This young couple share how they were able to buy their impressive first home in their 20s.

Find out how Emma & Joshua, both in their early 20s, secured a mortgage and bought their dream home in Shropshire

St George’s Mansions, once a hospital and now luxury apartments, has been given a new lease of life since leading property developer Shropshire Homes acquired it two years ago. Shropshire Homes have a well-deserved reputation for converting redundant buildings into magnificent houses and apartments and were drawn to the potential offered by the architectural style and period features at St George’s.

Attracting all types of purchasers, it comes as no surprise that St George’s has become one of the most desirable places to live in Stafford. From first-time buyers to downsizers the beautiful collection of contemporary homes includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as glorious penthouses with views of Stafford and the countryside beyond. The contemporary interiors and high specification finishes offer a relaxed and luxurious lifestyle.

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One of St George’s Mansions youngest residents ‘Emma & Joshua’ recently bought their first home with assistance from the government Help to Buy scheme. Bought off-plan Emma & Joshua secured their apartment with Sales Advisor Angie Brooks and saw the working drawings quickly became their luxury new “ome.

When Emma & Joshua decided to begin the house hunt the financial challenges soon became apparent. According to Rightmove the average house price in Stafford last year was £192,775. Although cheaper than other parts of the West Midlands, the struggle to join the property ladder can be daunting for young buyers. However, with support from the Help to Buy scheme, Emma & Joshua were able to find the deposit to put down on their first home.

Emma says: “Without Help to Buy we would not be where we are now, living independently in this beautiful apartment. I never thought I would see the day that we moved out from our parents’ houses!”

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Emma & Joshua have certainly made their first property into a home. Positioned on the top floor at the front of the building this immaculate two-bedroom apartment has an open-plan kitchen/diner including an island, high top bar and spacious lounge area as well as two bedrooms, an en-suite and a family bathroom. Dressed with Laura Ashley wallpaper, glass dining tables and fresh white linen this home would not be out of places in a trendy location in London.

Now proud home owners they encourage others to take the plunge. With Help to Buy you only need a 5% deposit to purchase a new home from Shropshire Homes.

Help to Buy is available at St George’s Mansions and at ‘Tower Place’ a neighbouring building comprising of 1 & 2 bedroom brand new apartments situated next to the striking former water tower.

If you are considering stepping onto the ladder visit our Sales & Marketing Suite where our friendly sales advisor Angie will give you help and advice on Help to Buy. The show apartments are open Thursday – Monday 10am – 5pm. Alternatively visit www.shropshire-homes.com or give us a call 01785 243141.

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