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BUYERS URGED TO CONSIDER SLOUGH FOR THEIR NEXT HOME

People who once derided Slough’s lack of glamour are now sitting up and taking notice. Perched on the M4, it’s benefiting from ongoing regeneration and is a major business hub with excellent road and rail links.

It also offers keenly priced housing and regularly pops up on lists of commuter/investment hotspots. So when financial assistant Lisa Thornicroft — who already works in the town — took the decision to stop renting and find a place of her own, she felt that it was a safe bet to buy there, too.

Lisa wanted a home that would suit her current lifestyle while being a sound investment for the future. She was attracted to Vanburgh Court, a centrally located development by Mackenzie Homes.

When she saw that Help to Buy was available, she was quick to reserve a home off-plan.

'As I already work in Slough, I know the area well,’ says 26-year-old Lisa.

‘There’s so much happening in the town. With things like Crossrail in the pipeline and so many new and improved leisure facilities, it really feels like it’s on the up — which gives me confidence that I’m making a good investment.

‘I’ll be near work, able to walk into the town centre at weekends and close to the station too — it’s just what I was looking for.’

Lisa paid £210,000 for her studio apartment, and with a boost from a Help to Buy equity loan, her monthly mortgage payments will be very affordable.

The government-backed scheme lends up to 20 per cent of the cost price (40 per cent in London), allowing purchasers to own 100 per cent of their home with just a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage making up the rest. There’s no interest for the first five years and the loan is repaid out of the proceeds when the property’s sold.

Currently available to home movers and first time buyers on selected newbuilds costing up to £600,000, Help to Buy will be changed from April 2021 (it will only be offered to people who haven’t previously owned a property and regional price caps will be introduced).

The scheme made a real difference to Lisa, who’s now counting down the days until she moves in.

‘Help to Buy has proved a lifeline and has enabled me to turn my hopes of owning my first home into a reality.

‘To be able to access this financial assistance means I can finally move out of rented accommodation and into a property of my very own. I’ve also been able to secure a furniture package, which means I don’t even have to worry about spending additional time and money furnishing my new home as it will all be done for me — I just can’t wait to move in.’

Vanburgh Court is a collection of high-spec studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with fully fitted kitchens and sleek contemporary bathrooms.

Just 200 metres from Slough’s forthcoming Crossrail station and a short stroll from the improving high street, the first phase has now sold out.

Phase two consists of 79 one and two-bed homes, due to be completed this summer. Homes start from £254,950 and Help to Buy is available.

https://www.metro.news/first-time-buyer-help-to-buy-has-turned-my-dream-into-reality/1566248/

HOME BUYERS GIVEN ADDED INCENTIVE TO CHOOSE SLOUGH

Buy an apartment at Vanburgh Court and live mortgage free for six months* 

Not only has Slough been voted ‘Best Place to Work’, been selected as the ‘Town of the Year’ and most recently had its schools applauded for achieving excellent exam results, but now it could be even more affordable to secure a home here. Purchase a new apartment at the popular Vanburgh Court development, and live mortgage free for six months.


For a limited time, purchasers reserving a new home at Vanburgh Court can take advantage of the scheme’s latest incentive, which will see the developer offering to pay their mortgage for the first six months of their mortgage term.
The stylish collection of one and two bedroom apartments by Mackenzie Homes enjoys a central location across from Slough’s train station and within an easy walk of the town’s high street. With the first release of homes here sold out, and a second phase now released, the development has been proving popular among first time buyers and investors alike.


Taj Sangha, Director, Mackenzie Homes: “If you are looking to make a strong investment in your future, then you can’t go wrong with Slough. With so much positive change afoot, it is a really exciting place to be right now. We appreciate that taking that first step onto the property ladder can be a daunting and an expensive time. By offering to make the mortgage payments for the first six months we hope that we can ease the costs for purchasers in those early months, when you want to be spending your money on making your new apartment feel like home.”


The developer will be holding a special Homebuyer Event on Saturday 16th February in its sales and marketing suite on site. Attendees at the event will have an opportunity to explore the remaining homes for sale, view the show apartment and speak with an independent advisor. Anyone reserving a home at the event could also have their stamp duty and legal fees paid.


Vanburgh Court comprises an impressive collection of one and two bedroom apartments in a prime, central location – just 200 metres from Slough’s impending Crossrail station and a short stroll from the town’s improving high street.
Each apartment at Vanburgh Court offers a high internal specification.  A lift service will provide easy access to every floor, while each apartment will also benefit from a concierge service, the added convenience of a private, internal store and underground parking is also available. 


The first phase of homes here has now sold out. Phase two comprises 79 one and two bedroom apartments with prices starting at £254,950.  The properties are available for purchase off-plan, with completions anticipated for summer 2019. Help to Buy is available. Visit www.vanburghcourt.com or call 01753 326143 for more information or to enquire about the Homebuyer event. The event will run between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 16th February 2019.


*Subject to terms and conditions – see website for details

BUYERS URGED TO CONSIDER SLOUGH FOR THEIR NEXT HOME

New Year New Start Event - Saturday 19th January - Vanburgh Court, Slough.

Could 2019 be the year you purchase your first home? Those considering a new home purchase this year are being urged to consider Slough, and the exciting new Vanburgh Court development. On Saturday 19th January, Mackenzie Homes is hosting a ‘New Year New Start’ event at its impressive new show apartment at Vanburgh Court.

​All those attending the event will be able to access free independent mortgage advice on the day from an Independent Financial Advisor, who will also be able to provide advice and guidance on the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which is available here.

For those opting to make a reservation at the event, they will also be able to benefit from a free, exclusive, interior-designed furniture package as an added incentive, making it even more affordable to purchase your first home at Vanburgh Court. 


Taj Sangha, Director, Mackenzie Homes: “With its central location, so close to the train station and within easy reach of the town centre, home buyers at Vanburgh Court will be well connected. As more big employers continue to choose Slough as their base, the impending arrival of Crossrail and with a significant regeneration programme underway – delivering new and improved leisure and school facilities, it’s an exciting time to be securing a new home here. I would encourage anyone who is considering a move this year to come along to our event. You are under no obligation, but you can access free, mortgage advice and our team will be on hand to help many would-be buyers explore how we could make homeownership a reality for them.”


Last year, Slough was voted the best place to work for a second year running (Glassdoor research) and it was also voted ‘Town of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Property Awards – highlighting its growing prominence within the region.


Vanburgh Court comprises an impressive collection of one and two bedroom apartments in a prime, central location – just 200 metres from Slough’s impending Crossrail station and a short stroll from the town’s improving high street.


Each apartment at Vanburgh Court offers a high internal specification.  A lift service will provide easy access to every floor, while each apartment will also benefit from a concierge service, the added convenience of a private, internal store and underground parking is also available. 
The first phase of homes here has now sold out. Phase two comprises 79 one and two bedroom apartments with prices starting at £244,950.  The properties are available for purchase off-plan, with completions anticipated for summer 2019. Help to Buy is available. Visitwww.vanburghcourt.com or call 01753 326143 for more information or to enquire about the New Year, New Home event. The event will run between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 19th January 2019.


Help to Buy is a Government backed scheme, which is accessible for all movers – not just first-time buyers. You can own 100% of your home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. With a Help to Buy Equity Loan the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. This means you own 100% of your home and you can take advantage of lower mortgage repayments. You won’t be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning your home. Help to Buy is available on new homes with a value up to £600,000.

LOCAL DEVELOPER SUPPORTS GOOD CAUSES

Mackenzie Homes Team in Slough gives up its time to support Home Start and Age Concern.

 

The team at Mackenzie Homes have been getting into the Christmas spirit this month by supporting a number of local charity events, which have taken place over recent weeks. The Slough based housebuilder pledged its support to both Home Start Slough and Age Concern Slough - with staff from across the business taking time out of their working day to participate in events, organised by the charities. 

Last week, on Thursday 13th December the Mackenzie Homes team were giving Christmas Hampers to the families and children at the Home Start Christmas Party at St Andrew’s Methodist Church. The team participated in a fun filed day of festive arts and crafts as well as helping to prepare the lunch for the many children and their families, who were attending the event.

This week, on Tuesday 18th December the team gave out Christmas Hampers to the elderly at the Age Concern Slough Christmas Lunch, which took place at Wexham Court Parish Hall.

The team have been busy shopping for all the items for the hampers over recent weeks and then assembled the Christmas Hampers for each event over a festive Mulled wines and mince pies.

Taj Sangha, Director, Mackenzie Homes: “With our head office based in Slough and our town centre development Vanburgh Court now selling, it was really important to us to ensure that we are giving back to the community, within which we are based. We have a great team at Mackenzie and it was fantastic to see so many staff members volunteering their time to some great, local causes.”

Vanburgh Court in Slough comprises an impressive collection of one and two bedroom apartments in a prime, central location – just 200 metres from Slough’s impending Crossrail station and a short stroll from the town’s improving high street.

Each apartment at Vanburgh Court offers a high internal specification.  A lift service will provide easy access to every floor, while each apartment will also benefit from a concierge service, the added convenience of a private, internal store and underground parking is also available.

The first phase of homes here has now sold out. Phase two comprises 79 one and two bedroom apartments with prices starting at £254,950.  The properties are available for purchase off-plan, with completions anticipated for summer 2019. Visit www.vanburghcourt.com or call 01753 326143 for more information or to book your appointment to view the show apartment.

