Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ease of an Apartment Lifestyle

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ease of an Apartment Lifestyle

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THE benefits of apartment living, such as convenient locations, ease of maintenance and security, appeal to many homebuyers. First-timers, professionals or downsizers all appreciate the lifestyle they can provide. homemaker has a round-up of what's available.

Hartlepool HARTLEPOOL Bay is a coastal development of sea view and waterside apartments at Hartlepool Marina.

Built by Jomast Developments, two double bedroom properties at Trafalgar House offer spectacular sea views. Apartments include a living area with French doors and glass walkout balcony (paved garden terrace to ground-floor apartments) and a kitchen. There's also a master bedroom with coastal views and fitted wardrobes, a large second bedroom and a tiled family bathroom. Carpets, flooring, Sky Digital set-up, security system and private parking are included.

Trafalgar House is a short walk from the marina.

Apartments are from pounds 144,750 with a 5% deposit paid, tel: (01429) 869672.

Blyth IF you're a first-time buyer, one developer could hold the key to unlocking a dream home.

Having recently completed Phase One on schedule, work on Phase Two of Miller Homes' The Copse development in Blyth is due to begin. There's a choice of two affordable apartment styles - The Greenwich and The Bridgewater - with prices from pounds 90,000 for a ground-floor apartment with the option of shared equity also available.

Miller's 'MiWay' scheme is a shared equity option, whereby the developer puts down up to a 25% deposit on the buyers' behalf, leaving them free to take advantage of 75% mortgage deals. This means buyers who are eligible for the scheme can own 100% of their home by paying from just 75% of the value.

Both apartment styles include an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space, a spacious master bedroom, second bedroom, modern bathroom and storage facilities.

Each apartment has an audio entry system and parking space within the courtyard. …

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