Abode homes coming to Horsforth

With housing still a hot political topic, homebuilder Redrow has launched a new collection of homes which will, in part, help solve the shortage and cater for a wider range of buyers.

Already available near Chester, Tamworth, St Neots and Lancaster, Redrow is now bringing this new collection of chic and contemporary homes to Horsforth, Leeds.

Horsforth Vale is already home to Heritage Collection homes boasting traditional Arts and Crafts inspired exteriors; now, a more contemporary looking range called Abode will soon be added into the mix.

Redrow’s managing director in Yorkshire, Warren Thompson, said:

“The government has promised to provide 200,000 new homes for first time buyers over the next five years and has introduced initiatives like Help to Buy to kick-start the housing market.

“Redrow has already stepped up production and our Abode range gives us the opportunity to open up more sites, more quickly. Because it’s targeting a different type of customer than Heritage it means we can have separate outlets operating simultaneously on our larger developments – like Horsforth Vale – and meet the needs of a broader range of customers. In Horsforth, buyers will be able to choose from new two and three-bedroom Abode homes, which will bring their chic styling to Leeds and perfectly complement the homes already on offer at Horsforth Vale.”

The homes, which present an ‘uncluttered’ but smart façade, feature wide open living spaces – virtually all of the ground floor is open plan – and in-vogue features such as wet rooms and underfloor heating. Every bedroom has its own wet room or en-suite and banks of discreet storage units create faux walls.

Warren added:

“The Abode homes are versatile and cater for busy people who like to entertain. Young professionals who live a very sociable lifestyle and active downsizers will be equally at home.”

Prices will be announced when the homes launch from The Limes at Horsforth Vale on September 19th. New showhomes and a marketing suite will open later in the autumn.

All of the homes will be available with the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which can reduce the initial purchase price by 20 per cent and allow the user to put down as little as a 5 per cent deposit.

The scheme allows home buyers to take out an equity loan, which is interest free for five years. They then only need a 75 per cent mortgage and 5 per cent deposit to purchase their new home and monthly mortgage repayments should be lower than expected.

The homes lie about six miles from Leeds city centre and good transport links make the location ideal for young professionals. The area is also well served by good quality schools, so perfect for families too. There’s a good choice of shops in Horsforth and the area has lots of active clubs enabling homeowners to play a part in the local community.