Many people see their dream home as a somewhat distant aspiration –achievable at some point in the future, but not without one or two stepping-stone moves in the meantime.
However, thanks to Help to Buy, purchasers can now achieve their dream much sooner than they thought possible. The government-backed scheme is often seen as an ideal solution for first-time buyers, but it’s every bit as useful for homeowners seeking to fast-forward their progress on the property ladder. Its equity loan of up to 20% can bridge the affordability gap and make the stepping-stone unnecessary.
Vicarage Meadows, Orion Homes’ luxury development in Holmfirth, is a place where Help to Buy can turn dreams into reality. A collection of four and five bedroom detached homes offers a combination of generous space and exceptional specification which represents the ultimate aspiration for many homebuyers. Prices start from £339,995, but could be reduced to an initial £271,996 with Help to Buy’s equity loan which is interest-free for the first five years.
The Vicarage Meadows showhome reveals a host of high-end features, from heated towel rails and tiled flooring in the bathroom and en-suite to a contemporary dining kitchen with tiled flooring, stainless steel oven, hob and chimney hood, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The outside view is equally impressive with large turfed gardens enjoying a scenic aspect overlooking rolling countryside. Further information is available on 01484 508 928.
A beautiful range of detached homes is also available with Help to Buy at Orion Homes’ Leafield Gardens development in Wrenthorpe, which shares a number of attractive qualities with Vicarage Meadows, including an outstanding specification and a desirable setting overlooking open countryside. A selection of spacious three and four bedroom properties is currently priced from £297,995 or an initial £238,396 with Help to Buy. Further information is available on 01924 369 241.
Jo Lumb, Sales & Marketing Director at Orion Homes, explained how Help to Buy can make savings for homeowners:
“Many of us plan our home ownership journey with a view to making two or three moves before we are ready to invest in our dream property. However, one factor that is often overlooked is the accumulation of costs each time we move – repeatedly paying stamp duty, legal fees and removal fees makes a big dent in our savings. Help to Buy can reduce the number of times we need to move, thereby reducing the number of times we need to pay these costs.”
Orion Homes are currently offering Help to Buy in conjunction with their own Assured Sale scheme which is designed to help purchasers who are struggling to sell their current property. Alternatively, part exchange is available on selected plots. The Sales Information Centres and showhomes are open at each development from Thursday to Monday, between 11am and 5pm. Further details are also available from Orion Homes’ head office on 01924 831030.