Lukasz Benc and Wioleta Domagala
“Only having to put down a five percent deposit made all the difference!
We didn’t need to use all of our savings and had some left over to fully decorate and buy the furnishings we wanted. Plus the fact that it was very reasonably priced in the first place and we only have to pay a mortgage on 85% of the value now means that we are able to start saving again for our wedding in June 2012!”
“I bought my three bedroom semi-detached home at Copper Wells off-plan after a couple of my friends had moved here. Having seen the style and quality of their new homes, I felt confident in my choice to buy mine before it had even been built. There is a real sense of community here and the park in the centre of the development is a fantastic place for my son to play and for me to meet my new neighbours and catch up with friends. We couldn’t be happier!”
Jennifer Thomas and Carl Smith
“You are led to believe that home buying is such a stressful process but it has honestly been so much easier than we had expected.
We had been living with your families to save up for a deposit, but with Shared Equity you only need a 5% deposit, which means we had budget spare to decorate our home’s interior. Carl and I shopped around and looked at a couple of older houses but quickly realised that we could have the stylish, modern home we wanted without having the hassle of renovation, plus the added expense this would bring. When we visited the sales team at NGV Liverpool, they arranged free mortgage advice and guided us through the whole process, making sure it was as smooth as possible.”
Daniel Murphy and Kate Garner
“Who knew is could be so simple!”
“Kate and I were renting but decided to take the big step and own our own place. We had heard about Countryside’ schemes to help first-time buyers and so we went down to the sales office at NGV Liverpool to find out more. The sales team were so helpful and we owned our own home in a matter of weeks. Who knew it could be so simple?. One of the things that appealed to us about buying a new-build home was to know that we’d be the first ones to live there. It will be a complete blank canvas for us to just put our own stamp on.”
Kyle and Melissa
“For many people buying a house and getting engaged in the same year wouldn’t be possible, however the Help to Buy scheme has enabled us to tailor the process to suit our needs”
“We only needed a 5% deposit, but we wanted to use our savings to put down 15% instead, which meant that we didn’t need to borrow as much. Having that flexibility has enabled us to secure the best possible deal on our mortgage.”
“We’ve been amazed at how quick and stress-free the whole process has been and we’re now looking forward to spending our first Christmas together in our new home.”
“Any nerves I had about buying our first home were soon put at ease by Countryside and didn’t come close to proposing live on TV. Hopefully the process of planning a wedding will run just as smoothly!”