First Time Buyers Reap The Benefits Of Buying Off Plan In York
05 Mar 2013

IT’S not everyone who has the courage or confidence to buy a brand new home from plan – particularly if they are taking their first steps onto the housing ladder.

However, first time buyers Lauren Foreman and Rob Brotherton did just that, and are delighted with their new home at Linden Homes’ 1877 development in York.

Having moved from Leeds, the couple took advantage of the government-backed FirstBuy scheme – requiring just a five per cent deposit to secure their dream home.

Track design engineer Rob (25) who works in York said: “We saw the development advertised on the Internet and although we weren't actually looking to move so soon, we couldn't turn it down. We were looking for a new build, but there were none in the area that fitted our requirements. We had given up hope on new builds in York, until Linden Homes came along.”

Having looked at other Linden Homes developments and properties in the area, the couple decided to reserve from plan – with location forming a key requirement.

Customer service advisor Lauren (22) added: “We thought the homes looked really well built, and the location is perfect - everything you would like near your home is within walking distance.

“We weren't really looking to move so soon, mainly because we didn’t have a 10 per cent deposit, so to be able to benefit from FirstBuy was fantastic. Without this scheme, we wouldn't have been able to move here.”

She added: “The house is amazing - we love the space.When we first stepped through the door, we knew it was home. We would highly recommend Linden Homes to anyone looking to buy in this area.”

1877 will comprise a stunning selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes in a quiet corner of North Yorkshire – boasting designer kitchens and bathrooms, energy efficiency fittings and the latest hi-tech wiring for home entertainment and communication are among the many benefits.

The development is perfectly positioned, just a four-minute drive from the railway station and less than 10 minutes from bustling centre of York.

For more information call into the sales and marketing suite, which is open daily from 10.30am until 5pm or contact the sales team on 01904 797329.


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