Young couple achieve homebuying ambitions in Corby

17th March 2020

Young couple, Leanne and Jack purchase their first home at The Fairways in Corby after several other developers didn't share their enthusiasm.

Young couple achieve homebuying ambitions in Corby

At just 18 and 20 years old, Leanne and Jack’s enthusiasm to buy their first home was not shared by some developers.

“I think our ages put a lot of them (developers) off from taking us seriously, which was really discouraging”, Leanne said.

It wasn’t until they came across Kier Living’s The Fairways did they find a developer that they felt genuinely wanted to help them step on the property ladder.

Leanne continued: “The moment we walked into their office we felt such a warm welcome. We were greeted by Lily and Sandy who made us feel valued, they listened to what we wanted and alleviated our worries and stresses about buying a home. It’s safe to say they made an excellent first impression and we instantly felt at ease and confident about the developer as a whole.”

The couple were still set on a home at Priors Hall Park since it allowed them to use the Help to Buy scheme, along with its close proximity to their workplaces.

Leanne, a receptionist, said: “I’m based in Mawsley and Jack is based in Desbrough, so we found Priors Hall Park ideally located for us both! We looked at other developments on the site but nothing really felt right until we visited the Kier Living site and met with its team.”

Upon their first visit they were immediately drawn to what would soon become their new home: the three-bedroom house type, The Bullington. The very next day they visited the development and took a tour of the property.

Leanne added: “It has heaps of character and with the amount of space we received against the price we paid for it, I’d say we definitely got our money’s worth. We love the open-plan design and how it connects the kitchen, living room and dining room together, as well as the upstairs layout and the garden space, which will be perfect for summer barbecues!”

After taking a tour and concluding its suitability, and also with a deposit finally in hand, they didn’t waste any more time — reserving it that same day.

Jack, a plumber and heating engineer, said: “We already had a good feeling about Kier Living but after looking at the property and falling in love with it, we knew we had to reserve immediately!”

Leanne and Jack’s journey up to this point was a mix of fortune and sacrifice; they were able to live with Jack’s parents for eight months whilst they saved for a deposit, but had to tighten their belts as well.

Leanne said: “They kindly took us in to let us save what we needed. Of course we had to make some sacrifices ourselves but they were all worth it in the end.”

Since moving in, the couple have been enjoying the fruits of their labour, decorating the home and adding furniture and furnishings. They’ve also had plenty of opportunities to explore the green surroundings of Priors Hall Park.

Jack said: “We have a Labrador puppy named Bailey who we love taking around the development! He’s still small but hopefully as he gets older we’ll be able to take him on even longer walks.”

The couple’s good feelings were never in doubt throughout the purchase, glowing about the ease of the move which they attributed to various people at Kier Living.

Leanne remarked: “We can’t thank and recommend Kier Living enough! Lily and Sandy were amazing from the moment we walked into the sales office, from our first tour of the show home right up to completion. We also want to send a big thanks to the site manager Martin, who sorted the few snagging issues we had very quickly!”

She continued: “Their communication was incredible throughout as well, always replying to our emails and returning our calls in no time at all, as well as things that kept the process moving, such as chasing solicitors.”

Would they buy with Kier Living again? Their answer was a resounding yes.

“Hopefully in a few years we’re able to start a family and we will be able to buy something bigger, we would definitely look into buying another Kier Living home, because of how simple the process was and the huge amount of support we received”, Jack added.

Ranging from two-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom houses, The Fairways has proven highly popular, with a limited number of homes available. Prices begin at £141,995 for two-bedroom apartments, £234,995 for three-bedroom houses and £315,995 for four-bedroom houses.

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