Empty nesters in Shropshire could find that a move to a brand new home in Shifnal is the perfect fit.
Easy to maintain and efficient to run, new Redrow homes at The Uplands are the ideal solution for buyers looking to move to somewhere that fits their lifestyle now that their children have grown up and moved into homes of their own.
Traditional on the outside, taking inspiration from the Arts & Crafts era, yet bright and modern inside with a high specification as standard, the homes blend the best of old and new. It’s a combination that’s particularly popular with more mature purchasers.
Pauline Turnbull, sales director for Redrow Homes (Midlands), explains: “A significant number of our customers are owner-occupiers aged over 50 who want to move to somewhere better suited to their needs after their children have flown the nest. It’s not necessarily that they want to downsize to an apartment or bungalow, more likely that they’re looking to rightsize to a home that’s more manageable, easier to maintain and efficient to run.
“They tend to want the convenience and a stress-free lifestyle, but with plenty of space for entertaining, perhaps room for the grandchildren to stay over and to be able to bring furniture from a larger property. This is where new homes can often meet their needs much better than second hand properties.”
Among the homes well suited to rightsizers is a three-bedroom detached Leamington, that’s almost ready to move into.
On the market at £349,995, including carpets and turfed rear garden, it offers 1,352 sq ft of living space including kitchen, dining and family room with adjoining utility, a separate lounge and a cloakroom all to the ground floor.
Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, each one enjoying the convenience of its own en-suite wetroom.
The Uplands offers a good choice of three, four and five-bedroom designs from Redrow’s Heritage Collection of traditional looking homes. Current prices start from £314,995.
Recognising that buyers are likely to have homes of their own to sell, Redrow is offering to help with its Mastermove service.
“Those who are yet to sell their existing home can sign up for Mastermove,” Pauline adds.
“We’ll then work with a local agent to sell their current property quickly and at full market value. It’s a great way for people to sell up and move on, whether they are upsizing, downsizing or relocating to a home of a similar size and value.”
Situated on Wolverhampton Road, on the edge of Shifnal, the new homes at The Uplands enjoy a rural outlook. The town centre is easily accessible; while Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham are also within easy reach by car.
Show homes at the development are open daily from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information call 01952 700678 or see www.redrow.co.uk/theuplands.
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1.4 billion turnover and building more than 4,700 homes in 2015/16 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015 and the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.