Couple switch from renting to buying in York!

Sean & Catherine
We went to visit Catherine, product manager from Barnsley to ask her about her experience with Help to Buy.


 
We arrived at the stunning Redrow development, The Granary and was greeted with a stunning 4 bedroom detached home.

With a cup of tea in hand, we talked through Catherine’s home buying experience.
 
Catherine, who works from home, explained how important a nice home is. With working in it day to day, the house is an office too.

“About 4 years ago, me and Sean, my partner, moved to York. We rented a 2 bedroom flat before moving here. The flat didn’t have central heating and it was horrible! We needed a home and we certainly knew that flat wasn’t one.”
 
Catherine and Sean began the hunt for a new home about a year ago.

“We were actually going out to the cinema and saw a new development on the way. We had set off early so we thought we’d go have a look around before the movie started.”

After deciding that new builds was the best option for them, the search began! Looking at new developments exclusively, they managed to find their dream home on the Redrow development. 
 
Luckily, Catherine’s sister works in the housing industry so could tell her all about the scheme.

“Renting in York was not cheap, so finding a scheme where we only needed a small deposit was ideal as saving was the challenge.”
 
We then asked about the Help to Buy process.

“We had no problems with the process. Everything ran smoothly and we only had to contact the team when filling out the application!”


 
Now, having moved in 3 weeks ago, the couple are settling into their brand new home.
 
The Help to Buy scheme allowed the couple to step onto the property ladder without having to save for a huge deposit… this could be you.

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.

Make sure you’ve read all the information on our website and contact us if you need any assistance. We are available to contact between 9am and 5pm weekdays.

Happy home hunting!