Alison Page, sales director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Anglia, explains how they help first-time buyers purchase a new home.

In today’s housing market, opportunities abound for first-time buyers to embark on their journey to homeownership. 

As a developer that truly cares about helping aspiring homeowners, we have crafted an environment conducive to our customers’ aspirations, making this the ideal time to make a move. 

Diss Mercury: Alison Page, sales director at Barratt and David Wilson HomesAlison Page, sales director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes (Image: Keith Mindham)

By choosing a new Barratt or David Wilson home this autumn, many homebuyers will be able to settle into a new abode just in time for the festive season.  

Here’s how we can help first-time buyers enjoy a smooth transition into a new home.  

Home buying made simple  

We understand buying a home can feel overwhelming. That’s why our team has simplified the process to ensure a smooth journey:  

Step 1: Reach out to our sales advisers, who will guide you through our available properties.  

Step 2: Secure your property by reserving it. This gives you time to complete payments and paperwork.  

Step 3: If purchasing off-plan, you can now select from a range of customisation options.  

Step 4: Our sales advisers and mortgage experts will be there to support you through the legal and financial processes.  

Step 5: With the keys in your hand, you’re ready to move into your new home. Our after-sales service ensures that your transition is seamless.  

Making your move easier  

Take advantage of some of the most popular moving schemes, designed to provide extra support and benefits.  

Deposit unlock: This scheme lets first-time buyers and existing homeowners purchase a new-build home with a 5pc deposit and access a low deposit mortgage at competitive interest rates.

Deposit boost: If a customer has a 10pc deposit, we could boost it by funding up to an additional 5pc of the sale price, giving you 15pc deposit in total. This means buyers could secure a more competitive mortgage rate.  

Parent power: Under this scheme, whatever the homebuyer puts in, we could match it up to a maximum of 5pc of the purchase price. A close family member can also help by contributing towards your deposit, being a guarantor on your mortgage or acting as a joint loan applicant.  

Key worker deposit scheme: Essential key workers reserving by Friday, December 15 can get £1,000 for every £20,000 of property price paid, plus buyers can receive 1pc of the purchase price towards flooring upgrades.  

For more information, call Barratt Homes on 03301 735749 or David Wilson Homes on 03308 187788. Alternatively, visit barratthomes.co.uk or dwh.co.uk