Why Yule love your part-buy home at Xmas
DECORATING the tree, filling the fridge with yummy food, rolling
out the welcome mat for family and friends... these are just some
of the things that make Christmas special as we gear up for the Big
This year will see around 200 new shared ownership
buyers celebrate the festive season in a new Bromford home for the
first time. We spoke to a few of them and they all agree that
Christmas is that bit more special when you're celebrating it in a
home that you can call your own. This is what they said:
Graham, who bought his first home at Castle View, just outside
Stafford, with partner Jamie, sums it up like
this: "Christmas is all about family and being homely. So putting
up the decorations and inviting people round for Christmas feels
even better when you know it's your own home."
Graham and Jamie are so pleased with their shared ownership home
that they've even recommended shared ownership to friends −
and two of them also bought Bromford homes as a result.
"Shared ownership made it possible for us to buy our first own.
Now we have the peace of mind that comes with knowing we've put
down roots, which makes it feel so much more like a home rather
than just a house," says Graham. "It's made even better knowing you
have the security and stability of having a home you can call your
own rather than renting from a private landlord. You can imagine
enjoying many more Christmases together and watching your family
That sentiment is shared by fellow first-time buyers Matt
and Clare (pictured above), who agreed to talk about their
shared ownership experience in a special promotional video after moving into
their new Bromford home at Larks Rise, Coventry.
Like the other buyers, they've enjoyed putting up the Christmas
tree and decorating their first home as well as all the festive
shopping and gift buying. "It's absolutely brilliant," enthuses
Matt, "apart from deciding which set of parents we're going round
to see first on Christmas Day!"
The couple have another reason to be extra-happy this
Christmas − Clare is now pregnant with their first child and
counting off the weeks until the end of January, when the baby is
"That means Santa will have to add another name to his delivery
list for Christmas 2014," says Matt. "We had a little time to
settle into our new home before Clare announced the fantastic news
and, of course, we're so pleased that we've been able to take this
first affordable step onto the property ladder thanks to shared
Positive comments like that are prized by Bromford Homes Head of
Sales Alan Bradley as he and the rest of the sales and marketing
team pull out all the stops this month to make sure another 15
shared ownership buyers complete at developments like Daventry's Middlemore Heights (below) before
the Christmas break.
"It's a truly magical time of the year and we know all know
there's nothing like opening your Christmas presents and
celebrating the Big Day in your own home with close family and
friends," says Alan.
"Customers who are scheduled to complete at our shared ownership
developments across central England have been our top priority
in these last few weeks before Christmas and the last one is
scheduled next week. Getting the keys to a new home that you can
call your own is one of the best Christmas presents you could ever
have and we wish all of these buyers a very Happy Christmas and New
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13 December 2013