Help to Buy is great

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With less stamp duty to pay in virtually all cases and the ongoing success of the Help to Buy scheme, there are good reasons to consider buying a brand new home at the Bellway Homes’ Guardians Gate development in Portsmouth.

‘Help to Buy has been used by a number of our purchasers and is still available at this development,’ says Lisa Sims, Sales Manager.

‘Those who have used the scheme have often been pleasantly surprised to be able to buy a larger home than they had thought would be the case.’

This was certainly the finding of Ben and Ellie Rousell, who used Help to Buy in the purchase of their Bellway home.

‘We had been saving for a deposit and the Help to Buy scheme was great for us, it was very easy and straightforward and enabled us to buy a three-bedroom home,’ says Ben. ‘We looked around and could not believe how good the specification was and the amount of space we had.’

Another Help to Buy purchaser was Ross and Charlotte (Charlie) Marshall. who bought a Bellway three-storey townhouse which was able to accommodate themselves, two children, a dog, a cat and a fish!

‘It gave us extra family room downstairs so the children can have their space to play freely, leaving us with a lovely lounge that is calm, cosy and clutter free,’ says Charlie.

This scheme is open to First Time Buyers and also next home movers.

To be eligible for Help to Buy you can’t have more than one property and you must have sold your property. Through this scheme homebuyers with a minimum of five per cent deposit could be eligible to receive an interest free equity loan (for the first 5 years) from the UK government of up to 20 per cent of the value of their new home, leaving them only needing to secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage from a bank or building society so do ask for full details.

With three and four-bedroom homes currently available at Guardians Gate it is well worth a visit and prices range from £284,995 to £324,995.

If you do have an existing property you may be able to take advantage of the Bellway Homes Part Exchange or Express Mover scheme both of which could potentially save you thousands of pounds.

The sales centre is open from 10am to 5pm Friday to Wednesday and from 10am to 7pm on a Thursday.

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