Help to Buy gives Southend family their dream home

Date: Thursday 10 June 2021

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We have helped a Southend family find their perfect home amongst quiet, green surroundings with the use of the Help to Buy scheme.


Claire Davies and Ricky Tate were looking for a new house with plenty of space for their young children Henry and Iris, as well as their three dogs Coco, Romeo and Juliet and found just that at our Waters Edge development in Great Wakering.

Thanks to the Government-backed Help to Buy equity loan scheme they were able to secure a four-bedroom Waysdale home with just a 5% deposit, giving them the space they need without being too far away from Southend and their family.

Claire, an office manager, said: “We chose Water’s Edge because we liked the site and the location, and it was the best way that we could afford a house of this size. It was near where we already lived and close enough for my mum to be able to get a bus to us, and it looked lovely. We felt right at home when we drove round and were very excited to look at the plots available.”

Claire said: “We chose the Waysdale because we wanted four bedrooms and we liked the shape of it.  We really love the plot that we picked. It’s a corner plot and it stands out. We really do have the best plot.

“I’ve been working from home upstairs during lockdown, we’ve been homeschooling in our lovely big kitchen and I have been doing exercise classes online in the living room.“

Water’s Edge itself is very well spaced out. We love the fact we are next to a hedgehog trail, so we have lots of new trees planted near our house. We also have a big green swale outside our house. The houses are so pretty looking and the majority of the gardens are kept really tidy.”