From Renting At 'Mates Rates' To A Trendy Place Of His Own For First Time Buyer Tom
31 Mar 2014

FIRST time buyer Tom Bishop is celebrating a dream come true – living in a trendy place of his own with fully equipped kitchen and full size football table!

The 23-year-old maintenance worker has moved out of the terraced bungalow he was renting with a friend, and into one of Linden Homes’ chic and stylish apartments at the Renaissance development in Grimsby.

Tom is the proud owner of a top floor apartment a stone’s throw from his family.

Not bad for someone who had no real intention of moving out of his friend’s parents’ rented home – let alone fulfill a dream of owning his own property!

Tom, who works at Immingham Dock, first fell in love with this plush apartment at Humbeston Avenue after satellite dish signal problems during the course of building the top floor led him to visit site.

He said: “I wasn’t looking to move at all, but a lot of my friends live here – including some new friends in the apartments. I liked the look of a modern new build and the turret feature is very distinctive.

“I have plans to transform the interior into a man apartment with LED lights and flat screen TVs. I already have a full size football table!

“My journey with Linden Homes to overcome a personal milestone and achieve a ‘foot on the ladder’ has been a euphoric dream come true.”

Tom is thrilled with his new bachelor pad – and has saved money not only by buying new, but on other essentials too.

He added: “Living on the top floor means the apartment is very low maintenance with no garden. It feels cozy, warm and safe – with resident security access to the apartment building. I also like having a personal car space in the private residents’ car park, which has reduced car insurance.”

Ideal for first time buyers or young professionals, the apartments tick all the boxes when it comes to modern living in an excellent location – and also mark a first for the local area.

Linden Homes sales director Steve Woomble said: “These apartments are a wonderful addition to our stunning portfolio at Renaissance, and offer a slightly different style of living – perfect for first time buyers or young professionals looking for something really chic and stylish.

“The open plan design of the apartments gives a feeling of space and airiness, and the overall style lends itself perfectly to buyers looking for a quality home but on a slightly smaller and easier to manage scale.”

And with the assistance of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, there is the additional advantage of saving money on your move.

Here’s how the scheme works:

  • Purchasers need a minimum five per cent deposit.
  • All homebuyers could be eligible, not just first-time buyers.
  • The government will lend you up to 20 per cent of the value of your property through an equity loan, which can be repaid at any time or on the sale of your home.
  • Buyers will only need to secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage from a bank or building society.

Each of the apartments has its own allocated parking space.

The last remaining one bedroom duplex apartment is now available, complete with flooring, window dressings, lighting and even all the furniture!

For more information about the apartments and the development or to arrange a viewing, please call 01482 359 360.


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