Date: Thursday 30 August 2018
Finding the right home is all about timing, as proved by local couple Ashley Holt and Alexandra Veti, who reserved their family home in September 2017 and got the keys just as their baby girl was born two weeks ago.
“The last nine months were basically spent excitedly waiting for both our baby and new home,” jokes Ashley, who also shares an older daughter, Penelope, with Alexandra.
The couple purchased a four-bedroom Lydford home on our brand-new Valley Rise development, in Crawcrook, after renting in Ryton for a number of years.
“We knew the area well, so when the news about the new homes was first released, I made sure we didn’t miss out,” says Ashley. “I was the first person in the sales cabin, after arriving early to queue - and within ten minutes of it opening its doors, I was reserving on our house.”
Ashley and Alexandra were guided through the process by the sales team and purchased the house with the help of the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, which allows buyers to secure a home with just a 5% deposit.
“We had never bought a home before so were thrilled with the service from the team,” continues Ashley. “The communication was great all the way through, which was very important when it became clear that our new arrivals would be with us at the same time!’
The couple and their two daughters moved in gradually over two weeks after the birth, with our regional team on hand to ensure everything went smoothly.
Alexandra concludes: “Having rented for years, we knew we wanted a bigger house that would give our family stability. Help to Buy meant we were able to go for that extra bedroom - and the timing of it all just seems like it was meant to be. The keys and our baby arrived within hours of each other! The whole family is now settled and we couldn’t be happier.”
Karl Morton, sales and marketing director Taylor Wimpey North East, says: “It’s always particularly exciting to help a young family get onto the property ladder for the first time. Our team is delighted to advise on a range of incentives, which often surprise people as they can get larger homes than they first thought. Plus they help everything go very smoothly - which, in the case of this lovely family, was very much needed! Huge congratulations to all four of them.”