First Time Buyers Could Be Closer To A Dream Home Than They Think
31 Aug 2012

WHILE latest research suggests that the current average age of a first time buyer is 35– developer Linden Homes continues to welcome many purchasers in their 20s.

And to show just what the company can offer those looking to step onto the housing ladder – whatever their age – Linden Homes is organising an incentive weekend at its St Michael’s Chase development in Longstanton.

The popular development has already attracted huge interest from first time buyers, including Lorna Conlon (27) and fiancé Morgan Mullooly (26) – snapping up their new home from plan.

Lorna explained: “When we decided to look for a place of our own, we wanted new build – a blank canvas on which to put our own stamp.

“We did have a budget to stick to and didn’t think that we would be able to extend to a three-bedroom home, until we visited Longstanton and had a look around a housetype identical to the one we eventually reserved from plan.”

And other first time buyers will have the chance to see for themselves what is available at the development during the weekend of September 8/9 – at NewBuy Weekend – a perfect incentive for those looking to buy one of the recently released two-bedroom apartments.

Under the government’s NewBuy scheme buyers need just a five per cent deposit to secure an apartment or home up to £500,000 – with Linden Homes working in partnership with major High Street lenders to secure a 95 per cent fixed rate mortgage.

The open weekend runs from 10.30am until 5pm on both days. For more information contact the sales team on 0844 8707581.


For further press information please contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email

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