Ben has recently purchased a new one-bedroom apartment at Novus Apartments in Slough – and he is already loving life in his new home.
Ben was renting in London, close to his workplace when an ad on Instagram for Novus Apartments caught his attention. Unconvinced that he’d be able to buy a new home anywhere within commuting distance of the capital, Ben made a tentative enquiry to explore what was on offer. Within two days, he had viewed the show apartment and was ready to make an offer!
With the Government’s First Homes scheme available on selected homes at Novus Apartments, suddenly Ben’s dreams of home ownership had become a reality.
Talking of his experience, Ben said: “I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to get onto the property ladder anywhere that was within easy reach of London, but the First Homes scheme has made this possible. To be able to purchase my home at 70% of market value, with no rent to pay on the remaining share has made a huge difference to me.
“I was really impressed with Novus Apartments from the moment I visited, and I feel so lucky to have been able to secure my first home here. I really liked the layout and the space on offer within the apartments, and the finish was really good too. Another thing that appealed to me was the fact that all of the appliances were included. For a first-time buyer, this really reduced my upfront costs.”
Talking of the location, Ben said: “I love the location. Being so close to Slough train station was a major draw for me because I commute into London for work. It’s also really easy to hop onto the train to Windsor – which is great at weekends. The fact that we now have the Elizabeth Line too is amazing – it’s so quick to get into London. I’m so central here I can walk to the high street and there are so many lovely parks and open spaces on the doorstep. I have been really enjoying getting to know all that is on offer.”
Talking of the Stubbings sales team, Ben added: “The sales team were absolutely fantastic. So supportive, I really felt they held my hand the whole way through. They were always quick to respond, and there were no stupid questions. I really appreciated the time they took to explain the First Homes scheme and to support me throughout.”
“It was also a real benefit to have the recommended solicitors and mortgage brokers. They were great and as a first-time buyer, this just made the whole process seem so much more straightforward – and less daunting!”
The First Homes scheme is designed to help local first-time buyers and key workers onto the property ladder, by offering new homes at a discount of up to 30% compared to the market price –making deposits and mortgages more affordable.
Novus Apartments is the only development in Slough able to offer this scheme funded by Homes England. The 30% discount applies to the home forever, meaning that generations of new buyers will continue to benefit every time the property is sold.
The First Homes scheme was available on selected apartments at Novus Apartments. All homes here are now reserved.
Novus Apartments comprises a collection of 64 studio suites, one and two-bedroom apartments in Slough. It is the latest collection of homes to be delivered by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) – the joint venture between Slough Borough Council and Muse Developments. The homes enjoy a central location, situated within easy walking distance of both the train station and the town centre. The homes, which are highly specified, are now ready to move in to.
Every home at Novus Apartments has been built to a high specification, with Symphony kitchens and contemporary bathroom suites as standard. Amtico flooring is included in all living areas and fitted wardrobes are installed in all master bedrooms.