Developer offers £12K furniture budget to first time buyers


When was the last time you dared to pull back your mattress protector to see what lies beneath? If you’re renting, it’s probably a good idea not to look.

Or how about when you sit on the sofa your landlord has graciously supplied – red pleather? Well, we did love Austin Powers. And who doesn’t like beaded curtains and gingham accent cushions anyway?

Sound familiar? Property developer Forty/8 think you deserve better. That’s why they are offering first-time buyers a cool £12,000 to buy furniture when they buy a two-bedroom apartment at their new development, The Hallmark.

You don’t need to worry about spending any of that cash on the kitchen because the apartments at The Hallmark come fully kitted out with Blomberg integrated appliances, stone worktops and a whole host of mod cons.

Bathrooms are beautifully decked out in Porcelanosa tiling complete with chrome and glass finish, so get ready to soak in style from the comfort of your luxurious new tub.

The two double bedrooms – the master with ensuite – also have fitted wardrobes, so there’s plenty of space for your clothes.

With your very own home and £12,000 in your back pocket, you can truly unleash your inner interior designer. Perhaps you’re a fan of Scandi-cool. Or maybe you want to go for full Hollywood glamour – chandelier and all.

Dim the lights and you’re in Beverly Hills. Open the curtains and you’re just a 4-minute walk to Manchester Victoria station or 10 minutes to Deansgate.

Many of the apartments come with a private balcony, but you don’t need blow the budget on outdoor furniture because residents at The Hallmark have access to a landscaped roof terrace on the 12th floor with covered seating for relaxing and entertaining and panoramic views of the Manchester skyline.

What could be more perfect for enjoying a summer evening?

You’ll be the envy of friends and family who visit. There’s an exquisitely designed lobby, and the concierge is going to come in handy when you need help getting your haul of spanking new furniture into your new pad.

Work is well underway at The Hallmark and completion is scheduled for summer next year. Marketing suite tours are by appointment so make sure you book a viewing.

Two-bedroom apartments at The Hallmark start at £255,000 and the furniture allowance will be paid on completion. With 50% already sold, get in quick before they’re all gone.



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