Downsizing was made easy with a move to Airdrie

Date: Thursday 11 August 2016

Having lived in Airdrie in her family home for 36 years, Gay Burton, aged 74, fell in love with Taylor Wimpey’s two bedroom Andrew at Wallace Grove when she decided that her four bedroom property in the North Lanarkshire town was becoming too much for her to manage.
Gay wanted to stay in the local area to be close to family and friends, and she wanted to make her decision to downsize as stress-free as possible so she used Taylor Wimpey’s Easymover scheme as she explains: “It’s a hard decision to make when you finally decide that you need to downsize.  My family home was packed full of memories but I knew that it was becoming too much for me to manage on my own.  The garden was becoming a chore, and I just didn’t need four bedrooms and two family rooms so I decided to see what I might be able to afford with a move to a new home.  
“Taylor Wimpey’s Easymover scheme made the whole process really simple and straightforward – I didn’t have any problems at all and everything went through very smoothly.  In fact it just made the whole process easy for me.
“I chose the estate agent from the two that were proposed to me and they were really helpful.  My house was really popular and after three viewings I had my buyer and a price that I was happy with -  so everything worked out really well.”
The two bedroom semi-detached Andrew was Gay’s first choice following a rigorous search for the right property that ticked all the boxes as she adds: “I initially visited Taylor Wimpey’s Dargavel Village South development and I viewed the three bedroom Balfour showhome.  Although it’s a lovely house I knew that I didn’t need that big a property.  When I walked into the two bedroom Andrew showhome next door, I just fell in love with it.  There’s a really practical and spacious layout, and there are two bedrooms so I knew that I’d have one spare if any of the family plan to stay. 
“With ten grandchildren aged 13-28 and two great-grandchildren aged just a few months to seven – there’s usually someone popping in at some point. 
“Straightaway I could see myself living in the house – just move it to Airdrie and I’d move-in is what I thought, so when I checked what was available for sale at Wallace Grove in Airdrie I knew that was the right home and development for me.”
The day that Gay moved in simply confirmed everything that she had hoped about her move to Wallace Grove as she explains: “The day that I moved into my new home was great – it just felt like home from day one.  Everyone at Taylor Wimpey was, and continue to be, really helpful and the house was just perfect.  My carpets were even fitted, so I simply moved in, unpacked and settled into life here.
“The development is really lovely – everyone around me is so friendly and very neighbourly and I’m in a lovely little cul-de-sac so it’s just perfect.  In fact I’ve discovered that one of my neighbours is an old friend so we’ve been catching up over the occasional cup of coffee.”