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Home help for NHS hero

13 July 2020

Persimmon Suffolk presented flowers to one of its newest residents in Diss – in thanks for her hard work on the Covid-19 frontline.

NHS deputy sister Emily Waterfield took a brief break from caring for coronavirus patients at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital to move into her new home.

Persimmon Suffolk sales director Lucy Woodhall said: “Emily completed on her first home during lockdown, in between working shifts on the front line. We all greatly admire the work of our NHS heroes and other key workers, so we wanted to mark our gratitude.”

Emily moved into her home, at the Orchard Croft development, at the end of March and praised the Persimmon team for making the experience so easy.

“As a first-time buyer, all the paperwork was a bit daunting, but everyone was so helpful,” said Emily. “I was guided through from the very first contact with the sales advisor, and the recommended mortgage advisor and solicitor made sure I fully understood every stage in the process. I couldn’t fault anyone.

“I wanted to move to Diss to be close to family, and the Alnwick two bedroom house was perfect for me. I liked the floorplan, with its open-plan dining kitchen, and was even able to pick my preferred plot on a quiet cul-de-sac. I also loved the fact I was able to pick all my interior, from kitchen to flooring, so it truly was my dream first home.”

“I was so surprised when Persimmon turned up with flowers for me. Working on a Covid ward has been very tough and challenging, so it was really nice to be appreciated.”

Emily was able to access the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, where the Government covers up to 20 per cent of the purchase prices with an equity loan which is interest and repayment free for five years.

She added: “Help to Buy: Equity Loan made a real difference, making it more affordable to get onto the property ladder. I just love having my own home.”

Orchard Croft, on Frenze Hall Lane, has been very popular with local buyers, with just the last few five bedroom properties remaining.

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