Pontefract families are set to get an insight into the property market post-Brexit, as part of a one-off interactive event from housing experts at Noble Homes.
Noble Homes, a Yorkshire-based, family-run housing developer, will stage the free event on Wednesday 10 August to mark the launch of its latest phase at Limetrees estate in Pontefract.
Creating more than 25 jobs within the local area, the development’s second phase was given full planning permission for 84 units earlier this year, with the first wave of residents expected to move in by Christmas.
The Limetrees development initially launched in 1988 and has since become a much-loved part of the local area.
Now, the housebuilder is keen to help local residents understand the various options available to them when searching for their dream home, offering advice on initiatives such as help-to-buy and part exchange. A competition to win a Caribbean cruise with P&O Cruises will also be launched on the day.
Chris Noble, managing director at Noble Homes, said: “There’s no denying that in the run up to the EU referendum, there was uncertainty across various sectors, and property was no exception. Post-Brexit, the market has improved substantially, but there are a lot of buyers who are unsure of the various options, such as help-to-buy for both new build and older homes, and the merits of each.
“First-time buyers may feel they face a massive uphill struggle, while families looking to upsize could feel trapped or confused about their options. That’s why we’ve organised this event to act as a one-stop shop for those looking for advice.
“Buying a house is not an everyday decision and there’s no such thing as a stupid question, so we’re looking forward to meeting local people and sharing our tips.”
The event, which takes place from 3pm to 8pm at the King’s Croft Hotel, Wakefield Road, will also feature a selection of local suppliers offering potential buyers advice on legal issues and how to make the finishing touches to their home. Exhibitors include Southgate Kitchen & Bathroom and Hartley & Worstenholme Solicitors.
Located in Ferrybridge Road close to the M62, Limetrees is made up of three, four and five-bedroom, traditionally built houses, with 10 plots being earmarked for self-build properties.
Chris, whose father, Dennis, set up Noble Homes in 1961, added: “We’re extremely proud of our Yorkshire heritage and we like to be part of the local community, so events like this are the perfect way to meet those living nearby and engage with neighbouring businesses.
“A family home is where childhood memories are created and we understand that making the move is potentially life-changing, so we want to make sure we’re offering the best possible advice, whatever their end decision may be.”