There Is An 'Up' Side To Downsizing To A Brand New Home ?" Says West Yorkshire Developer
17 Oct 2018

There was a time when downsizing used to only mean one thing – a smaller property in later life.

However, lifestyle choices are increasingly impacting on the decision to buy smaller homes – from first time buyers looking to set foot on the housing ladder to being a more financially viable option for existing home owners looking to downsize.

Linden Homes West Yorkshire sales director Gina Holmes said: “There are great benefits to buying a smaller property – not just as a second or third home in later life, but for those starting out on the new homes journey.
“Careful consideration is given to the layout and making the most of the space available when it comes to our two and three-bedroom designs.

“Our experience has been that more and more people are thinking about their own lifestyle and that choice is impacting on their preference for smaller homes – and our range of bungalows in particular.”

Linden Homes’ Mowbray View development at Thirsk comprises a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes – including a selection of spacious two-bedroom bungalows with spacious interior and open plan living/ dining area.

There is currently an opportunity to buy one of these two-bedroom bungalows through the Government backed Help to Buy scheme.

The scheme is not just limited to first time buyers, but is only available on new build homes up to the value of £600.000.

Buyers are required to provide just a five per cent deposit to then borrow a further 20 per cent from the Government in the form of an equity loan – leaving them needing only a 75 per cent mortgage agreed by their bank or building society to secure their home.

And for those who have an existing property to sell, there is Part Exchange. Linden Homes will take away the hassle from customers with an existing property to sell – arranging independent valuations of their home and making them an offer based on the figure, subject to criteria, leaving them free to reserve a brand new home of their choice.
Thirsk is perfectly placed between two of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Despite the country backdrop, being so close to the A19 and A1(M) means travelling around the region is easy. Commuter destinations including Harrogate, York, Leeds and Middlesbrough are all less than an hour away by car. The location is also well served by railway links.

The sales and marketing suite are open from Thursday to Monday from 10.30am until 5pm. Alternatively contact the sales team on 01845 408554 for prices and availability or visit the website.

Downsizing to or choosing a smaller brand new home has many advantages, including:

  • Less financial burdens (including utility bills)?
  • Not so much housework?
  • Far fewer repairs and maintenance to do in the home
  • The property feels more manageable and therefore more secure?
  • Feeling content knowing there’s no need for a future move?if you are downsizing
  • A great cleansing exercise – a chance to clear out clutter?if you are moving from somewhere larger
  • A chance to invest in some new furniture!?
  • A blank canvas
  • No need to spend so many hours gardening – but still having an outdoor space to enjoy.


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