Saving up for a house is something many young couples strive for. For one pair in Merseyside, fulfilling the dream of buying a first home meant temporary sacrifices, but the dream finally became a reality this year thanks to the Countryside team at Wilson Chase.
Cristina Fabian (24) and her future husband Andrei Bloju (29) spent several months making sacrifices in order to be in a position to start house-hunting. Serious about making their home-buying dream a reality, the pair cut down on going out for meals and turned their backs on holidays for over a year.
The couple, who plan to marry next summer, opted to take part in the Help to Buy scheme which gave them the extra financial boost they needed. Cristina explains: “We got there bit by bit by cutting back on certain things and by using Help to Buy. It was really tough to save but we got there in the end. I have no regrets; it was all worth it.”
Deciding on a new build to avoid investing money into bringing an older property up to scratch, Cristina and Andrei started their search locally in Liverpool to remain close to their jobs nearby. This is when they found Countryside’s Wilson Chase development in Huyton and, from the minute they received the brochure, the pair found themselves on the path to finding their dream home.
Cristina adds: “The brochure really caught my attention, aside from the houses I was so impressed by everything that was included in the price. When you’re buying your first home it’s really helpful to have those added extra included. Other developers seem to charge for the necessities, like the fridge and washing machine, but these came with the property. Every little helps when you’re also saving for a wedding!”
Impressed by the Ashbourne house design, the couple booked in for a viewing. Stepping into the kitchen was the moment Cristina was sold: “It was a wow! I walked in and I thought yes this is it, this is the one. It was only our first viewing but I just knew this was the house I wanted. The team were really helpful and suggested we look at the other models to ensure we were making the right decision, but I knew right away that I wanted the Ashbourne.”
Now, having moved into their new home, the young couple feel just as strongly: “Every time I walk into the kitchen I think, I can’t believe this is my house. It’s stunning.”
Mark Hadfield, Managing Director (Merseyside & Cheshire West), Partnerships North, Countryside, commented: “Help to Buy is making a huge difference to young buyers right across the country – many of whom are not only saving for a home together but for other dreams and priorities. We’re delighted that young buyers Cristina and Andrei have been able to accelerate their savings by taking advantage of the Government scheme and are now settled into their new home here at Wilson Chase. We wish them lots of luck and happiness as them embark on their next adventure – planning their wedding.”
Looking-back, the first-time buyers also believe the service they received when buying their home made all the difference. Cristina adds: “The Countryside team were so supportive, even when it came to helping us finalise the mortgage. The Wilson Chase team were amazing. From the moment we met them, they were incredibly professional, reliable and trustworthy and I feel we received a truly tailored and personal service. Countryside really look after you to ensure you have the best experience.”Homes at Wilson Chase start at just £184,995. For more information about the new homes visit www.wilsonchase.co.uk or visit the sales office open daily 11am to 6pm at Wilson Chase, Western Avenue, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 4LX.