Route 85 down Ramsgate way

The Route 85 purchasing plan is open to first-time buyers, and enables them to own their home outright.  The scheme allows purchasers to own 100 per cent of their new home and get 15 per cent free for ten years.  The 15 per cent share is funded by Explore Living on an interest-free basis to the buyer. All new home buyers need is a minimum deposit of five per cent of the property’s value that they are interested in and an additional £1000 to reserve their home, however some terms and conditions do apply and Route 85 is subject to availability.  Explore Living can even put buyers in touch with a mortgage broker who can help arrange a mortgage for the remaining 80 per cent of the value of the property. 

The Route 85 scheme is available on all one and two-bedroom apartments as well as three bedroom houses at New Meridian Village.  In 2009 the development won a national award for Best Starter Home at the prestigious What House? Awards.

John Inglis, Explore Living’s Sales and Marketing Director, says that as spring merges into summer the time is now right to make the most of the seaside and make Ramsgate a permanent home.  “The obstacles preventing first-time home buyers have been removed by our Route 85 scheme. Our customers also get the peace of mind from knowing that while this is a shared equity scheme they do own their property outright. Thanks to the Stamp Duty threshold being raised it means first time buyers at New Meridian Village can further benefit by not paying Stamp Duty.”

New home buyers looking to purchase a home in Kent are urged to come and see the show homes at New Meridian Village which is conveniently located near the coast and only a short distance from Ramsgate station which is on the high-speed rail link allowing commuters to get into London in approximately 80 minutes.     

New Meridian Village has been designed with the Victorian style of Ramsgate in mind while incorporating contemporary design and finishing. The range of one and two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses are set out in Regency terraces and Victorian promenades. 

Each property offers intelligent and innovative features including under-floor heating to the apartments, optional integrated-sound system with iPod docking station, pre-wiring for Sky+ and flat screen TVs and solid concrete floors and staircases to help eliminate squeaking floorboards. 

With a large amount of landscaped green spaces rich with trees, the development has been specially designed to provide a safer, greener and altogether better environment for children and adults alike and encourages a strong sense of community between home owners. Residents of New Meridian Village will also benefit from cleverly designed ‘Home Zones’ where roads are laid out in such a way that discourages speeding and excessive traffic.

New Meridian Village is located on Manston Road a few minutes from Ramsgate’s town centre and high street while the seafront, sports centre, and impressive marina are just a short distance away.

With Route 85, prices at New Meridian Village start from £89,246 for a one-bedroom apartment and £169,996 for a three-bedroom house. For more information, please call the Sales & Marketing Suite on 0845 872 1004 which is open Thursday to Monday between 10.00am and 5.30pm, email newmeridianvillage@exploreliving.co.uk or visit www.exploreliving.co.uk