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Sofie Haugaard and Khaled Fawzy in their brand new Redrow home at Harbour Village, Fleetwood.
Sofie Haugaard and Khaled Fawzy in their brand new Redrow home at Harbour Village, Fleetwood.
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ZOOKEEPERS Sofie Haugaard and Khaled Fawzy have made a nest of their own in a brand new Redrow home at Harbour Village in Fleetwood.

Sofie looks after the elephants and big cats at Blackpool Zoo, while Khaled trains the sealions and wild birds. The couple wanted a home where they could start a ‘pride’ of their own and with HomeBuy Direct, they found their money could go further and they were able to buy a brand new three-bedroom home.

Sofie explained: “In five years together we’ve lived in three rented properties and wanted to buy a home of our own before we get married in March. We heard about the Redrow homes at Harbour Village and went to view the show homes.

“We wanted a home where we could grow as a family rather than have to move. We were amazed by the amount of space we could get for the price. We were so impressed that we reserved a three-bedroom Kenilworth, similar to one of the show homes, the same day.”

Thanks to HomeBuy Direct they were able to take out an equity loan, interest free for the first five years, for up to 30 per cent of the purchase price of their new home, helping to make their money go further. Those who want to take advantage of HomeBuy Direct must hurry as the help is only available until the end of March.

Even after that Redrow will still be able to help make homeownership more affordable with its own ‘easi:buy’ scheme. The incentive offers customers the chance to defer paying 20 per cent of the price of a brand new home.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GAZETTE’S PROPERTY & HOME SHOW 2012.