A young Towcester couple has traded in their old house to enjoy more space in a brand new home in the town.

Charlotte and Ryan Gleeson swapped their existing Persimmon property at The Shires for a larger house at The Furlongs development at Towcester Grange, with the housebuilder helping to ease the move with its Home Change scheme.

Charlotte said: “We had never bought and sold before as our old house was our first home, so we were concerned about being in a chain. However, Persimmon made the process really easy with Home Change. They arranged for valuations from three agents who quoted a fair price so we were able to go ahead.”

The couple had good reason to want a smooth move, as they recently became a family with the arrival of daughter Tilly.

“We chose the Hartwell style house because it gave us everything we wanted,” said Charlotte. “It is a lovely double-fronted house with a kitchen-diner with family space and a utility room. We loved our old house, but this one gives us much more downstairs living space. I love being able to watch our daughter playing in the family area extension from the kitchen.

“Persimmon arranged the flooring so it was ready to move into. The whole house is so new and perfect – in fact the walls are so perfect I’m almost reluctant to hang any pictures as I don’t want to spoil them!”

Choosing a new build home also allowed the couple to access the Help to Buy scheme, where the Government provides an equity loan for up to 20 per cent of the purchase price and the buyer only needs to raise a deposit of as little as five per cent.

Charlotte added: “Without Help to Buy, this house might have been just out of our budget. Now we have everything we need – space for the dog and the buggy, and a perfect blank canvas to make into our family home.”

Persimmon Homes Midlands head of sales Claire Dearsley added: “Schemes like Help to Buy and Home Change are designed to help buyers save time and money, and it is always a big thrill for us to see families like the Gleesons settling into their ideal new home.

“For a confidential and no obligation discussion with our on-site sales advisor at The Furlongs, call 01327 220657 or visit www.persimmonhomes.com for more information.”

The Furlongs, off London Road, offers a range of two, three and four bedroom homes from £234,950.

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