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Parents-to-be find their perfect family home with Help to Buy
It’s been a year-and-a-half of firsts for Chris and Jessica Bossons. Not only did the couple get married and buy their first home together, they also discovered that Jessica was expecting their first child.
After tying the knot in October 2017 Jessica and Chris, both 26, started planning a family and decided it was time to stop renting and finally get onto the property ladder.
The couple, who had been living in a two-bedroom terraced house in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, visited Bloor Homes’ Brindley Village development in Stoke and quickly decided it would be a fantastic place in which to raise a young family.
Chris and Jessica purchased a three-bedroom semi-detached house using the government-backed Help to Buy scheme which allows buyers to purchase a new home worth up to £600,000 with just a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is covered by an equity loan from the government, which is interest free for the first five years.
Jessica, a finance manager based in Stoke, said: “After getting married we decided it was the right time to buy our first home and Brindley Village was one of the first places we visited. We were really impressed with the show home and could immediately picture ourselves living here.
Location was very important to us. We both work and have family in the area, so we didn’t want to relocate too far. The move has cut both of our commutes and we’re just 15 minutes away from our families”.
Moving in to a new build home eliminated the need for Chris and Jessica to redecorate, which was a major advantage to the couple, who were already big fans of Bloor’s décor, and this also enabled them to use the Help to Buy scheme.
Chris, who works as a senior web developer in Stafford, said: “The first day we spent together in our new home was truly magical and we’re looking forward to a happy future here.”