First-time buyer family find their forever home in Saxilby


A Lincoln family have taken their first steps onto the property ladder at Lovell Homes’ Ingleby View development in Saxilby, using the Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme.

Tom and Annette Sadler purchased their first home together after renting in Lincolnshire for over 10 years. The couple upsized to a four-bedroom Leyburn style home with their children Molly and Jack, aged six and three respectively, after needing more space for their growing family.

Tom, 32, who works as a Service Manager, said: “After renting for so long, we were really looking forward to purchasing a home together. We saved for five years by cutting out holidays and trips, and want our first home to be our forever home too.

“Our new Leyburn home has a real wow factor! There’s plenty of space for the four of us, with a large open plan kitchen/dining room with two sets of French doors leading out onto the garden and an office for home working, which has been perfect during lockdown. It still feels too good to be true every time we come home!

“We’ve lived in Saxilby for six years so wanted to stay in the village; it’s a very friendly and safe area with great community spirit, and we wanted to keep the children in the same school. There’s a lovely community growing at Ingleby View too and our neighbours are fantastic. We’ve already made some great friends and have regular Zoom quizzes.”

Annette, 30 and a HR Advisor, said: “We were looking for a new-build property as we didn’t want to inherit previous’ owners unfinished DIY or unfixed issues, and we love the feeling that no-one else has lived here before.

“With a new-build home we were able to benefit from a 10-year warranty and support, as well as the Help to Buy scheme, which was a huge help. Moving home during the pandemic was challenging, but the move itself went perfectly and Lovell were great at supporting us throughout. Sharon, the sales executive, was really friendly and helpful, and Sue in customer care has been a huge help too with any queries we had.”

First-time buyers will be able to benefit from the new Government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme* at Ingleby View, using just a 5% deposit. The remaining amount is made up from a 75% mortgage and a 20% equity loan, which is interest free for the first five years. The new scheme will see regional price caps brought into effect, with the East Midlands limited to homes priced up to £261,900.

Ingleby View is open by appointment only, Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm. For further information and to book your appointment visit Ingleby View or call 01522 844 226.

You can also like Lovell on Facebook and follow Lovell on Instagram at @lovell_homes, and on LinkedIn @LovellPartnershipsLtd. 

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