Military families in Dorset hoping to get on the property ladder have received a boost from the government following the extension of the Forces Help to Buy scheme until 2018.
Defence Secretary, Michael Fallow announced the extension early this month and revealed that over 10,000 service members had applications approved through the scheme since its launch in 2014.
The Old Orchard, a new homes development in Charlton Marshal, from award-winning housebuilder Linden Homes, offers serving personnel homes to buy through the Forces Help to Buy scheme. The development is less than a 20 minute drive from Blandford Camp, home to the 11th Signal Regiment and half an hour from the Royal Marines Camp in Hamworthy and is already proving popular with military families looking for an escape to tranquil, charming village life in Charlton Marshall near Blandford.
Designed to assist more military families own their own home, the scheme allows qualifying buyers to borrow up to 50% of their annual salary, to a maximum of £25,000. It can be used towards a deposit and other costs such as solicitor’s and estate agent’s fees.
Fiona Creed, sales and marketing director, Linden Homes South said: “The combination of quality homes, a beautiful location and surrounding countryside is what makes The Old Orchard so popular among househunters from far and wide – and local service personnel are no exception.
“We have a wide variety of homes available to suit all sorts of buyers and Forces Help to Buy could be the step up that some people need to find their dream home and the lifestyle they’re been looking for.”
The Old Orchard consists of just 21 new homes including two, three and four bedroom homes. Not only is the development immersed in natural beauty, the original apple orchard has been preserved and continues to flourish, providing rich pickings for residents to start preparing festive recipes.
As with all Linden Homes’ developments, each property at the Old Orchard also comes with both a 10-year NHBC warranty and a two-year customer care warranty.
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21 October 2016