Determined to no longer be part of generation rent and get onto the property ladder as soon as possible, first time buyers Karina Dobe (25) and Rohan Gahir (26) received the keys to their home at The Crescent in the Royal Borough of Windsor, exactly a year to the date since they started renting together.
The chartered accountant and IT consultant were previously renting a two-bedroom home in Slough as a stop-gap to homeownership, while they saved up for their return to return to Windsor – a community they loved and where they first met almost 7 years ago. The couple bought a two-bedroom mid-terrace house that has been refurbished by Annington, just a mile from Windsor Castle and the famous Long Walk.
The former MOD homes at The Crescent are conveniently located close to Windsor’s historic centre. Karina commented: “We are a fantastic distance from the town centre – it takes around eight minutes to walk there from our house, so we are able make the best of our lunchbreaks by popping into town. There’s so many options for shopping or eating, including our preferred local bar The Cobbles, and there’s genuinely just lots to do in Windsor – it’s my favourite place to be.”
The properties at The Crescent have been transformed inside and out with new external cladding and rendering. All homes will benefit from new radiators and boilers, as well as additional insulation to existing roofs, and brand new windows and doors aiming to keep energy bills as low as possible for homeowners.