Date: Tuesday 01 March 2011
"With our new house and the location of the Broughton Gate development in Milton Keynes, my wife, Theresa, and I feel we have the all-round package.
"We knew we wanted to be on the eastern side of Milton Keynes because road access is so good there. The M1 means my commute to my job at Luton Airport is a simple one, and Theresa will also be within 20 minutes of Leighton Buzzard when she starts her new job there in the next few days.
"Our new place is so roomy inside, which was a really important factor for me. As strange as it may sound, one of the first attractions was the entrance hallway. I don’t like cramped, narrow halls, where you have to sidestep into the house if you have a bag with you. But this house has a great big hallway, and that sense of space is carried on throughout the different rooms.
"And, of course, with a brand new house you have the wonderful experience of living in a property that’s in perfect condition, with no work required. When you buy a second-hand home you are stuck with the previous owner’s decoration until you can find the time and money to change it. Here we were able to choose from Taylor Wimpey’s Options, such as the tiles on the walls and so on, which means you are moving into somewhere that has been tailored to your own tastes.”
"The move to our new home was completely trouble-free for us. By using Taylor Wimpey's part exchange scheme, we didn’t have to worry about a chain collapsing or a lengthy selling process when selling our old house in Manchester. We also got a great valuation on our old home, and the reassurance that the move was guaranteed to go through.”
John Massie, Broughton Gate resident