Half sold at Castle View
FIRST-TIME buyers are storming their way into Castle View with
more than half of the Staffordshire shared ownership homes reserved
in the first month.
The seventh customer has just signed up for a house at
commuter-friendly Doxey on the outskirts of Stafford. That leaves
seven of the original 14 shared ownership homes still up for grabs
and Bromford Homes Head of Sales (North) Alan Bradley urges buyers
to act now if they want their pick of the remaining plots.
"We're delighted that so many local first-time buyers want to be
'King or Queen of their own Castle'," says Alan, "and where else in
this part of Staffordshire could they realise their home ownership
dream for as little as £31,250* with a deposit that could be as low
"Affordability is a key issue for so many first-time buyers and,
with many lenders requiring fairly large deposits, HomeBuy shared ownership really is a
great way for people to get into the home-buying market.
"Buyers clearly agree − judging by the really positive
response since we launched this development a couple of week ago.
We've got four confirmed reservations now and every reason to
believe that we'll have more signed up soon."
He describes the Castle View development of two and
three-bedroom houses − midway between Stafford and the M6 −
as "an ideal place for singletons, couples and young families to
make their home owning dream come true".
The high-quality homes combine cottage-style exteriors with a
modern living look inside − with the smart kitchens adding
extra "wow" for first-time buyers − and Doxey is a
family-friendly village on the west side of Stafford with a good
choice of schools and great connections for commuters.
"This really is an ideal spot for anyone who doesn't want to
live in the heart of a town or city but wants to be close enough to
the shops and other facilities you need as well as access to the
rail and road network," says Alan.
"That's certainly true of Castle View. It's a great location
that's only a mile from Stafford and the main railway station, with
easy links to the M6 and M6 toll motorways. As well as Stafford on
your doorstep, you could easily commute from here to Stoke,
Telford, Wolverhampton or even Derby."
* £31,250 is a minimum 25% share of a two-bed house with a full
value of £125,000 and the deposit, based on a 95 per cent mortgage,
would be £1,563. A minimum 25% share of a three-bed house costing
£140,000 is £35,000. A 25% share of a three-bed house with a full
asking price of £140,000 is £35,000 and the deposit would be as low
To find out more about Castle View and HomeBuy shared ownership
call 0845 60 10 878. You can register your interest and follow
us on Twitter @BromfordHomes
This is an updated version of a story that was published on
March 15 when a third of the homes − five houses − were
26 March 2013