Affordable chance to be King or Queen of Castle
ASPIRING homeowners can get on to the property ladder for as
little as £31,250* at a commuter-friendly village on the outskirts
of Staffordshire's county town.
Fourteen shared ownership homes are being built at Castle View −
midway between Stafford and the M6 − in time for buyers to start
moving in before summer.
The Doxey development of two and three-bedroom houses is
described as an "an ideal place for singletons, couples and young
families to make their home owning dream come true".
That's how Bromford Homes Head of Sales (North) Alan Bradley
sums up the opportunity for local first-time buyers − and he urges
them to avoid delay if they want their pick of the plots off Doxey
"This is a great affordable chance for local first-time buyers
to realise their home ownership dream for as little as £31,250* for
a two-bed house − and your deposit could be as low as £1,563," says
"Affordability is a key issue for so many first-time buyers and,
with many lenders requiring fairly large deposits, shared ownership
really is a great way for people to get into the home-buying
market. You buy between 25% and 75% of your home and pay rent
on the remaining share. It's as simple as that."
Cottage-style exteriors with modern look inside
The high-quality homes combine traditional looks with modern
interiors that include a living room with patio doors leading to a
rear garden, well-appointed bathroom and a fitted kitchen with
oven, hob and extractor.
Alan describes them as cottage-style exteriors with a modern
living look inside and particularly picks out the kitchens as being
something special for first-time buyers. He's equally enthusiastic
about Doxey, a family-friendly village on the west side of Stafford
with a good choice of schools and great connections for
"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
01 March 2013