Morello Quarter 'Ticks Every Box' for First-time Buyer

Following years of enjoying the comforts of home there comes a time when every person must leave the nest and set up home on their own, or with their partner in Jake Martin’s case.

The first home is one of the most significant purchases in a person’s life and Jake set high standards, he was looking for a new home that was high-quality, serviced by good transport links and within walking distance to a good range of amenities. Following numerous viewings, telephone calls and internet searches, Jake found his perfect first home at Weston Homes’ development, Morello Quarter.

Jake said: “When I discovered Morello Quarter it ticked every box, I had looked at a number of new developments but this had everything I needed. The development is within walking distance to work, it’s next to the train station, close to the town centre, supermarket and cinema, I really don’t think there is a more ideal location than Morello Quarter.

A 26-year-old Sales Technician, Jake and his partner continued living with their parents into their early 20’s to save up for a deposit and a mortgage for their new home. Apartments at Morello Quarter start from just £157,000 for a two bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, making the dream of home ownership a reality for those willing to live on the edge of London.

Commenting on the affordability of the development, Jake said: “I was fortunate to have a deposit and I was able to get a mortgage, but the development is affordably priced, with a low mortgage and no weekday travel expenses, it is not much different to being at home.

“The household expenses are low as well, the insulation was something that wowed me, we didn’t even need to put on a radiator this winter, the place was warm enough without it.”

The apartments are designed with open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas and offer generously-sized master bedrooms and bathrooms, which were a big factor for Jake and his partner. He said: “The open plan modern living feel was just what we were after and I had the opportunity to choose the finishes, which was great as I’m rather fussy. I can’t think of how I could have done better to be honest.”

Morello Quarter is a stylish new development of 426 new-build apartments across four contemporary buildings. The buildings have sleek tiered facades with balconies, expanses of glazing, terraces and roof gardens. Landscaped gardens, decks and terraces on various levels provide ample amenity space and form a ‘green hub’. 

Weston Homes’ development has proven very popular, with three of the blocks now sold and the fourth phase recently launched, comprising 209 one and two bedroom apartments, with 40% already sold.

Morello Quarter is also serviced by excellent transport links into London Fenchurch Street from Basildon as well as direct links onto the M25, providing commuters within easy reach of central London. 

It doesn’t take my partner long to get into central London, as the fast train stops at Basildon and we’re right next to the station. I roll out of bed at 7.30am and am at my desk by 8am, it couldn’t be more convenient.” 

Essex offers rolling countryside, boutique shops and country pubs, with nature lovers citing the landscape as beautiful and varied, stretching from countryside to coastline, while families are drawn by the great choice of top schools.

Prices at Morello Quarter currently start from £133,000 for a one bedroom apartment. The show apartment for the final phase launches on Thursday 7th August 2014. For more information, please contact the sales and marketing suite on 01268 520 512, email morello.quarter@weston-homes.com or visit www.weston-homes.co.uk/morelloquarter.

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