Jason's story


When liaising with Gleeson and Forces Property Direct, Jason viewed several Gleeson developments and subsequently purchased a two bedroom, fully furnished ex-show home on a popular Gleeson development in Middlesbrough. This was ideal for Jason as he didn’t want to be in a position where he would have to spend time renovating a second hand home with old furnishings, and wanted to be able to move straight in.

Jason was delighted to find that buying his first home was much easier than he anticipated, and that his mortgage would only be £265 per month. Purchasing in partnership with Forces Property Direct was very straight forward, and Jason built a great friendship with his Sales Executive.

After getting settled into life as a homeowner, Jason has found that he loves leaving his barracks on a Friday and coming home to his own space. He is enjoying being in a homely environment and can now switch off properly from work. He has made new friends on his development and his only regret is that he wishes he had bought sooner.

Jason said: “The process of buying my home was incredibly easy. I thought that it would be very stressful and admin heavy, but Gleeson and Forces Property Direct helped me all the way. Since moving into my home, my life has changed for the better, I can see a future beyond the army, and feel like I have finally properly integrated myself into a community. I no longer stay at my army barracks on weekends, and instead come home to enjoy my spacious home and garden. I don’t know why I was so afraid to take the plunge into homeownership, but I’ve finally done it, and I’m so proud that I have.”

Buyer name

Jason, 37


Army Fitness Sergeant

Date of purchase

November 2021


Boro Park, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley

House type

Cork, 2 bedroom semi-detached

Purchase price


Mortgage cost

£265 pcm