Happy Home Owners say "Just do it!"

Ryan Proctor & Donna Stevens


After private renting for 10 years, Ryan & Donna knew it was the perfect time to buy their first home.

"We always wanted to buy a home - but getting the deposit together while paying our rent and bills was going to be difficult."

Ryan & Donna had been looking to buy a house after the birth of their daughter. They wanted a secure home, as renting didn't give them the stability they needed. 

Donna's sister had successfully used Help to Buy in the past year and this persuaded Donna to look into the scheme. The couple researched into it online and read up on the criteria.

Only needing a 5% deposit, Help to Buy was the life changing stepping stone to buying their home.

"We wouldn't have been able to do it without Help to Buy."

After searching in the Castleford area for just a couple of weeks, Ryan and Donna found the Green Haven development, Navigation Point in Castleford. The couple found the perfect 3 bedroom semi-detached house - situated close to Castleford City Centre and Leeds City Centre. 

Ryan mentioned
"We liked this development because it felt like a community. We wanted to feel settled and for our daughter to be able to grow up happily in a friendly community."

"We loved the huge garden and spacious kitchen. It is the house we have always imagined living in."


We then went on to ask the couple about the Help to Buy process.

We asked: "Was it a difficult process?"

"It was really straight forward! The process start to finish was easy and everything was done for us!"

"The customer care was excellent - the team made the process really quick."

The family are now happily moved into their 2 story, 3 bedroom new build home.
 

Ryan & Donna say:

"Just do it! It was really easy and straight forward. If you want to get on the housing ladder, it's the perfect option! We wouldn't have been able to do it without the Help to Buy scheme."

 
The Help to Buy Equity Loan is a scheme designed to help to you buy a new build home up to the value of £600,000. An equity loan between 10-20% is available to make your purchase more affordable, and you will only need a 5% deposit.
Read more about the scheme here.
Want to apply? Click here.