Ben and Sophie get Help to Buy a stunning new home at Westvale Park
Ben Overton and his partner Sophie Britton were absolutely delighted to take advantage of the fantastic Help to Buy scheme at our Westvale Park development.
Having previously owned an apartment in the town, the couple decided they needed a little extra space following the birth of their son, Teddy – and the stunning new three-bedroom detached ‘Easedale’ ticked all their boxes.
“We knew that where we were living before wasn’t really suitable for raising a child,” explains Ben (35), “but our new home has plenty of room for Teddy to grow. We’ve been living at Westvale Park for the past three months and we’re all loving life here.
“To secure the house, we used Help to Buy because it didn’t make sense for us not to. The whole process was really smooth and the Sales Executive, Amy, was absolutely fantastic. It just made everything so much simpler and alleviated all the stress from buying. We even used Taylor Wimpey’s recommended Mortgage Advisor, who was just brilliant.”
Under Help to Buy, eligible first-time buyers and those with a property to sell can access a Government loan for up to 20% of the full price of their new home, so they only need a 75% loan-to-value mortgage and a deposit as low as 5%.
Help to Buy is available on new-build homes up to the value of £600,000 and there’s no salary cap for purchasers taking advantage of the scheme.
Ben continues: “Now that we’ve moved in, we’re so glad that we decided to buy a new build rather than going for an older property, which can involve a lot of time, effort and money. Taylor Wimpey has been first class from start to finish and I know that if we have any issues we can now go to the Site Manager Jamie, who I simply cannot fault – he is always on hand whenever we need him.
“Westvale Park is just as great a place to live as we first thought it would be and it has a nice little community feel to it. It’s very aesthetically pleasing and once all the facilities have been built, the development is bound to be even better! It’ll be great to eat at the restaurant and we’re hoping that Teddy will go to the primary school that’s planned on-site.
“In terms of other amenities, there is a huge 24-hour supermarket just down the road and we’re also very close to Reigate which has a wide selection of shops.”
While Ben works as a medical representative, Sophie (35) is a teacher, and both are based in London.
“My job involves a lot of travelling overseas, so being near to Gatwick comes as a big help,” Ben adds. “Sophie is currently working part time and her commute is great as she can just jump on the bus and that way she doesn’t have to worry about driving.
“We really do feel like we’re in very well-connected location and we absolutely love the house. The team at Westvale Park has been on-hand every step of the way to help us out with anything we need and we really could not be happier.”