Chris and Caitlyn were first-time buyers looking for a modern home in a good location when they each bought their matching Murray flats at Richmond Gate in Oatlands.

Caitlyn was recommended the development by a friend and Chris opted to purchase his apartment through Help to Buy.

They both fell in love with The Murray show apartment and were impressed by the spacious layout. Caitlyn even reserved the flat the same day!

With both sets of parents living at opposite ends of the country, it was important to Chris and Caitlyn that they had easy access to the motorway, whilst also being close to local amenities, which is why Oatlands was the ideal location for both of them.

No one could have predicted what happened after they moved into their apartments.

They both collected their keys on the same day and moved in across the hall from each other. They were soon bumping into each other regularly in the hallway, neither knowing that this was the catalyst to an exciting new journey… together!

Their open-plan living spaces were the setting of this whirlwind journey, with Caitlyn whisking up banana bread for Chris to try and Chris knocking on Caitlyn’s door with homemade soup. This quickly saw these two neighbours enjoying coffee, date nights and movie marathons in their apartments, before falling in love, moving in together and getting engaged!

We caught up with Chris and Caitlyn to find out more about their special Avant journey…

Caitlyn: “I never could have predicted when buying my first home that I would also find my future husband!

“We love the location of the flats, as they’ve got good commuter links for both work and visiting our families. I also love how close it is to town and Glasgow Green, and on most of my days off I will walk into town, towards the river and park.

“We really appreciated the help and support we were given from Avant employees, especially with this being the first time either of us had bought a home.

“We would definitely recommend Avant to our friends and family as we both had a great buying experience and were really happy with our homes. We obviously never imagined what would have happened next, but we are so grateful that each decision we made led us to become neighbours.”

Chris: “There were so many coincidences that brought me and Caitlyn together. From picking the same style flat, collecting our keys within just an hour of each other, to even picking the same bathroom tiles – it was obviously meant to be.”

“One of our favourite parts of the apartment is the large kitchen and living room and is where we spend most of our time together. 

“The second bedroom is also a really good size and gets many people commenting on what a decent sized spare room it is.”

“We loved our experience with Avant Homes and regularly check if there are any new developments, as we would love to buy a house with a garden.”

We loved hearing Chris and Caitlyn’s homebuying experience and we wish them a very happy future together.

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by Avant Homes - 14 Feb 22