"Owning my own home has always been a goal of mine"


We arrived at the Keepmoat development Aurora to check in with Anya, who recently purchased her first home using Help to Buy. Being a first time buyer can seem daunting, but with a little help from estate agent Mum, Anya's home buying journey was a little easier than the usual first time buyer!

"My mum being an estate agent was a great help when I started the search for my first home. She put me in touch with a great mortgage advisor, solicitor, and of course, she had lots of knowledge on the Help to Buys scheme too."

In August 2018, Anya decided it was time to begin the hunt for a new home, after living with Mum for the past few years. 

"It's always been a goal of mine to own my own home."

For many people, it's a hard decision choosing between new build and older build. But not for Anya. Choosing new build was a no brainer!

"I always liked the idea of buying new. Having everything done for you is great and there is no better feeling than walking into your brand new home with only furniture to choose!"

When searching for a home, the first thing to decide is location. Where would your ideal home be?

"I looked in the same location as my Mum, and came across the Keepmoat development Aurora. When I found this two bedroom home, I fell in love."

Using Help to Buy is a great way to buy a new build home more affordably. With the scheme, you're able to purchase a new build home up to the value of £600,000 with just a 5% deposit. We asked Anya her thoughts on the scheme. 

"I think Help to Buy is great. I can't understand why everyone doesn't use it! It's a great helping hand from the Government, and it won't be around forever. I've reccomended the scheme to my friends and family. If it wasn't for the scheme, I wouldn't have been in the home I'm in now!"

To apply for the scheme, it's a simple online application form. "I filled out the form, was approved and I reserved my home in a matter of weeks. It was a very quick process and really smooth. I had no problems with Help to Buy at all!"

If you're interested in using the scheme, you can find out more information here. Or, chat to our expert team on live chat here!

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