Time to make a move to Heathlands as first time buyer numbers hit five-year high

A spacious apartment at Heathlands could make a perfect starter home for young house hunters – as the number of first time buyers hits its highest level for five years.

A delightful collection of contemporary and affordable apartments are on offer at Redrow’s development off Church Road, Buckley. One bedroom apartments are available from £68,597* while two bedrooms are priced from £85,397*.

The development was recently placed as number one in a list of Britain’s best new builds for first timers in the Daily Telegraph.

The affordable homes are being offered in conjunction with Tai Clwyd, who specialise in schemes for buyers who may not otherwise be able to secure their dream home.

Lending to first time buyers increased by 3% in February, making it the busiest start to a year for people achieving home ownership since 2008, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Anita Williams, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “It is brilliant news that the number of first time buyers has increased and we hope to see that number continue to grow. But for that to happen, it is more important than ever to support those who aspire to own their own home.

“We believe that our offering of affordable apartments at Heathlands could provide that vital first step onto the property ladder for potential homebuyers in and around Flintshire. They are designed to be contemporary and spacious, perfect for modern living and are ideal starter homes.”

To assist buyers, Tai Clwyd is offering a shared equity scheme*, giving customers the chance to purchase with just a 5% deposit. Shared equity prices start from £68,597 for a one-bedroom and £85,397 for a two-bedroom Hayeswater apartment.

Heathlands enjoys a semi-rural location with the picturesque North Wales countryside just minutes away and a nature reserve next door.  The cities of Chester and Liverpool are also within easy reach via the nearby A55.

Nearby Buckley is a lively community. The town boasts a pedestrianised town centre, a modern shopping precinct, ample free car parking, supermarkets and a variety of small shops. There is also a modern health centre and convenient doctors’ surgeries as well as four primary schools and one secondary school.

The population projection is for significant growth over the next 10 to 15 years so a home at Heathlands could also be an ideal investment opportunity as the town develops.

For more information about Heathlands, visit the marketing suite, open from 10am to 5.30pm every day except Monday when it opens at 11am. Alternatively, call 01244 630045 or visit

For further information on the affordable homes offered via Tai Clwyd call 0345 2303140 or visit 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 New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 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: