Bicester showhome opens

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Would-be new home buyers in Oxfordshire toasted the launch of the latest showhome to open its doors at Bicester's prestigious Kingsmere development - courtesy of national housebuilder Bovis Homes.

The three-bedroom Ashleigh showhome is an impressive, three-storey town house that boasts the latest trends in interior design, a landscaped garden and a contemporary fitted kitchen with a host of quality integrated appliances.

It is the company's first showhome at its impressive new Oxfordshire development that's just a stone's throw from the popular Bicester Village, the designer shopping outlet and close to junction nine of the M40 - making it ideal for commuting to Oxford, London or Birmingham.

The Ashleigh is a fantastically furnished family home in this season's chic colours and latest stylish accessories, and as standard with every Bovis Home has an impressive list of features that are all included within the purchase price.

The sleek fitted kitchen has integrated appliances including a split-level double oven with separate hob; a fridge freezer, a dishwasher and washing machine. The ground floor also has a separate dining room and a useful downstairs cloakroom.

The first floor has a sitting room and bedroom, while the second floor has the main bedroom with en suite and a third bedroom and family bathroom. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.

Regional Sales Director Alison Tindle, said:  "All our homes at Kingsmere have a superb internal specification that is included within the purchase price. It really is worth booking an appointment to view the Ashleigh so new home buyers can see for themselves the quality of the build and the finish and to get a feel for how a new Bovis Home can look when fully furnished."

Kingsmere currently has three bedroom homes available from £269,995; four bedroom homes from £339,995 and five bedroom homes from £419,995. It is one of the Bovis Homes developments that has qualified for purchase assistance from the Government-backed FirstBuy scheme to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder.

That means there are now properties in Kingsmere in Bicester that could soon be bought with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage - with the Government's Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Bovis Homes jointly providing the other 20% as an equity loan.

First-time buyers can qualify if their household earnings are less than £60,000.

Commenting on the new scheme, Group Marketing Director Kevin Wilkins, said: "We're delighted to team up with the Government in backing this scheme which should represent a major boost for first-time buyers.

"High deposits have been identified as a major factor in preventing people getting on the property ladder, pushing up the average age of the first-time buyer to 37 according to recent Government reports, but this new package bucks that trend.

"We've got a wide range of properties that are ideal for the first-time buyer market and the new scheme offers a superb opportunity to snap them up with a lower deposit and an attractive mortgage proposition."

Colin Molton, executive director for the HCA South and South West, said: "Thanks to FirstBuy, more than 1,600 first time buyers across the south and south west will be able to get a foot on the property ladder, while house builders including Bovis will benefit from an additional source of sales, giving a much-needed boost to the development industry."

For more information on homes available, please call the sales team on 01675 437025, or visit www.bovishomes.co.uk.