First-time Buyer Secures Dream Home with Help to Buy

Posted 3 January 2019 by Helen Christie

A human resources professional has moved into a brand new home by Story Homes, thanks to the government’s Help to Buy scheme...

First-time buyer, Hannah Peacock, has moved into Story Homes’ Paddocks View development in Middleton-St-George, Darlington.

Using the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, Hannah was able to get onto the property ladder and secure a spacious new home of her own.

Hannah was previously living with her parents in Stockton, and was looking for a first home that had three bedrooms but was still affordable. With Paddocks View close to the A66 and a short drive from family in Stockton and work in Darlington, it proved to be an ideal location.

Hannah chose a semi-detached ‘Kingston’ house type. She says: “The Kingston is perfect for me – it’s not too much upkeep for a full-time worker but it would also have more than enough room for a young family. I like the layout with the light and airy kitchen at the front and living room at the back – it’s lovely to open the bi-fold doors and look out onto the garden on a nice day.”

Although Hannah had originally been looking for an older house, she realised when she saw a Story Homes development that new build homes could also have the character she was looking for, and without the maintenance required with older properties.  

Hannah continues: “I chose a Story Home because of the quality of the build and the unique aesthetic. I did look at some other housebuilders but Story Homes’ specification and finish were way above any others. Many of the features come as standard so I didn’t have to worry about upgrading anything; it already had everything I needed at a really high standard.”

Reflecting on her overall experience, Hannah finishes: “I am pleased that my first experience of buying a house has been a very easy process. I can’t praise the site and sales team at Paddocks View enough – they go over and above to help and the customer service doesn’t finish once you have completed on your home. From the moment I moved in, if I needed anything then the site manager would personally come and see me, and the sales executive Sue was a great support to me too. She ensured I was kept in the loop from start to finish, and she still pops round now to see how I’m getting on.”

For more information visit storyhomes.co.uk/paddocks-view

Linda, Martin and Katie
8 January 2019
Electrician Martin could tell from just a drawing that he had found his new home at Countryside’s Juniper Grove development...Read more
Case Studies
Rhys and Charlotte outside their new home
31 July 2018
Help to Buy has helped thousands of first-time buyers purchase their dream home, including Rhys and Charlotte, who purchased a three-bedroom fami...Read more
Case Studies
Hannah and Chelsea in their new home
28 June 2018
Thanks to the Help to Buy scheme and a gift from Bank of Mum, first-time buyers Hannah and Chelsea have been able to get on the property ladder.....Read more
Case Studies
Search  


Click here to see your activities