Taylor Wimpey's Kingwell Rise development in Wincanton is getting ready to celebrate as the third generation of the Gaster family is set to arrive in the next couple of weeks.

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  • Elaine and David Gaster moved onto Kingwell Rise development in Wincanton last year when they fell in love with its brilliant location. A year later, their son and daughter-in-law moved onto the development and they are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby Gaster.

    Elaine, who moved to the development last year, said she was really happy with their new home.

    "I absolutely loved the location of the development. I was living in the heart of the country before and I had to drive everywhere. Now everything is on my doorstep, I'm walking a lot more which is saving me a lot of money in petrol," she said.

    "We were looking to downsize and the sales consultant showed us round the 'Sherston' property and it was exactly what we were looking for. When my son came to visit our new house, he started to think about moving onto the development as well. I was absolutely overjoyed when they told me they brought a house round the corner. Now we can we can help out when the baby arrives. I am so excited."

    Hollie and Paul Gaster moved into a three bedroom 'Scotney' house back in June in preparation for their new arrival. They were drawn to the development by the variety of schemes designed for first time buyers.

    Hollie explains: "We were originally renting, but with a baby on the way we wanted to settle down and buy our own home, but like most couples, we were struggling to save for a deposit. We thought Taylor Wimpey's shared equity schemes were fantastic and helped us a lot with purchasing our house. We couldn't have moved without it.

    "We wanted to move to a nice local area, and with Paul's mum and dad on the development, the move was an easy choice to make. It will make our life so much easier knowing they are just around the corner when our baby arrives."

    Taylor Wimpey offers a variety of shared equity schemes across its developments. At Kingwell Rise, the developers First Buy initiative is available on selected plots.

    First Buy works through a joint loan of 20 per cent from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Taylor Wimpey, which means that eligible purchasers only need put down a 5 per cent deposit and obtain a 75 per cent loan-to-value mortgage. The loan is repayable at the end of the 25 year mortgage term or when the property is sold. To be eligible, purchasers must be first time buyers and the total household earning should be less than £60,000.

    Kingwell Rise offers a fantastic selection of two bedroom apartments and three, four and five bedroom homes, with properties for all types of purchaser. Prices start from £129,995.

    Close to Kingwell Rise you'll find a range of local amenities, with a great selection of shops, restaurants and traditional pubs in town centre. Wincanton provides excellent education facilities, with private schools and comprehensive schools within walking distance of the development.

    First Buy closed to new applications in April 2013. For the latest incentives, click here.

    Some information contained herein may have changed since it was first published. SmartNewHomes strongly advises you to seek current legal and/or financial advice from a qualified professional.

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