ESTATE agency Fox & Sons has announced that it will host a dedicated help to buy show and its Southampton branch this weekend.

The organisation is teaming up with Help to Buy South for the event.

The show is designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ for aspiring and existing homeowners to gain valuable knowledge and guidance on how they can benefit from the Help to Buy scheme.

Help to Buy is a Government housing scheme that offers an equity loan (interest free for the first five years of home ownership) of up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home.

This means that both home-movers and first-time buyers only require a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the remaining costs.

Attendees will be provided with a complete overview of all aspects of the scheme including affordability and eligibility, plus advice and insight into the mortgage process and current housing market.

Customers will also have the chance to find out which new homes are available under the scheme across a number of developments in the local area.

A wide variety of property developers will have their developments showcased, some of which will be advertising for the very first time, including Bloor Homes, Ocea Life, Fresh Developments and many more. Those wishing to attend and see how the event can assist them can drop in on the day or contact the branch to register their interest.

“We’re inviting all local house hunters looking to get onto or move up the property ladder to come along on 1st June and see how Help to Buy can help them to do just that,” says Helen Asteris, New Homes Partner at Fox & Sons. “Whether you’re a first-time buyer or current homeowner, our show is a fantastic opportunity to discuss all available buying options - some of which many customers may not be aware of - with solicitors, mortgage advisors and property professionals.

“Our team, a selection of mortgage advisors, Help to Buy advisors, developers and solicitors will all be on hand on the day to answer any queries buyers may have, as well as Talbots Law and a representative from Help to Buy South. We will also be presenting an exciting selection of current and upcoming developments – from one bedroom apartments up to four bedroom houses and everything in between. There really is something for everyone,” concludes Helen.

Fox & Sons provide a wide range of home moving services to local home buyers, sellers and investors. The branch’s Help to Buy Show will take place at its Southampton branch on Saturday June 1, between 10am and 3pm. For more information contact the branch on 02380 234345 or email