After months of looking, Rosie’s dream of homeownership became a reality in April 2017, when she purchased a 2-bedroom apartment in Lucy Street, Old Trafford, just a short walk from Manchester City Centre.
“I’ve been wanting to buy my own home for a long time now, but until I heard about the Shared Ownership scheme with Help to Buy, I thought I’d never be able to do it on my own”. Rosie had been looking for around 3 months before hearing about Laurus Homes and the Shared Ownership scheme they offered.
“At that point, I’d looked at around 10 apartments (before finding Laurus Homes), but each one was missing that special something. But then I found the Laurus Homes website and I was immediately impressed – the website was modern and the apartments looked great. from there, I was booked in for a viewing with Sandra within the week, and the rest is history!”
Working in Manchester City Centre, a big consideration for Rosie was location: “For me, the number one consideration was proximity to either the city centre or to transport links – luckily, Lucy Street has both! It’s about a 20-minute walk into Manchester City Centre, it’s close to the Metrolink tram network, it has car parking, and it looked really modern, so it immediately had everything I wanted”.
Another factor which appealed to Rosie straight away about Lucy Street was its attractive price point: “I loved the fact that this property has everything I was looking for, and was affordable – I’d looked at another Shared Ownership property that only had one bedroom and was significantly more expensive, so I couldn’t wait to have a look around”.
“I wasn’t disappointed when I got inside the property either – it had a great layout, had two big bedrooms, sleek integrated appliances, amazing storage spaces around the apartment, and the gorgeous Juliette balcony was an unexpected bonus too! I fell in love with the apartment straight away, and I had reserved it within a week”.
The fact that Rosie viewed the exact apartment she now lives in was, in her opinion, a testament to how much Laurus Homes understood exactly what she was looking for: “I knew after just one viewing that I could see myself living here, so everything after that was just a formality. Being a first-time buyer, both myself and my family had lots of questions, but Laurus Homes answered all our questions thoroughly and I was kept updated throughout my purchase. I even had my Property Consultant’s mobile number – she was so helpful throughout the whole process”.
Before she knew it, Rosie’s dad was picking up the keys after she’d legally completed, which took around 8 weeks from reservation to completion. “I would absolutely recommend Laurus Homes to anyone looking to purchase through Shared Ownership – because of them I was able to afford my dream home in the perfect location that was ready to move into straight away and that I could make my own”.
“Even though there was so much to think about, Laurus Homes made everything so quick and easy.”