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Hampshire family secure their dream Bloor home with Help to Buy

Hampshire family secure their dream Bloor home with Help to Buy

An Eastleigh family have taken the first steps on the property ladder at Bloor Homes' Crowdhill Green development thanks to the Government's Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.

Susie and Simon Ellis bought their first home together at Crowdhill Green in Fair Oak after deciding they'd had enough of spending their hard-earned cash on rent.

The couple, who have two sons, Sam, 4, and Tom, 1, purchased their four-bedroom detached house after being impressed by the showhome at the development.

Susie, 35, said: "We were previously renting in the Hampshire area but we did not want to continue losing money so investing in our own property together just seemed like the obvious step forward.

"The Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme was a big factor. Without it, we would never have been able to accomplish this dream of ours. We did look at different options if we were to buy a second-hand house but the scheme was so great that it just made sense to make the most of it.

"We simply fell in love with Crowdhill Green after seeing the showhome, which is the same style of house as the one we purchased. For me it was the layout of the house and the way it flows that just ticked all the boxes.

"The location is convenient for Simon's work, and we just love the beauty and spaciousness of the property. It is just the perfect home."

The Government's Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme has helped more than 100,000 buyers to purchase a brand new home, and has proved particularly popular among first-time buyers.

The scheme enables buyers to secure a new build home worth up to £600,000 with just a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is provided as an equity loan which is interest free for the first five years*.

A range of four-bedroom homes are currently available at Crowdhill Green, priced from £500,000 to £535,000.

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*The equity loan is interest free for the first five years, but in the 6th year of ownership, a fee of 1.75% of the equity loan based on the market value at the time you purchased is payable monthly, rising annually by the increase (if any) in the Retail Price Index (RPI) plus 1%. This is applicable if you have not paid back your equity loan by the end of year 5. An illustration will be given to you at the time of purchase.