An ideal home
After a visit to Origin
in March 2015, the couple decided the Imola was the one for them. The three bedroom semi-detached home offered all the space they needed as soon as they moved in, as well as room to grow as a family further down the line.
“We loved the fact the Imola had a separate living room and with three bedrooms, it’s an ideal size for any future plans,” revealed Lucy.
Getting inspiration from her mum, Lucy describes their home as "more cosy and rustic than crisp and modern". The couple already had lots of belongings after renting together for two years, and it was when they started to move them in that their new home really felt like theirs. One purchase they did make was a dining table and chairs, so they could enjoy meals together without having to sit in front of the TV. Now they've been in for a while, the next step is to put a splash of colour on the walls and really start to focus on interior design.
How help made it possible
A month after that first visit to Origin in March 2015, the couple made their early bird reservation, and before they knew it they were personalising the design of their home. As their home was being built over an 18-month period, they were busy saving up ready for the move. They made good use of the help on offer from our financial advisors, and Alison, Origin’s Customer Experience Manager, was on hand to talk Adam and Lucy through the buying process and keep them up to date with progress.
“Having all that help really made a difference. I would say that if you’re worried you can’t afford it, don’t be”, says Lucy. “You’d be surprised at all the extra help you can get and how easy it is to go through the home-buying process.”
Lucy and Adam not only saved up what they could while they were living in rented accommodation, but they also opened a Help to Buy ISA, which really boosted their deposit and gave them extra peace of mind. The Help to Buy ISA scheme works by giving you extra funds: for every £200 you save, the government adds £50, making it easier for people to buy for the first time.