Date: Thursday 18 April 2019
After three years of years renting in South East London, first time buyers Jonathan Lapham and Aide Aviles Silva decided it was time to look for a new home outside of the city. The couple registered their interest in our Three Fields development in Tenterden and found the house of their dreams after visiting with their family. Jonathan and Aide, along with their children Enrique and Almudena and Jonathan’s mother-in-law Agueda, moved into their new five bedroom Leigh home in November 2018 and are looking forward to the next chapter of their lives as homeowners.
Jonathan and Aide were first drawn to Tenterden because of its close proximity to a range of amenities. Jonathan says: “When we were looking at areas to move to we found that Tenterden had everything we might need. Our home is close to restaurants, pubs, a swimming pool and a children's playground which is what attracted us to it.” Jonathan works as a software developer in London so, although the family were keen to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, it was important to find a new home in a location with good transport links to the capital. Three Fields ticked that box and, after a short drive to Headcorn railway station, Jonathan is able to get to London in just over an hour.
With two children, schooling was a key factor in choosing the location for their move and Jonathan and Aide were pleased to find that there is a choice of primary and secondary schools within easy reach of Three Fields. Jonathan said: “Making sure there were accessible schools for the children was so important to us. Enrique has already joined a nursery and will start primary school in September and Almudena has settled into her new secondary school already. We are so happy that the schools we found are within walking distance of our new house.”
After deciding on Tenterden as the perfect place to settle, Jonathan and Aide needed to find a home with enough space to cater for the entire family. The Leigh at Three Fields was the perfect choice, as Jonathan explains: “We needed to make sure that everyone had their own space and it’s great that our new house has enough rooms to accommodate this. I have a home office which I use when working from home and Enrique loves the garden and having his own bedroom. It’s also such a benefit being able to have family meals in the dining room.”
Joanthan and Aide found the whole home buying process very smooth and were impressed with the customer service they received from us. Commenting on the move, Jonathan said: “We found the Sales Executives at Three Fields extremely helpful and thorough and they were always on hand to answer any questions we had about the whole home buying journey. Although there wasn’t a showhome of the Leigh at the time we were looking around, we were shown around some of the other homes available which really helped us to visualise what our house would be like. We are all so happy with our new home and it’s great to be a part of the new community at Three Fields.”