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Generation Y-awn will feel at home at Buchans Mead

7th January 2015 Print
Buchans Mead

Those born in the 80s and early 90s, the tech savvy and go getting, dubbed ‘Generation Y’ are fuelling an unusual gap in the housing market, which opposes everything we thought them to be. Countryside has identified a growing trend of young homebuyers looking for the good life, and is catering to this market at Buchans Mead in Crawley. The homes are ideal for those twenty-somethings seeking a comfortable two or three bedroom property, which helps them to pursue their hobbies and lifestyle choices, which are normally associated with people double their age.

Generation ‘Yawn’ is all about settling down in a nice home with a garden large enough so they can own a dog, grow some vegetables and create a sewing area in the spare room. The UK Hand Knitting Association estimates approximates 7 million women have an interest in knitting or sewing, while craft retailer Hobby Craft reported strong take up amongst women between 20 and 35 years old. Generation Yawn are also shunning nights out in favour of watching nostalgic TV in their new home - the Great British Bake Off finale received 12.3million viewers in total, far more than BBC1's coverage of the World Cup Final in the summer.

Richard Cherry, Chief Executive of Countryside’s Partnerships division comments: “The three bedroom contemporary properties at Buchans Mead are the ideal starter homes that cater to Generation Yawn. Available with Help to Buy, they are more affordable then their inner city counterparts but still have great transport links to the capital, whilst still offering that peace and tranquillity to enjoy their hobbies.”

Buchans Mead is situated halfway between London and Brighton, just six miles from Gatwick Airport, making it well located for both urban amenities and the rural surroundings of West Sussex. The homes combine traditionally designed architecture with the very best of modern construction techniques, to create a development which blends in with the existing built environment yet offers the very best in modern living.

The homes are finished to a high specification, with a neutral contemporary décor creating a perfect blank canvas for buyers to make their own mark. Contemporary kitchens are equipped with the full range of integrated appliances. Bathrooms come complete with quality white sanitaryware, chrome accessories and chocolate colour tiling, while fitted flooring is included throughout, saving buyers the hassle and cost of buying beforehand.

Security is a priority throughout, giving peace of mind for those living on their own. Each home has its own private, enclosed rear garden with patio and lawn, landscaped front garden and dedicated parking space. The external lights to the rear of the home are controlled by sensor as a security measure, while closed board fencing between properties also adds security.

Buchans Mead is not only well located for Gatwick Airport, but from near by Crawley railway station it is less than an hour into Central London. For trips to the South Coast, Brighton is just 22 miles away making it easily accessible for a day at the seaside. Crawley itself has been the subject of a recent makeover and offers a busy mix of retail, leisure and entertainment, while for the dog owners, green opens spaces are never far away with Buchan Country Park and Tilgate Park on the doorstep.

Properties currently available at Buchans Mead start from £285,000 for The Balcombe – a three bedroom house ideal for Generation Yawn. All properties are available through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, whereby the purchaser only needs a 5 per cent deposit – this means a deposit of only £14,250 is needed for The Balcombe. An equity loan of up to 20 per cent of the purchase price is provided, interest free for first five years, lowering the amount that needs to be covered under a mortgage.

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