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London buyers benefit from affordable shared ownership scheme

A 27-year-old has taken advantage of an affordable housing scheme to secure a 50% share in a new apartment in Brixton - with plans to staircase within a couple of years to own the property outright.

After living in Switzerland for several years, Kirsty Duncan returned to London with plans to settle down and buy a home. Having been a Brixton resident before she moved abroad, Kirsty was keen to live in that area of London again. When she started her search she found a new development from Genesis called Acre Lane that ticked all the boxes.

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Surveyor fulfils house ownership dreams using Help to Buy

A 26-year-old surveyor recently fulfilled his ambition of owning his own home - after nearly two years of living with his mother while he saved up a deposit.

Luke Bowditch has now flown the family nest for good and picked up the keys to his brand new two-bedroom coach house at a Persimmon Homes development in Plymouth.

A couple of years ago Luke decided it was time to stop spending his income on rent and move back in with his mother - giving him the opportunity to save up to buy his own home.

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Rochdale family overcome house-moving hassles to secure dream home

A family has finally settled in to their brand new home in Rochdale after overcoming a series of house-moving setbacks - thanks to a little help from Redrow Homes and their family.

The Collinsons had set their sights on a Redrow home at Birch Grange over a year ago, but then struggled to overcome a series of obstacles that held up their house selling process.

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Kate, Simon and Benjamin George

Couple reap the benefits from shared ownership investment

A couple in Shoreham-by-Sea - who three years ago fulfilled their dream of becoming first-time buyers thanks to a Shared Ownership scheme - are now reaping the benefits and looking forward to starting a family.

Affinity Sutton's shared ownership scheme enables buyers to purchase between 25% and 75% of a property and then pay a reduced rent on the remaining share. A deposit of as little as 5% of the share value is required, with the remaining covered by a mortgage from a high street lender.

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Oakham resident awarded £1,000 as ‘thank you’ for Larkfleet referral

Bridgette Tan, a resident at the Larkfleet Homes Leighfield Park development in Oakham, has been awarded £1,000 for referring the development to a friend who has now also purchased a property there.

Mrs Tan moved to Leighfield Park just over two years ago and was so impressed with the development she recommended it to her friend Christina Hall.

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(L-R) Larkfleet's Kenny Lattimore and Christina Hall with Bridgette Tan

Number 13 proves lucky for a family seeking a fresh start

A working single mother and her two children have found the ideal home in Bedford in which to make a fresh start - despite it being number 13.

Thanks to the government-backed Help to Buy scheme, Claudine Tilman-Brew and her daughter Chloe (21) and son Thomas (15) have been able to move into a three-bedroom property at Bellway Homes' New Cardington development in Bedford.

They had previously been living in the nearby village of Shortstown, and although they needed to move house they also wanted to remain in the local area.

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Claudine Tilman-Brew with her daughter Chloe and son Thomas at New Cardington.

Financially savvy 23-year-old becomes young first-time buyer

After saving up since he started work as a 15-year-old paper boy, shift plant operator Ashley Corke has just secured his very own home - at the age of 23.

By putting aside his hard-earned cash from such an early age, Ashley, who is from Solihull, has been able to become a first-time buyer far earlier than most - a report from Halifax claims the average age of a first-time buyer is 30, while MoneySupermarket puts it at 37.

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Ashley Corke and Emma Byrne at Trenchwood Gardens

Part exchange scheme brings family closer together

Three generations of family are now living next door to each other at Morris Homes' popular Regents Crescent development near Telford - thanks to the housebuilder's Part Exchange scheme.

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First Cranbrook residents prepare for new addition to the growing community

A couple in Exeter, who two years ago were among the first residents to move to Cranbrook, are now preparing to welcome their first child into the growing community.

In the summer of 2012, Kelly Ebdon-Marks and her husband Jason bought a three-bedroom Beardsley house at Bovis Homes' Heron's Reach development, the first phase at Cranbrook - Exeter's new sustainable community.

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Couple swap old for new at Antler Homes development

A couple are looking forward to swapping their old cottage for a brand new house on a private, secluded development - offering them a low-maintenance lifestyle with better public transport links nearby that will serve them well as they get older.

Ron and Ann Vickery, who have lived in Hambledon for 67 years, are selling their old cottage to move into a brand new house at Antler Homes' Longbourn Row development in Liphook.

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Mr Vickery outside his new home