Help to Buy Case StudyCGI with HTBThe Government backed Help to Buy scheme was recently made available on selected apartments at Ninewells, and it’s already proving popular, assisting many of our purchasers with buying their dream Hill home across the South East. We interviewed Reece Bullen, Kirsty Storey and their three-year-old Son- Charlie regarding their experience and how Help to Buy helped them purchase their first home using the equity loan scheme at our Aston Vale project in Stevenage.

The young family lived separately with their parents for 18 months, while they saved to buy at Hill’s development, Aston Vale, on the outskirts of Stevenage. Using their savings and with help from their parents, they were able to save a 5% deposit, so with a 20% equity loan from the Government and a 75% mortgage they were then able to purchase a spacious two bedroom family house with a garden.

Reece, an electrician and Kirsty, a sales administrator, both 24 years-old, comments: “Kirsty and I were desperate to find a place which had enough room for Charlie and which would be somewhere we could make our life together as a family. But with property prices rising, even our joint incomes weren’t enough for us to save a deposit. I had heard about the Help to Buy scheme in papers and when I found out the details it was the perfect option. Without Help to Buy we wouldn’t have been able to get on the property ladder. “When we moved in we were over the moon and I’ve never seen Charlie so happy. Our house is perfect, the layout is family friendly and the materials used in the house are high quality. Aston Vale is a brilliant place to bring up a family because there are so many green open spaces and you feel very safe. We’re so happy that we’ve been able get on the ladder and now we’re looking forward to planning our future together.”

For more information on Help to Buy and to find out how the equity loan scheme can help you buy your dream home at Ninewells, visit