Customer Stories

Read our latest case studies & discover more about buying your own home with Help to Buy.

Customer Stories

  1. First time buyers bucking the trend in Shropshire

    With the average age of first time buyers in the UK currently being 33, these twenty-somethings in Shropshire are defying the odds by securing their first home at Countryside’s popular Linwood Park development in Shifnal.  Read their story here.


  2. Second time lucky for first time buyers

    Hilary came to the UK in 1999 from Zimbabwe and had been privately renting with his wife Muchaneta, for six years before their dream of being homeowners finally came to fruition.

    They used the Help to Buy scheme to buy their first home - read how they did it here.

  3. Bogdan and Maria find their way out of the rental trap

    Bogdan & Maria found themselves stuck in the rental trap – with their private rent being so high, they realised just how hard it was to save for a deposit so they could finally get on the property ladder.  As Bogdan says; “We just wanted our own place and security for the family”.

    Find out how their dream of home owenership became a reality here.

  4. James is at the top of the property ladder

    In 2013 James Freeman took his first steps on the property ladder buying a 25% share of a two-bedroomed flat with Plumlife using the shared ownership scheme.

    Now, just five years later, by purchasing more shares (known as staircasing) he’s gone to the top of the property ladder, owning his ‘dream home’ outright.

    Find out how he did it here.

  5. Help to Buy to the rescue for Holly!

    Life’s a little hectic to say the least for single mum Holly who juggles a full time job working shifts in the A&E department at the local hospital, looks after three year old daughter Hallie along with their three dogs Alfie, Tilly & Minnie and is also studying for a degree!

    But one thing she doesn’t have to worry about is the roof over her head – thanks to Help to Buy she’s now living in her forever home.  Read her story here.

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