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Developer offers helping hand to encourage young families to stay in Skelmersdale

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A housing developer is offering homeowners a further chance to get on the property ladder this summer – and hopes its helping hand for new and first-time buyers will encourage more young people to stay in the Skelmersdale area.

Laurus Homes, the developer of the 120-home ‘Vision’ development, is offering to pay homeowners’ mortgage (or mortgage and rent if bought through shared ownership) for a year, if a house is reserved before the end of August.

And with 36 homes available through shared ownership, homeowners can get their foot on the property ladder by buying between 25% and 75% of the home and paying monthly rent on the rest, meaning a much lower deposit is required.

The sales centre on Whalleys Road is now re-open for safe one-to-one meetings, following Government advice, with three stunning showhomes coming soon.

The developer hopes that the stunning location of the homes, close to the River Tawd and views of the rolling Lancashire countryside will attract young professionals and families to the area, which is undergoing significant regeneration, including more new homes and a revamped town centre.

Zac Worthington Head of Sales at Laurus Homes said: “With the interest we have had so far, we are really pleased to see the potential of our development as being part of the community. Skelmersdale is seeing a resurgence with its town centre regeneration and plenty of green spaces for families and we want to encourage more young families and younger people to remain in this part of Lancashire. Our development really complements that and with our mortgage offer, zero stamp duty and homeownership options, it’s a perfect time to buy a new home.”

“Now we are able to invite people back to the sales centre, potential homeowners can see the outstanding homes available, as well as the stunning location, in person.”

There are a limited number of two, three and four-bedroom homes now available for outright purchase as well as shared ownership, and through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

Prices range from £68,800 (a 40% share of the full market price of £172,000 when purchased through shared ownership) for a two-bed home, up to £254,995 for a four-bed home. And with the Government’s recent announcement on stamp duty, there is none to be paid on these homes until the end of March 2021.

As the profit-for-purpose housing developer of Trafford Housing Trust, Laurus Homes uses its profits to provide affordable housing and supporting community projects.

Delivered by Seddon Construction, Vision is a joint venture between Trafford Housing Trust (THT), parent company of Laurus Homes, and housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q)

Appointments to visit the sales centre must be made in advance by calling 0161 968 0353 or by e-mailing www.laurushomes.co.uk

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