Real life stories

Meet the people who got on the ladder with just a little help from shared ownership

Discover real life stories of how people have fast-tracked the games and got two feet on the property ladder.

Savvy saver secures first home in prime London location

Getting onto the property ladder is becoming increasingly difficult for first-time buyers – particularly in the capital, where prices continue to rise year on year. It comes with little surprise therefore, that the average age of a first-time home-purchaser is thirty years old[1]. Schemes such as Shared Ownership have helped to alleviate some of the

Shared Ownership delivers serene views for nature loving Mother and Daughter

Single mother Ewa (40) and her daughter Carmen (5 ½) have recently moved into a two-bedroom Shared Ownership property at Liberty Wharf by Clarion Housing. Overlooking the Grand Union Canal, the home has provided Ewa and Carmen with a haven alongside the varied amenities of West London. Discussing her purchase, Ewa explains: “After separating from

Lucent Point provides home-away-from-home for NHS Nurse and her family

Government research has indicated that 22,043 of our much-loved NHS staff have Filipino citizenship – the third most common nationality for NHS workers behind UK/British, and Indian[1]. It is little wonder therefore, that Lewisham – home to the esteemed Lewisham hospital – has such a tight-knit, and thriving Filipino community. For NHS nurse, Novalyn Anonuevo

A spare room for a home studio achievable through Shared Ownership

Self-employed Graphic Designer, Roopa Rajapaksha, and her husband Indika Rajapaksha, had been renting in Wandsworth for 13 years and were keen to get on to property ladder in the area. Prioritising location, and an all important second bedroom which could double up as a home studio, Roopa and Indika soon realised Shared Ownership was the

Friendship Turns into Home Ownership at Liberty Wharf

Having met in the staff room at work just one year before they decided to buy a first home together, good friends Emma (25 years old) and Rebecca (30 years old) have recently moved into a spacious two-bedroom apartment at Liberty Wharf in Alperton.  Emma explains: “It was just before the start of the first

First-time-buyer makes property dream a virtual reality

Over the past year, there has been a notable surge in the number of people viewing properties virtually; despite restrictions easing, and in-person viewings resuming. 46-year-old NHS Social Prescriber, Domnita Ghita is no exception – having based her decision to purchase a studio apartment at Network Homes’, Evolution in Southall on just a video tour

Luke and David at Waterside Heights

Explaining why the couple chose Shared Ownership over Help To Buy, Luke said: “We saw lots of similarities with both schemes. We went for Shared Ownership as you move in a lot quicker because you don’t part as much money for a deposit. However, we thought the cost and location was better – in fact

Peabody offers brothers spacious accessible living with Shared Ownership

An overwhelming 91% of homes in the UK do not provide even the basic level of accessibility for disabled occupiers, and fewer than one in ten are suitable for disabled visitors.[1] For 35-year-old first time buyers David Gains and his twin brother Daniel, finding an appropriate home that catered for their disabilities, which was also