Joel and Simona
“We used the loan to pay for the stamp duty and all fees, which freed up funds to put towards making it the house of our dreams.”
Lance Bombardier Joel Daye, who joined the Army in 2008, borrowed £10,000 through Forces Help to Buy. In April he and his wife Simona moved into their first home – a three-bed, detached house in Hampshire. Having been married for six years, their new home has given them a permanent base and somewhere to raise their daughters Arielle, three, and five-month-old Gabriella.
Lance Bombardier Daye, 34, of 12th Regiment Royal Artillery based in Emsworth, said:
“Owning our own home means a lot to us. Our way of life has improved as the area we moved into is so lovely. Arielle spends most of her time playing in the garden and there is no traffic down our road, making it nice and quiet.
“We wanted to purchase our own home as we saw the rent of service families accommodation, as little as it was, as wasted money and thought it could be put to better use paying a mortgage. We used the loan to pay for the stamp duty and all fees, which freed up funds to put towards making it the house of our dreams.”