As a military family, Nicola and Andy Patterson knew how tough it was to put down permanent roots. But when they discovered how much help was available for them to buy, they decided to dive into the deep end and give themselves and their three kids the perfect first home. Big, affordable and, more importantly, 100% theirs.
Veteran Nicola and RAF-serving Andy had assumed they’d be renting their house for the foreseeable future. But an encounter with an instructor of a civilian life course inspired them to consider buying. Thankfully, there were a number of incentives available to help them on their journey.
They combined Help to Buy with Forces Help to Buy – a special scheme that gives military personal a leg up on the property ladder. Before long they had the deposit they needed. Yet there was even more help available… They also made full use of our own Service Discount, and our legal and survey fee incentive, saving a welcome £1000. Soon they were moving into their three-storey, four-bedroom home in Carterton, Oxfordshire.
“As a military family, being moved around is part and parcel of the job,” says Nicola. “But now we have somewhere that we can call our own. You can’t put a price on that.”
The Pattersons are just one of the many families our experienced sales team have helped to make buying a home as easy as possible.