Amber's story


Previously, Amber was living with her partner and renting a small one-bedroom flat with no outdoor space or parking, paying £550 per month in rent. When her relationship ended and Amber was looking for her own home, she was drawn to Linkswood Park, her local Gleeson development, because her brother had bought a Gleeson home on a different development three years earlier. Through her brother’s experience and recommendation, she already knew our homes were affordable and great quality.

Amber found the plot of her dreams and reserved it as soon as it was released for sale. She was even more delighted that her mortgage would be £170 per month less than her previous rent. Amber is thrilled that she chose to buy a Gleeson home and is enjoying decorating her blank canvas with none of the restrictions she had when renting.

Amber said: “I was blown away by the affordability of a Gleeson home. In my rented flat I was paying £550 per month and in my beautiful new home,
which is twice the size, I’m only paying £380 per month on my mortgage. Plus, in my new home my energy bills are really affordable because it is so well insulated and cosy. I am over the moon that I’ve got a garage; it helps with storage and I love that my car is not parked on a busy main road anymore. Having my own garden is brilliant too!
I’ve made friends with my neighbours and have already had them over for a barbecue. The sense of community on our development is great and just what I wanted as a single buyer. I love my new sense of freedom, being able to decorate and personalise my home, having so much more space, and I’m saving money too!”

Buyer name

Amber, 29


NHS Clerk

Date of purchase

April 2022


Linkswood Park, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

House type

Kerry, 2-bed semi detached

Purchase price


Mortgage cost

£380 pcm

Previous rental cost

£550 (1 bed flat)