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First-Time Buyers Delighted With Homes In Saxilby

Posted 8 April 2021 by Keith Osborne

Purchasing their first homes at Lovell's Ingleby View, a young family and a couple know they have made the right decision...

Lovell Homes’ Ingleby View has become popular with a whole range of house-hunters, and two sets of them who have purchased a first home there are keen to speak about their delight in their new homes and the benefit of using the government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme.

Tom and Annette Sadler purchased their first home together after renting in Lincolnshire for over 10 years. The couple upsized to a four-bedroom ‘Leyburn’ style home with their children Molly and Jack, aged six and three respectively, after needing more space for their growing family.

Tom, 32, who works as a service manager, said: “After renting for so long, we were really looking forward to purchasing a home together. We saved for five years by cutting out holidays and trips, and want our first home to be our forever home too.

“Our new ‘Leyburn’ home has a real wow factor! There’s plenty of space for the four of us, with a large open-plan kitchen/dining room with two sets of French doors leading out onto the garden and an office for home working, which has been perfect during lockdown. It still feels too good to be true every time we come home!

“We’ve lived in Saxilby for six years so wanted to stay in the village; it’s a very friendly and safe area with great community spirit, and we wanted to keep the children in the same school. There’s a lovely community growing at Ingleby View too and our neighbours are fantastic. We’ve already made some great friends and have regular Zoom quizzes.”

Annette, 30 and an HR advisor, said: “We were looking for a new build property as we didn’t want to inherit previous’ owners unfinished DIY or unfixed issues, and we love the feeling that no-one else has lived here before.

“With a new build home we were able to benefit from a 10-year warranty and support, as well as the Help to Buy scheme, which was a huge help. Moving home during the pandemic was challenging, but the move itself went perfectly and Lovell were great at supporting us throughout. Sharon, the sales executive, was really friendly and helpful, and Sue in customer care has been a huge help too with any queries we had.”

Eleanor Rose, 24, and Stuart Cassey, 22, also took their first steps onto the property ladder at Ingleby View after getting engaged and made the move out of their rented home in Lincoln to a brand new home with their Border Collie Clyde.

Eleanor, from Coventry, moved to Lincoln for University seven years ago, whereas Stuart, originally from Scotland, relocated to the city with his family when he was younger. The couple used the Help to Buy scheme in order to purchase their three-bedroom ‘Haworth’ style home, which proved to be a huge help.

Stuart and EleanorEleanor, a university training co-ordinator, said: “We used the scheme to get onto the property ladder and without it we wouldn’t have been able to get a mortgage for the home we really wanted, so it helped massively. We set a monthly budget and kept track of everything we were spending; we hadn’t planned to move this soon but fell in love with Ingleby View and the plot we went on to buy, so we had to say goodbye to date nights and treats for a while!

“We chose a new-build home not only to benefit from Help to Buy, but also because we felt reassured by the guarantees and customer care. We loved the idea of being the first ones to live in our home and customising it to how we wanted before we even moved in. It was the perfect way to kick off what will be an exciting few years for us.

“Ingleby View really stood out to us as we felt it had a lot of character, and we really liked the look and layout of the Lovell homes. We really wanted a big kitchen/dining room which opened onto the back garden so our Haworth property is more than ideal, and we love the size of the bedrooms, as well as having an en-suite to bedroom one.

“Ingleby View feels so safe and homely, there’s already a lovely community growing and we can’t wait to meet our neighbours properly once it is safe to do so.”

Stuart, a sales executive, added: “We wanted to move out of the city into a village and Saxilby had everything we were looking for. The local area is perfect; there’s plenty of amenities like shops, pubs and takeaways and lots of dog walks nearby, which was crucial to us, alongside great transport links to the city.

“The whole experience with Lovell was great from start to finish. Sharon, the sales executive, has been amazing and everyone we dealt with was so helpful. We had some delays with our mortgage due to Covid, but we were reassured and supported so much by Lovell throughout. Any queries we had were dealt with quickly and effectively, making the whole process a lot easier and less stressful.

“Moving home during the pandemic was a bit chaotic as we couldn’t get the help we would’ve normally and it’s a shame we haven’t been able to have any friends or family over yet to visit, but it also gave us plenty of time to settle in and enjoy our new home without any distractions or prior engagements.”

First-time buyers will be able to benefit from the newly re-launched government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, using just a 5% deposit. The remaining amount is made up from a 75% mortgage and a 20% equity loan, which is interest free for the first five years. The new scheme will see regional price caps brought into effect, with the East Midlands limited to homes priced up to £261,900.

Ingleby View is open by appointment only, Thursday to Monday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Prices for the current range of three- and four-bedroom houses start at £208,495.

Find out more about Ingleby View from Lovell.


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