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Miller Homes helps first time buyers in Darwen

8th April 2011 Print
Miller Homes Woodland Park

Miller Homes is throwing a lifeline to first time buyers desperate to get on the property ladder in Darwen.

The award winning house builder has 1 and 2 bedroom homes currently available at its Woodland Park development close to the town centre. The Government backed HomeBuy Direct scheme, which offers home ownership for 70 per cent of the price now, is still available whilst plots last.

The ‘Chaucer’ is an ideal first home. This one bedroom semi-detached apartment is imaginatively designed to create an immensely practical yet stylish home. People looking for a home that’s a bit different will appreciate some unusual touches. The staircase rises directly into the living area, giving the feel of a loft style apartment. An attractive archway leads into the kitchen, giving all the convenience of open-plan living. The master bedroom, which comes complete with en-suite, is a dynamic pentagonal shape, making it attractive to the eye.

People looking for more space with ease of maintenance should take a look around the Miller Homes new ‘Yare’, a traditionally built 2 bedroom semi-detached home. The property offers a modern living space with open plan kitchen dining, lounge and hall with downstairs w.c.. The lounge is cleverly divided from the kitchen dining area, which gives privacy from the kitchen when required yet allows one big sociable area when entertaining. The dining kitchen is bright and welcoming with French doors leading out to the garden. Upstairs there is a master and second bedroom and a family sized bathroom. Both the ‘Yare’ and ‘Chaucer’ come with their own allocated parking space.

Buy for 70% of the price now!

For people would like to own one of these new homes and pay just 70% of the price now, time is of the essence. Plots are still available with the Government backed HomeBuy Direct [HBD] scheme. But time to qualify is fast running out. With HBD cost of owning your new home at Woodland Park starts at just £41,965 now. This figure is based on a full purchase price for a one-bed ‘Chaucer’ apartment of £59,950 with an equity loan of 30%. The two bed ‘Yare’ homes are available for just £69,265 now, with a full purchase price of £98,950. The equity loan is co-funded by the Government and Miller Homes and is interest free for the first five years. With only a minimum of a 5% deposit required on the amount of borrowings, buyers can avoid the high mortgage deposit demanded since the credit crunch.

The HomeBuy Direct scheme was created to help first time buyers, key workers, and people returning to the property market after living abroad or experiencing a relationship breakdown. Households with an income of less than £60,000 and unable to afford to buy a suitable property on the open market are also eligible for the scheme.

Woodland Park is popular with new homebuyers, attracted by the location, choice and good value offered in this new residential community. The development offers views of the Pennine hills, yet just a short walk from Darwen town centre. It is also within easy reach of the M65 and

motorway network. With Darwen railway station just a short walk away Woodland Park is an ideal base for commuters.

To see the ‘Chaucer’ and Yare’, and find out more about HomeBuy Direct, visit the Woodland Park marketing suite located off Anyon Street, Darwen, BB3 3AA. It is open from 10.30am to 5.30pm Thursday to Monday.

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Miller Homes Woodland Park