Help to buy for first time buyers at Thornybank Green

The award-winning family housebuilder is hosting the weekend event to help potential buyers find their new dream home and to provide them with invaluable information on the financial options available, such as the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme.

Several properties at Thornybank Green are eligible for the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, including the Lismore, a fantastic three-bedroom family home with a spacious layout set across two well thought-out floors.

The Scottish Government’s Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme is a funding plan which is open to all home buyers who wish to make applications for new-build homes up to the value of £230,000. The initiative means that eligible buyers can purchase a three-bedroom Lismore house style at the development with a deposit of just 5%.

This delightful property is an ideal starter home for couples and families. The ground floor has a well-appointed breakfasting kitchen and spacious lounge, which offer ample space for both living and dining. The lounge has the added advantage of French doors leading out to the garden, making a wonderful flowing space for entertaining in the warmer months.

The hallway has built-in storage and a handy cloakroom, ideal for keeping the home free of the everyday clutter.

On the first floor, there are two good-sized bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom provides the opportunity to create a home office or playroom. A high-specification family bathroom with contemporary fixtures and fittings completes this floor.

Joanne Casey, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming first time buyers to our exclusive event at Thornybank Green. We take great satisfaction in helping make home buyers’ dreams a reality. With Help to Buy (Scotland), first time buyers could have an extra helping hand as the scheme can provide funding of up to 15% of the purchase price of a home, meaning property aspirations are within easier reach. Our experienced sales consultants will also be on hand at the event to offer advice on buying a new home with us.”

As an example, buyers could secure plot 90, a three-bedroom mid-terrace Lismore for just £9,125 deposit:

Price of your new home                   £182,495(100%)
Your mortgage                                   £145,996(80%)
Your 5% deposit                                 £9,125(5%)
Total contribution from you             £155,121(85%)
Help to Buy Equity loan                       £27,374 (15%)

Dalkeith offers easy access to the cultural amenities and shops of Edinburgh city centre while maintaining a close knit community feel. The surrounding area boasts a diverse range of retailers and its own attractions and enjoys the rolling splendour of the nearby Dalkeith Country Park Estate.

House hunters should head to the First Time Buyers open weekend on 21 and 22 January. To find out more about Help to Buy (Scotland) at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ eligible developments, please visit

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