Date: Tuesday 21 February 2012
“My partner Leon and I were living together, spending about £750 a month on rent and thought we would never be able to raise enough money for the big deposit required to step on the property ladder, so we took the decision to move back in with our parents.
“But when we heard about FirstBuy during our visit to Centrale, we knew our dreams of home ownership could soon become reality. “It came as quite a shock to discover that we could finally afford our own apartment. I’d already saved enough for the 5% deposit needed under the scheme, so once everything was approved, we started the buying process immediately.
“When we visited Centrale, the showhome looked very impressive and it helped us to visualise the design and layout of our apartment. We’ve picked all of the flooring and how we want the kitchen to look; it’s been really great to have the chance to get our new home looking exactly how we want it and we can’t wait to move in!”
Lesley Brown, Centrale resident