Help to Buy advice event set for return to Derbyshire housing development Deer Park

The company behind one of the most eagerly awaited new homes developments in the Amber Valley is offering a free financial advice event for homeowners looking to take their first – or next – step onto the property ladder.

Deer Park is a development of 30 exclusive houses on the edge of Ripley in Derbyshire. Penguin PR: public relations, media and communications

Ginnis New Homes is hosting the Help To Buy event on Saturday at its Deer Park development, an exclusive collection of 30 three and four-bedroom homes which is taking shape on the edge of Ripley.

It is the second time the family-run company has held a Help To Buy event at Deer Park, after the first proved to be a runaway success, especially among visitors keen to find out how they can benefit from the Government’s Help To Buy loan equity scheme.

Launched in 2013, the scheme offers homebuyers the opportunity to borrow 20% of the overall cost of a new build property from the Government, with the buyer adding a 5% cash deposit and borrowing the rest from a mortgage provider.

The living room in the show home at Deer Park in Ripley. Penguin PR: public relations, media and communications

There will also be an opportunity to discuss money matters with financial advisors Oviso and a chance to find out more about the development from selling agents Boxall Brown and Jones.

And visitors will be able to enjoy a complementary barista-style brew from Ilkeston-based Dirty Old Bean mobile coffee company, which will be setting up shop on-site for the afternoon.

Deer Park is based just off Coach Road, close to Derbyshire Police Headquarters, and promises to offer residents the very best blend of countryside and town living.

Not only does it provide views across the Amber Valley, the development is just minutes away from Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bridle Lane and a short drive into the centre of Ripley.

Each home also mixes modern living with traditional features, including high ceilings, period-style windows, open-plan kitchens, downstairs WCs and built-in storage space.

Darren Farnan, marketing manager of Ginnis New Homes, said: “The Government’s Help to Buy scheme has been a game-changer for the housing industry and has allowed thousands of people to move into the house of their dreams every year.

“It’s no surprise that our first event proved to be very popular with visitors, many of whom were unaware of the benefits of the scheme and who were then able to find out how it could help them take the next step to owning their own home at Deer Park.

“I am very much looking forward to meeting more visitors next weekend and showing them around the development, which, thanks to the quality of our designs and the wonderful location, has become the talk of the town in Ripley.”

The Help to Buy event at Deer Park will take place on Saturday September 22 from 2pm to 4pm. For further information on Deer Park’s three and four-bedroom homes, contact selling agent Boxall, Brown & Jones on 01773 880788 or visit


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