Bellway’s Sharp Start scheme elevates James and Kathryn onto the housing ladder

Despite the plight of most first time buyers, James Freeman (23) and his partner, Kathryn Adams (20) would appear to have beaten all the odds with the help of a special home buy scheme operated by house builder, Bellway.

James and Kathryn had been intent on renting a place of their own having spent time living with their parents in Doncaster. Having viewed several unsuitable properties, they decided to ask if there were any properties available to rent at Bellway’s Herons Reach development in Wombwell, Barnsley.

“We had viewed several rental properties, but were really disappointed in the standard of what we saw,” said James.

“Fortunately for us we called into Herons Reach where Bellway’s sales advisor, Suzanne explained how their Sharp Start scheme worked, when we did the sums we realised that for around the same of amount of money we were prepared to pay to rent a property we could actually afford to buy a brand new Bellway home.

“It made no sense to rent when we could actually have our very own home, Suzanne showed us the Darwin house type and explained how we could add another room in the loft space at a later date if we wished.

“Being first time buyers we did not know too much about the process of buying a home, but Suzanne took us through all the paper work step-by-step and helped us arrange a mortgage.”

James and Kathryn will be moving into The Courtyard at Herons Reach this Spring having purchased a three bedroom Darwin home and paying only a 5% deposit. To help them get started Bellway’s Sharp Start scheme has provided them with a 15% five year interest free loan which meant that they only required an 80% mortgage.

Property prices at Herons Reach start from £89,995 for The Kent a two bedroom town house to £179,995 for a four bedroom detached home.

Herons Reach is located just a short drive from junction 36 off the M1 and is a short drive or train ride from Meadowhall Shopping Centre, with most major stores, restaurants and an 11 screen Vue Cinema, and the University City of Sheffield, which offers an excellent array of restaurants and bars.

Wombwell features a railway station and Robin Hood Airport, which operates flights to most European countries, is less than 31 miles away.

For more information contact the sales centre Tel: 01226 759559 open Thursday to Monday – 10.30 am-5pm late night Thursday 7pm.