A development of new properties in Milton Keynes has provided a pair of first-time buyers with their ideal home.
Paige Quigley, an Assistant Merchandiser at Sainsbury’s Argos, and Bailey Skinner, a Food and Beverage Assistant at the Hilton Hotel, moved into their new property at Brooklands recently. They are thrilled to have purchased their first home together after years of saving, thanks to using the Help to Buy scheme.
This government-backed scheme allows buyers to purchase a home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is funded by an equity loan, interest-free for the first five years and repayable on the sale on the home.
The couple (both 23) have moved into a one bedroom apartment at the development located on Fen Street and are overjoyed with the features the property provides, along with the convenience of the local amenities nearby.
The apartment is perfect for first-time buyers, offering an abundance of storage, open-plan living area and a spacious bedroom. These apartments offer more than enough room for residents to make it their own.
Paige said: “We are absolutely in love with our home and the layout is perfect. All of the rooms are nice and spacious with huge windows in every room, which let a lot of natural light in.”
“We wanted to move to our first home together and we decided on a new build as they were very appealing and a complete blank canvas.
“We chose this type of property as we wanted something within our reach and we think this was a lovely place to share as our first home.”
Brooklands is located just off Junction 14 of the M1, offering a suburban area which is also well connected for both working professionals and families to benefit from as it is just a short drive into the centre of Milton Keynes.
Working professionals who are looking to find their first home will want to find an area that ensures simple travel to work and makes coming back home after a long day easy.
Brooklands offers quick routes to work with the M1 nearby and trains connecting commuters to London in just over 30 minutes, meaning residents can get wherever they need to be with ease.
Paige continued: “The brand new estate is extremely modern and quiet, whilst also being close to everything we need.
“We both really like where we are, everything looks so fresh and new and the buildings all look nice together. It's a very clean area and a safe looking neighbourhood.
“There are plenty of local amenities which have been a great convenience to us. With the variety of schools, local shops and the easy access to Kingston shopping centre, it makes for a great estate which we are glad to be a part of.
“The Sales Advisers are so kind, and have made us feel very comfortable. The whole process has been completely faultless, and the staff at Barratt Homes have helped us every step of the way.
“After our great experience, I told a friend looking to move about our new home and she decided to go with Barratt Homes too. She is now looking to exchange on her shared ownership property in the New Year!
“We would both 100% recommend Barratt Homes to our family and friends. In the future if we ever decide to move, they will be the first place we go to!
Milton Keynes provides more than 5000 acres of parkland, lakes and rivers, it makes a perfect day out. For when residents want to shop, Kingston Shopping Centre is a short drive away and has a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars where residents can relax on days off.