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First time buyers find dream home at Spring Grove in Elmswell

Nursery manager Emily (27) and her partner Aaron (28) who is a factory worker, settled into their brand-new home in June 2022. After previously living with parents and renting in nearby Woolpit, the first-time buyers were looking to get on the property ladder and have a place to call their own.

Spring Grove is a small collection of 32 two, three and four-bedroom homes, located in Elmswell near Bury St. Edmunds. The development is within walking distance of Elmswell train station and is close to a range of essential village amenities.

Aaron said: “We noticed the houses being built and saw Orbit Homes was offering Shared Ownership, which was ideal for us as it required a smaller deposit since we were trying to save money while also having to pay rent at the property where we were living at the time, so we went into the sales office to find out more information.

“Spring Grove was one of the first developments we looked at and after meeting with the sales team and having a look around the show home, we had a great understanding of what we would need to do to buy a Shared Ownership home and were impressed with the properties on offer.

“We chose the Shared Ownership option as it was affordable for us both and decided on Spring Grove because we loved the interior design, layout of the house and the size of the garden – it’s perfect for our dog!”

Emily added: “I love everything about our new home. The colour scheme is perfect, the size of the house is great and having a driveway which fits both of our cars is brilliant. The area couldn’t be more perfect for us, there are two pubs within walking distance, a local shop, a train station, and great walk at the back of our house. Both of our parents love our new home and were pleasantly surprised about how big the upstairs rooms were!

“The process of buying our first house was plain sailing, thanks to Orbit Homes. We had constant communication and guidance all the way through. Our Orbit Homes experience has honestly been incredible, everything was up to the standard we expected, and we could not have asked for a better first home. We would recommend Shared Ownership to anyone, especially young people, who are looking to get on the property ladder but are struggling to save for a deposit.”

Spring Grove includes a brand-new all-inclusive specification, boasting integrated appliances and flooring throughout plus a landscaped front and turfed rear garden. All properties have been designed with energy-efficiency in mind, including infrastructure for electric car charging, helping to reduce customer energy bills and lessen the environmental impact. Residences are attractively designed, thoroughly modern and built to an excellent standard.

Prices start from £110,000 for a 40% share in a three-bedroom Shared Ownership home. Two-bedroom houses start from £260,000 and two-bedroom bungalows from £290,000.

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Posted by Orbit on 13 September 2022