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Thrifty Kim one of the first in at Tir Y Bont

09 August 2021

A young woman who has been saving to step onto the property ladder since her 18th birthday has become one of the first people to move in at our newest development in Bridgend.

Kim Hunter has been given the keys to her two-bedroom terrace property at our Tir Y Bont site in Coity. The 24-year-old lived at home throughout university and saved every penny she could while working to afford the property.

She was also able to utilise the Welsh Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, which makes it possible to buy a new build property with just a five per cent deposit. The Government steps up with an equity loan of up to 20 per cent.

Kim said: “My friend lives on another Persimmon development in Brackla so I decided to have a look at Tir Y Bont. I loved the area and the properties available so I went for it.

“I’ve been saving up since my 18th birthday so it feels amazing to have the keys to my first home. I’m the youngest in the family so I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved.”

Kim works from home as a research officer for the Office of National Statistics so plans to utilise the spare bedroom as an office.

She added: “I was one of the first people to move in at Tir Y Bont but more people are arriving all the time and it’s starting to feel like a real community. I’ve been really pleased with the whole process. The sales advisor was amazing and really went out of her way to answer all of the questions I had.”

Tir Y Bont is the final phase of the five-year Parc Derwen project which has seen 1,500 houses built in the area. This phase is made up of 106 new homes.

Sharon Bouhali, sales director at Persimmon Homes West Wales, said: “It’s great to see people moving in at Tir Y Bont and I’m really pleased for Kim as it’s some achievement to be a homeowner at 24. Just like the rest of Parc Derwen, Tir Y Bont is proving extremely popular, particularly with first-time buyers. Anyone interested needs to move fast to avoid missing out on their favourite plot.”

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