With a baby on the way there was no time to waste in buying a new home

With a baby on the way there was no time to waste in buying a new home

With a baby on the way finding a first home was a necessity for John Dodds (24) and his partner Kirsty Swinn (21).

“We had been looking at properties for some time trying to find a place we liked and also one we could afford, but with the credit crunch the timing was not good,” said Kirsty.

“Some lenders would only accept us if we could pull together a deposit of 20% which just wasn’t possible,” confirmed John.

Fortunately for both of them they found Bellway’s development at Earlswood in Mansfield Woodhouse and were able to take advantage of the Government’s HomeBuy Direct deal.

“This was an absolute life saver,” said Kirsty. “It meant that we could afford the house with a minimum deposit of 5% and benefit from an equity share deal which made the whole property much more affordable. The timing could not have been better as we collected the keys for our new home on the same day that I went into hospital to have Jack.”

Situated on Sherwood Rise, Earlswood offers a range of homes starting in price from £148,500, buyers can select from semi-detached, detached and town house styles.

Mansfield is ideally located for those who need to travel regularly; there is easy access to the motorway network, M1 J27, 28, 29, the A38 to the West Midlands and the A60 to Nottingham. There is a central coach/bus station near to the main shopping areas, and the Robin Hood Line provides a rail link to Nottingham. For international travel East Midlands International Airport is approximately 28 miles away.

For more information call the sales centre Tel 01623 622224 Open Thursday through to Monday 10.30am until 5.00pm with a late night until 7.30pm on a Thursday.