The FirstBuy scheme is available now at Taylor Wimpey's Heath Meadows development of new homes in Leighton Buzzard - offering aspiring homeowners an easier way to step on the property ladder.
Quick-off-the-mark first-time buyers are being offered a helping hand to purchase a stunning apartment in time for Christmas at Heath Meadows, Taylor Wimpey's sought-after development in Leighton Buzzard.
The Government-backed FirstBuy scheme is available with selected two-bedroom apartments in Leighton Buzzard, enabling qualifying first-time buyers to secure their new home for just 80% of its full price, including a 5% deposit, subject to status.
That means the two-bedroom Plot 170 'Primrose' property in Leighton Buzzard, for example, is available to an eligible first-time buyer for 80% of its £127,500 purchase price - that's just £102,000, including a 5% deposit of only £6,375.
What's more, the great-value price of this beautiful flat for sale in Leighton Buzzard includes carpets and integrated appliances!
Christine Scarborough, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: "FirstBuy offers first-time buyers who might be struggling to raise a large deposit the chance to step on the property ladder much sooner than they might have thought possible.
"In fact, if they act quickly, they could find themselves celebrating the festive season in their very own home at Heath Meadows - and with free flooring and appliances included on selected apartments, they'll be able to spend the money they've saved on making this the best Christmas ever!"
The two-bedroom Plot 170 'Primrose' apartment offers spacious accommodation and a practical interior layout which is ideal for first-time buyers.
A large dual-aspect lounge/dining room boasts twin Juliet balconies, while there's also a semi-open-plan kitchen, an en-suite master bedroom, a good-sized second bedroom, a main bathroom and a handy storage closet also located off the internal entrance hallway. The property also benefits from allocated parking outside.
Alternatively, two-bedroom 'Mulberry' apartments are available from just £105,960 under FirstBuy (full prices from £132,450).
All new homes at Heath Meadows are completed to a high standard specification, including energy-efficient central heating, double glazing and fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.
FirstBuy works through a joint loan of 20% from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Taylor Wimpey, which is repayable at the end of the 25-year mortgage term or when the property is sold. To be eligible, purchasers must be first-time buyers and their total household earnings should be less than £60,000.
Heath Meadows occupies a convenient location in popular Leighton Buzzard, and is well served by local amenities, including a nursery and schools for children of all ages. Just two miles from the town centre, the development is within easy reach of a wide selection of high street and independent stores, a twice-weekly market and a wealth of pubs, restaurants, health clubs and leisure facilities.
Quick links to London make a home at Heath Meadows highly desirable for commuters, with the A5 and M1 close by and the town's rail station offering regular services to the capital and the North, while Luton Airport is only 18 miles away.
To secure an apartment with FirstBuy at Heath Meadows, first-time buyers should visit the Sales Information Centre, located off Churchill Road, Leighton Buzzard, and open from 10am to 5.30pm, Thursday to Sunday, and from 2pm to 5.30pm on Mondays.
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Date Published: 15 November 2012