After working hard all their lives, Jenny Verge and Mick Hunt were looking for their dream home but they had no idea their move would be so easy, or quick!
Jenny, 63, works part-time as a PA for the NHS at the North Devon District Hospital and Mick, 70, is a retired builder. The couple have moved to a stunning four bedroom house at Linden Homes’ Montbray development in Barnstaple, with their retriever called Rea, and Poppy, their kitten.
Speaking about the move, Jenny commented: “We were living in a three bedroom detached house in Bideford but it was small inside and we wanted something bigger. One day we popped into the marketing suite at Montbray and just fell in love with the show home. It was exactly what we were looking for: a separate living room, an open plan kitchen/family area with double doors leading to the back garden (as we don’t like our pets going upstairs), and four bedrooms so we’d have space for an office and for guests to stay.
“We’d never bought a new home before and we love that everything is finished. It gives us time to spend with our children and 12 grandchildren – who live in Roundswell and Bexhill – besides, Mick’s spent a long time building in the past and it was time for a rest!
“Denise, the sales executive, told us about the Part Exchange scheme and it wasn’t something we’d even thought about. Linden Homes arranged for three estate agents to value our home, offered us a good price and we were able to move almost straight away as our new house was already finished! We didn’t have to pay the estate agent fees or wait around for the rest of the chain to sort out their paperwork – it was the best move we made and we can’t believe that Part Exchange enabled us to move in just 15 days!
“The whole experience has been brilliant and the builders were fantastic – especially Stacy. We couldn’t fault them and Mick has had a lot of experience in the industry. Nothing was too much trouble and we couldn’t be more happy with our new home.”
Emma Colin, sales and marketing director at Linden Homes said: “Part Exchange can really take the stress out of moving home and enable you to move quickly, without having to worry about the chain and coordinating moving dates. Montbray is a fantastic development and has a real sense of community already – we’re so pleased that Jenny and Mick are happy in their new home. Welcome to Montbray!”
At Montbray, there are currently three and four bedroom homes with the part-buy-part-rent Home Reach scheme and four bedroom Wellington homes.
Emma added: “We’re holding a special event on Saturday 8th June to help keyworkers, including people who work in the NHS, police officers, firefighters and those in the armed forces. They’re our heroes so we wanted to help!”
For more details visit the sales and marketing suite which is open daily from 10am to 5pm, with late night opening on Thursdays from 12pm until 7pm, just off Tews Lane, Barnstaple, EX31 3XD, call 01271 355 736 or visit our website.
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