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A flagship housing development in Worcestershire is expected to open its show home by the end of the year, after construction work restarted last month following the coronavirus lockdown.

Bromford is building 30 homes, a mixture of one, two, three, four and five bedroom homes in Ombersley. It’s the first significant new development to be built in the village for years, with the majority available to buy and the remaining homes being rented by the housing association.

Construction is also underway at a second development by Bromford in Worcestershire where a collection of 35 new homes is being built on the outskirts of the village of Leigh Sinton on Hereford Road. The homes are a mixture of two, three- and four-bedroom homes which will be available to buy and a number of homes managed for rent.

Catherine Jarrett, sales and marketing director, said: “With show homes for each development due around the end of the year, I’m delighted that we’ll be announcing an early bird scheme for both Kings Croft and Bluebell Walk later this month. This will give an opportunity for customers who are proceedable to have first refusal on their choice of home by putting down a fully-refundable deposit. It’s a real sign of our confidence that demand will remain high for these quality new homes in Worcestershire, part of reinvigorating the housing market as we move out of lockdown, and supporting the county’s housing requirements.”

The annnouncement this week of a temporary stamp duty cut - raising the threshold to properties costing £500,000 or less until 31 March next year - sends a clear message of confidence to buyers looking to move to a new home:

"It's a great time to think about moving, interest rates are low and lending options remain strong, with a range of lenders offering 95% mortgages for shared ownership.

"We've been taking reservations on homes all through lockdown, we're back out on site meeting customers for viewings by appointment and we continue to sell well across the west midlands and south west. I'm delighted this stamp duty cut will give that added boost to customers' confidence when making that important decision to look for and move to their new home.

Bromford is one of the country’s biggest building housing associations. Having completed more than 2,000 homes over the past two years, it aims to build a further 12,000 across the West Midlands and West of England by 2028.

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