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Brookfields - a site better for first-time buyers

EIGHT top-quality starter homes are rapidly taking shape at Brookfields, Shrewsbury − and one of them could be yours for as little as £33,750*.

That's enough to buy a minimum 25% share of a new two-bed Bromford home through our popular part-buy, part-rent deal − also known as shared ownership. And you could by moving in at Bagley Drive just after Christmas as our in-house construction team, led by award-winning site manager Pete Hamon, pushes to complete the first homes by January.

Like all Bromford homes, these eye-catching houses are being built to the highest quality and come with many features that would normally cost you extra elsewhere.
But Brookfields has an extra reason for you to be pleased and proud as a buyer. It's Pete's four-year track record of success in the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in Job competititions, including a Quality Award in June for managing our successful Penny Meadow development in Kidderminster.

It's the fourth year in a row that Pete has picked up some kind of Pride in the Job honour while working for our in-house construction team, Bromford Developments Ltd (BDL). Now, with the Kidderminster development all but finished, Pete is bringing the same level of care, professionalism and attention to detail to bear at Brookfields (pictured below), on the northern side of this historic Shropshire market town.

Brookfields wideview
Bromford Homes Head of Sales Alan Bradley says: "The NHBC Pride in Job Quality Award means buyers have an extra guarantee assuring them about the quality of their homes. Pete's done an excellent job at Kidderminster − and we're delighted that he's bringing the same special X-factor to managing the site here at Shrewsbury."

The first completions at Brookfields are scheduled for the end of January and Alan urges local first-time buyers to act quickly if they want to reserve a particular plot for just £500.
"That £500 could be one of the best investment you'll ever make if you're someone who wants to get on the property ladder in Shrewsbury − and make your dream of home ownership come true," says Alan.

"Shrewsbury is like many place these days − property prices are relatively high and typical earnings are relatively low. That means many first-time buyers and other people who can't afford to buy on the open market believe that home ownership is now out of their reach − and, in many cases, feel they're trapped in private rented housing."

Shared ownership transforms that gloomy prospect by enabling buyers to purchase between 25% and 75% of their new Bromford home instead of buying outright and to pay low rent on the remaining share. "It really is as simple as that," says Alan.

"Shared ownership offers a truly affordable solution for people who couldn't otherwise afford to get on the property ladder. In the case of Brookfields, you can buy a minimum 25% share of a new home for as little as £33,750* and your deposit could be as low as £1,688*. And it's not just the initial costs that are lower − we've got lots of evidence to prove that it probably won't cost more each month than renting from a private landlord.

"At the end of the day, buyers at Brookfields will get a traditionally-built, energy-efficient home that's designed for ease of maintenance at a really affordable price. What's more, our price includes a lot of features that buyers might have to pay for as extras elsewhere. Things like turfed front and back gardens, full screen fencing, and quality kitchens."

Pete Hamon PM

Site manager Pete (above) is keen to maintain the same award-winning standards at Brookfields and complete the first home. "It means a lot to be marked out as a top performer by a highly-regarded body like the NHBC in a sector where high standards of work matter so much," he says.

"I'm delighted with what we've achieved at Kidderminster − top-quality houses that we're really proud of and that buyers can be proud of too − and I promise to bring the same level of care, professionalism and attention to detail to our site in Shrewsbury."

The contemporary-looking brick homes are taking shape shape in an established residential area with fields and woodland leading down to Bagley Brook. It's a family-friendly spot, with a good choice of local primary schools and some local shops within a short walking distance. The A49 and A45 are only a few minutes drive away, Shrewsbury railway station is just over a mile and the town centre roughly two miles.

To find out more about Brookfields and part-buy, call 0845 60 10 878. You can also keep in touch by registering for updates or by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

* This example is based on a property price of £135,000. A 25% share would cost £33,750 and a 5% deposit on that would be £1,688.

06 September 2013