Helmsley Group helps first time buyers join property ladder

Helmsley Group helps first time buyers join property ladder

Property specialist Helmsley Group has revealed that all properties at its Aura housing scheme have been sold in under four months.

Helmsley said that the development, which is made up of 14 one- and two-bed apartments, has proved particularly popular with first time buyers looking to get on the housing ladder.

The sustainably constructed residential scheme is supported by help-to-buy and is located close to York city centre.

Max Reeves, development director at Helmsley Group, said the momentum generated at Aura was especially pleasing given the scheme was launched during lockdown.

He said: “Helmsley is delighted to have been able to achieve such a positive outcome for Aura in a relatively short period of time since launching the scheme to the public in May.

“As a York-based business, we are passionate about doing good for the city and wider region through sustainable development and supporting the local economies in which we operate.

“Clearly, Covid-19 has caused uncertainty and impacted much of society, including the way we live and work. However, the residential property market is seeing positive activity and our strategy of launching Aura during lockdown is testament to this and our confidence in the scheme.

“We are proud to have been able to give first-time buyers an opportunity to purchase affordable high-quality housing close to a major city centre and will be looking to bring similar schemes to market over the coming months.”

The Aura development is located next to a national cycle path, so each apartment developed as part of the scheme has secure under-cover bike storage, as well as parking spaces equipped with EV charging points.

Nathan Richmond, a first-time buyer, recently moved into his new apartment at Aura. He commented: “I’m from York and have always lived on the north side of the city. Before I moved in, I was living with my parents and paying board. I’ve been keeping my eye of the housing ladder for about a year now and when I saw Aura in the local news it immediately took my interest.

“It’s perfectly located within the city centre and I only have a 10 minute walk to work. It’s also really handy for the local amenities. The price of the property was a big attraction as most other two-bed apartments in the city are priced significantly higher and having bought the property by myself, this was quite important.

“There is a nice finish to the interior and the communal areas and I like that it only has 14 apartments because I didn’t want to move into a massive development with hundreds of flats.

“It was never my intention to purchase a property in the pandemic, but when you see something good come onto the market, you’ve got to be ready to make a move. This is now my second week in my new home and I’m looking forward to many more years here.”

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About Helmsley Group

Helmsley Group is based at Monk’s Cross, York and has been helping clients to develop their wealth through property for 40 years. The company’s expert team provides clients and investors with a range of property investment opportunities that are always secured against land or property. https://helmsley.co.uk/

For more information please contact Beth Chaplow (beth.chaplow@aberfield.com) or Katie Wadsworth (katie.wadsworth@aberfield.com), or call 0113 880 0444.

Helmsley Group reveals plans for new affordable housing development

Helmsley Group reveals plans for new affordable housing development

York-based property specialists, Helmsley Group, has revealed plans for a new development aimed at helping first-time buyers in York.

The new development, Luna, is located on Fifth Avenue, near Tang Hall Lane and, subject to planning approval, will be made up of 50 one- and two-bed apartments.

The latest plans have been unveiled following the company’s previous success with first-time buyers at Clifton Moor and more recently at its Aura development, which saw all 14 apartments reserved within two weeks following its launch during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The gated apartment scheme at Luna is located within walking distance of the city centre and is planned to benefit from private parking, individual gardens and superfast hyperoptic broadband.

Continuing Helmsley’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, each apartment will have secure under-cover bike storage, as well as parking spaces equipped with EV charging points. Tenants will also be able to make use of the nearby national cycle path in an effort to reduce the number of cars heading into York’s city centre.

The apartments are proposed for development on the site of the former Cherry Tree House care facility, which was closed earlier this year following a strategic property review by the NHS.

Max Reeves, development director at Helmsley Group, said: “We’re proud of the legacy we’re building in helping first-time buyers and families access high quality, affordable housing in and around York.

“We know there is a lot of demand for housing in York as the city has a lot to offer for individuals and businesses, but often what’s on offer is out of the price range of first-time buyers.

“By creating more homes at Luna aimed specifically at first-time buyers, we plan to transform a site with an underutilised, vacant building and give more people the opportunity to enjoy living close to the city centre.”

Prices start from £132,000. For more information contact luna@helmsley.co.uk

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About Helmsley Group

Helmsley Group is based at Monk’s Cross, York and has been helping clients to develop their wealth through property for 40 years. The company’s expert team provides clients and investors with a range of property investment opportunities that are always secured against land or property. https://helmsley.co.uk/

For more information please contact Beth Chaplow (beth.chaplow@aberfield.com) or Katie Wadsworth (katie.wadsworth@aberfield.com).

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