Essex has developed into a conveniently connected, richly historic and financially self-sufficient location within which to live. The Economic Plan for Essex structured in 2014 laid out clear direction and goals for the County’s development; enabling 117,745 new jobs and 81,310 new homes, as well as an improvement across skillsets within the workforce. Culture itself is also being brought into focus by the Government; with specialised funding laid aside for cultural and arts projects with a desire to promote Essex. With a 25% increase in housing price and value since 2013, and an unemployment drop of 3.5% in the same timeframe, there is much to be said for the Economic Plan, suggesting a similar success rate in the future.
These figures alone make Essex the prime place to invest for Buy-to-Let investors looking to expand their portfolio, as well as for the first-time buyer looking for an easy commute into the city whilst climbing onto the property ladder. Essex offers the best of both worlds with a haven of green space and transport connections that span parts of the Central line, the Overground and upcoming Crossrail ensuring that the capital is within easy reach.
Settled in the heart of Brentwood, Galliard Homes has created a development combining all the elegance and facilities of a contemporary city block just minutes from the local high street. Essex House is set to be converted from offices into exclusive studio and one bedroom apartments with the option to purchase private parking. The arrival of Crossrail is set to transform Brentwood into a hot commuter belt location, with journeys into Canary Wharf taking approximately 36 minutes; a prize choice for the Buy-to-Let investor or homeowner commuter alike.
Chelmsford is considered the ‘capital’ of Essex, Galliard’s latest development, Rosebery House will be well situated just a 10 minute walk from Chelmsford station. This former office will be transformed into a luxurious, residential development comprising 66 one and two bedroom apartments. Now available with Help to Buy, this will be a fantastic investment opportunity for both first-time buyers and Buy-to-Let investors due to its close proximity to London and enviable amenities, Rosebery House will have the potential for capital growth. Now available with the government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, making it an excellent choice for first-time buyers. Commuters will be well-placed in Chelmsford, as they can reach London Liverpool Street in 35 minutes, making investing in the area a no-brainer!
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