Help to Buy Success Stories

Hear from real buyers who purchased their homes with the Help to Buy equity loan


At Share to Buy, we want to provide all potential buyers with the tools needed to find a home to call their own. Through our website, you’ll be able to search for propertiescompare mortgages and learn all about Help to Buy and Shared Ownership via our helpful FAQs and guides. This ensures that our customers are not only more confident in their home buying options, but the types of properties and services that are available to them.

If you’re thinking of buying a Help to Buy home, why not take a moment to hear from real-life first time buyers who purchased their homes with the help of the government-backed equity loan.


Imogen and Joseph in their new Help to Buy home at Barratt's Upton Gardens development
Imogen and Joseph

“We couldn’t be happier with our new home and we really benefit from having space to ourselves as a couple now. The neighbourhood is really community-focused… we feel that we purchased here at the right time for us.”

Find out more about Imogen and Joseph’s story here.




Charlie at Fairview New Homes’ The Broadway development in Cricklewood.


“I’d been renting in Central London for a couple of years with a group of friends but decided it was time for me to move out and start looking around for my first home… I had found a brand-new place that I was able to move into quickly, and all I had to do was bring my belongings.”

Find out more about Charlie’s story here.



Nina in her new Help to Buy home at Barratt's Upton Gardens development


“I have been renting in London for 14 years. I never thought it would be possible to own my own home, but the stars have aligned and here I am… it’s so nice to have a place that I can call my own.”

Find out more about Nina’s story here.




Harriet and Tim in the Maritime show home in Greenwich

Harriet and Tim

“The support from the government in the Help to Buy scheme made buying our first home so much more doable, and it meant that we would not have to struggle to get onto the property ladder.”

Find out more about Harriet and Tim’s story here.




Anamaria and Pawan's family in their new Help to Buy home at Countryside's Elements development

Anamaria and Pawan

“We reached that point in life where you’re fed up of renting and just want your independence…the best part about owning your own home is definitely having the freedom to do whatever we want.”

Find out more about Anamaria and Pawan’s story here.




Alice Foster, who has purchased a one bedroom apartment at Fairview New Homes' Hydro development

“I now have a spacious apartment I can call my own, with the freedom to change as I feel fit. It’s already starting to feel like home and I’m looking forward to many more happy years here.”

Find out more about Alice’s story here.



If you’re interested in purchasing a home with the Help to Buy equity loan, you can start your property search on Share to Buy today. Alternatively, if you think Shared Ownership may be a better fit for you, you can find out more about the part buy/part rent scheme in our article index or hear from real buyers via our Shared Ownership Success Stories page!