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CENTENARY HALL

HOME BUYERS GET A HELPING HAND ONTO THE LADDER IN SLOUGH

Help to Buy Event - Saturday 20th October - Vanburgh Court, Slough

 

On Saturday 20th October, Mackenzie Homes will be hosting a dedicated Help to Buy event at its popular Vanburgh Court development in central Slough. Purchasers will have an opportunity to view the impressive new show apartment and to access information and advice regarding the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

 

The event aims to inform buyers and existing homeowners about how they could make use of the Help to Buy scheme to secure a new home at Vanburgh Court with as little as a 5% deposit, while receiving a Government equity loan of up to 20%.

 

An Independent Financial Advisor will be available at the event, offering free and independent advice to potential purchasers. The event, which will run between 10am and 5pm, will be by appointment only. Places are being offered on a first come, first served basis, so interested buyers are being urged to act quickly to secure themselves a slot.

 

Taj Sangha, Director, Mackenzie Homes: “The interest we have received to date at Vanburgh Court has been fantastic, with so many purchasers here keen to secure themselves a new home in a location that is enjoying such an exciting period of regeneration. Many of our purchasers have been first time buyers who live locally and who without Help to Buy, simply wouldn’t be able to purchase their first home. It’s been fantastic that we have been able to assist so many people to secure a new apartment in their home town and I would encourage anyone looking for a new property in the area to come along and explore how Help to Buy could work for them.”

 

Vanburgh Court comprises an impressive collection of one and two bedroom apartments in a prime, central location – just 200 metres from Slough’s impending Crossrail station and a short stroll from the town’s improving high street.

 

Each apartment at Vanburgh Court offers a high internal specification. A lift service will provide easy access to every floor, while each apartment will also benefit from a concierge service, the added convenience of a private, internal store and underground parking is also available.

 

The first phase of homes here has now sold out. Phase two comprises 79 one and two bedroom apartments with prices starting at £254,950. The properties are available for purchase off-plan, with completions anticipated for summer 2019. Visit www.vanburghcourt.com or call 01753 326143 for more information or to book your appointment to the Help to Buy event.

 

Help to Buy is a Government backed scheme, which is accessible for all movers – not just first-time buyers. You can own 100% of your home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. With a Help to Buy Equity Loan the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you’ll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. This means you own 100% of your home and you can take advantage of lower mortgage repayments. You won’t be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning your home. Help to Buy is available on new homes with a value up to £600,000.

NEW HOMES FOR CENTRAL SLOUGH

Vanburgh Court: an excellent investment opportunity for now and for the future New show apartment launching

 

Following the sell-out success of its first release, developer Mackenzie Homes is preparing to launch the second phase of homes at Vanburgh Court in Slough, complete with a stunning new show apartment. The impressive collection of studio, one and two bedroom apartments enjoy a prime, central location – just 200 metres from Slough’s impending Crossrail station and a short stroll from the town’s improving high street.


With a launch planned for next month (September), the developer is encouraging interested purchasers to act quickly and to register now to secure an invitation to an exclusive, preview event, where they will be able to view a newly unveiled show apartment. Attendees at the event will also have the first opportunity to reserve one of the eagerly anticipated apartments, off-plan.


With the Council driving a significant regeneration programme across the town and with the Slough’s already excellent transport links set to benefit further from the arrival of Crossrail and an improved connection to Heathrow, the town has been attracting increasing interest.


Last year, Slough was named as the UK’s best place to work and live by recruitment specialist Glassdoor, while research by Centre for Cities identified Slough as the second largest contributor to UK GDP after London - reinforcing its improving profile.


Taj Sangha, Director, Mackenzie Homes: “Now is a great time to be investing in Slough. There is so much happening in the town and with further improvements ahead, it is undergoing a property revolution, making now the time to make a worthwhile investment. At Vanburgh Court, residents here will be able to benefit from the town’s excellent connections – across the road from Crossrail it’s a commuter haven and a great investment opportunity. With rents continuing to rise and schemes such as Help to Buy on offer, our own research has shown that in many cases it is currently cheaper to buy than rent in Slough.”


Sangha added: “At Vanburgh Court we are offering our residents unique and luxurious homes that we hope will surpass their expectations and tailor to comfortable living. We were overwhelmed by the interest in our first release here and I would encourage anyone looking for a new home to register now to ensure they secure an invitation to the launch of our new show apartment. I am personally very excited by Vanburgh Court as we have undergone new processes to ensure maximum satisfaction for modern living and I would like to showcase these at the opening.”


Delivered by Mackenzie Homes, Vanburgh Court is a striking, landmark development situated just 200 metres from Slough’s Crossrail station and a short walk from the town centre. It comprises an impressive collection of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, all delivered to a high specification.


Each highly specified new apartment will deliver on both style and functionality, with attention paid to every detail. A lift service will provide easy access to every floor, while each apartment will also benefit from the added convenience of a private, internal store. Secure, underground parking is also available.