Buyers snap up homes at new development within weeks

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Buyers have been falling over themselves to snap up new homes in York.

The scheme of 37 brand new homes in the Heworth area has generated an overwhelming amount of interest from potential homebuyers, with the majority of the properties selling within weeks of their release.

Heworth Edge, which consists of 28 eco-homes and nine apartments is being built on the site of the Burnholme Social Club. Of the 37 properties released for sale in April, only five remain on the market. The project will also see the creation of a brand new social club to replace the existing building.

Ben Hudson of Hudson Moody, the York based estate agency marketing the development, says: “The response to these homes has been phenomenal. On reservation day, there were people queuing up outside our office, and we have had over 400 enquiries to date. The most interest has been from first-time buyers, looking for reasonably-priced high quality properties in an established setting.”

All the homes have been designed to have a modern, bright and airy interior, complete with contemporary fixtures and fittings. Only a short distance from York city centre, the development lies within a popular residential area with good transport links. To minimise the development’s impact on the environment, the properties will be eco-friendly and sustainable, with low-energy lighting, double glazing, improved insulation and water saving features.

Ben adds: “In recent years there has been a lack of residential development in and around York, with a major shortage of new homes being built in the area. Whilst this is bound to have contributed to the response we have had, the driving force for buyers has been the opportunity to own a contemporary home in a great location, with excellent amenities both on site and in the surrounding area.

“Another big selling point has been the low running costs provided by the installation of photovoltaic solar panels on every property. Buyers have been really keen on the panels which provide electricity for their own consumption as well as an income for any surplus electicity sold back to the energy company.”

Andrew Garrens, from the private development arm of Northallerton based Broadacres, which is developing the scheme, says: “We are thrilled that this new development has been so well received by the people of York. Knowing that the majority of the homes we are building are already sold gives us great satisfaction and a sense of purpose as we continue to work hard to turn our plans into reality in this sought after area.”

The new social club will sit at the heart of the development, and provide a focal point for the local community. The first of the homes are due to complete by late autumn.

Contact Hudson Moody on 01904 650650, or visit

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