Parents to be Chris and Jessica find their perfect place

It’s been a year-and-a-half of firsts for Chris and Jessica Bossons. Not only did the couple get married and buy their first home together, they also discovered that Jessica had become pregnant with their first child.

After tying the knot in October 2017 Jessica and Chris, both 26, started planning a family and decided it was time to stop renting and finally get onto the property ladder.

The couple, who had been living in a two-bedroom terraced house in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, visited Bloor Homes’ Brindley Village development off James Brindley Way in Stoke and quickly decided it would be a fantastic place in which to raise a young family.

Chris and Jessica purchased a three-bedroom semi-detached house using the government-backed Help to Buy scheme and, not long after moving in to their first home, discovered that they would be parents in 2019.

Jessica, a finance manager based in Stoke, said: "After getting married we decided it was the right time to buy our first home and Brindley Village was one of the first places we visited. We were really impressed with the showhome and could immediately picture ourselves living here.

"Location was very important to us. We both work and have family in the area, so we didn’t want to relocate too far. The move has cut both of our commutes and we’re just 15 minutes away from our families.

"And with a little one on the way, it’s great to have a bigger house with more room so we can grow as a family.

"This year has been very exciting for us and with a new addition on the way, 2019 is going to be even more special. We can’t wait to spend time together as a family in our new home."

Moving in to a new build home eliminated the need for Chris and Jessica to redecorate, which was a major advantage to the couple, who were already big fans of Bloor’s décor, and also enabled them to use the Help to Buy scheme.

Chris, who works as a senior web developer in Stafford, said: "We had looked at a couple of second-hand properties but we didn’t want the stress of redecorating.

"We knew of Bloor’s reputation for high build-quality before, but we hadn’t realised just how good it was until we moved in to our new home.

"The first day we spent together in our new home was truly magical and we’re looking forward to a happy future here."

The Help to Buy scheme enables buyers to purchase a home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided as an equity loan, which remains interest-free for five years.