Buyers looking for a large family home in Leicestershire could find the space they crave in a town ranked as one of the ‘Best Places to Live’.
Market Harborough made the grade in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide for 2015 in the towns and suburbs category.
Around an hour to London St Pancras by train and with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the surrounding countryside, the town enjoys a best of both worlds appeal that enables its residents to achieve the perfect work/life balance.
For those who long to live in Market Harborough there’s plenty to choose from at Rockingham View. The popular Redrow development offers everything from two-bedroom bungalows to substantial detached five-bedroom family homes.
Tonia Tyler, sales director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: “The Sunday Times survey has backed up what we always knew; that Redrow builds in the best places in the UK. In compiling the guide they assessed various factors people consider when choosing where to live including crime rates, house prices and school performance, plus community spirit, local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces with Market Harborough ticking all the right boxes.
“With so much going for the area, people may fear they’ll be priced out of the housing market but with a Help to Buy equity loan the initial cost of a brand new home could be reduced by up to 20%.”
Current prices at Rockingham View start from £169,950 for a two-bedroom Evesham style property, with a five-bedroom Hampstead available from £427,950.
Thanks to Help to Buy, the initial cost of a Hampstead could be reduced to just £342,360. The remaining 20% share is covered by the equity loan, which is interest free for five years.
“It’s two years since Help to Buy equity loans were introduced, but we’re still finding that people who could benefit often don’t realise how the scheme could help them,” Tonia adds. “For example, families could use Help to Buy to help make their money go further, enabling them to buy a home that gives them the extra space they need.”
To be eligible for the scheme homeowners must have sold their current property subject to contract. Redrow can help with that too.
For a small deposit, Redrow’s Mastermove service can help customers secure a buyer for their existing home with the assistance of a tried and trusted agent. Once a sale is agreed, they will then be able to use Help to Buy to reduce the initial cost of a brand new home.
To find out more about the homes at Rockingham View, visit the showhomes, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. Alternatively, call 01858 288076 or see www.redrow.co.uk/rockingham.
Established more than 40 years, 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. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the WhatHouse? Awards 2014, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and four consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Redrow also collected the award for best marketing initiative at the 2014 Housebuilder Awards and its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence.