Date: Wednesday 04 February 2015
Christmas is set to come again at the end of the summer this year for Tom Moore and Chrissie Pickering, when they move into their brand new home at our Pilgrims Chase development in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
The couple, who reserved a stunning four-bedroom ‘Shelford’ detached house at the development just before Christmas, were winners of our Christmas Countdown competition, which will see them receive a £5,000 cash prize when they legally complete on their property purchase.
The couple, who are both aged 26 and currently living with parents, are looking forward to their new house at Pilgrims Chase being ready to move into, hopefully by August or September this year.
Tom explains: “We collected 12 postcards over 12 weeks and then reserved our property at Pilgrims Chase – which meant our names were put into a prize draw – and we were delighted to hear that we’d won. It’s great news!”
Tom and Chrissie are buying their first home together with the Help to Buy scheme, which enabled them to secure a Government loan for 20% of their property’s full price – so they only required a 75% loan-to-value mortgage and a 5% deposit.
It meant they could afford a much bigger house than they had originally envisaged and one which would suit their family’s needs, as Tom has a five-year-old son, Jack, and a four-year-old daughter, Evie.
“We were impressed by the size and value of the Taylor Wimpey homes at Pilgrims Chase and Help to Buy made the difference in us being able to get a four-bedroom detached house, which is what we wanted,” says Tom.
“We love the big kitchen/dining room and there’s plenty of space for when my children come to stay – we’re also looking at turning the downstairs study into a playroom.”
There’s a superb selection of three and four-bedroom homes currently on sale at Pilgrims Chase.