Be better off buying an 'Advantage' home in Thongsbridge
Would-be homeowners can escape the rental trap and take a step onto the property ladder with brand new homes being sold under the ‘Advantage’ banner near Holmfirth.
The properties at Stoney Bank Chase, Thongsbridge, are aimed at local purchasers who want to buy a home in the same area, near to family or work. And, thanks to a 20% discount, the homes are easier to afford.
Part of an agreement between Redrow and Kirklees Council to offer low-cost, affordable housing, buyers can enjoy a beautiful home – like the Tavy - at a fraction of the cost.
The Tavy is a charming two-bedroom terrace priced from only £164,950 (with the Advantage discount), offering spacious living and our quality craftsmanship at a reduced price. Its open plan accommodation is simple but roomy, making it perfect for couples starting out.
Downstairs there is a fully-fitted kitchen, a handy cloakroom and lounge/dining area with French doors leading into the garden to create an even greater sense of space. Upstairs there are two generously-sized bedrooms, and a family bathroom.
Steve Jackson, sales director at our Yorkshire division, says: “Many people find that they can’t afford to stay in the area where they have grown up, where they have friends and family, or where they have a job, because of lack of affordability when it comes to housing.
“The Advantage scheme is to help people like them, local people, with homes they can afford.
“To qualify, people have to fulfil a specific criteria and, when they come to sell the home, they must offer the same discount to another qualifying buyer, someone like them.”
Aside from passing on the 20% discount, the purchasers enjoy all the same benefits of any other home owner at Stoney Bank Chase.
Steve continues: “As well as the fantastic discount, having a home of their own means that they can decorate as they wish and, potentially, pay less in monthly mortgage repayments than they might on rent. And, ultimately, they’ll have a tangible asset.”
A study from Santander Mortgages* found prospective first-time buyers could save £2,268 per year on average if they move from renting to buying.
And with average rental costs in the Holmfirth area** around £500 per month for a two-bedroom terrace – and some two-bedroom properties costing upwards of £800 – it makes investing in a home at Stoney Bank Chase more attractive than ever.
Stoney Bank Chase is set among the same stunning Pennine scenery that inspired TV’s Last of the Summer Wine and Where the Heart Is. Thongsbridge enjoys a delightful rural location, yet at the same time offers good local schools close by, excellent facilities in nearby Holmfirth and easy road and rail access to Huddersfield, Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester.
We also has a wide range of three and four-bedroom detached family homes available with prices from £309,950 to £419,950 – and no restrictions on who can buy.
For full details of the Advantage scheme and all available homes at Stoney Bank Chase visit the show home and sales suite open daily from 10am to 5.30pm; call 01484 829320 or go to www.redrow.co.uk/stoneybankchase