Abby and Dan's story

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Abby and Dan looked at other housebuilders but found that the service and the homes didn’t match what Gleeson could offer. They wanted more to show for their money and soon found that with Gleeson they could buy a three bedroom detached home, whereas with other builders, their budget only stretched to two bedroom houses. With Abby and Dan wanting to start a family in the next few years, the bigger the home they could get for their budget the better.

Finding the process of buying their home much easier than they expected, Abby and Dan made use of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan, and were delighted to find that their mortgage would be just £467 per month. Since moving in they couldn’t be happier and are enjoying personalising their home and planning for the future.

Abby said: “We love our home and since moving in our life has changed for the better. It’s the best feeling having somewhere that’s ours to come home to and we’ve loved decorating it and personalising it. We have recently got engaged and are now making plans for our wedding and fingers crossed we could have a baby on the cards in 2023, it’s very exciting and we are enjoying the journey together! We are so grateful to Gleeson for helping us get onto the property ladder in such an affordable home.”

Buyer name

Abby, 26 and Dan 27


Construction Support Manager and Construction Technician

Date of purchase

June 2021


Barnburgh View, Barnsley, South Yorkshire

House type

Kilkenny, 3-bed detached plus garage

Purchase price


Mortgage cost

£467 pcm

Previous rental cost

Lived with parents