Don’t wait for prices to rise – secure an apartment off-plan at Century Square

According to the Land Registry, a typical home in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council area has added an average of nearly £1,300 a month to its value since July 2009*, yet homes at Century Square still represent fantastic value for money.

And by securing a delightful ‘Dane’, ‘Dallas’ or ‘Jackson’ style of apartment off-plan today, buyers receive a guaranteed price for their property that won’t go up – even if its market value has increased by the time they are handed the keys.

Daniel McGowan, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “First-time buyers, young couples and downsizers can make the most of a host of benefits by choosing an attractively priced Century Square apartment off-plan.

“If the market continues to grow as it has done overall since the middle of last year, purchasers can expect the value of their investment to increase by thousands of pounds before they have even moved in.

“Buying a property before it is built also gives customers the opportunity to choose from a wide range of interior Options, including carpets, flooring, tiles, and upgraded kitchen worktops, units and integrated appliances, which are all expertly fitted to ensure their home is completed to their personal specifications before moving day.”

Scheduled for completion later in the year, each ‘Dane’ apartment features a spacious lounge/dining room and semi-open-plan kitchen – the ideal space for relaxing and entertaining – along with the main bedroom and a bathroom off the private entrance hallway, plus an allocated parking space outside.

Likewise, the two-bedroom ‘Dallas’ design with en-suite master bedroom, and the two-bedroom ‘Jackson’ – which can now be viewed as a show apartment at the development – are available to reserve now, and, like all new homes at Century Square, will be completed to a high standard specification, including central heating, double glazing and fitted kitchen with integrated oven, hob and hood.

Those in search of a brand new home that’s a little more expansive are also well catered for at the development, where three-bedroom ‘Croxton’ houses are priced from only £172,500.

Taylor Wimpey offers a range of time and money-saving incentives to make choosing a new home at the development even more appealing, including help with deposits and legal fees for first-time purchasers, and assistance with finding a buyer for those with a property to sell. Incentives can be tailored to customers’ individual circumstances at and are subject to availability, with further information available from the Sales Executive.

Century Square enjoys an ideal location close to the local cricket club, just a short walk from Halesowen town centre and within easy reach of the Worcestershire countryside and nearby Clent Hills.

Halesowen itself retains an historic character, with beautiful architectural features combining with modern shops, restaurants, caf├ęs and cultural amenities. A traditional farmers’ market still runs on the second Saturday of each month.

The town offers plenty of outdoor pursuits, including green parks and recreation grounds, tennis courts, a bowling green, golf course and leisure centre. A selection of schools and Halesowen College of Further Education are also within easy walking distance of the development.

For commuters, the development affords excellent access to the M5 and Birmingham.

To find out more about off-plan homes at Century Square, visit the Sales Centre and showhome, located off Dogkennel Lane, Halesowen, and open Thursday to Monday, 11am to 5pm, or call the Sales Executive on 0845 026 3804.

Information on Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is available by calling 01543 496 700, or by visiting the web site at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.

* The Land Registry reports that the average price of a home in the Dudley MBC area increased by £7,785 (from £120,696 to £128,481) in the six-month period from July 2009 to January 2010 – an average increase of £1,297.50 per month.