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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 29 October 2019 by Higgins Homes
"As a family business, Higgins Homes understand how difficult it can be for people to get their first foot on the property ladder and they’re keen to help people like me."
Posted: 25 October 2019 by Higgins Homes
Moving from shared rental accommodation to owning a three-bedroom semi-detached house could seem like an impossible dream for a first-time buyer. Through Help to Buy, this has become a reality for Alex Stokoe, a financial controller working in Mayfair.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 21 November 2018 by Higgins Homes
Like many couples, Edward and Ivania Cady thought home ownership in London was out of reach.
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.
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.
Posted: 21 May 2018 by Higgins Homes
Sitting just 5 miles North West of Charing Cross, Willesden is a friendly and vibrant area with great food, amenities and entertainment. Long-time resident Rosalind Ann Glaser who has just purchased a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in our Morgan Place development here, tells us why she loves the area so much.
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.
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.”
Posted: 24 July 2017 by Higgins Homes
“The location is excellent, everything is close by.”
Posted: 24 July 2017 by Higgins Homes
“Having looked at a number of the properties being built, it was fairly clear from the first time I saw it that this home was suitable for my needs.”
Posted: 13 March 2017 by Higgins Homes
Hear the reasons why Stephan Schwarz decided that Clissold Quarter was the perfect development for him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 16 April 2015 by Higgins Homes
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.
Posted: 23 March 2015 by Higgins Homes
With prices in London continuing to rise by 10% from last year, a study by Hamptons International found that Londoners are increasingly looking outside the capital for new homes.
Posted: 13 March 2015 by Higgins Homes
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.
Posted: 10 November 2014 by Higgins Homes
According to recent research (Aviva Insurance), home buyers in the past year spent on average over half an hour looking round a property before choosing to buy. In addition, every year as many as 40,000 people buy properties without viewing them at all. One such couple that followed suit with purchasing their home off plan, was first time buyers Samantha Birch, 25, and partner Charlie McCarthy, 26.
Posted: 27 October 2014 by Higgins Homes
According to recent research from Savills UK1, homebuyers value factors such as neighbourhood, safety, greenery and access to amenities more so than the aesthetics of a new home. For married couple, Mabs Alam, 38, and Shamsun Nahar, 35, this was certainly the case. Eager to find the perfect home for their new family, the couple opted to buy off plan with a three bedroom terraced house at Higgins Homes’ Arboretum development in Epping.
Posted: 1 April 2014 by Higgins Homes
An award winning entrepreneur has found the perfect place to combine the convenience of city living, with the relaxed pace of country life.
Posted: 19 March 2014 by Higgins Homes
Bernard Poppy has spent many days over the last 50 years walking past a building on Vicarage Lane, lately wondering why it had become deserted and what other use it could possibly have. It was only very recently when the builders moved in, did Mr Poppy find out that this Victorian coach house was to be converted into a contemporary three-bedroom home.
Posted: 27 February 2014 by Higgins Homes
Gerald and Ginty Stecker believed that their beloved Victorian mansion in Loughton would be where they would spend their retirement years, happily enjoying the rich character of the building with features such as high ceilings and typical Victorian architecture. But it was the stunning forest views that gave the couple reason to feel that they would never find anything else to match their home.
Posted: 20 August 2013 by Higgins Homes
With rental prices rising, on average, at least 8% over the last year*, many renters in the capital are finding it difficult to raise a deposit for their first home. However, one such tenant who went against the odds was 29 year old Sarah Johnson.
Posted: 7 August 2013 by Higgins Homes
With the average London house price rising by 6.4%,* first time buyers in the capital are finding it increasingly difficult to take their first step onto the property ladder. One couple, however, have managed to beat the odds, recently exchanging on a two bedroom apartment at Oval Quarter, a landmark development in South London.