The couple both got new jobs in Emerson’s Green and Almondsbury, and were looking for their first home together.
“We wanted a semi-detached house with space for at least two cars, and Ladden Garden Village had plenty of homes to suit,” said Luke (26). “We’ve also heard good things about Barratt Homes, and liked the look of the house designs – so were absolutely delighted to be the first buyers to reserve here.”
Luke and Geri took advantage of Help to Buy to secure their first foray into the property market. The scheme is available on all new-build homes up to £600,000 at Ladden Garden Village. Buyers can become owners with just a five percent deposit of the property value of their new home. Many lenders are able to offer a loan-to-value mortgage because the UK Government provides a guarantee of up to 15 percent.
“With this being our first house, we wanted something that would suit the two of us – but would also be manageable at the same time,” added Geri (27). “We chose the Roseberry, a two bedroom semi-detached home with a spacious lounge and open-plan kitchen/dining room. It suits us perfectly, and is great for entertaining.
“We’re so looking forward to moving in. The area here is great – very close to the local superstore, with lots of high street shops around. And there’s also a sports centre nearby.”
Start of a new community
Ladden Garden Village will become a brand new community with more than 2,000 homes in North Yate. The first phase features a range of two, three and four bedroom homes. When complete, the community will also offer a nursery, primary school, local centre, allotments and sports pitches – as well as office space and new employment opportunities.
“Yate is closer to both our places of work than where we currently live,” said Luke. “It’s also halfway between both sets of parents, so not too far for either to come and visit for a cup of tea!
“We’ve wanted to buy our first house for a while now, and it just happened that this development came at exactly the right time. Barratt Homes’ team has been very good, responding very quickly to any questions we’ve had. And, being first time buyers, there have been a few.
“As the first to reserve a new home at Ladden Garden Village, we can’t wait to move in and then welcome our new neighbours. This promises to be a lovely new community and we’re really excited about it.”
To find out more about new homes at Ladden Garden Village, visit barratthomes.co.uk or call 0330 057 6000.