Dubbed the ‘boomerang generation’, recent statistics have revealed that nearly three million British adults aged between 20 and 34 lived with their parents in 2011, an increase of 20% since 1997*. Ever increasing rental costs mean that it’s impossible for many would-be first-time buyers to save enough money for a deposit unless they are able to live with parents. Nick Cheetham, 30, from Ipswich, did just that, living with his parents to save a big enough deposit to buy his first home, a two-bedroom apartment at Crest Nicholson’s Vista development in Ipswich.
Nick, who owns his own landscape gardening company, commented: “I really wanted to buy my own home and knew that the quickest way to save a deposit was by living with my parents. I wanted a newly built property as all of my savings went towards paying the deposit so I wouldn’t be able to afford the expense of doing up an older property and didn’t want to be hit by any unexpected maintenance costs.
“I knew about Vista as we live locally so it was on my list of developments to look at. When I visited I was really impressed by the size of the apartments and I found I could get far more for my money at Vista than at the other developments I viewed. An added bonus is the fact that not only do I have my own private balcony, but I also have access to a shared roof terrace which is a real sun trap in the summer.”
Vista, located on Woodbridge Road, comprises a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses. At one end of the site lies a wildlife corridor with series of water features to create a peaceful and beautiful environment.
Homes at Vista are all finished to the high standard associated with Crest Nicholson and properties are fitted with modern kitchens, complete with a range of integrated appliances including a stainless steel Bosch oven, hob and extractor hood. Bathrooms and en suites incorporate smart white Roca sanitaryware finished with contemporary Hansgrohe chrome accessories, meaning that homes are ready to move into straight away.
Nick concludes: “I’ve already met quite a few of my neighbours – it’s a really friendly development and there’s a definite sense of community here which is also something I didn’t expect.”
The development is just 1.5 miles from the hustle and bustle of Ipswich’s vibrant town centre. Furthermore, it is fewer than two miles from the train station from which London Liverpool Street is just over an hour away, making a Vista home the perfect choice for commuters.
Prices for current availability at Vista start from £119,500 for a two-bedroom apartment and houses start from £246,000. For more information or to book an appointment please call the Sales & Marketing Suite, open daily from 10am-5pm, on 0870 757 8182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, visit www.crestnicholson.com/vista
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