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Shared ownership, stepping stones and security in Snitterfield

karen veasy's lovely garden in snitterfield | wrha

Buying a shared ownership home can make a real difference to peoples’ lives. In Snitterfield it meant Karen Goddard was able to stay in the village she loves and get onto the property ladder.

The village has always felt like home for Karen, who first lived there in 1987 and her children went to school there.  After several years away from Snitterfield, she moved back and rented for almost four years.

When the opportunity came up to purchase a shared ownership home on the new development in 2014, it was an easy decision for Karen to apply. Not able to afford a full mortgage at the time, buying as a shared owner helped her onto the property ladder.

Not only has it given her security, but she also enjoys being part of the caring and helpful community on Shaw Close. From plant swaps and sharing gardening tips to shopping, babysitting and dog walking and not forgetting the fantastic street bbq, the community spirit is well and truly alive!

Since moving in, Karen has transformed her garden into a beautifully landscaped space, complete with a gazebo, to while away the sunny days. She told us:

“I love my home, especially the rural setting with fields behind. I feel lucky to part be of such a lovely community. And, most importantly, it’s given me more security for my future and retirement, all without having to leave the village that I love.

“I would 100% recommend shared ownership, it’s a great stepping stone to buying your own home and you gives you the security of investing in bricks and mortar. It’s the best thing I ever did!