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.
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,"
"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."
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
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
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* 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
06 September 2013