A visit to the estate agents for her downsizing parents led to Katie Cartlidge unexpectedly buying her dream family home.
The 35-year-old married mum of two had always wanted to live in a new build house in her home village of Alsager, but assumed it would be some time before that vision became a reality.
However, that all changed after she and her husband Matt, 33, found out about Prospect Homes’ Hall Drive Park development.
Using the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, the couple were able to purchase a three-bedroom detached house at the development with just a five per cent deposit and 75 per cent mortgage.
And they say the house, which is just a five-minute walk from the village centre, is perfect for them and their two sons, Louie, 5, and Izaak, 1.
Katie said: “We have always wanted to move into a new house but we didn’t think we would be in a position to do it for quite a while.
“Where we lived before was a 25-minute walk from the village and the closer you get to the centre the more expensive it gets, but when we looked at the Prospect development we realised it was possible.
“We all love the house and it felt like home from the day we moved in. The kids have settled really quickly and it is just round the corner from where Louie goes to school.”
Katie, who works at a local primary school, and Matt, a technician for a medical company, were both particularly impressed by the specification of their new home.
“The choices you get on the standard range with Prospect are just lovely. To get the same specification with any other housebuilder would probably have required an upgrade”, said Katie.
“The Help to Buy scheme is absolutely brilliant and enabled us to make the move into a new build home far sooner than we thought was possible.
“The customer service we received from both Paul and Julie in Alsager has also been fantastic. They have been so supportive and reassuring all the way through the process.”
A range of three and four-bedroom homes are currently available at Hall Drive Park, priced from £212,500.
For more information call 0345 548 0321 or visit halldriveparkbyprospect.co.uk.