House buyers searching for a new home in Essex can save hundreds of thousands of pounds simply by crossing the Thames, a new report has found.
According to estate agent Benham & Reeves, crossing the Queen Elizabeth Bridge from Dartford to Purfleet can save property buyers an average of £95,000.
In Dartford, the average selling price is £310,000, compared to £215,000 in Purfleet, while there are significant savings to be made at several other locations along the Thames.
Bellway Essex is building new homes at Renovo in Thurrock, which neighbours Purfleet on the north bank of the Thames, and the developer says the area is proving a magnet for first-time buyers, thanks to a combination of comparatively low prices and the availability of new build properties, which can be purchased with Help to Buy.
One-bedroom apartments at Renovo start from £209,995 and Help to Buy is available.
More information about the new homes at Renovo in Thurrock is now available at bellway.co.uk