Mortgage Pathways helps London couple to buy their first home

Published: 24th August 2021

Malt WorksA London couple have secured their first home together at the Malt Works, thanks to support from Mortgage Pathways in securing a new build mortgage and navigating the first-time buying process.

Sina, a project manager, and partner Farimah, a programme coordinator in the charity sector, used the government’s Help to Buy scheme to secure a property in Eastcote, Greater West London.

Sina explained: “Both of us are from inner London, but we decided to relocate to the suburbs to benefit from closer proximity to work, as well as taking the inflated housing prices across the South East into account. As first-time buyers moving from our family homes, we were fortunate to be able to take advantage of the Help to Buy scheme; without this, it would have been impossible to get onto the property ladder anytime soon.”

Sina and Farimah instantly fell in love with the very first home they viewed at the Malt Works, due to its convenient location and the layout and aesthetics of the development of 56 one and two-bedroom apartments. The couple’s new home is only minutes away from the underground station and a high street full of independent boutiques and businesses.

Prior to beginning their property search, Sina joined a Facebook group created by our managing director, Mark Finch, which was set up as a platform for helping first-time buyers of new build homes and sharing useful advice.

“This really eased our worries and helped us to be much more well-informed when approaching our purchase,” Sina said. “Having never purchased a home before, we were anxious about the process and had no idea where to start!”

The couple then chose Mortgage Pathways to take them through the process of securing a new build mortgage. On their experience with us, Sina commented: “A process that we had thought would take months to complete, took less than two weeks from discussing finances to obtaining our mortgage offer! We were extremely happy with Mark and his team as we felt confident and able ask any questions, and we received immediate responses.

“Mark continued to check up on us throughout the process of our local authority searches and exchange, which is testament to his genuine dedication to helping first-time buyers like ourselves. I would highly recommend Mortgage Pathways to all new build home buyers across the UK; we truly appreciate the hard work the team put in and we hope to work with them in future.”

Mark Finch, managing director of Mortgage Pathways, said: “We are so happy to have helped Sina and Farimah to secure their perfect first home on such a fantastic development, and I’m delighted to hear their kind comments about the service provided by Mortgage Pathways. We wish them every happiness in their new home at the Malt Works.

“Our team is extremely customer-focused, and we love working with first-time buyers to guide them through what can be a daunting process, particularly in areas like London with such fast-moving property markets. We’re pleased to be able to offer our services to buyers throughout the UK, and as specialists in new build mortgages, we can look after the whole process and help you procure the very best mortgage from the thousands available.”

When you engage Mortgage Pathways to support you with your purchase, we will guide you through every step, find and process the mortgage application, and then handle everything through to completion, to make sure you meet any timescales for exchange that your builder may need.

While we may have been recommended to you from a housebuilder, we work 100% on your behalf, completely independently. This means we will always advise you on what is best for your individual circumstances and aspirations.

Take a look at further information on how to get onto the housing ladder, and whether schemes such as Help to Buy might work for you, then get in touch with us to find out how we can help.