Kelsey and Moustafa's story


After heading to their local Gleeson development, the couple were pleased to find that getting onto the property ladder was much more straightforward than they first expected and that they could afford a detached property with a large driveway, and a garden. Plus, due to the couple working in adult social care, they were able to make use of our Key Worker Priority Programme choosing to spend their £1,000 voucher on an upgraded bathroom.

The couple wanted a home that was a blank canvas, and were pleased that by buying new, they would be able to use the money they’d spend renovating a property, on saving for their wedding.

Kelsey said: “I would recommend Gleeson to any young people looking for their first home. Owning our own home is so much better than we imagined, we feel like we’ve got so much more independence, have grown in maturity and finally feel like a proper engaged couple with a future ahead. Our development is nice and quiet, and our neighbours are lovely. We love how affordable our home is, and are so pleased with how low our energy bills have been, despite the price rises.”

Moustafa said: “After living 50% at my parent’s house, and 50% at Kelsey’s parent’s house, having our own home after living out of a packed bag is amazing. Our house is spacious, affordable and in a great location, but most of all we’ve always felt comfortable knowing that Gleeson specialise in first-time buyer homes.”

Buyer name

Kelsey, 25 and Moustafa, 28


Adult Social Care Workers

Date of purchase

December 2021


Balderstones, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

House type

Renmore, 3 bedroom detached  

Purchase price


Mortgage cost

£738 pcm