Leegomery buyers get a leg up onto the property ladder
Chic new homes in Leegomery are helping satisfy demand from first time buyers eager to escape the rental trap.
Abode Leegomery is a contemporary collection of homes from award-winning Redrow.
The two, three and four-bedroom properties are proving particularly popular with first time buyers, with around half of purchasers using the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme to reduce the initial cost of homeownership.
Sales director Pauline Turnbull explains: “There’s a real demand for new homes as a growing number of people recognise that they’re better off buying than renting. Satisfying that demand is a challenge facing the whole industry, but the beauty of building Abode alongside our Heritage Collection is that we can potentially build and sell at double the normal rate.
“In the last month alone we’ve sold five of our contemporary looking homes and to date half of those who’ve purchased an Abode property in Leegomery have utilised Help to Buy. “
Current prices for an Abode home range from £154,995 to £264,995. All of the properties can be secured with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage through Help to Buy, with the remaining 20% covered by the equity loan.
For example, a three-bedroom home priced at £169,995 can be purchased with a deposit of £8,500 and a mortgage of £127,496.
“Research from the Halifax suggests that buying a three-bedroom home is more cost effective than renting one,” Pauline adds.
“Plus, not only will you be investing in your own home, you’ll also have more freedom to customise the space to your personal taste.”
Abode properties enjoy ‘uncluttered’ but smart façades with a host of in-vogue interior features.
Open plan layouts on the ground floor maximise the potential of the space available; while in many designs each bedroom benefits from an en-suite.
The homes enjoy underfloor heating and fashionable wet rooms, while banks of discreet storage units create faux walls and optional extras include outdoor kitchens and low maintenance artificial turf.
To sample the Abode designs or to find out more about Help to Buy, visit the showhomes on Okehampton Road, open daily from 10am to 5.30pm.
Featuring highly specified, largely open plan living spaces and in-vogue features such as underfloor heating and wet rooms, Abode homes places an emphasis on the feeling of space and light. The first Abode development opened in January 2014 in Flintshire and the designs will soon be available in many more locations across England and Wales.
Including a choice of two, three and four-bedroom homes, Abode has been launched to meet demand for modern, high spec and streamlined properties from homebuyers searching for a contemporary lifestyle without moving to the city.
The launch of Abode coincided with Redrow entering its 40th anniversary year and proves that the developer is still at the forefront of innovation and design after many years as one of the UK’s leading housebuilders. For more information visit www.redrow.co.uk/abode.