Fiona and Jeff Chapman

Jeff and Fiona Chapman, who are getting ready to move into their new home at The Village, Buntingford
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  • Location: Buntingford
  • Date purchased: Aug 1, 2016

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.

Jeff, 33, said: “We are really excited to be moving into our new home in Buntingford and have been counting down the days to our August completion.

“Since getting married almost a year ago, our priority has been to find somewhere we can settle down and call our own – and it became top priority when we discovered we were going to become parents.

“Without Help to Buy, we wouldn’t have been able to afford the deposit on a property as lovely as the one we have bought at The Village, so we feel very lucky to be moving into such a high-specification home which we have absolutely fallen in love with.”

The Chapmans, who currently live in Bishop’s Stortford, believe that moving to Buntingford will be the perfect start for family life.

Fiona, 30, said: “I drive past The Village every day on my commute to work, and thought it was an ideal starting point in our search for a new home. “When we visited the development, the sales team were absolutely brilliant and explained every detail about the homes for sale, as well as the financial side of things.

“We looked around one of the Fairview showhomes and were blown away by the quality. After that, we knew a Fairview home was the one for us.

“The personable service we received and the in-depth knowledge the sales staff had about the development was key for us in the buying process.”

Fairview has just opened three new showhomes, which are two, three and four-bedroom designs, at The Village. The development will comprise a mix of two to four-bedroom homes.

Help to Buy enables purchasers to secure their new home with a five per cent deposit and 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent of the purchase price is provided as an equity loan which is interest-free for five years.

For more information on The Village, call 0808 2567677 or visit 

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