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After moving to the UK from Romania in 2010, married couple Irina and Ovidiu decided this year was going to be the year they take the leap and buy their first home.

After a long search and initially thinking they wanted a second-hand house, they fell in love with The Apex Apartments in Crawley. While a newly built home wasn’t what they initially had in mind, they quickly realised they would be able to move in without the need for repairs or redecoration, which sealed the deal for them.

With Irina working in Gatwick and Ovidiu working in different locations around London, Crawley was the perfect place. Crawley allows Irina to be at work in less than fifteen minutes and the area around The Apex Apartment has plenty of parking space for Ovidiu’s work van, making it a convenient place for both of them.

Irinia and Ovidiu were able to buy their home thanks to the Help-to-Buy scheme, with homes starting from £235,000 without any stamp duty for first time buyers. Thanks to this popular scheme, buyers can step onto the property ladder with just a 5% deposit and secure an interest free equity loan for up to 20% of the property value. 

Irina said of her move: “The move has truly been seamless for us. We were able to move in the day we received the key, all that we needed to do was install furniture and we were ready to go.

“Our favourite feature in the apartment is the open plan kitchen and living room area. Ovidiu and I are able to chat about our days regardless of where we are in the flat, there is no obstruction to moving around. It’s only been a few months, but so far we’re truly delighted with our purchase.”

The Apex Apartments are selling fast, interested parties can contact the sales team for more information on 01293 977970. There are only a handful 1 and 2 bedrooms available in the first phase. The second phase will be launching later this year.