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Last chance for first-time buyers at Walsall development

23rd March 2012 Print
Norton Gate house type

First-time buyers struggling to find an affordable move because of a decreasing number of suitable properties available are being urged to head to a popular Walsall development before it sells out.

It is estimated that nearly a quarter of househunters over the next 12 months will be first-time buyers, and a third of people taking their first step onto the property ladder are concerned that they won’t be able to find an appropriate property.

Local housebuilder Morris is urging first-time buyers to head to its Norton Gate development on Lichfield Road, where huge interest means just one three-bed property is available with the Government-led FirstBuy scheme.

With the FirstBuy scheme new buyers are able to purchase a house at Norton Gate for 80 per cent of its market value, allowing them to benefit from a lower deposit requirement and smaller monthly mortgage repayments.

Cindy Vials, regional sales director at Morris, said: “Our new build properties at Norton Gate are fantastic for first-time buyers because, unlike with second-hand homes, they have no renovation costs.

“There are only two properties remaining at Norton Gate, one of which is available using the FirstBuy scheme. This is a cost-effective method for young professionals and families that enables them to own their first home without having to worry about saving for a large deposit.

“Norton Gate is within walking distance of Brownhills town centre, providing great access to shops and local amenities, and is only a 10 minute commute to Walsall.”

There is just one three-bed property at Norton Gate with the FirstBuy scheme, which is available at £132,750, and a four-bed home available at £219,750.

For more information about the properties and schemes available at Norton Gate visit the new-look website at Alternatively, visit the sales office at Lichfield Road, Shire Oak, Walsall, WS9 9PD (open Thursday – Monday 10.30am-5.30pm).

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Norton Gate house type