"As first time buyers, you do worry about everything - wondering whats going on, how do we pay, who do we pay etc. But, we were really reassured as Countryside explained everything."
Young buyers, Melissa Williams and Richard Simpson were able to break the rental cycle by buying their perfect family home at Countryside’s Silkin Green development in Telford, thanks to the Government backed Help to Buy scheme.
Melissa (25) and Richard (27) started looking for their forever home back in October 2018, following the arrival of their son Wyatt. Having saved for two years using Help to Buy ISAs, their dream home has now become a reality.
Melissa commented: “We’d been saving for our first home for two years using Help to Buy ISAs, as well as our personal ISAs, but when Wyatt was born we really needed to find somewhere bigger for our family. Along with our savings, we used the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which meant we only needed a 5% deposit. The Government lend you up to 20% of the cost of a new home which is amazing as it made securing a mortgage much easier.
“The Help to Buy scheme also made the buying process a lot smoother, as the mortgage advisors did everything for us and kept us well informed. As first time buyers, you do worry about everything - wondering what’s going on, how do we pay, who do we pay etc. But, we were really reassured as Countryside explained everything.”
Moving only three miles down the road, Melissa and Richard didn’t have to look too far for their dream home, which they found in the three-bedroom Ashbourne at Telford development, Silkin Green.
Melissa continued: “We previously lived in Lawley and used to walk through the area where Silkin Green is now. We loved the area as it’s very secluded and quiet, plus the park and woodland is perfect for Wyatt to play in when he’s older. The team at Countryside really helped us to choose everything we wanted in our new home. We’re buying with the intention to never move again, so we wanted everything to be perfect.”
Joanne Bradbury, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at Countryside, said: “It’s amazing to see how Help to Buy, both the Equity Loan scheme and ISAs, are assisting young families onto the property ladder. At Countryside, we aim to enable a smooth buying process for our homeowners, so it’s great to hear how our team helped Melissa and Richard. We wish them, and Wyatt, a lot of happiness in their new family home.
“Silkin Green has been an extremely popular development and, two years since its launch, the development is almost fully sold with just one home remaining.”
Homes at Silkin Green start from £219,995. For more information visit www.silkingreen.co.uk, call 01952 897 329 or visit the sales office, Thursday to Monday, 10am to 5pm at Hinkshay Road, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 3PR.