Family grows into new home at Kings Park, Market Warsop

An expanding family used a new home-buying scheme to move up the property ladder just before their latest addition arrived.
With a baby on the way, Laura and Daniel Higgins had been craving more space and the government’s Help to Buy scheme finally gave them the push they needed to move.
The couple and their son Logan, 3, moved into their new three-bedroom house at Bellway’s Kings Park development off Wood Street in Market Warsop just a month before daughter Ronnie Mae arrived.
Laura said: “We had been looking at the Bellway homes since they first started building down here a few years ago. We kept coming and going, trying to decide whether we could afford to move.
“We saw our house when it was the home of the week and Melanie, the sales advisor, told us about Help to Buy.”
Help to Buy applies to new properties worth up to £600,000. The buyer needs a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent of the purchase price comes from a government equity loan which is interest-free for five years.
The scheme is open to people who already own a home, as well as first-time buyers.
Laura works as a travel agent but is currently on maternity leave. Daniel is a trade account manager for a technology firm.
Laura said: “Our old house was a good first home but we were ready to move, especially with the baby due to arrive. It’s a lot quieter here and a much better environment for the children.
 “We were looking for a new build. With me being pregnant we didn’t want to have to do an awful lot and we wanted to make use of Help to Buy because we had lost some equity in our old house.
“It’s great to have more space - Logan now has a nice new Fireman Sam bedroom.
“Also, we were in a terrace before with shared access so to have an enclosed garden for the children is so much better.”
King’s Park has one, two, three and four-bedroom homes priced from £131,995 to £171,995. The showhome is open from 10.30am to 5pm Thursday to Monday with late opening on Thursdays until 7.30pm. For more information call Melanie on 01623 845830 or see the website www.bellway.co.uk