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Young husband and wife start their new life together at Wolsey Island

Young husband and wife start their new life together at Wolsey Island

It was love at first sight when they saw the landmark Leicester development

Recently-married couple Usamah Mogra and Rukhsar Ibrahim are delighted to be starting their new life together at Wolsey Island, our landmark development close to Leicester’s bustling city centre.

Having wed in July 2017, Financial Services Contractor Usamah (26) and Personal Tutor Rukhsar (24) weren’t actively looking for a new home, but when they discovered the development of two, three and four-bedroom homes between the east bank of the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal, it was love at first sight.

“I’d received emails about Wolsey Island from Westleigh, so I was already aware of the development,” Usamah explains, “but it wasn’t until we visited it that we realised just how much we liked the homes.

“Not only do we love new-build properties and all the conveniences that come with them, we felt that the development was ideally located for work in the city centre, and with both mine and Rukhsar’s parents living nearby, it became clear that this was the right place for us.”

After paying a visit to the two-bedroom Mitchell showhome at Wolsey Island, the couple decided on this property-type for their new home at the development.

Boasting a contemporary design that’s perfect for couples and first-time buyers alike, the stunning Mitchell features a spacious living room, a dual-aspect kitchen/diner and a guest-cloakroom on its ground floor, while upstairs is home to two good-sized bedrooms and a family bathroom.

“The fact that the house is right on the waterfront and is in such a picturesque setting had a big impact on our decision to buy,” Usamah continues.

“Also, the inclusion of driveway parking was a luxury that really appealed to us.
“Our families have been round to see the house and they absolutely love it and the location it’s in. Now we’re really looking forward to the summer when we can invite people over for barbeques in the garden.”

In order to secure their Mitchell home at the development, Usamah and Rukhsar used the Help to Buy: Equity Loan, which enables both 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 from the Government with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The equity loan is interest free for the first five years.

Usamah adds: “The Help to Buy scheme was another reason that we decided to buy a new build as it has given us a real headstart and allowed us to get onto the property ladder.

“What’s more, the Sales Executives, Julie and Stephanie, were really helpful and were always on hand whenever we had questions for them, so overall our buying experience has been very smooth.

“If anyone is looking for a property in Leicester that benefits from a great location close to the centre, then they need to discover Wolsey Island and everything it has to offer.”

Lisa Morris, New Homes Manager for Westleigh, said: “We’re thrilled that Usamah and Rukhsar have found their perfect place at Wolsey Island and on behalf of everyone at Westleigh, I would like to wish them many happy years at the development.

“Wolsey Island has breathed new life into an area of the city that has been integral to its cultural identity for more than a century, and quick-off-the-mark purchasers have been discovering the lifestyle opportunities here.

“With demand for the new homes at the development showing no signs of slowing, I would urge anyone who is interested to get in touch as soon as possible or face being disappointed!”

There is currently a fantastic range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available to reserve at Wolsey Island, with prices starting from £205,950.

To find out how you could join Usamah and Rukhsar at Wolsey Island, visit the Sales and Marketing Suite, which is open daily between 10am and 5pm, or call the Sales Executives on 0330 058 0911.

16/04/2018 15:14:09

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