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Siblings team up to get on the property ladder

Siblings team up to get on the property ladder

at Melton Fields

A young brother and sister duo have joined together to get on the property ladder by purchasing a larger home than would have been otherwise possible at our popular housing development in Melton Mowbray.

Trainee accountant Davina, 20, and restaurant owner Liam Patel, 23, purchased a four-bedroom Wainwright house style at Melton Fields using the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme. Their mother, Neha, 44, who works for a food manufacturing company, also shares the home with them.

When the siblings heard about the collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes on the outskirts of the attractive Leicestershire town, they decided to go and take a look for themselves.

“When we first went to Melton Fields, it really struck us how much we liked the way that the development is set out,” Liam explains.

“All the houses have their own unique styles and looked so neat and tidy.”

Liam, Davina and Neha originally went to view the three-bedroom Derwent home style but decided that the extra space that the Wainwright has to offer was exactly what they needed.

“What really struck us about the Wainwright was the amount of space there was available, which has meant that we can respect each other’s privacy while being free to do our own things.

“Having all three of us contributing to the running cost of the house has allowed us to find a more spacious home, which wouldn’t have been anywhere near as easy otherwise.”

In order to secure their home, Liam and Davina took advantage of Help to Buy, which allows first-time buyers and those with a property to sell to make a move to a brand new home with an equity loan of up to 20% of the full price of the property with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The equity loan is interest free for the first five years.

Liam adds: “The process of using Help to Buy was really quick and easy, only taking two and a half weeks to complete the entire exchange.

“Westleigh was also so supportive throughout, especially the Sales Executives Tracey and Janine, the latter of whom we’ve known since childhood, and the Assistant Site Manager Jemma – whenever we needed something, she or someone else was always there at the earliest possible opportunity to lend a hand.”

Now that they’ve settled in, Liam, Davina and Neha are all enjoying life at Melton Fields.

“We’re finding everything really great and we really do have our own space, as well as the opportunity to spend time with one another.

“The neighbours have all been amazing and so friendly, which has made us feel really welcome. The entire development just feels like one big family.

“In terms of the location of the development, it’s only a five-minute drive to work for me, while my mum can walk to work in just a few minutes. Davina works in Peterborough but because we’re close to the A1, it’s a straightforward commute for her.

“If anyone of a similar age to myself and Davina is looking to buy their own place, I’d say just go for it – don’t feel as though you’re too young and that’s it’s really daunting because it honestly isn’t – there’s always a way to find what you’re looking for.

“More than that, buying a house opposed to renting is an investment in the future as it allows you to get onto the property ladder.

“Never feel like buying is an unrealistic goal at such a young age - you mostly just need the belief and motivation to see it through!”

Lisa Morris, New Homes Manager at Westleigh, said: “Congratulations to Liam and Davina on the purchase of their brand new home at Melton Fields, which has proven a big hit with quick-off-the-mark buyers.

“It’s lovely to hear that they’ve joined up as brother and sister to get onto the property ladder, and we’d like to wish them a very happy life at the development.

“We hope that Liam and Davina will inspire other young people to realise that buying the home of their dreams is not beyond their grasp as there are so many schemes available to help, and by buying together, you can achieve so much more.”

To find out more about the range of homes remaining for sale at Melton Fields, contact the Sales Executives on 0333 006 6012.

06/08/2018 15:53:35

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