Victoria and Edward bowled over by new home at Wickets

Victoria Ryan and partner Edward Patching at their newe home in The Wickets, Rotherham

Victoria Ryan and partner Edward Patching at their newe home in The Wickets, Rotherham

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Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire is reporting that its 95 per cent mortgage incentives are enabling first-time buyers to purchase eproperties that they may have deemed to be out of reach.

Victoria Ryan and partner Edward Patching began their house-hunt thinking that deposit asking prices would seriously limit them.

Now however, the young couple livesin a three-bedroom semi-detached home which they bought at The Wickets site in Rotherham, thanks to the developer’s FirstBuy scheme.

Victoria describes how she and Edward have been bowled over by the ease of their step on to the property ladder.

She said: “We came across Taylor Wimpey on the internet and went along to The Wickets development to find out more.

“ We instantly knew this is where we wanted to buy. Other developments were tight in terms of space, but Taylor Wimpey’s designs were ideal.

“Just six months after buying what was essentially a mud plot, our home was complete and we were moving in.

“If it wasn’t for our ability to buy with a five per cent deposit, we would have struggled and would certainly never have managed to buy a home of the standard we have now.”

The new Help to Buy incentive allows buyers to reserve homes up to £600,000 with five per cent deposit.

Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire sales and marketing director, Anne Bagshaw said: “FirstBuy helped numerous people to establish themselves on the property ladder and now with Help to Buy, we can extend this luxury to buyers looking for higher value homes.

“The Wickets is a stunning development offering a wide range of high quality properties to buyers at every stage of the property ladder.

“I would urge home-seekers in the area to come and have a look at the stunning site while a wide selection of homes and styles are still available.”

The Wickets features two tofive bedroom homes with prices starting at £129,995.

Victoria concluded: “The sales people were just brilliant and fully explained everything to us.

“We love our new home and could not be happier!”

For further information about The Wickets, call 01709 912 211 or visit the development on Wentworth Road, Upper Haugh, S62 7SL.

The development is open Thursday to Monday, 11am until 5pm.