Help to Buy in Watford

There’s an undeniable feeling of optimism swirling through the streets of Watford. The once-dreary Hertfordshire town is bouncing back and is on the receiving end of some serious cash injections over the next couple of decades… When we say serious, we’re talking a cool £1.5 billion worth of investment that will create thousands of new jobs and homes with dramatically enhanced transport infrastructure and leisure facilities. Things are looking very promising if you’re thinking of buying a home here.

What’s on the cards for the home counties’ town?

For starters, the high street’s already been privy to a transformational facelift; massive upgrades have been sprucing up the gateway to the town – Clarendon Road; and the bustling Watford Junction rail station is having a revamp to include a new ticket hall, shops, bus station and a multi-storey car park. When you want some green nooks to soak it all in, the in-the-making Oxhey Activity Park sets the benchmark for urban green spaces. The masterplan reveals a play area, walking and cycling routes, a corner for skateboarders, scooters and BMX, wetlands area and a dinky café with a riverside terrace.

You can’t knock its connections to London either – the town sits at the end of the Metropolitan line, ferrying people to and from the capital, and commuters can whizz into Euston in 15 minutes aboard the direct rail service. It’s also handily positioned close to the M1 and M25. All this, plus you’ve got the perpetual fascinating The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros., and the newly opened intu Watford – a fresh and innovative entertainment and shopping destination.

Government equity loans

Watford’s property market is all abloom with rapid growth and savvy buyers are moving in. Over the next five years, it’s thought house prices will soar to reflect London boroughs – so now is the time to seriously put your money where your mouth is and climb the property ladder in one of Watford’s slick and sophisticated Help to Buy homes. Take the £350 million Watford Riverwell project, a large-scale new neighbourhood that’s transforming disused land with 1,000 dapper homes, a school, retirement village, shops, a pedestrianised plaza and verdant parkland. The first phase of the development - Woodlands – has been unveiled: a collection of apartments in a tree-lined setting, many of which are available through Help to Buy. Inside, every detail has been carefully considered – oak-floored living spaces, energy-saving high-spec appliances, private balconies and custom wardrobes. Another development that’s stirring real interest from first-time buyers is South Oxhey Central – a swanky collection of apartments and townhouses next to Carpenders Park Overground, (that’s just half an hour in to Euston), that are light-filled, on-trend and sleek.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with Property Booking today to guide you through the process and you’ll be onto a winner.