Help to Buy South has helped hundreds of people to purchase or rent their new home.  Here are just a few of the success stories:

"I'm paying £120 a month less thanks to FirstBuy!"

Kirsty McDougall, 34 from Farnborough, was tired of paying private rent and wanted to get a foot on the property ladder.

"As a first time buyer, I found out about the HomeBuy schemes and my HomeBuy Agent, HomesinHants a few years ago, but hadn't found anything suitable. Then in April this year I found out about the Redrow Homes development, Farnborough Central, offering FirstBuy." explains Kirsty.

FirstBuy is an equity loan scheme specifically designed to help first time buyers struggling with the need for a large deposit. The scheme can help you purchase a new build home on selected developments with the assistance of an equity loan up to 20% of the value of the home.
"I learnt that I'd only need a 5% deposit for my mortgage, so the scheme seemed ideal for me. The Farnborough Central development was also in a great location for me; close to work, friends and had good transport links."

Kirsty was put in touch with an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) who carried out an assessment to check the scheme would be affordable for her, and to Kirsty's delight, it was.
"The whole process was much easier than I had anticipated. I reserved a one bedroom apartment and within 8 weeks I had the keys and moved in! What's more, everyone that comes to visit can't get over how large my apartment is; it's got great storage space too which is ideal."

Kirsty's purchase was assisted with a 20% equity loan and she now pays £560 per month to own her own home.

"I was paying almost £700 per month renting before so I'd highly recommend the scheme to anyone in a similar situation. It all fell in to place; from the financial assessments to moving in, the whole buying process with FirstBuy was efficient and painless!"