Katie and Liam's story

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After visiting Gleeson’s Greencroft View development, Katie and Liam were surprised and pleased to find that they would be able to afford a detached home with a garden and garage for their first home, and that their mortgage would only be £400 per month.

Additionally, using the government’s Help to Buy scheme meant they only needed a 5% deposit, allowing them to purchase their first home sooner than they expected.

Katie and Liam are thrilled with their own space and are enjoying the independence that has come from home ownership. Liam’s commute to work has been cut in half following the move, giving him a better work-life balance, and the couple have made new friends on their development.

Katie said "After looking at other developers, we felt like Gleeson offered the best value for money and the customer service was second to none. The Sales Executive who guided us through the process was really friendly and knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. As first time buyers, this was invaluable and made our buying experience feel really easy, especially in the early stages when we were finding our feet with the process.”

Liam said "Since moving into our new home, we have a new sense of freedom and responsibility. We are really grateful that Gleeson has given us the opportunity to get onto the property ladder and that we have been able to afford a three-bedroom detached home at just 24 years old.”

Buyer name

Katie and Liam, both 24


Recruitment Assistant and Glassblower

Date of purchase

June 2021


Greencroft View, Stanley, County Durham

House type

Kilkenny, 3-bed detached plus garage

Purchase price


Mortgage cost

£400 pcm

Previous rental cost

Lived with parents