Laura and Matt have just moved into their three-bedroom dream home at Trent Basin – thanks to the Government's Help to Buy Scheme.
The Government's Help to Buy Scheme continues to help buyers access their dream home at Trent Basin.
By opting into the Government's scheme, homebuyers are able to get on the property ladder with only a 5% deposit. Therefore, with a deposit from as little as £11,000, buyers at Trent Basin are able to purchase a two or three-bedroom new build house with a roof terrace and waterside views looking across the beautiful River Trent – attributes that would usually be a luxury and unaffordable for many.
This was the case for 25-year-old Laura Merrett, a Change Manager who moved into a three-bedroom house on Trent Lane at Trent Basin with her 28-year-old boyfriend Matt Bacon, a Lead Technician. Both originally from Nottingham, this is their first home.
Having previously lived with Matt's parents in Sneinton, the couple moved to Trent Basin earlier this year.
Laura said: 'We had been looking for the perfect home since May 2016 but we had never considered a new-build before taking a look at Trent Basin. New builds tend to all look the same and don't have a lot of character but the properties at Trent Basin were different. From the roof terrace with amazing views to the appearance and lovely colour of the brick work, everything stood out to us.
'It was even better that we could use the Government's Help to Buy Scheme as it made buying our first home so much easier. You are getting a brand new spacious house but the deposit is a fraction of the price for an older house and we won't have to worry about home repairs or associated costs for many years.
Laura added: 'We didn't know a lot about energy-efficiency when we first visited Trent Basin but of course the idea of saving money on household bills appealed to us immediately. The energy efficient systems mean that our house has never been cold in the winter. It's great to know that we are saving a lot of money each month.
'The energy efficiency credentials are just one example of the benefits at Trent Basin. Despite not being finished yet, we are finding there is a real sense of community here and an investment from the developers in making Trent Basin a great place and first home for us to live in.'