Family of three secures new home with Help to Buy
With help from the Government backed Help to Buy Scheme, existing homeowners Hannah and Ross Prebble were able to trade up from their two bedroom coach house in Ashford to a much more spacious three bedroom home at our Repton Park development. The couple were able to secure their new home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage, with the remaining 20% provided as an equity loan by the Government.
Hannah, 26, and Ross, 25, wanted a hassle free move to a location that suited their busy working lives. Choosing a new build home seemed like the perfect option for the young couple as it meant that they could use the Help to Buy scheme to move up the property ladder and purchase a home that required very little effort once they had moved in. Our Repton Park development ticked all the boxes and the couple, along with their two year old daughter Poppy, moved into their new ‘Linnet’ home in December 2017.
Although the availability of the Help to Buy scheme was one of the deciding factors in choosing a new home at Repton Park, the location of the development was also a big draw. With a playground and selection of primary schools nearby, the couple are well placed to cater for Poppy’s needs as she grows up. With a range of shops, including a Waitrose, in close proximity the family are spoilt for choice when it comes to stocking up on the everyday essentials.
Hannah, who works as a hairdresser and a receptionist in Ashford, and Ross who works as a groundworker in Pluckley, said: “ The Help to Buy Scheme made the possibility of moving to a bigger home achievable for us. Without it we would have been stuck in our previous home for much longer while we saved up to afford a home big enough to fit our growing family. The sales executives at Taylor Wimpey couldn’t do enough to keep the process as simple as possible for us and really took the time to explain how the Help to Buy scheme could help us.
“I really love how peaceful the development is, yet we have everything we could possibly need on a daily basis. We’re really happy here and we can’t thank everyone at Taylor Wimpey enough for helping us to secure our new home.”
Repton Park is the perfect place to downsize for Glenda and Tony
When Glenda Boyd-Williams and her husband, Tony, were looking to downsize and move to Ashford, Kent, the brand new apartments at our Repton Park development proved to be exactly what they were looking for, with their innovative design and fantastic location.
In March, Glenda and Tony moved from their three-bedroom 1930s townhouse in Stratford-upon-Avon to a luxurious two-bedroom ‘Sanderling’ apartment in Repton Park, where they’re now relaxing into retirement.
Glenda says: “When we looked at the showhomes, the lovely apartment designs really impressed us and made us think more about our practical reasons for downsizing.
“An apartment suits our lifestyle as we didn’t want to maintain a big garden or deal with the upkeep of a period property anymore. Even though we’re both very healthy and fit now, both of us decided that a ground-floor apartment would be more convenient for us as we grow older.”
The couple love the countryside environment and buzz of Ashford but still get to experience city life by taking advantage of the fantastic travel links to London, as well as European destinations for holidays. With Ashford International nearby, they can reach Paris within two hours and visit the French capital as often as possible.
The couple also enjoy visiting London to see family or go to the theatre. It’s the best of both worlds with the perks of London being so accessible, while still appreciating rural life in Ashford.
During the buying process, our Sales Executives guided Glenda and Tony every step of the way to make their move easier and more efficient.
Glenda explains: “The friendly team of Ella, Frances, Geraldine and Jason in the Sales and Marketing Suite were extremely helpful and explained everything very clearly. We would wholeheartedly recommend Taylor Wimpey to anyone.”
Now they are settled into their new apartment, Glenda and Tony are enjoying the lifestyle available to homeowners at Repton Park.
Glenda says: “The apartment is beautifully bright and airy, with lots of light coming in through the windows which works marvellously with the open-plan layout.
“Many neighbouring balconies and terraces are filled with plants, so it will be exciting to have our own little garden growing on the patio too.
“There’s a real range of ages at Repton Park – families, first-time buyers and retired people like Tony and me – it’s very cosmopolitan, with a really pleasant atmosphere and an excellent bus service, and not forgetting the nearby Waitrose.”