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Interest rates down = interest in new homes up

With interest rates on 95% mortgages recently lowered, buyers could find that a new home is within their reach.

The reduced interest rates mean lower monthly repayments, making new Redrow houses across Yorkshire an attractive prospect for purchasers even if they don’t have substantial savings to put down as a deposit.

Customers with only a 5% deposit may be able to buy a new home with a 95% mortgage through the NewBuy initiative. It’s available on Redrow homes in Guiseley, Halifax and Wakefield in West Yorkshire; and Sherburn in Elmet and Easingwold in the north.

Lisa Burns-Kent, new homes operation manager at Mortgage Advice Bureau, explains: “Every penny counts when it comes to buying a new home. The good news is that several lenders have just reduced their interest rates on 95% mortgages through NewBuy so purchasers can look forward to lower monthly repayments.

“For example, savings of around £7,950 plus a mortgage for £151,049 would be enough to secure a new three-bedroom home at Wheatley Chase in Halifax. And with a typical reduction of 0.3% in NewBuy interest rates at 95%, customers could save £28.87 a month on their repayments*.  The saving may seem small but could make all the difference and we would encourage those who thought their finances wouldn’t stack up to think again.”

The overall cost for comparison is 4.5% APR.

Redrow developments where NewBuy is available include Branwell Park, Guiseley; Wheatley Chase, Halifax; Scholars Gate, Wakefield; Saxon Court, Sherburn in Elmet; and Oaklands, Easingwold.

Patsy Aicken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), says: “NewBuy can help a whole host of buyers into one of our stylish new homes. First time buyers could find they’re able to buy sooner rather than later as the deposit required will be much lower than if they were buying on the open market. Friends could even club together and buy together, sharing the cost of the mortgage rather than paying rent,

“Those without substantial equity in the home they’re selling could also take advantage of the scheme; or if you’re yet to sell your current home you could consider converting to a buy to let mortgage, renting it out and then take out a 95% NewBuy mortgage for your brand new home.”

An easy to follow video guide to NewBuy and 95% mortgages can be viewed online at

For more information about NewBuy see

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*Actual rate and terms may vary and depend on individual circumstances and are subject to availability. There may be a charge by the lender if you cancel your application after it has been submitted. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

There will be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances. The fee is up to 1% but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

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 and 2012; collected the Gold award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2011 What House? awards; and its ‘Our Pride ~ Your Joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2011Housebuilder Awards for innovation and excellence. Web: