Using the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme at Lyveden Fields in Corby, a couple has been able to secure their forever home whilst discovering flexible living at its finest.
Hayley (40) and Pete (45) Cook, from Corby and Hartwell, were able to purchase their dream home with just 5% deposit and are now enjoying a property with a modern layout at Barratt Homes’ Livingstone Road development.
The couple, owner of Dementia Days and a Coach Builder for Stagecoach, are reaping the benefits of a home they can make their own with their miniature Yorkshire terrier named Dave.
Hayley said: “We chose a new build as the Barratt properties were stunning and they are a blank canvas for us to make our own. Pete is currently converting one of our bedrooms into a dressing room.
“Using the Help to Buy scheme was really beneficial for us in being able to afford our beautiful home and it was also an easy process.
“Pete had one condition when choosing our home and that was we had to have a garage for his beloved Vespa. He now has his man cave that he can disappear to once he’s built my dressing room!”
Upsizing to their first home together, the couple opted for the Kennington style home, a four bedroom detached property, and are now residing in a flourishing community at Lyveden Fields.
Hayley continued: “The local area is very nice and there are some lovely places to walk with Dave. For travelling, the location is excellent and we have everything we need on our doorstep including a supermarket, a dentist’s and multiple takeaways.
“The neighbourhood at Lyveden Fields really does have a community feel and even though it is a new development it feels very inclusive.
“Our favourite part of coming home is very simple; just driving into our street, pulling into our drive and getting a warm, welcoming feeling. It’s just perfect.”
Hayley and Pete were prepared to make a big investment in finding their forever home and were able to enjoy a smooth moving experience.
Hayley added: “We would not hesitate to recommend Barratt Homes to anyone. From house purchases in the past, buying with Barratt was a whole new experience.
“They have a fabulous reputation and the many houses we viewed were all finished to a high standard. This was a huge investment for us and we felt we could trust Barratt Homes to provide us with a quality home that we can live in forever.
“The Sales Advisers, Charlie and Gillian, were absolutely amazing and have been through our long journey with us. They’ve been so supportive throughout the whole process. They are an absolute credit to Barratt Homes.”
The Help to Buy scheme helps you to purchase a home with an equity loan of up to 20% of the full price of the property and just a 5% deposit. You won't have to pay any interest charges on this loan for the first five years and you own 100% of your own home from the start.
Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We’re delighted to hear Hayley and Pete are enjoying the modern layout of their new home and making the most of the flexible living spaces.
“It’s also great to learn they’ve been able to use the Help to Buy scheme to secure their forever home, as it is a valuable asset for property seekers looking to purchase their first home or upsize.
“Anyone looking to join our welcoming community at Lyveden Fields is encouraged to visit our Sales Advisers to learn more about the development.”
Lyveden Fields currently has a beautiful selection of four bedroom properties available with prices starting from £280,995.
For further information about the development, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8481 or visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk.