At Stewart Milne Homes we pride ourselves on creating unique, tailored solutions to support you in purchasing your dream new home.
For a limited time only we have added this fantastic new incentive to help you make your dream new home a reality.
Please contact your preferred development/s and ask our friendly Sales Consultants for more information.
*The "Mortgage & Utilities Paid for 6 Months" payment will be made in full, in one single sum, by way of deduction from the final settlement figure on the date of entry. It will not exceed 5% of the purchase price and is subject to a maximum cashback of £7,000. ‘Utilities’ applies to Gas, Electricity and Broadband bills. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer available on selected developments and selected plots only. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY DEBT SECURED ON IT.
First Home Fund
The Scottish Government has launched its new national pilot scheme, helping first-time buyers with the deposit for a new home.
The Scottish Government has launched its new national pilot scheme, helping first-time buyers with the deposit for a new home. Launched to provide a total of £150 million until March 2021, the new funding will help at least 6,000 people buy their first home, whatever its price.
Here we explain how it works and what’s in it for you.
What is the First Home Fund?
First Home Fund is a new Scottish Government shared equity scheme that aims to help aspiring first-time buyers onto the property ladder by providing up to £25,000 as an equity loan towards the purchase of a new home in Scotland.
What is a Shared Equity Scheme?
Shared equity means the purchasing cost is split between yourself and, in this case, the Scottish Government's First Home Fund. Scottish Government will secure their equity share on the home you are purchasing but you will own the property outright.
What type of home can I buy?
The scheme can fund the purchase of either existing properties or new build properties, including any Stewart Milne home from across Scotland.
The maximum First Home Fund contribution towards a Stewart Milne home is £25,000.
Can anyone use the funding?
The fund can only assist ‘first time buyers’. Confirmation of the buyer’s status must be provided by your solicitor.
What if I’m buying with someone else?
If you are making a joint application to the First Home Fund, only one of you needs to be a first time buyer.
What do you need?
Buyers must contribute a deposit of 5% of the purchase price (subject to lender requirements) and have agreed a mortgage of at least 25% of the property value. You will also have to pay an administration fee of £550 on application after you have reserved your new home but this is refunded if your application is unsuccessful.
Can I use other ‘help to buy’ schemes?
First Home Fund cannot be used with another equity scheme such as Help to Buy (Scotland). You can however still use a Help to Buy ISA or Lifetime ISA.
When do I need to repay this?
When you sell the home although, if you choose, you can repay the loan in full at any time before then at current market value. Meantime, however, there are no monthly repayments to be made on Scottish Government’s share of the loan.
How much do I pay back when I sell the house?
Again, you pay back the equivalent percentage. For example, if the Scottish Government committed 20% of the purchase value, you pay back 20% of the resale price at current market value.
Can I use the home purchased as a buy to let?
The home cannot be used as a let property; it must be your main residence.
Which lenders are offering mortgages for the First Home Fund?
• Glasgow Credit Union
• Leeds Building Society
• Lloyds Banking Group
• Scottish Building Society
• Scotwest Credit Union
The First Home Fund offers a greater flexibility to first time buyers, allowing them to benefit from lower interest rates available on lower ‘loan to value’ mortgages, without a limit on the property value. However, we would still recommend speaking to a New Homes’ Mortgage Specialist as every mortgage lender will have their own requirements.
Reserve your dream home at Countesswells until the end of July for only £20* with nothing to pay until your entry date.
We have a fantastic selection of stunning, high specification homes ready for you to reserve in July 2020 for just £20*.
Some of these spectacular homes even include FREE flooring, blinds, curtains, lighting or turf and fencing.
With limited availability act now to avoid disappointment!
Have a home to sell? Ask us about Part Exchange: the easy, stress-free way to move into your dream new home.
*£20 reservation fee holds the property for 28 days at which stage missives should be concluded.
Offer available on selected plots at Regency Place and Jubilee Walk, Countesswells only. Images shown reflect the varying styles and sizes of typical Stewart Milne homes and are intended for illustrative purposes only. Not available to customers who already have a provisional or full reservation. If the reservation is cancelled by the customer the £20 paid is non-refundable. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY DEBT SECURED ON IT. Prices correct at time of going to press. Terms and conditions apply.
We could save you thousands of pounds if you’re buying in Scotland.
Our step-by-step Part Exchange service means you can have an offer for your home in just 5 days. All you have to do is get in touch, provide us with details of your property and leave the rest to us. You can then concentrate on choosing your perfect Stewart Milne home.
We'll arrange two independent valuations, provide you with a fair market price for your property and once you've accepted, we'll liaise with solicitors to complete the purchase alongside the purchase of your new Stewart Milne home. No fuss, no delay, no chain. With no time to lose, get in touch now or come to our special events and find out how easy moving home can really be.
An offer for your home within 5 days
Two independent valuations
Reserving your home is the next step. Guaranteeing you’ll have the home you’ve set your heart on. You’ll now be assigned a consultant, who will remain a consistent point of contact throughout the process. They will keep you well informed as well as continually offering help and advice. And when you buy early you’ll be able to choose your kitchen, tiles and work surfaces (to name just a few) from our extensive range.
Help with your move
You’ve sold your old house and your move-in date is within sight. Even at this point we’re still there to offer help with any aspect that makes the move to your new home as smooth as possible - how about we arrange a removals service? We will also give you our invaluable and easy to use guide to your new home, in which you’ll find all the information you’ll ever need, as well as important contact details.
Part Exchange is available on selected developments and selected homes only. Subject to status and availability, terms and conditions apply. Please ask us for full details.
We offer Key Workers special benefits to make moving easy and affordable throughout Scotland, England and Wales.
At Stewart Milne Homes we fully appreciate the importance of our public sector Key Workers and the tireless work they do to ensure our communities operate with good health and well-being, great education and consistent public protection.
We offer Key Workers special benefits to make moving easy and affordable, and with a wide choice of stunning homes, you'll be spoiled for choice:
£2,000 towards legal costs
A Key Worker is defined as follows:
Police Force (including Prison Officers)
Teachers and Nursery Nurses
Key Workers is available on selected developments and selected plots only, and may not be combined with other available offers. Subject to status and availability, terms and conditions apply. Please ask us for full details.
Choice of Flooring
Choose your flooring from our selected range, and add your own personality to every room with our compliments.
Images shown are for illustrative purposes only and are not to be presumed to be entirely accurate, individual properties may differ. Please contact a Sales Consultant for further details of this beautiful home.
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