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:

"We're now living in our dream home!"

Steve and Flore Matthews, who both work for the NHS, were delighted when a colleague recommended the HomeBuy scheme to them.

"Our previous one bed flat on a large estate was cheap to rent, but not ideal. We're hoping to start a family in the not so distant future so a bigger property, with more space and an extra bedroom is what we have always hoped for." explains Steve. "Because we wanted to buy rather than rent, our Financial Advisors recommended we sign up to the HomesinHants website where we could apply for the FirstBuy scheme, and discoverer countless properties that were available."

FirstBuy is a government 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.

With hopes to move to The Mallards in Totton, a new development built by Linden Homes, the couple were delighted when they were approved for the FirstBuy scheme. "The staff from HomesinHants explained that they could help us purchase our apartment with a 20% equity loan, they made the whole process a lot easier than what we thought." said Flore. "The overall procedure was smooth and HomesinHants were fantastic throughout the whole duration".

Steve and Flore purchased their two bedroom apartment with an equity loan of 20% for £159,000, and their monthly mortgage repayments at £640 per month. The difference in private renting and owning a property came as a pleasant surprise to the couple and within just three weeks Steve and Flore had exchanged on their property.

"It's just what we've always wanted, our new apartment has two very spacious bedrooms, one with an en-suite, and the lounge is very big compared to our old flat. So because of HomesinHants, we're now living in our dream home - thank you!"