Key worker, Rue Mubawu, was a first time buyer looking to discover her first new home close to the heart of Aberdeen. 

Discovering Craibstone Estate and its close ties to the city centre, transport links and the neighbouring woodland, she immediately fell in love with the two bedroom Elrick apartment. Thanks to our deposit incentive, it was possible for her to make her first new home a reality.

Why did you choose Craibstone as the location for your new home?

"I am a country girl at heart but I also like the conveniences that living in the city can offer. I simply felt Craibstone suited me perfectly as it delivers the best of both worlds thanks to its close ties to the city and beautiful walks and woodlands so close to the development.  Also the great accessibility to the A90, which is just a couple of minutes away means trips up north or down south are much easier.  

The sales staff at Craibstone Estate were also a factor in my decision to purchase my first home there. Wendy in particular, was so patient and helpful throughout my journey with CALA Homes, directing me to their recommended Mortgage Advisors and even talking me through CALA’s incentives, including a 5% deposit contribution, which made it even easier for me to purchase my very first home."

What is your favourite feature or room in your new CALA home?

"My favourite part of my apartment is the kitchen. When I was looking at homes, a lot of the apartments I saw had small kitchens and I felt I had to compromise. With CALA however, the kitchen is large and pleasantly spacious, has plenty of storage as well as worktops to allow me to cook for lots of guests. Once friends and family can revisit again, I’d love to be able to prepare a big feast and welcome them to my new home!

I also love that the hallway is large and gives the apartment a spacious feel as soon as you walk through the door. The home’s balcony is also incredible as it lets in so much light and has some fantastic views and is also great place to relax during the warmer nights."

Do you have any interiors / style advice or tips for anyone moving into a new CALA home?

"I think the advice I would give anyone is take your time decorating but make the space as personal as you want. It’s your blank canvas to do what you’d like with!"

Visit our Craibstone Estate page for more information on our homes available. 

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