalists in the Housebuilder Awards 2017

Posted: 24 July 2017 by Higgins Homes

The annual Housebuilder Awards are some of the most prestigious in the property sector as they are awarded by the industry, to the industry. This year, we’re delighted to announce that Higgins Homes is a finalist in the Best Marketing Initiative category.

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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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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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Clissold Quarter in London is UK’s first development with ‘virtual’ show apartments

Posted: 1 July 2016 by Matt Hancocks

Higgins Homes’ Clissold Quarter in Stoke Newington, London N4, is the first of its kind to use virtual reality technology to allow customers to walk-through its apartments before they are built.

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Creative community in London appeals to overseas buyers

Posted: 16 May 2016 by Higgins Homes

For many people, buying a house is a long, drawn out process. Countless viewings, comparing what’s on the market and trips to estate agents make buying a property one of life’s most stressful activities.

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Boutique collection of homes in the heart of modern London

Posted: 13 May 2016 by Higgins Homes

With direct views of The Shard, the city and the Barbican, it was clear why homebuyers Aaron Dunlop and his partner Sam Moutet fell for the East Central development.

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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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Higgins Homes wins Best International Developer Website honours at International Property Awards

Posted: 8 December 2015 by Amanda Dixon

We are proud to announce that Higgins Homes, has won the ‘Best International Developer Website’ category at the highly prestigious International Property Awards finale, which celebrates the highest levels of achievement for companies working across the property industry internationally.

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Higgins homes website wins big award at UK Property Awards 2015

Posted: 14 October 2015 by Higgins

Higgins Homes has beaten tough competition to scoop a major accolade at the prestigious UK Property Awards, part of The International Property Awards.

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What’s on in London this Autumn

Posted: 2 October 2015 by Higgins Homes

The leaves are turning and the nights are drawing in. Autumn is on its way along with a whole host of things to see and do around the nation’s capital...

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A Double win for Higgins Homes at London Evening Standard new homes awards

Posted: 18 May 2015 by Higgins Homes

Evening standard awards win

Higgins Homes are delighted to announce their recent success at this year’s London Evening Standard New Homes awards. Following a lengthy judging process, Higgins Homes passed with flying colours and received recognition for two flagship schemes, Oval Quarter and Arboretum.

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Enjoy the best of both worlds on the commuter belt at Arboretum

Posted: 16 April 2015 by Higgins Homes

Marc Kellinger

According to the ONS’ latest census*, 21% of the city’s workforce are now choosing to live outside of London and travel into the capital. One such individual following this popular trend was Marc Kellinger, 42, who moved into Higgins Homes’ Arboretum development located in the picturesque commuter town of Epping.

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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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The property market in 2015 and what to expect

Posted: 11 January 2015 by Higgins Homes


With a fresh year now under way, all eyes are turning towards the future of the property market in 2015 and what events and trends we're likely to see over the next 12 months. 2014 was certainly something of a lively year for the UK market so many are hoping that in 2015 things will be calmer. But what can we actually expect from the next 12 months?

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Three Major Award Wins for Arboretum

Posted: 28 October 2014 by Higgins Homes

arboretum wins big at UK property award

Higgins Homes, has beaten tough competition to scoop three accolades at the prestigious UK Property Awards, part of The International Property Awards. The announcement was made at a gala ceremony on Friday 24th October, held at the London Marriott Grosvenor House.

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Oval Quarter Recognised at the 2014 UK Property Awards

Posted: 27 October 2014 by Higgins Homes

oval quarter wins at uk property awards

Following last week’s prestigious gala and presentation dinner, Oval Quarter Developments Ltd is delighted to have achieved two awards at this year’s UK Property Awards. The landmark development, Oval Quarter, won Best Residential Development in London and received highly commended for Best Apartment in London.

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Arboretum Wins a Prestigious UK Property Award

Posted: 17 September 2014 by Higgins Homes

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LONDON September 2014 – Higgins Homes has been has been informed it is among the winners in the UK regional stage of the International Property Awards 2014-15 sponsored by Gaggenau and in association with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The company might even have the chance to represent the UK in the latter stages of the Awards and compete for the coveted crown of World’s Best.

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Cream of the Crop Proves a Big Hit with Buyers at Arboretum

Posted: 9 June 2014 by Higgins Homes


According to Halifax's latest house price report, property prices have seen their largest month-on-month rise since 2002 which may prove challenging to buyers. However by not pre-launching overseas Arboretum has gone against the odds and seen strong sales in the developments first month.

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Top 10 Reasons to "Bag" a New Home at Oval Quarter

Posted: 6 June 2014 by Higgins Homes

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Recently smeared by a West End department store as a 'risky' postcode, here are 10 reasons why you should buy at Oval Quarter.

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The Cavendish Collection receives award win at the 2014 London Evening Standard New Homes Awards

Posted: 23 May 2014 by Higgins Homes

award win at Evening standard awards

This week, Higgins Homes celebrated their outstanding award win at the annual Evening Standard New Homes Awards. The private developer walked away with a win for their collection of bespoke family homes at The Cavendish Collection in Chigwell in the category of Best Family Houses valued in excess of £1.5 million.

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Home Buyers Paying Highest Proportion Of Asking Price For A Decade

Posted: 8 May 2014 by Higgins Homes

house price rise

Research by property intelligence group Hometrack has indicted that current property market conditions have resulted in buyers paying the highest proportion of the asking price of a property than has been the case for more than a decade. For example, in April of this year the average buyer was paying 96.7% of a property asking price. The main reason for this is fairly simple: demand.

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Help to Buy Mortgage Scheme Looking Good

Posted: 18 November 2013 by Higgins Homes

Help to Buy

Potential homeowners all around the country have been waiting for the start of the Help to Buy mortgage scheme, which has finally become a reality. The early figures for the scheme indicate that it has already helped some 2,000 people around the country make offers on homes that they wouldn't otherwise have been able to afford.

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Advantages of Living Near a Golf Course

Posted: 17 April 2013 by Higgins Homes

golf course advantages

The esteemed author Mark Twain may not have liked golf, but apparently modern property markets strongly disagree with him. Living near a golf course in the UK these days can add a premium of £95,000 to value of a home, according to some estimates. This article will detail some of the reasons why golf courses are good for property prices.

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Glass Half Empty Or Glass Half Full? House Prices

Posted: 9 January 2013 by Higgins Homes

house prices on the rise

In the kind of financial conditions that we have seen in recent years, house prices tend to receive a lot of airtime. They are often used as one of the main indicators of what the economy is doing and even a small shift can send ripples of nervousness through the market.

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Today's first-time buyers see property as a good investment

Posted: 18 October 2012 by Higgins Homes

property investment

Today's first-time buyers are more focused on their finances than buyers who bought before the credit crunch according to a new report from the Yorkshire Building Society. The state of the economy didn't ruin hopes for couples looking to set up their nest, with 85% of people who took the survey saying that the main reason they bought their property was to set up a home with their partner.

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UK Homeowners confident house prices will rise

Posted: 9 October 2012 by Higgins Homes

house prices on the rise

House prices may still be falling, but homeowners in Britain are beginning to show signs of optimism.

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Large Percentage of First-Time Buyers Stay Local

Posted: 2 October 2012 by Higgins Homes

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As the old saying goes 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree' and when it comes to first-time buyers this would appear to be the case. A large percentage of homebuyers are choosing to stay close to their childhood homes when taking their first steps on the property ladder.

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