Brazilian family find dream home and new lease of life in Limehouse property

The safety of a brand new Limehouse home on Baker Close, Long Eaton enticed a mother and daughter as they decided to make the bold move to the UK.

Maria Neves, 46, moved into the Baker Close property after spotting it online and decided it had to be her home.

Long Eaton is a far cry from the crime-hit streets of Recife, where her daughter couldn’t walk to school alone due to gangs of muggers.

“It is safe for my daughter to walk to college from our house, something she could not do in Brazil. It was rare to see children walk to school,” Maria said.

The collection of 10 new-build homes on Baker Close, provided by Limehouse Developments welcomed Maria and her daughter late last year, and they have since adjusted to life in the UK very well.

Maria, a Programme Manager at Nottingham University, said: “I saw this house and I said oh my gosh, this has to be my home.

“This house was so new, all the other houses I saw were old or renovated. There were a lot of applicants, but for some reason they liked me.

“It was a dream come true when my application was accepted.”

The home Maria fell in love with was part of a development of three bedroom homes for rent completed by Limehouse earlier this year.

Marcus Keys, Business Growth and Transformation Director at Limehouse, said: “I’m really proud that our homes are reaching potential customers across the globe.

“We are committed to providing homes that support the community and help it to grow.”

Maria's decision to move to the UK was also influenced by her desire for her daughter to experience the English culture and to learn the language fluently. Since moving to the UK the pair have adopted their new lifestyle, and are thoroughly enjoying life in the UK, Maria added: “The lifestyle is much easier, it is much better than Brazil”

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