First time buyer event
FIRST time buyers with around £6,000 in savings could find they have enough for a deposit on a brand new home in North Manchester.
Redrow is currently selling properties at three developments in the Moston area – Woodville Gardens, Hanson Gardens and Kenyon Gardens.
Owning one of the stylish new homes is easy to afford thanks to the new Government-backed Help to Buy initiative and this weekend (May 18 and 19) the housebuilder is holding a special event at Woodville Gardens to guide aspiring homeowners through the scheme.
Visitors will be able to talk to friendly, experienced sales consultants about the incentive which offers customers the chance to own a brand new home with only a 5% deposit. With prices starting from £120,995 that could be as little as £6,050.
Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), explains: “Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it can be confusing. We want to make it as simple and straight forward as possible for our customers and would encourage anyone who’s thinking of moving to a home of their own to join us this weekend.
“We’ll talk them through the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which is a great deal for buyers as it not only offers them the chance to secure a brand new home with only a 5% deposit, but they will also be able to save thousands of pounds off the initial purchase price with the aid of an equity loan.”
Between them Woodville Gardens, Hanson Gardens and Kenyon Gardens offer a good choice of three and four-bedroom properties. Some are now build complete and simply waiting for the finishing touches that help transform a house into a home.
The readymade homes include the four-bedroom Thirlmere. It’s on the market at £137,995 but can be purchased for an initial outlay of £110,396 with Help to Buy. With the incentive, savings of £6,900 would be enough for a deposit on this property.
“The help available to buy one of our new homes in North Manchester means that homeownership is a viable alternative to renting. Not only could the monthly mortgage repayments be lower than the rent for a similar sized property, but those who buy as opposed to renting will be investing in their future. If it’s time to escape the rental trap or fly the parental nest to a home of your own, then it’s time to talk to Redrow about how we can help,” Claire adds.
The first time buyer event at Woodville Gardens takes place this weekend (May 18-19). For more information about the Redrow homes available in North Manchester see www.redrow.co.uk or call 0161 312 2122 (Woodville Gardens).
Author: Active PR
Date of issue: May 7th, 2013
Caption - Examples of the four-bedroom Thirlmere available with Help to Buy.
1. 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 New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.
2. The North Manchester Strategic Regeneration Framework (NMSRF) is a 10 - 15 year plan to guide investment with a vision of creating successful “Sustainable Communities” where people want to live, work and raise families. The NMSRF identifies the key strengths and opportunities of the area along with the core challenges and priorities for improvement. Improving the quality and choice of housing and coordinated investment in infrastructure and services are among its key aims. The landscape of North Manchester has seen significant positive change since the publication of the Framework in 2003 and Manchester City Council has worked closely alongside its partners, businesses and residents to deliver an exciting programme of investment. Since 2003, North Manchester has seen significant investment in its neighbourhoods and both the Moston and Harpurhey wards have benefited from a programme of regeneration activity that includes:
· The redevelopment and continued investment in North City District Centre
· A “hub” of new facilities and services in Harpurhey including the North City Library and Sixth Form Centre, the North City Family and Fitness Centre, Police Station, the Factory Youth Zone and Studio School.
· The Manchester College investment in North Manchester including: the award winning North Manchester Sixth Form and Library; the newly refurbished Moston campus and the restoration of the Grade II listed Harpurhey Baths
· New Sure Start Children’s Centres in Moston and Harpurhey
· More than 3,000 jobs created at Central Business Park
· 200,000 sq ft of creative/digital office space at the Sharp Project
· Improvements to green spaces and the Irk ValleyGreen corridor with Green Flag status awarded to parks including Boggart Hole Clough
· Improved transport infrastructure including Metrolink expansion and new stations at Central Business Park and Monsall
· Huge Investment in education:
o Irk Valley Community Primary opened in 2010
o St Matthews RC High School £17million refurbishment completed 2009
o The Manchester Communications Academy (BT) opened September 2010
o The Manchester Creative and Media Academies opening in 2012