A couple from Suffolk have taken their first step onto the housing ladder thanks to David Wilson Homes and Help to Buy.

First time buyers Alex Cook, 23, and Adam Driver, 27, have moved into their dream house at Mayflower Green in Saxmundham, Suffolk where they have quickly settled in with their children Ava and Adley.

The couple, who are from Saxmundham, wanted to stay in the area where they’d grown up to be close to friends and family and after looking around Mayflower Green they fell in love with a three bedroom property.

“We can’t quite believe we actually own our own home”

Alex, who is a community carer, and Adam, who works as a scaffolder, dreamed of owning their own home while living in rented properties but believed they would struggle to afford the move. They used the government backed Help to Buy scheme, where just a five per cent deposit is required, which enabled them to move.

Alex said: “We wouldn’t have been able to move without Help to Buy. While we were renting we kept wishing we could move into our own home. Then we looked round Mayflower Green and found our perfect home. The Sales Team on site really helped by talking us through Help to Buy and giving us lots of information. In fact everyone on the site has been really friendly. We can’t quite believe we actually own our own home.”

Alex and Adam had set their hearts on finding a home in the local area as both of them work locally so the location was really important to them.

Alex said: “We wanted to stay in this area because it’s where we grew up but we never thought we would be able to afford our own home here. We loved our house as soon as we saw it because of the layout both inside and outside. We have been extremely happy since we moved in. Not only have we bought our first home but we were able to buy in the place where we grew up so it is great for work and we are still near to our friends and family.”

Jason Colmer, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alex and Adam to Mayflower Green. As a local family it is fantastic they have been able to buy a home in the area where they are from. Understandably, buying a home can be a daunting prospect for first time buyers, but Alex and Adam have shown it is possible to save and get on the housing ladder.”

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