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Slough Ticks All The Boxes For London First-Time Buyer

Posted 10 May 2022 by Keith Osborne

Shannen moved from renting to buying, finding everything she wanted at Novus Apartments in Slough...

Teacher and first-time buyer Shannen O’Connor came across Novus Apartments in Slough when she was searching for a new home within an easy commute of the capital.

Having rented for a number of years, Shannen was keen to purchase a home of her own and was looking for an area that would offer her a better cost of living and quality of life, but was still within easy reach of the school, where she teaches in West London.

Talking of her purchase, Shannen said: “I am so pleased with my purchase at Novus. When I first came to visit the development, I was very impressed with the show homes, they were so spacious, and the apartments felt really fresh and airy. The finish here is really good too and with all of the appliances included, it just seemed the ideal first home.

“Because I was buying on my own, it was important that I found a home, which felt safe and secure. The key card and security system here has given me that peace of mind I was seeking. It’s central location also means that everything is within easy reach and the bike storage really appealed to me too.”

Talking of her home’s location, Shannen added: “It’s such a short walk to the station, which means I have an easy commute into London for work. What I also love is the fact that everywhere is so accessible. I wasn’t particularly familiar with the area, but Slough has really worked for me. Being a teacher, I work long hours and it’s ideal that I can get to London Paddington in just 15 minutes. It’s also great to have Eton and Windsor just around the corner. There are so many lovely pubs and shops to explore at the weekend and I have been really enjoying getting to know the surrounding areas.”

Novus ApartmentsTalking of Help to Buy, Shannen added: “I wouldn’t have been able to purchase a new home without the government Help to Buy scheme. It has meant that I have been able to move out of rented and into a home of my own.”

Concluding on her buying experience, Shannen has only praise for the sales team at Novus: “I couldn’t have asked for more from the sales team on site. They were so friendly and helpful and always happy to go the extra mile. As I was new to the area, they provided me with lots of information and recommendations for shopping, cafes, sport facilities and pubs etc. I can’t thank Tracey and Tom enough for supporting me throughout my buying process and beyond.”

Novus Apartments is the latest collection of homes to be delivered by SUR – the joint venture between Slough Borough Council and national urban regenerator, Muse Developments. The 64 high-quality studio suites, along with one- and two-apartments, have been built to a high specification, with Symphony kitchens and contemporary bathroom suites as standard. Amtico flooring is included in all living areas and fitted wardrobes are installed in all master bedrooms.

The development is part of the former library site which enjoys a central location within Slough town centre. Sat alongside Novus Apartments is the UK’s first Moxy and Residence Inn double-decker hotel, which has delivered a central hub full of amenities right in the heart of the town and located within a short walk of the train station. For investors, the homes here could also provide an ideal opportunity to capitalise on the huge regeneration, which is already underway in Slough.

Prices at Novus Apartments start from £210,000, with Help to Buy available to first-time buyers. The new First Homes scheme is now available also, with prices from £178,500 (a discount of 30% compared to the market price). The homes are ready to move in to PLUS tailor-made homebuyer incentives are available. Find out more about Novus Apartments from SUR.


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