Still A Chance To Buy In Sought-after First Time Buyers Spot In Leicestershire
25 Sep 2015

First time buyers are making Leicestershire’s Blaby District their preferred choice to set up home, according to recent research, and there is still time to buy a brand new home in this area.

Linden Homes Midlands’ Trinity Brook development in Whetstone (part of the Blaby District) has been attracting first time buyers and existing homeowners to its selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

However, there is the final opportunity of this year for buyers to snap up a brand new home in the top five districts nationally to purchase a first property.

A study by Experian has shown that Blaby District is in the top five locations for ‘Aspiring Homemakers’ - which is defined as “young families on the first rung of the property ladder, aged 26-35.”

Other towns in the top five include Milton Keynes, Dartford in Kent and Swindon.

The Blaby district’s commutability to Leicester and Junction 21 of the M1, the gateway to the north, south and Birmingham has been highlighted as one of the many plus points.

And location and easy access to work is what attracted first time buyers, professional couple Ashley Crane and Rhea Marsden, to the Trinity Brook development.

Having a place of their own, enjoying the local surroundings and living in a commutable location are among the many requirements 25-year-old bank manager Ashley and business development manager Rhea (22) have been able to tick off their list, thanks to Linden Homes.

Ashley said: “Location was important for us. With Rhea working predominantly out on the road from Leicester North to as far as Scotland, and come September, myself working from London/Birmingham - accessibility to motorways was a massive factor. The M69 and M1 are five minutes from home and easy to get to from Fosse Park M1 junction 21a. There are also great train services through Narborough and Rugby Train station to major centres.”

The couple were also keen to stay close to Leicester, where they have family and a wide circle of friends.

He added: “We were both born in Leicester and our friendship groups are over here, hence we decided we wanted to live near Leicester so the city centre is accessible but far enough out for traffic not be an issue during rush hour.”

Rhea said: “This home suits our every need; budget, size and specification. Finally after months and months of saving we have our freedom, a place of our own and we could not be happier! “

Trinity Brook currently has a range of two, three and four bedroom homes available. Located off Cambridge Road, Trinity Brook enjoys a convenient village setting, within easy reach of the centre of Leicester just six miles away, while enjoying a lively local community, good schools, a close proximity to the city and countryside, plus excellent road and rail links.

The sales and marketing suite and show home are open daily. Alternatively, contact the sales team on 0116 2145350. There is additional help for first time buyers at the development, with the Help to Buy incentive requiring a minimum five per cent deposit. Linden Homes also offers specialist mortagage advice for first time buyers.


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