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Help to buy

Help to Buy is a Government-backed scheme designed to help you get moving – whether you’re a first time buyer or an existing homeowner. It is available on new homes up to £600,000 and can make buying so much more affordable.

  • With Help to Buy, you only need a 5% deposit
  • The Government will lend you 20% of the value of your new home via an equity loan, interest free for 5 years
  • You will only need to secure a 75% mortgage, giving you access to competitive rates
  • The Help to Buy equity loan can be repaid at any time or on the sale of your home


How Help to Buy could work for you

Help to Buy is available on all new Orion homes – whether you are a first time buyer or existing homeowner.

You can discuss everything with our Sales Advisor, and once you have chosen your perfect home they will put you in touch with our recommended Independent Mortgage Advisor, so you can discuss your Help to Buy mortgage requirements and the costs involved.

Whilst the Government will provide you with the 20% equity loan, the home is 100% yours from day one.

The equity loan is interest free for the first five years. From year six onwards a fee of 1.75% is payable on it – and this rises annually by the Retail Price Index inflation plus 1%.

If you have an existing home to sell, Help to Buy can also be used with our Assured Sale scheme. Speak to one of our Sales Advisors to find out how they could both work for you.

Here’s how Help to Buy could work on a new home worth £200,000


Help to Buy ISA

You are now able to save to buy your first home using a Help to Buy ISA account. Using one of these means the Government will boost your savings by 25% – so for every £500 you save, you’ll receive a Government bonus of £100. The maximum Government bonus you can receive is £3,000.

These accounts are available individually to first time buyers. So if you are planning to buy with your partner for example, you could receive a Government bonus of up to £6,000 towards your first home.

To qualify for a Help to Buy ISA you must be 16 or over, be a UK resident with a valid National Insurance number, be a first time buyer and not own a property anywhere in the world.

Further details are available from the Orion Homes team, so ask on site for details.