New home is the perfect setting for romantic proposal
Romance was in the air when a couple from Leicestershire moved into their very own home.
Hollie Saunders, 22, and Chris Brown, 23, who have purchased their first house at The Market Village in New Lubbesthorpe with Davidsons Homes, got engaged within just a few hours of getting the keys.
Chris proposed to Hollie on the evening of their moving in-day by attaching a special note to the collars of their two Yorkshire terriers.
Hollie said: “It’s really nice to have our own place as we’ve been together for five years. It was such a surprise when Chris proposed – it was lovely!”
The couple had lived together previously, first renting, but moved back in with Hollie’s mother in 2017 in order to save for their own home.
They were searching for a place to call their own for a year, but nowhere caught their eye until they stumbled across The Market Village.
The couple began to look at a two-bedroom house, but after talking to staff at the development, they quickly realised that they could afford the three-bedroom Chisley, thanks to the Help to Buy scheme.
Help to Buy allows purchasers to secure a new-build home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided in the form of a Government-backed equity loan, which is interest free for the first five years.
Hollie said: “We knew nothing about buying a house going in, but after talking to the sales staff on site we were on our way to buying our new home!
“Within 10 minutes of leaving the office we were phoned up by a mortgage adviser and getting a credit check.
“The process was unbelievably smooth and the staff at the site made this experience so special for Chris and me.”
Hollie and Chris haven’t yet set a date for the wedding, but are hoping to hold an engagement party in September.
Stephanie King, Sales Director for Davidsons Homes, said: “The staff here at Davidsons Homes send our heartfelt congratulations to the happy couple. We absolutely love to hear stories like this, and it is wonderful to know that Hollie and Chris have found their home at The Market Village.
“Davidsons Homes offers a range of schemes to help people move on or up the property ladder and our sales teams are more than happy to explain them in detail and support all our customers throughout the moving process.”