A couple who have been struggling to get back on the property ladder since January have finally purchased a new home at The Green at Fortuna Park in Colchester thanks to developer Countryside Properties. Phillip and Denise Parkes sold their previous home six years ago to finance their son through a golf academy and found that the change in economic climate meant they were unable to re-enter the market, until Countryside Properties offered them five per cent of the purchase price towards their deposit.
The Parkes had been renting since they sold their family home before the recession, however their landlord’s decision to increase the rent meant that the couple started to consider re-entering the world of home ownership. The trouble started when they began looking for a mortgage and they could never have predicted that bank lending criteria would change so dramatically while they were renting. They started looking for help in January but were unable to find the support they needed and even their own bank, where they have been loyal customers for 40 years, turned them away.
Denise Parkes was incredibly impressed with the support they received from Countryside Properties, commenting: “Countryside was our last hope. They automatically took the situation into their own hands and arranged everything. Nothing was too much of a problem and they made the whole process very painless for us. If it wasn’t for Countryside Properties we’d be stuck in a very difficult situation.”
Within six weeks of their initial meeting with Countryside Properties, mortgage providers had been organised, the deal agreed and the house sale was completed with a fully fitted kitchen and carpets and flooring laid throughout. The couple are now thoroughly enjoying living in their new three bedroom semi-detached house at The Green at Fortuna Park.
Since moving in the couple have continued to be impressed with Countryside Properties’ customer service team, which has constantly provided support as and when they need it. Denise Parkes continues: “We have nothing to worry about because the slightest problem is sorted out straight away by Countryside’s team.”
The Green at Fortuna Park is the latest collection of homes at the popular development created by Countryside Properties, just two miles outside Colchester town centre. The development offers a diverse selection of two, three and four bedroom houses and is positioned close to local amenities including shops, restaurants, sport and leisure facilities, schools and doctors’ surgeries.
Further information about homes for sale is available by contacting the Fortuna Park sales office on 01206 549 760 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.