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Stevenage "Ice" Development is a Cool Commute

PUBLISHED: 08:31 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:50 28 February 2013


Stevenage "Ice" Development is a Cool Commute

Londoners spend on average 74.2 minutes commuting, which is 21.6 minutes more than the average UK worker.With an increasing amount of congestion on the roads and tubes, it is no wonder that commuting time is a serious consideration when purchasing.

According to a recent statistic Londoners spend on average 74.2 minutes commuting, which is 21.6 minutes more than the average UK worker. With an increasing amount of congestion on the roads and tubes, it is no wonder that commuting time is a serious consideration for those looking to buy a home.

Adam Bonney, 22, is a first time buyer who opted to escape the daily London grind for something more serene and less tiresome.A police officer who has recently bought his first home at Higgins Homes ICE development in Stevenage, Adam comments, 'Although I work in London my commute when I lived in Hounslow was 60 minutes each way.Now Stevenage rail station is just a five minute walk from my front door and a mere 25 minutes to Kings Cross by train, which has cut my commuting time by 30 minutes.

'Stevenage is not only more accessible to my work than Hounslow, but the property prices are a lot more attractive.After viewing ICE, I fell in love with it and I bought a contemporary two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. I rent out my spare second bedroom to a friend which has allowed me to supplement my income and has helped me to get onto the property ladder at a young age.

'I absolutely love Stevenage; its far enough outside of London to feel like Im getting away from the city frenzy, but Im able to be close enough to enjoy the various highlights the Capital has to offer.

An iconic, ultra-modern development located in the heart of Stevenage, ICE comprises a variety of two bedroom apartment designs. With striking good looks, each spacious property is designed to the highest standards and all incorporate designer Urban Myth kitchens which feature stainless steel electric oven and ceramic hob, integrated fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.

Beautifully configured bathrooms incorporate crisp, white sanitary ware by Ideal Standard.Most properties also feature either a patio or balcony and each is assigned an underground parking space.

Higgins Homes offers a Step Up scheme which allows purchasers to take advantage of up to a 20% equity deposit from Higgins Homes as a rent and interest free equity loan for up to ten years. The purchaser will require a minimum 5% deposit, and is then entitled to purchase the remaining 20% at any time, at the current market price over the next ten years. A 75% mortgage for the remainder of the property price would then be required.

Alternatively, Higgins Homes offering is a 10,000 reduction in price on selected plots for sales that complete in July. This offer is not available in connection with any other schemes or promotions offered.

Prices at ICE start from 149,995 for a two-bedroom apartment with balcony and underground parking space.The sales and marketing suite and show apartments are open daily between 10am and 5pm. For further information please contact the marketing suite on telephone: 01438 362 712 or visit the website:


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