A new home, a home owned by you, might not always have seemed possible.
It’s time consuming and takes a lot of energy to consider putting down roots. It can also be expensive.
But following the government’s Budget in March, now really could be the right time to take the leap.
With the financial support available now, more people can look at a home on the market and think ‘that could be mine’.
And there’s no better place to choose than a vibrant, growing community at the heart of where the two great cities of Manchester and Salford meet: Middlewood Locks.
Until June, the Stamp Duty holiday means there are no taxes to pay if you buy a home up to the value of £500,000. This enormous saving, coupled with the government’s backing of 95% mortgages, should be the green light for anyone teetering on the edge of that big decision.
Of course, the decision to buy a home is still just that – enormous. Many people will be looking for a secure purchase that can give them both the open space and comfortable working environment that people need in our new world of agile working.
City living is still a priority, but today we want more than a room with a view.
When you buy a home at Middlewood Locks, you’re getting more than the comfort of the four walls around you – and, incidentally, a fabulous view of the landscaping and city skyline.
Beyond the fantastic interior you will have the run of acres of green spaces, miles of canal paths, convenient shops and even the amazing Seven Bro7hers Brewery.
There’s more to come as the neighbourhood continues to grow and evolve: independent restaurants, cafes, bars and workspaces.
Residents are looking to kickstart their own businesses at Middlewood Locks – creative enterprises and pop ups, personal trainers, dog walkers and hair stylists.
It’s the people who really make the place, who have made it their home, their place of work and their place to have fun.
By setting up home here, you’ll have the chance to be part of an already established, diverse community that sits just a walk or cycle ride from the city centre.
“While the canal and beautiful landscaping are undoubtedly stunning at Middlewood Locks, the real heart of the community lies in the people,” say residents Nosheel and Blaze.
“The development is a melting pot of diversity, personalities and welcoming charm. The community is only going to become more vibrant as it grows.
“Before we knew about the amazing sense of place here, we chose Middlewood Locks because of its location. While proudly sitting in Salford, it is situated only minutes from Spinningfields and Castlefield but manages to maintain an independent peaceful quality.
“So much of what we need is right here. Already, there’s a local bar and convenience store here with more to come. The residents themselves can provide services, from personal training and hair styling to dog walking and bespoke cakes.
“The surrounding areas including Chapel Street and Islington Mill are filling up with independent businesses and talented creatives, while Peel Park provides a little escape for walks or picnics.”
Getting to the point of owning a home here might seem like a long and daunting journey, but it doesn’t have to be. From a practical point of view, the sales team at Middlewood Locks know that an apartment here is exactly the sort of home banks want to create mortgages for.
A trusted developer with a track record in creating amazing places, their friendly team has already helped many people to secure the home they need, providing support all along the journey.
They have solicitors who can offer a fixed fee, keeping legal costs straightforward and transparent. They can give you access to free, independent financial advice to help you find the mortgage that is right for you. Once the keys are in your hand, you can even buy an exclusive furniture package through their partnership with LOFT to help you create a stylish, ready-made home.
All this, combined with the government’s support, means that buying a home could be a stress-free experience.
“Our buying process was surprisingly smooth, made all the better by the very personable customer service,” say Nosheel and Blaze.
“We love living here: watching the city skyline or nearby Salford Quays from our balcony and chatting to new friends daily.
“It’s a great place to call home.”
Take a look around, have an online tour, and maybe you too will see a neighbourhood that you will truly want to be a part of?
The next homebuyers event is on Saturday the 17th April from 10am at Middlewood Locks, where customers can meet their friendly mortgage advisor for some free impartial advice about the best mortgage available. Call the sales team on 0161 392 3247 to book an appointment.