The pair were renting in nearby Chipping Sodbury and had all but dismissed the possibility of owning a home together. Now they are the very first buyers at David Wilson Homes’ latest development – and recently laid a brick during the early construction stage of their new home.
“We’ve been renting an apartment for the past few years, and like many people in our position, we just assumed we wouldn’t be able to buy because of how difficult it is to save for a deposit and pay rent at the same time,” said Greg (48).
“After seeing the plans for Ladden Garden Village, we talked to David Wilson Homes about the possibility of using Help to Buy, and it seemed perfect for us.”
Help to Buy is available on all new-build homes up to £600,000 at Ladden Garden Village. Buyers can become owners with just a five percent deposit of the property value of their new home. Many lenders are able to offer a loan-to—value mortgage because the UK Government provides a guarantee of up to 15 percent.
“Once we’d established we could afford to buy, we decided the development would fit our needs brilliantly because of its central position, within easy reach of key locations – including Bath – for our work and social commitments.
“We’ve also got everything we need here in Yate, with all local amenities and the motorway within easy reach. The house we’ve chosen is the two bedroom Wilford design, because it represents excellent value for money – and the layout suits our lifestyle really well.”
The Wilford is a modern two bedroom home with a stylish fitted kitchen. The spacious open-plan lounge with dining area and French doors to the garden make this home a bright and pleasant place to live. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and an attractive bathroom.
“We can’t wait to move into our new home here,” added Richard. “Having been renting an apartment for some time, it’ll be great to enjoy the extra space and our own garden. We can’t fault the service from David Wilson Homes’ sales team at Ladden Garden Village. They have been really good from the off-set – making sure everything has gone smoothly. We’d recommend this development and Help to Buy to anyone looking to take their first steps on the property ladder.”