St Neots buyers get a leg up onto the property ladder
Chic new homes in St Neots are helping satisfy demand from buyers.
Abode St Neots is a contemporary collection of homes from award-winning Redrow.
The two and three -bedroom properties are proving very popular with a mix of first time buyers, families and downsizers. The vast majority of customers have used the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme to reduce the initial cost of homeownership.
Sales director Tonia Tyler explains: “There’s a real demand for new homes in St Neots and in the first two months alone we’ve taken17 reservations. The properties are very much sought-after and in around 80% of cases customers have utilised Help to Buy.
“People in Cambridgeshire are familiar with contemporary looking homes as a lot of new builds in the area feature this style of architecture. What makes Abode stand out from the crowd is that the ground floor is almost entirely open plan, maximising the potential of the space available. It’s a layout that’s particularly popular with parents, as they can be preparing dinner while supervising children in the living area. “
Current prices for an Abode home range from £239,950 to £299,950. 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 £274,950 can be purchased with a deposit of £13,750 and a mortgage of £206,215.
“Research from the Halifax suggests that buying a three-bedroom home is more cost effective than renting one,” Tonia 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.
To sample the Abode designs or to find out more about Help to Buy, visit the showhomes, 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.