Help to Buy is best medicine for Grimsby paramedic

Simon Shingler

Simon Shingler, 26, is the proud owner of a brand new home at the Redrow development, Kirk’s Paddock, in Grimsby.

Simon, a paramedic, had looked around various developments in the area but after visiting the Redrow home of a friend and fellow paramedic, he decided a new home at Kirk’s Paddock was the best decision for him.

“I was keen on buying a new build property as I work shift patterns and it would be difficult for me to take something on that required a lot of maintenance.”

“I found out about Help to Buy after I’d started enquiring so that was great too as it boosted my affordability and meant I could buy something bigger than I was originally expecting.”

The Help to Buy scheme allows you to put down a 5% deposit and receive a 20% Equity Loan which is interest free for the first 5 years. This means you will only need a 75% mortgage from a participating lender.

Help to Buy is available on all the remaining homes at Kirk’s Paddock, a popular development in the Grimsby area which is now drawing to a close.

“It was an incredibly easy process. Redrow put me in touch with an independent financial advisor.”

Simon had secured his home early in its build stage, so he has been able to personalise it exactly to his own tastes.

“It was actually quite good fun creating the kitchen for instance, choosing the colours and having it exactly as I wanted.”

“I particularly like the living room as the window is at a nice height. It’s a good sized room but it also feels really homely in there.”

There are only two properties left for sale on the development, two four bedroom homes which are available from £178,950.

If you are interested in the development, the sales office is open between 10am and 5:30pm, Thursday – Monday. If you would like more information, click here.