Final Quartz apartment is a precious investment at Appleton Gate in Corby

Better still, qualifying first-time buyers can own the final ‘Quartz’ with a 5% deposit – as little as £4,750 – using a new incentive which sees George Wimpey also put down 5% of the purchase price, while the remainder is provided through a new 90% mortgage from Santander (formerly Abbey).

Kelly French, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “With the Bank of England keeping interest rates at a record 0.5% low, cash savings look set to continue to perform relatively poorly, while by contrast, the average property in Northamptonshire has gained around £1,000 value each month since June last year*.

“If first-time buyers can come up with a 5% deposit on an apartment at Appleton Gate, they may well qualify to receive 5% of the price gifted by us, giving them the opportunity to take advantage of this brand new 90% mortgage deal.

“We also offer helpful incentives for would-be property investors, with further details available from the Sales Executive at the development.”

The delightful two-bedroom ‘Quartz’ apartment at Appleton Gate is priced just £94,995 and offers 665 sq ft of living accommodation, including an en-suite shower room to the master bedroom as well as a main bathroom – an ideal layout for friends or siblings sharing.

A light and airy lounge/dining area and semi-open plan kitchen – complete with fitted kitchen units, worktops and an integrated oven, hob and hood – are also located off the private internal hallway, along with ample built-in storage.

As an alternative to these highly desirable apartments, the attractive Appleton Gate development offers three-bedroom houses starting at just £134,995 and a selection of four-bedroom houses ranging from £146,995 to £179,995.

Enjoying an excellent location in the Great Oakley area of Corby, the apartments and houses at Appleton Gate enjoy a good catchment area for young professionals and prospective tenants, with convenient commuter access to the A14, M1, M6 and A1 and a new, direct train service from Corby railway station to London St Pancras.

Appleton Gate is also within easy reach of Corby town centre, home to the new Willow Place shopping centre plus a vast array of independent and high street stores, new leisure facilities including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, bars and restaurants, as well as schools for children of all ages.

Closer still, a pub/restaurant is located just a stroll from the homes, and a large supermarket is only a short drive away.

To avoid missing out on the final ‘Quartz’ apartment at Appleton Gate, visit the Sales Centre, located off Headway, Great Oakley, Corby, and open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5.30pm. Alternatively, the Sales Executive can be contacted on 0845 239 2027.

Information on George Wimpey and Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 0116 281 6470, or by visiting the web site at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk