Time running out to apply for a discounted new home in East Lothian

Posted 7 March 2016 by Keith Osborne

Up to £85,000 can be saved on a new home in North Berwick under an initiative between CALA Homes and East Lothian Council...

A deadline to apply to buy one of just 12 luxury homes in North Berwick, East Lothian at a highly discounted price has been extended to this Friday 11 March by housebuilder CALA Homes.

The homes are available to first-time buyers and people currently on East Lothian Council’s housing waiting list, who have registered their interest. The homes will be on the Gilsland Mews development in North Berwick currently under construction from the award-winning housebuilder, with prices up to 43% cheaper than the full market value.

Those savings could be as much as £85,000, as the properties on offer range from a one-bedroom apartment at £91,694 to a two-bedroom bungalow for £156,300. There will also be two-bedroom flats and three-bedroom semi-detached homes.

The lucky purchasers acquiring these homes could move in as early as this summer.

The scheme is the first to come from an agreement between CALA Homes and the council to deliver affordable homes alongside some of its renowned open-market homes.

Sarah Stanger, sales and marketing director at CALA Homes (East), says: “We are delighted to be able to extend the registration date and give home-hunters more time to register. We are encouraging people who fit the criteria to sign up. 

“The problems of affordability have been well-documented and those problems are compounded in a town like North Berwick where house prices are above the East Lothian average. We believe this affordable homes initiative offers greater variety than the usual social renting option. As well as addressing the needs of families and first-time buyers, it is also an appropriate solution for North Berwick.”

Her colleague Derek Lawson, CALA Homes (East)’s land director, adds: “The reputation of CALA has been built on the quality of the homes we deliver and that is what these buyers will be getting – complete with the full CALA customer care package. This really will be an outstanding opportunity for those who would normally be priced out of buying their first home in North Berwick. We expect it to be a huge success and certainly expect this is a model we will be looking to repeat across East Lothian on future sites.”

Find out more about these discounted homes by calling 01620 671969.  

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