Date: Wednesday 21 August 2013
“We decided to speak to a mortgage advisor at our local bank about buying our first home a fortnight before our wedding. We were really keen to become homeowners together as soon after our big day as possible.
“The meeting was a shock to the system and we left the bank feeling downhearted at the prospect of being stuck in rented accommodation for a long time while we saved up the hefty deposit normally needed to buy a property.
“But later that day, we saw an advert in the local paper for Help to Buy at Baldwin Gardens – it was exactly the good news we needed and gave us fresh hope that we would be able to afford our own family home after all!
“Help to Buy meant we were able to secure a three-bedroom detached house at Baldwin Gardens with just a 5% deposit. Our new home is everything we had hoped for – the property has plenty of space and a lovely garden, plus it is right next to the park and there are good schools in the area for when we have children.
“We could have been struggling to save up the deposit to secure a place like this for a long time to come – but thanks to Help to Buy and Taylor Wimpey, we’re now looking forward to picking up the keys to our first family home later this year!”
Hayley Bradley, Baldwin Gardens resident