CAROLINE says she still can’t believe it when she parks outside of her new home in Lowton, walks up her drive and opens her front door.
The 35-year-old single mum, who works as a sales administrator, had written off any chance of ever owning her own home. However, when a friend told her about the benefits of Shared Ownership, she started to think of getting her foot onto the property ladder.
Her experiences with another firm proved to be incredibly frustrating and she seemed to be getting nowhere fast. But then she saw the Plumlife hoardings go up at the Hesketh Place development and everything changed.
She said: “I dropped my little lad off at school and I saw the sign and knew that I had to register my interest immediately because I knew they’d get snapped up quickly.”
“I was under pressure to get out of my rented accommodation so I thought I’d try Plumlife and I’m so happy I did. I had a look at the show house. It was beautifully decorated and the kitchen was perfect. It was just right for us.”
The speed of the process caught Caroline by surprise. “Everything went so smoothly, it was a matter of a couple of months before I was moving in. I couldn’t believe it.
“I’d made peace with the fact that I was never going to be a homeowner because properties in Lowton that would be good for me were too expensive.”
“Thanks to Shared Ownership, I’m now a home owner. And I still can’t believe it. It’s always strange when I pull up outside of my house and think that it’s mine!”
“Everything is perfect about where we live now. I can walk my son to school, take him to the nearby park, it’s close to my family. The house is also fantastic.”
She added: “Shared Ownership will help to get a lot of people get onto the property ladder and it’s a great option. I was lucky that I had the deposit together, but it takes away the need to have quite so much.”
“With this scheme you can staircase and buy more of the property, which Plumlife is more than happy to help with.”
“I would advise anyone to consider Plumlife and Shared Ownership. They’ve helped me to become a homeowner and we are making a lot of memories.”