Young couple, Robert and Cherry, became the first residents to move into their new home at popular Bedford development, Aspire.
First time buyers Robert Snape and Cherry Aceto were keen to fly the nest and set up home together but saving up for a deposit seemed a daunting prospect.
"We thought we would have to save for a while to get our deposit together and therefore weren’t planning to move until at least next year but we decided to start looking around to see what our options were anyway." Said Robert
Robert and Cherry’s search for their dream home ended almost as soon as it had begun when they paid a visit to Orbit Homes’ Aspire development. The couple loved the range of homes on offer and, with a little help from Orbit, discovered that they could afford to purchase a two-bedroom ‘Holly’ style home outright.
"Aspire was the first development we visited and we decided this was the place for us on the spot!" Said Robert "We weren’t expecting to be able to move so quickly but Orbit Homes assisted us towards our deposit and we reserved our choice of home right away."
The couple reserved their home off-plan and by purchasing at such an early stage were able to personalise their home by choosing from a widerange of stylish interior options. The range of options includes upgraded kitchen units, worktops, carpets, flooring, tiling and lighting. Robert and Cherry moved into their new home soon after it was completed in December 2011.
"We’ve only been here a short time but the place already feels like home and we’re really looking forward to spending our first Christmas here." said Cherry.
"I’m thrilled to welcome Robert and Cherry as the first residents of Aspire, first time buyers are the lynchpin of the housing market and I’m happy we have been able to help them take that all-important first step onto the property ladder." Said Chris Craig, Sales Director at Orbit Homes.
"Orbit Homes works hard to offer a range of helpful incentives and purchase options to make home ownership more affordable. Robert and Cherry’s story shows that there are options out there for first time buyers and that with the right help and guidance, buying your first home is an achievable dream."