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Buy a new home near Rochdale - before it's too late

With only a dozen homes still available, those who want to move to Birch Grange in Rochdale need to act fast.

The good news for people hoping to purchase one of these stylish new homes is that Help to Buy equity loans are available to reduce the initial cost by up to 20%.

With only a 5% downpayment needed, those who have been saving up for a deposit could find that they’re able to buy sooner than they expected.

Those who want to know more about Help to Buy are invited to visit Birch Grange this Saturday (January 18).

Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), says: “Help to Buy has made a real difference to what people can afford and has been a great success at Birch Grange, where we have already sold around three quarters of the homes.

“With the final phase of homes now released for sale time really is of the essence. We would encourage anyone looking for a new home in the Rochdale area to come along to find out how much further their money could go with Help to Buy. They’re likely to be pleasantly surprised and could find that they’re able to buy a larger home than they would on the open market.”

Located on Birch Road, Wardle, Birch Grange offers a choice of three and four-bedroom properties from the sought-after Heritage Collection.

Prices start from £199,995 for a three-bedroom Warwick style property. Factor in Help to Buy and the initial cost is reduced to £159,996. The remaining 20% share is covered by an equity loan from the Government, which is interest free for five years and can be repaid when the customer resells or has more funds available.

All of the homes at Birch Grange boast a high specification as standard, including kitchens that are well equipped with integrated top brand name appliances, plus bathrooms and en-suites with quality fixtures and fittings.

A host of energy efficient measures mean that those who move from old to new should save money on their fuel bills.

The properties enjoy views over neighbouring fields and the Pennines beyond. Nearby, Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre offers a range of water sports and there’s also the chance to fish on the lake or at Watergrove Reservoir.

The area is well served by schools, making it ideal for families.

Those who work in Manchester can be in the city in around 30 minutes via train from Smithy Bridge station; while the extension of the Metrolink will improve journey times from the Rochdale area to Manchester city centre. The M62 is also within easy reach, connecting drivers to the North West motorway network, including the M60 Manchester Ring Road.

To find out more about Help to Buy, visit Birch Grange, from 11am to 4pm this Saturday (January 18).

Alternatively, call 01706 550740 or see

Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established almost 40 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: