Accountant Colin Lees knows a thing or two about numbers, so when he added up the pros and cons of a brand new property in Oldham there was only conclusion.
“Everything about it made sense,” said Colin. “From the incentives offered by Redrow to the advantages of moving from an older property, which needed lots of maintenance, to a new-build with nothing to do for years.
“Plus we love the area and location of Meadow View, in Moorside, where we have chosen to move, and the four-bedroom Shrewsbury detached home is better than anything we could ever have imagined owning. It’s perfect.”
Colin, 31, and Emma, 32, started looking for a new home for themselves and two young children Charlie and Robyn, when it became increasingly obvious that their three-bedroom terraced cottage was far from fitting for a family.
“We had been in the cottage for seven or eight years and we loved it,” said Colin. “It was built in the 1700s and Grade II listed, it has lovely beams and is full of character.
“But while it had been renovated by a builder just before we moved in, like all older properties there was frequently work needed and money being spent which we hadn’t envisaged.
“Added to that there was no parking outside - and we simply wanted more space.”
The couple had put their house up for sale a couple of years ago with no success and, when the idea to sell re-emerged, were thinking about part-exchange.
“Unfortunately part-ex wasn’t an option for our house at the development we looked at, but it did get us looking at new-build and all its advantages,” Colin explained.
“We Googled what else was on offer because we wanted to stay in the area, near to family and work for myself and Emma who, when she isn’t on maternity leave, will return to her job as an optician.
“We liked Redrow’s Shrewsbury because it had the space we wanted with a bedroom each for the children plus one for them to play in, and we loved the open space of the kitchen/dining area with the separate lounge.”
The couple turned to Redrow’s Mastermove
scheme to help sell their old cottage. It’s an incentive designed especially for those with an existing home to sell.
“Using Mastermove helped hugely. Redrow organised an estate agent to value and market our house and we got an offer from the first person to view just two days after it went up!” said Colin.
“It meant there was one less thing to worry about - and Redrow will pay our estate agent fees. We are now staying with relatives until March when, hopefully, our lovely new home will be ready.”
Meadow View is ideally placed for families and commuters. It’s a semi-rural location on the edge of Oldham; Greenfield Station is just 15 minutes away from where you can travel to Manchester city centre in only 35 minutes, and Huddersfield in 20. And, for the motorist, the M60 and M62 are only a 15 minute drive away with access to the north west and beyond.
The development itself is close to a range of amenities and leisure facilities and within easy reach of Oldham town centre.
Due to the popularity of Meadow View, Redrow is currently taking ‘early bird’
registrations for future properties - giving potential customers first option when they are released for sale.
For more information, call 0161 638 7484, log onto www.redrow.co.uk/meadowview
or visit the sales centre and showhomes off Haven Lane, Thursday to Monday inclusive, between 10am and 5.30pm.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk