Purchasers stories

Help to Buy Agent for the South has helped hundreds of people to purchase or rent their new home. Here are just a few of the success stories:

The old adage of "location, location" rings true for first time buyers in Slough

Lisa's story

New apartments at Vanburgh Court tick all the boxes.

For first time buyer Lisa Thornicroft it was Vanburgh Court's central location that first attracted her to this town centre development. Keen to secure a home that was located close to her place of work in Slough, while remaining within easy reach of the high street and with good connections into the Capital, her new apartment ticks all the boxes.

Keen to move out of rented accommodation and to take her first step onto the property ladder, Lisa had been searching for a property that was right for her now, but one that she felt confident was also a sound investment for the future. When she came across Vanburgh Court and saw that the scheme also offered Help to Buy, she was quick to reserve her first home here.

Talking of her purchase, Lisa said: "For me, Vanburgh Court is perfect. I already work in Slough and so I know the area well. There is so much happening in the town. With things like Crossrail in the pipeline and so many new and improved leisure facilities popping up, it really feels like the town is on the up - which gives me confidence that I'm making a good investment. I'll be near to work, I will be able to walk into the town centre at weekends and I'll be so close to the station too - it's just what I was looking for.

"For me, Help to Buy has proved a lifeline and has enabled me to turn my hopes of owning my first home into a reality. To be able to access this financial assistance means I can finally move out of rented accommodation and into a property of my very own."

The homes at Vanburgh Court offer a high internal specification, with interior designed, fully fitted kitchens and contemporary bathroom suites. The new show apartment is now open and available to view.

Commenting on the specification of the homes, Lisa added: "The modern finish within the apartments really appealed to me and they feel so spacious too. I've also been able to secure a furniture package, which means I don't even have to worry about spending additional time and money furnishing my new home as it will all be done for me - I just can't wait to move in."

Vanburgh Court comprises an impressive collection of one and two bedroom apartments in a prime, central location - just 200 metres from Slough's impending Crossrail station and a short stroll from the town's improving high street.

The first phase of homes here has now sold out. Phase two comprises 79 one and two bedroom apartments with prices starting at £254,950. The properties are available for purchase off-plan, with completions anticipated for this summer (2019). Visit www.vanburghcourt.com or call 01753 326143 for more information or to book an appointment to visit the show home.

Help to Buy: Equity Loan is a Government backed scheme, which is accessible for all movers - not just first-time buyers. You can own 100% of your home with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. With the Help to Buy: Equity Loan, the Government lends you up to 20% of the cost of your newly built home, so you'll only need a 5% cash deposit and a 75% mortgage to make up the rest. This means you own 100% of your home and you can take advantage of lower mortgage repayments. You won't be charged loan fees on the 20% loan for the first five years of owning your home. Help to Buy: Equity Loan is available on new homes with a value up to £600,000.

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