A dream of one day buying their own home became a reality sooner than expected for new parents Marta and her fiancé Raivo when they discovered our Cales Reach development in the south Somerset town of Wincanton.
On a walk with baby daughter Jessica, Marta spotted a sign at Cales Reach promoting the Help to Buy Scheme with a five percent deposit and, after a discussion with Sales Advisor Melody, the couple were set on buying a brand new home for their family.
“We previously rented a one-bedroom flat in Wincanton, so we wanted to find somewhere with more space, especially after having Jessica, and a place that we could call home. We saved each month for a deposit, but we didn’t realise how quickly we’d be able to secure a new home using Help to Buy”, explained Marta.
“We felt so lucky – we never thought we’d be able to afford a new home, especially in such a fantastic location within walking distance to the local shops and a play park, which is perfect for Jessica who turned one a few months ago.
“There were a few new homes we really liked at Cales Reach, but it was only when Melody told us about a two-bedroom Rippon home that had become available that our minds were firmly made up.
“The home came with brilliant incentives which included money towards our legal fees, removal costs and modern integrated appliances including a washing machine, a dishwasher and a fridge / freezer. With the money we saved, we were able to upgrade our kitchen to include induction hobs and because we reserved early enough in the build process, we chose our fixtures, fittings, flooring, kitchen units and bathroom tiles so the home had our personal touch before we had even moved in” added Marta.
“The whole process was really quick. It was only a month since Marta’s first discussion with Melody to when we reserved our new home. We were initially told that we’d be able to exchange by 21st January 2021, but when we received a phone call to say we could be moved in ready for Christmas, we were thrilled! Being able to spend Christmas in our new family home is the icing on the cake”, added Raivo.
“We’re so happy with our new home – it’s ideal for us and is somewhere that we’re proud to call our forever home. This year has been really challenging and we never thought we’d be able to secure a new home, but we’ve done it and it’s been incredible!
“Melody has been absolutely brilliant. She put us in touch with New Homes Mortgage Helpline who helped get the ball rolling on our mortgage and she provided valuable support throughout the whole process from answering all of our questions to being there when we moved in – we couldn’t have asked for anyone better”, said Marta.
Sales Advisor, Melody added: “We’re so pleased to welcome Marta, Raivo and little Jessica to Cales Reach just in time for their first Christmas in their new home! Help to Buy has allowed Marta and Raivo to buy their perfect home without having to save for a huge deposit.
“We have a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available at Cales Reach, which all come with our two-year warranty and a ten-year NHBC guarantee for added peace of mind. If anyone is looking to move to this charming Somerset town with so much to offer, get in touch to book your appointment to visit us today.”