Deposit Unlock Scheme Explained

At Hopkins Homes, we understand that one of the most significant challenges facing many aspiring homeowners today is the ability to save for a substantial deposit.

With the ambition to make your dream home a reality, we are proud to introduce the Deposit Unlock scheme. This innovative initiative is designed to help you secure your new build home with a much smaller deposit than what is traditionally required.

Understanding the Deposit Unlock Scheme

The Deposit Unlock scheme is a groundbreaking mortgage lending initiative that enables buyers to purchase a new build home with a deposit as low as 5% of the property’s value.

Traditionally, securing a mortgage for a new home might require a deposit of 10-20%, a significant barrier for many. The Deposit Unlock scheme aims to lower this barrier, making homeownership more accessible and affordable.


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How Does Deposit Unlock Work?

Created through a collaboration between leading homebuilders, including Hopkins Homes, and mortgage lenders, the scheme offers a unique solution.

The scheme offers participating mortgage lenders protection on their mortgages, so that they can offer more favourable terms to buyers, including 95% loan-to-value mortgages. As a result, your dream of owning a Hopkins home becomes more attainable, with a significantly reduced initial financial burden.


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Benefits of the Deposit Unlock Scheme

The Deposit Unlock scheme comes with several key benefits designed to ease the path to homeownership:

  1. Lower Deposit Requirement: The most evident advantage is the reduction in the upfront cost required to secure a mortgage. With only a 5% deposit needed, saving for your new home becomes a more achievable goal.
  2. Increased Accessibility: By lowering the deposit threshold, the scheme opens up the housing market to a broader audience, including first-time buyers and those who may have previously considered homeownership out of reach.
  3. Flexibility and Choice: With Hopkins Homes, you’ll have access to a wide range of properties eligible under the Deposit Unlock scheme. This flexibility ensures that you can find a home that not only fits your budget but also your lifestyle and preferences.
  4. Security and Peace of Mind: Knowing that your mortgage is backed by a reputable scheme can provide a sense of security. You can proceed with your purchase, confident that you’re supported by a structure designed to facilitate homeownership.


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Eligibility and How to Apply

To be eligible for the Deposit Unlock scheme, you must be looking to purchase a new build home.

The scheme is open to both first-time buyers and existing homeowners, making it an attractive option for a wide range of individuals.

The application process is straightforward. Our dedicated team at Hopkins Homes is here to guide you through every step, from initial enquiry to completion.

We’ll help you identify eligible properties and put you in touch with one of our recommended Independent Financial Advisors, so you can discuss whether Deposit Unlock is right for you.


Key Takeaways

The Deposit Unlock scheme represents a significant step forward in making new build homes more accessible to buyers across the UK.

With a lower deposit requirement, increased accessibility, and the backing of trusted homebuilders and mortgage lenders, it’s never been easier to make the leap into homeownership.

At Hopkins Homes, we’re committed to helping you find your perfect home. With the Deposit Unlock scheme, that dream is closer than ever.

Contact us today to explore our range of eligible properties and take the first step towards owning a home you love.

Discover the possibilities with Hopkins Homes and the Deposit Unlock scheme – your gateway to homeownership.