EXCITED at the prospect of buying a new family home, Kirsty Tullett has been sharing her new life in a new Elan home in Loggerheads with thousands via social media.
She is part of a growing trend of buyers sharing their experiences on social media. Research by the HBF found that 1 in 6 Brits would be more likely to update their Instagram followers about their move if they were buying a new build home instead of a property that had been lived in.
Kirsty said: “I’m on social media a lot and have my normal personal accounts but started a home account in January and quickly gained a lot of followers. It’s just a hobby I like to do daily but companies now send me things to promote their businesses.”
Kirsty has been sharing updates on Instagram including choosing their specification options such as tiling, carpets and the finish of the kitchen; their first visit look inside their home; sharing her interior design inspiration, including some bargain buys; moving day and beyond, asking followers for their styling tips.
She explained: “We have a one-year-old daughter who’s started to crawl so knew we definitely wanted a new build we could move into and everything was done for us, without having to worry about repairs or renovations.”
Their previous property was two-bedroom detached home in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, they had lived in for about five years but wanted somewhere bigger, in a better area.
“We looked at so many different new builds before we saw the Elan homes online and then went to view the show home,” Kirsty recalled. “The build quality was the best we had seen from all the new builds we viewed, which was why we chose Elan.”
Kirsty and Mitchell reserved their home off plan and used a Government-backed Help to Buy equity loan to make it easier to afford.
“When we visited our home for the first time it had just been plastered and was like a shell. We had another viewing when the kitchen had been fitted and the house had been painted and it was like a totally different property,” Kirsty said.
“I love how the kitchen/ diner is such a big space, it’s one of the reasons we chose this house. I never get bored of looking at our kitchen options and I’m so glad we upgraded.”
She added: “I love how spacious our hallway is and I’ve always wanted a downstairs toilet. It may be the smallest room in the house but it’s one of my favourites.”
Current availability at Brook Meadow includes a choice of three and four-bedroom homes, with prices from £214,995.
The sales centre and show homes at Brook Meadow are open by appointment only, with social distancing measures in place. For more information or to make an appointment call 01630318092 or see the website https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/brook-meadow. The website also includes video footage, enabling buyers to take a virtual tour of the show home.