Gleeson Homes welcomed Ann O’Byrne, Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for housing & community safety, to their Cawdor Park development on Ponsonby Street in Granby where the Councillor officially opened the show home area.
The Bury based housebuilder is regenerating this former wasteland into 65 brand new 2 & 3 bedroom homes priced to suit local buyers with Gleeson offering a range of purchase enabling schemes, including the government’s FirstBuy, to further enhance affordability. The construction of the new homes for private sale is just part on the on-going regeneration of Granby under the city council’s housing renewal project.
Linda Matura, Sales Manager for Gleeson Homes explains, “Prices of our homes at Cawdor Park start from £75,196 with FirstBuy. When purchasing a home with the FirstBuy scheme a family or couple need a joint income of just £21,000 to buy a 2 bedroom home with a weekly mortgage payment of £90, which is cheaper than the local rental rate”.
Under the FirstBuy scheme the government and Gleeson will jointly provide a 20% loan to top up the first time buyer’s own 5% deposit. This will allow them to take out a mortgage for 75% of the property price in turn lowering mortgage repayments. The 20% loan is interest free for 5 years and lasts for the term of the mortgage.
The three show homes at Cawdor Park have been beautifully designed using the latest fabrics and colours to demonstrate to buyers how space & style comes at an affordable price. All homes on the development feature on the plot parking with the generously sized gardens and tree lined streets enhancing the local environment.
After performing a ribbon cutting ceremony and taking a tour of the show homes Cllr O’Bryne said, “It is wonderful to see how Gleeson has transformed the wasteland into a new community of modern, spacious homes. The affordable prices will appeal to both local buyers and bring new people to Granby which will in turn have a very positive effect on the community”.
Following the official opening Linda said, “It is a pleasure to be part of the on-going improvements to this area of Liverpool. Gleeson’s homes have already proved very popular with local buyers with the first residents due to move in this month.”
Gleeson’s Sales Office and show homes are open daily 10am to 5pm. For more information please call 0151 4820863 or visit www.gleeson-homes.co.uk