Date: Thursday 29 March 2018
After dreaming of owning a home all her life, Wendy Harvey finally achieved her goal after visiting our Northfield View development in Stowmarket. With the aid of the government-backed Help To Buy scheme, Wendy was able to purchase a three-bedroom Flatford house with just a 5% deposit and moved into her new home in a matter of weeks.
Wendy, 59, had rented her previous property in Bury St Edmunds for six years and thought she would never be able to afford to buy her very own home. After receiving good recommendations about Taylor Wimpey from family and friends, she decided to visit their Northfield View development to find out whether purchasing a new build home could be a realistic option.
“I had heard great things about Taylor Wimpey so I decided to go and visit Northfield View one afternoon,” says Wendy. “I fell in love with the Flatford showhome at first sight. The interior design was amazing and I knew immediately that I wanted to live here.”
Wendy used the Help To Buy scheme to secure a new home at Northfield View with only a 5% deposit, making her dream of homeownership much more achievable than she had ever thought. The entire buying and moving process was also much more straightforward than expected and Wendy was able to move in to her new home only eight weeks after initially reserving it!
She explained: “The sales team were so helpful, they talked me through every step of the process and took the time to explain to me how the Help to Buy scheme worked. They were so brilliant that I wrote to head office to praise them and to thank them for helping me achieve something that I never ever thought I would have in my lifetime!”
Location was a big factor for Wendy to consider before committing to purchasing a new home. Luckily, Northfield View is conveniently located for access to the A14 which is ideal for her commute to the care home she runs in Bury St Edmunds. As well as benefiting from the development’s well-connected location, Wendy is also pleased that there is a selection of amenities nearby. She says: “The local shops are only a ten minute car journey away so I can easily pick bits and bobs up on the way to and from work.”