Stephen Chapman and Amy Duffield were keen to get onto the property ladder after renting an apartment in Ripley for some time. When their daughter Ava was born, the need to move became ever more urgent and Crest Nicholson’s Denby Bank development was their first choice to start family life together.
“We had viewed the development last year and loved it, and when Ava came along we knew it was where we wanted her to spend her childhood. Amy grew up in this area and I moved down when I was in my teens after relocating from Scotland, so we really wanted to settle properly in Ripley and stay close to our families,” Steve explains.
He continued: “Ripley is a great area to live in, with plenty of parks nearby, as well as Denby Pottery, which has lots of activities for children throughout the summer. There are also a number of good schools to choose from for when Ava is older – even though she’s still young this is something we had to consider when making our choice. And, it’s in a great location in terms of our commute to and from work.”
It was beginning a new family that also influenced the house type Steve and Amy chose. “The Crest Nicholson sales advisors were really helpful and helped us to choose a three bedroom Hereford house that’s just perfect for us. We really wanted a property that not only had lots of space indoors, but a great garden for Ava growing up. The Hereford offered both of these, and having such a great outdoor space is like having another room. The house itself is superb, and as a new build it is really low maintenance, which takes away any added worry.”
Stephen and Amy are proof that even during the tough economic climate; young couples can make owning their own home a reality. Stephen explained: “We used the FirstBuy scheme, which made it possible for us to buy our home, as we only had to put down a 5 per cent deposit. Although that scheme isn’t available now, there are still great options such as Help to Buy, which is exactly the same, apart from 20% of the cost is covered by a Government funded equity scheme, so whether we had looked then or now for a home, we would have been able to get onto the property ladder with ease.”Houses at Denby Bank are available from £169,950 for a four bedroom Kendle house. For more information on the purchasing schemes available please visit the on-site Sales and Marketing suite (open daily, 10am to 5pm), call 0870 754 1095, email email@example.com or visit www.crestnicholson.com/denbybank.