Jeff and Fiona Chapman, who are getting ready to move into their new home at The Village, Buntingford

Fiona and Jeff Chapman

Jeff and Fiona Chapman are expecting the birth of their first baby in November. Using the government’s Help to Buy scheme, the couple have bought a new three-bedroom home for their growing family with just a five per cent deposit. Jeff and Fiona chose a Heather housetype at The Village, off London Road, which is being built by Fairview New Homes.
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Charlotte and Darren Wadey

The couple and their two children had been renting a home in the popular village for 10 years but were forced to move when their landlord decided to sell.  

“It was our first home together as a family and we loved it,” said Charlotte (36). “Our daughter Chloe had already been at school for a year when we were given notice by our landlord. We were obviously devastated because we were living in the ideal location.

“I’m a nurse at the local hospital and Darren works on the motorway, based at junction 5 - so our first priority was to stay in the area. We decided to stay with my parent, whilst we looked for another house to rent.” 

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Andrew Bull

Living at Sholden Fields in Deal was such a pleasurable experience for Andrew and Michelle Bull, they decided to upgrade to a larger home at the same popular Ward Homes development, with assistance from the Help to Buy scheme.
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Terry Ormiston

Terry Ormiston, 35, was seventeen years in to twenty-two years’ service with the Royal Marines, when he began to feel the pressure to find his way on to the housing ladder. He soon discovered that with the assistance of the Forces Help to Buy scheme and the government Help to Buy scheme, owning his own home was a within reach. 

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Sean & Veneta

When first time buyers Sean and Veneta were searching to buy their first home they were feeling a little disheartened, with the deposit they had saved not stretching far. Then on hearing about the Help to Buy scheme at a stylish town centre development, Viridium by Hodson Developments, the couple discovered they could actually really afford to buy their dream first home. 

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Jamie Tanner

It was only thanks to Help to Buy that 43-year old Jamie Tanner was able to break the ‘rental trap’ and get onto the property ladder at Barratt Homes’ Cissbury Chase development in the seaside town of Worthing.

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Aaron & Charlotte

A couple who are expecting their first child have found their perfect home at Bloor Homes’ Earl’s Garden development in Sible Hedingham. And the Help to Buy scheme helped them afford the property far quicker than they originally thought possible.
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Charlie & Lucie

Finding an easy route into the property market may seem like a distant dream for some. But for West Sussex couple Charlie and Lucie Warne the process could not have been easier thanks to help from David Wilson Homes and the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

The pair is celebrating buying their first home together after moving to the housebuilder’s new Wickhurst Green development in Broadbridge Heath, Horsham.

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Mitchell & Hayley

Mitchell Sladden and Hayley Monk have both flown the nest to start their own family in their new home in Royston. They made use of the government’s Help to Buy scheme to buy their three-bedroom home – and have double cause for celebration after welcoming their first child, Theodore Alfie Sladden, in April.
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Blake & Sandy

The old saying ‘new home, new baby’ certainly came true for first-time buyers Blake and Sandy Van Eeden, because just a week after celebrating the birth of their first child Millie, the couple collected the keys to their new Bovis Home in Cambridgeshire – a move that was made possible thanks to the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme.

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Jessica & Thomas

As a young couple living in rented accommodation, Jessica and Thomas were interested to know  whether Help to Buy could help them to afford a home of their own in an area they both loved. 
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Nick Hart

Nick Hart, 30, a secondary school Maths teacher from St. Leonards-on-Sea, was one of the first buyers using Help to Buy at Woodlands View, an exciting new development by Millwood Designer Homes on The Ridge in the cosmopolitan seaside town of Hastings.
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Charlotte & Bruce

House buyers Charlotte Gray and Bruce Steadman celebrated as they became the first buyers to complete on a new home at The Park Lane Group’s development in Hastings called ‘High Breezes’. The young couple, who are both from Hastings and are first time buyers, purchased the new 2-bedroom home via the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme. 

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Connor & Jordan

Connor and Jordan had previously been renting a small one bedroom apartment in the centre of Rochester and paying the same amount of rent as they now pay through Shared Ownership. 
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John Burgess

John was living on his own in rented accommodation in Cheshunt – an area where property prices were out of his reach and he wasn’t able to secure a mortgage to buy a home outright.

So when he discovered that Hightown Housing Association were offering Shared Ownership properties in Puckeridge, he jumped at the opportunity.
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Wesley Jeff

Wesley Jeff was privately renting a two bedroom detached house in Woodston, Peterborough and was finding it difficult to afford the £550 per month rent.  Becoming a home owner seemed out of reach, but it was while looking at a flat being advertised by a local estate agent, Wesley found out about Help to Buy’s ‘Rent to Buy’ scheme.

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