Date published: 25/02/2015
Everybody needs good neighbours - something two lifelong friends from Stockton can now depend on after choosing to live just five doors away from each other.
After hearing how pleased her best friend was with her home buying experience with Miller Homes, Lisa Halligan, 33, and her partner Chris Smalls, 37, now live just down the road from Katie Williams and her family at the leading housebuilder’s now complete Kingsmoor development.
Lisa, manager of Elizabeths Embroidery which is located round the corner to the development, said: “I’ve known Katie since nursery and we have experienced lots of life milestones together. I was witness to her signing her mortgage and fell in love with the location straight away as it isn’t far from my workplace.
“Katie had a wonderful home buying experience with Miller Homes and she couldn’t speak highly enough of the sales team. After finding out more about the development, we decided to view The Crompton showhome at Miller Homes’ St Mary’s Green development in Acklam, as we were looking for a four-bedroom home and we loved its spacious rooms.
“Chris has saved hard to find the ideal place to settle down and we were keen to find our forever home so it had to tick all of the boxes. Plus we knew the neighbours would be friendly and we’ll be able to borrow milk whenever we need it.”
Lisa and Chris settled into their four-bedroom Crompton home at Kingsmoor, earning Katie Williams £1000 under Miller Homes’ Recommend a Friend scheme, one of a selection of incentives offered by the leading housebuilder including Home Exchange and the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme.
Chris, a computer programmer originally from Middlesbrough, said: “We viewed the showhome to make certain it was what we wanted and the sales team were very friendly and helpful.
“They were genuinely interested in our lives and our personal story. Our buying experience couldn’t have been better and we’ve already recommended Miller Homes to a few other friends and will continue to do so.”
Katie Williams, who moved into her new home at Kingsmoor in May 2014, said: “Our path to purchase was seamless with Miller and our new home suits us perfectly, which was why we didn’t hesitate in recommending Miller Homes to Lisa and Chris. The ‘Recommend a Friend’ scheme was an added bonus as we’ve earned £1000 and a friendly neighbour.”
Andrew Somerville, regional sales manager for Miller Homes North East, added: “It was a pleasure to help Lisa and Chris find their dream home after they received a recommendation through Katie.
“The Miller Difference promises our customers service of the highest quality and standard, and we ensure we are constantly exceeding expectations by listening and learning to improve buyer satisfaction across all stages of the home purchase process.
“Kingsmoor has been a popular development and its community is now complete but house hunters searching for a quality new home in the area, whether they are first-time buyers, growing families or downsizers, could still reserve their ideal home at one of our other sought-after Teesside developments.”
Those looking for a family home in Acklam could choose from a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes at Acklam Woods, priced from £204,950, or four-bedroom homes at St Mary’s Green, priced from £215,000. While nearby at Wheatlands Chase in Redcar, a selection of four and five-bedroom homes is currently available, priced from £199,950.
House hunters can also sign up to receive regular updates as progress continues at Miller Homes’ newest Middlesbrough development Clairville Grange, which will offer a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes designed to accommodate the needs of both first-time buyers and families alike, by visiting www.millerhomes.co.uk/clairvillegrange.
For further information on Miller Homes and its North East developments call 0808 250 6426 or visit www.millerhomes.co.uk/Developments/North-East.
Name: Marie Dunsmuir
Phone: 0870 336 5084