The virtual ceremony held on the company’s Instagram channel answered the top questions relating to mortgages, as well as offered a preview of living in the area, including distances from local amenities.
Attendees also had access to a buyer’s guide, which is available to view here, with advice from Mortgage Pathways.
The Stephenson Grange development is part of a joint venture between Together Housing Group and Lovell Partnerships, which have joined forces in a bid to tackle the housing crisis across the region.
When the entire project is finished, it will provide a mix of 156 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.
The scheme has been designed to appeal to a broad audience, such as first-time buyers, growing families and those looking towards retirement.
All of the new-build properties feature open-plan kitchen/dining areas, integrated appliances, contemporary finishes and two off-street parking spaces.
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Of the 156 homes, 38 will be available for affordable rent via Together Housing Group or shared ownership via Together Homes.
The first homes will be ready to welcome new residents in summer 2021 and the development is expected to be fully completed in 2023.
Site visits and show home tours must be booked in advance and adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, including the wearing of face masks, having limited numbers and social distancing.
Prices for currently released properties start from £169,000 and £195,000 for the two-bedroom and three-bedroom homes, respectively.
Joanne James, sales executive at Stephenson Grange, said: “It can seem overwhelming when buying a house, especially as a first-time buyer, and it is apparent that the different types of mortgage rates available, including the government’s new 5% mortgage scheme , the stamp duty holiday , and the Help to Buy Scheme are topics that Chesterfield house hunters were desperate to find out more about.
“In normal circumstances, we would have opened our doors and invited people in to celebrate our brand new launch; obviously things must be done differently at the moment and we’ve actually found that people enjoy being able to do some research from their sofa before making an appointment to visit.”
Colette Ben Tarcha, sales director at Lovell, added: “The development has been designed to appeal to a wide audience with different house types available, each with a contemporary feel and suitable to cater for all needs.
“We have three show homes available for viewings: the two-bedroom, semi-detached Fairhaven; three-bed, semi-detached Lansdown; and the three-bedroom, detached Puttenham — each offering different layouts.
“Our show homes also have a family friendly interior design, which gives a great idea of space to show future residents how they can design their home.”