Over one in 10 homeowners have tried to move house but decided against it due to high stamp duty costs or mortgage issues, according to Nottingham Building Society. Moreover 14% of those who had given up on buying completely, stated it was solely due to stamp duty. However, Bellway Homes is offering to alleviate this cost at their Mascalls Park development in Shinfield, Berkshire.
The home builders are currently offering to pay the stamp duty on their three-bedroom Jubilee housetype, an attractive family home, saving buyers almost £10,000. Littlebrook is situated just over 15 minutes away from vibrant Reading, offering excellent amenities and transport connections close to home. The homes themselves are nestled within a leafy spot in Shinfield, where residents can enjoy ample green spaces and superb onsite water features.
Steve Garton, Sales Director at Bellway Thames Valley comments: “These survey results highlight just how big a stumbling block stamp duty is for many homebuyers. It’s a large sum of money which is often overlooked, particular by younger buyers. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer to absorb the cost and pay the stamp duty on our 3-bed Jubilee housetype at Littlebrook. The development is a superb option for a range of buyers, with rural surrounds yet still benefits from modern conveniences and amenities very close by. The housetype itself is wonderfully finished and is well suited for a young and growing family. This offer is available for a limited time, therefore we’re urging those interested to reserve quickly to take advantage of this fantastic offer.”
The Jubilee is an attractive, spacious residence, offering a superb specification and modern design, perfect of family living. On entering the home, the entrance hallway leads into the kitchen, which boasts an integrated oven, hob, along with modern fitted units, upstands and work surfaces. Towards the rear of the ground floor is an open-plan living and dining area, with French doors that open out onto the rear garden. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.
The first floor is home to two double bedrooms and a spacious third single bedroom. The master bedroom benefits from a stylish en-suite shower room. A contemporary family bathroom is furnished with modern Roca sanitaryware and chrome-finish brassware.
Within one mile of the development, residents will find a range of good quality amenities, express supermarkets and a selection of casual eateries set within peaceful rural surrounds. For a more comprehensive selection of leisure pursuits, Reading offers the Oracle shopping centre, the Hexagon theatre venue and many other attractions.
Shinfield St. Mary’s C of E Junior School and Hillside Primary School, just a five and seven minute drive away respectively, are both rated as good by Ofsted. Students over 11 are served by several notable secondary schools, including Reading Girls School, Leighton Park School and Maiden Erlegh School.
Ideal for commuters, Reading station is under 20 minutes away and provides regular services to London Paddington and London Waterloo, amongst other destinations. The M4 is just one mile away, with great connections to major surrounding road networks via Junction 11. From here, onward travel can be made to popular commuter destinations such as Wokingham, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Basingstoke and Slough.