Laura and Dom's story

laura and dom

Initially Dom and Laura thought it would take them a long time to save for a house, and that they wouldn’t be able to afford a mortgage, however when they found Gleeson, they were pleasantly surprised, finding that they could buy a three bedroom house with a garage and private garden and have the same monthly outgoing as their rent.

After living in a new build home as a child, Laura was excited to be the first to make memories in a home that would be a blank canvas. Since moving in, Dom and Laura have decided to expand their family with a baby girl and are looking forward to a future in their Gleeson home for years to come.

Dom said: “When we first moved into our rented flat, we thought it would be years until we would be able to buy a house, but thanks to Gleeson and how affordable their homes are, we were able to make our dream a reality much sooner than we expected. Our Gleeson home is more than double the size of our rented flat! We have lots of space, privacy and our own garden which is absolutely incredible. We were paying £445 a month in rent, and our mortgage is now £443, which is amazing considering we have upgraded from a flat so small, to a three bedroom semi-detached home. Our bills have also decreased because new build homes are so energy efficient.”

Laura said: “We now have our own private garden where the kids can play out and we can have summer BBQs. We hardly ever invited people to our flat because there was just not enough room, whereas now we have been able to have our family over for our baby shower, birthday parties, Christmas and New Year.  Life has changed massively, and definitely for the better. We wouldn’t have planned to have our baby if we hadn’t bought a Gleeson home, it has meant we can extend our family and welcome new life to the world.”


Buyer name

Laura, 25 and Dom 26


Administrator and Factory Machine Operator 

Date of purchase

June 2021


Calder View, Mirfield, West Yorkshire

House type

Lisburn, 3 bedroom semi-detached and garage

Purchase price


Mortgage cost

£443 pcm

Previous rental cost

£445 (2 bedroom flat) per month