Berkeley: First time buyer couple get on the property ladder in Greenwich

Help to Buy home-buying event at Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich

First time buyer event in the heart of Woolwich From Monday 11th – Saturday 16th July. Become one step closer to owning your very own Berkeley home – with six days of unmissable events.

Final homes available to purchase at the First Time Buyer Showcase Week, with London Help to Buy and ready to move into this summer. Prices at Royal Arsenal Riverside start at £510,000 for a one bedroom apartment. Lucy and her partner bought a one bedroom flat using London Help to Buy“We’re really pleased with our new home – it’s on the 18th floor, with a spacious balcony that has brilliant views across London. It feels great to be able to stop pouring so much money into renting!” After leaving London for St Albans in 2020, medical student Lucy Green (26) found herself missing the buzz of the capital so much that she bought a flat with her partner at Berkeley’s Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich within a year. 

Buying a new build at Royal Arsenal Riverside also meant the couple benefitted from having the full support of the Berkeley sales team; “We visited a few other developments when we were house hunting but the customer service at Royal Arsenal Riverside set it apart from the crowd. We worked with Renata in the sales team who was absolutely amazing and answered all of our questions. It made a big difference and meant everything went smoothly, especially compared to what some of my friends were experiencing elsewhere. Help to Buy can be complicated but things were made a lot easier with the team on hand to support.

“We moved to St Albans for more space and a garden but very quickly realised that living in London and having an easy commute to work was more important to us. We also knew that we wanted a high quality new build to make our own, so Royal Arsenal Riverside ticked all the boxes. It’s already well connected; I work in Whitechapel and my partner is based in Farringdon which are both under 20 minutes away using the new Elizabeth line.

Image of a first time buyer couple, at Berkeley's Royal Arsenal Riverside development - available to purchase through the Help to Buy scheme on Share to Buy!

“Royal Arsenal Riverside has plenty of cafés and restaurants as well as a fortnightly farmers’ market. This, as well as a new creative district Woolwich Works and regular community events, means there are plenty of things on our doorstep to keep us entertained. It’s a great location, right on the river and next to the beautiful Maribor Park complete with landscaped gardens. There’s no shortage of green space, so we’re not having to compromise on that now we’re back in town either.  My partner and I are both really sporty so being less than a minute from the Thames path for running and cycling and having access to the Waterside Club gym and pool is a massive bonus.”

Image of The Waterside Club Swimming Pool - Shared Ownership and Help to Buy properties available on Share to Buy!

Other key selling points for the young couple were the youthful community and heritage at Royal Arsenal Riverside; “The development feels a lot more vibrant than St Albans – walking around you see lots of young professionals and families. The mix of modern flats with historic listed buildings also makes it a really interesting place to be. You can tell that it’s not just one block of apartments but a whole community that is being developed here.”

This is your final chance to buy your new home at Royal Arsenal Riverside, with just a 5% deposit with London Help to Buy*

*The Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme ends in March 2023 and the final deadline to apply to the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme is 6pm on October 31st 2022.

For more information on Royal Arsenal Riverside or to attend the First Time Buyer Showcase Week, call 020 8331 7130 or register your interest now.

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