Help to Buy

So, what is Help to Buy?

Thanks to a great new Government initiative, buying the house you’ve set your heart on and getting your foot on the housing ladder is now easier than ever before.

Understanding Help to Buy is really straightforward: the Government’s Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme offers a more affordable solution for buyers who want to purchase a newly built home at North Stoneham Park – and it isn’t just available for first-time buyers of new homes in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh or Southampton.

So, if you’re looking to move to a new property as your family grows or your circumstances change, Help to Buy could be just the leg up you need to make your move to this remarkable new community happen.

The government will lend you up to 20% of the cost

Under the terms of the Help to Buy scheme, the Government will lend you up to 20% of the cost of your new home, which means you just need to raise a 5% deposit. You’ll take out a 75% mortgage to make up the total purchase sum and, for the first five years, there’ll be no fee charged on the 20% loan. The loan must be repaid after 25 years or earlier if you sell your home.

The Help to Buy scheme applies to newly-built properties worth up to £600,000 and it must be your only property. You won’t be able to sublet your new home or take up a part-exchange deal on your old home either.

You can find out more about the Government’s Help to Buy schemes at helptobuy.gov.uk/equity-loan. If you want to know more about what Help to Buy is when it comes to buying at new home at the Park, please contact us.

Here’s an example of how Help to Buy could help you:

The Holland is one of our most popular house types – this is an example of what your repayments would be if you purchased this new home on the Help to Buy scheme:

Plot 16 purchase price: £365,000
Less deposit: £18,250
Help to Buy equity loan: £73,000
Mortgage: £273,750
Your monthly repayment: £966.85*

*This illustration is provided on the basis of a capital repayment mortgage over a 30-year term on a two-year fixed rate of 1.64% with a £999 arrangement fee and a free basic mortgage valuation. This is an example rate; these vary daily so this illustration does not constitute an offer – this rate and product was valid at the point of printing. Mortgages are subject to full underwriting, affordability and credit scoring via the lender.

Want to know more about Help to Buy?

If you want to know more about the Help to Buy scheme and discover an easier way to get your foot on the housing ladder, we’ll get a member of our panel of expert professional financial advisers to talk you through it.

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