27/03/2018

New home takes first time buyers Ben and Kirsty's breath away

When Ben and Kirsty Posnett first laid eyes on the Staunton house type at Bloor Homes’ Oak Tree Gardens development in Donington le Heath, it was very much a case of love at first sight.

Married couple, Ben and Kirsty had been saving up for several years to buy their first home together, but couldn’t find the dream property they were looking for.
 
However, their long search came to an end during a visit to the sales office at Oak Tree Gardens, when they glimpsed the images of the three-bedroom Staunton in the development brochure.
 
Fast forward a month, and the couple reserved the property on the very day it was released for sale.
 
They returned to the site every fortnight thereafter to see their new home taking shape in front of them, before moving into the finished article with their five-year-old daughter Ellie at the end of January.
 
After almost nine years living in rented accommodation, Ben, 30, and Kirsty, 31, were finally homeowners. 
 
Kirsty said: “We had been looking for some time and couldn’t seem to find what we wanted. But when we saw the Staunton at Oak Tree Gardens we both knew this was the one. It was perfect. Our mind was made up after looking round the showhome, as we were just so impressed by the quality of the build.”
 
Having previously lived in an old terraced house in Bardon, the couple are enjoying the benefits of living in a more spacious new build property.
 
Kirsty added: “In our previous house we had so many things which always needed repairing, such as the plumbing and cracked walls, so we decided we would buy a new house to avoid all of those problems. We have got so much more space now. Our new home is double the size of our old one.
 
“When we stepped inside for the first time it took my breath away. We rented for nearly nine years and to be able to say this is our house just feels wonderful.”
 
Mechanic Ben and bank cashier Kirsty used the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to secure their new home with just a five per cent deposit and 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided as an equity loan which is interest free for the first five years.
 
“Without Help to Buy we wouldn’t have been able to afford the deposit for this house so it has made a big difference,” said Kirsty.
 
“The whole experience of buying a house with Bloor Homes has been a very nice one, and I would definitely 100 per cent recommend them. In fact, I recommended Oak Tree Gardens to another parent at Ellie’s school and they moved in on the same day we did.”