“Frankly, I couldn’t believe I could buy such an amazing home and it would cost me less than £500 per month!”
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Why buy this home?
The current owner couldn’t quite believe his luck when he managed to secure this shared ownership apartment. “You hear stories about ‘Generation Rent’ and I thought I wouldn’t be able to afford to get on to the property ladder at my age. That was until I discovered this hidden gem and found that the rent was only £207 per month which included the service charge…”
It is hard to believe, especially when there are now 100% mortgages available for Shared Ownership properties and it is also under the Stamp Duty threshold. You could literally purchase this home and the only upfront cost would be the legals at circa £1,500…
So why did the owner choose to buy this apartment over others? “The affordability was the initial attraction, but Newton Leys is such a convenient location and being a newly built home means no stressful repairs!”. The space offered in this modest home is perfect for a single person but is also large enough to comfortably live two people without feeling on top of each other.
The main attraction is the open-plan lounge/kitchen which has enough space for a living area and dining area. The kitchen has an integrated fridge/freezer and washer/dryer to create modern clean lines. These lines are highlighted by the colourful, stylish decor and immaculate presentation. “I chose this specific plot as it is easier to get furniture in and out, but I also have an extra window in the living room which lets in lots of natural light. I absolutely love the sash-style double glazing as I grew up in Shenley Brook End Village and it’s nice to have a feeling of character with the benefits of a modern build”.
The bathroom is functional and has a window and clothes airer built in to the wall. “The shower is brilliant; there’s nothing worse than low water pressure when you’re a working professional, so it’s one of the first things I checked when I bought it!”
The bedroom has ample space for a double bed and wardrobes as the current layout shows, so you can use the storage cupboards for storage rather than a makeshift wardrobe! And you’ll be pleased there isn’t just one but three storage cupboards in the hallway; a rarity in modern builds. One cupboard houses the boiler and another the air recirculation system that recycles air throughout different rooms in the apartment.
“I’ll probably miss the neighbours the most. Not only the general community which is amazing, but also the people in the block. Everyone gets on really well and looks after the place. We are all young working professionals. One of the other occupants managed to sort out all the apartments with Fibre Broadband directly into each apartment which is brilliant! Having a new Pub on your doorstep is the icing on the cake and Pink Punters is 5 minutes down the road so no expensive taxi home when you feel like a night out!”
The Housing Association for this beautiful apartment is Paradigm who have a requirement that your income must be less than £80,000 per annum, you can not own any other property and cannot have outstanding credit issues (CCJ’s etc) to be eligible for a shared ownership property. You must also register with your local Help to Buy agent to apply for this property – we can help you with the process if you are not already registered.
This stunning home is offered at a 60% share (putting full value at £160,000) with no premium. The current rent on the other 40% is £207 per month and there is also an annual ground rent charge of just £150.
More about the location…..
For a new development, Newton Leys is steeped in history. with some parts dating back as far as the Iron Age. However, it was more recently famous for brick-making from the late 19th Century, in the form of Newton Longville Brickworks. When the Brickworks closed in 1978, an old claypit was flooded to create Jubilee Lake, now more commonly known as Willow Lake, easily the jewel in Newton Leys’ crown.
Newton Leys is a district that covers the southern tip of Bletchley and is split between the Borough of Milton Keynes and Aylesbury Vale. Conveniently located next to the A4146 and A5, it gives easy access to Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard and the M1. You have a choice of either Bletchley or Leighton Buzzard Train Stations which both offer services directly into London Euston.
Newton Leys Pavilion is now open and has daily classes such as Five Star Fitness, Badminton, Amy’s Dance Academy, Zumba and Yoga. There is also a community hall and meeting rooms, making it ideal for parties and private functions.
In 2017 Newton Leys District Centre opened providing local conveniences such as a Costa, Chinese Takeaway, Fish and Chip Shop, Dry Cleaners, Hair Salon and a 8000 sq. ft Asda. The Turing Key pub opened its doors at the end of April and has already become the heart of the community. It is in good company as there numerous village pubs within a few miles such as The Three Locks at Stoke Hammond, The Crooked Billet at Newton Longville and The Betsey Wynne at Swanbourne.
|Address:||Bonaire Grange, Newton Leys|
|Post Code:||MK3 5GP|