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Young couple buy an impressive new home in their early twenties!

Young couple buy an impressive new home in their early twenties!

Attracting all types of purchasers, it comes as no surprise that St Georges Mansions’ by Shropshire Homes has become one of the most desirable places to live in Stafford. From first-time buyers to downsizers the beautiful collection of contemporary homes includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as glorious penthouses with views of Stafford and the countryside beyond.

One of St George’s Mansions youngest residents ‘Emma & Joshua’ recently bought their first home with assistance from the government Help to Buy scheme. Bought off-plan Emma & Joshua secured their apartment and saw the working drawings quickly became their luxury new home.

When Emma & Joshua decided to begin the house hunt the financial challenges soon became apparent. According to Rightmove the average house price in Stafford last year was £192,775. Although cheaper than other parts of the West Midlands, the struggle to join the property ladder can be daunting for young buyers. However, with support from the Help to Buy scheme, Emma & Joshua were able to find the deposit to put down on their first home.  Emma says;

‘Without Help to Buy we would not be where we are now, living independently in this beautiful apartment. I never thought I would see the day that we moved out from our parent’s houses!’

Emma & Joshua have certainly made their first property into a home. Positioned on the top floor at the front of the building this immaculate two-bedroom apartment has an open-plan kitchen/diner including an island, high top bar and spacious lounge area as well as two bedrooms, an en-suite and a family bathroom.

Now proud home owners they encourage others to take the plunge. With Help to Buy you only need a 5% deposit to purchase a new home from Shropshire Homes.

Help to Buy is available at St George’s Mansions and at ‘Tower Place’ a neighbouring building comprising of 1 & 2 bedroom brand new apartments situated next to the striking former water tower.

If you are considering stepping onto the ladder visit Shopshire Homes Sales & Marketing Suite where their friendly sales advisor Angie will give you help and advice on Help to Buy. The show apartments are open Thursday – Monday 10am – 5pm. Alternatively visit or give them a
call on 01785 243141.