Stockton couple say goodbye to renting!!
The government-backed Help to Buy scheme has made getting on to the property ladder in Stockton-on-Tees simpler and more affordable than ever before, reports homebuilder Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire.
First-time buyers Matthew and Dawn Bryan recently moved to the homebuilder’s Sadlers View development, in Eaglescliffe, with their children, Ella and Harry, and credit the scheme for helping them to move away from renting and on to the property ladder - which they had been dreaming of for years.
Dawn comments: “As first-time buyers, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Having rented for over eight years, it’s been our dream to own our own family home for some time and we can’t believe it’s all happened so quickly.
“Thanks to Taylor Wimpey and the Help to Buy scheme, we were able to find our ideal home, close to work, our families and good schools, at an incredibly affordable price.”
The Help to Buy scheme enables eligible buyers to progress on the property ladder with just a five percent deposit.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “It’s so wonderful to see so many young families, like Matthew and Dawn’s, buy their first home and get out of renting after such a long time.
“Thanks to the low five per cent deposit required through the scheme, buyers are now able to save up in just a few short months, making the whole process much more manageable.”
Sadlers View currently features a range of spacious three and four-bedroom homes, from just £184,950.
Dawn concludes: “The team at Taylor Wimpey has been brilliant throughout the whole process. We absolutely love our new home and would recommend Help to Buy to anybody in a similar situation to us.”
Project blossoms after Taylor Wimpey donation
Preston Park Museum and Grounds, in Stockton-on-Tees, has received a cash boost of £500 to help towards its ‘White Orchard’ project from homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey.
The organisation, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s Sadlers View development, has used the donation to purchase a brand-new picnic table, as well as a batch of clover seeds, and a phase of white daffodils in time for spring.
Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, comments: “It’s absolutely fantastic that a national company like Taylor Wimpey is helping Preston Park Museum and Grounds flourish.”
Preston Park Museum and Grounds offers visitors a glimpse into local history and is home to five themed galleries, a range of interactive displays, and a number of artefact collections which include historic artwork, armour, ceramics and furniture.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “Preston Park Museum and Grounds is one of the region’s favourite attractions, so as soon as we heard they were in need of some funding, we jumped at the chance to offer our assistance.
The venue attracts a lot of visitors to the area year-on-year, so it’s great to see our donation helping to make this whole experience as great as possible.”
Cllr Wilburn concludes: “We are thrilled that their contribution will help us develop the next exciting phase at the museum. The White Orchard will become a family area planted with heritage trees for all to enjoy.”