How Joey jumped onto the property ladder aged 25
Shared Ownership - How Joey jumped onto the property ladder aged 25
Shared Ownership provides an affordable way to buy an Orbit home. The scheme allows you to purchase a 25% - 75% share in a brand-new property and pay a subsidised rent on the part you don’t own. In the future, if you wish, you can buy further shares until you own your home outright.
Here, Engineer Joey Masefield, talks about his fantastic Orbit experience when purchasing a brand-new Shared Ownership home at Roman Heights in Lichfield…
In September 2020, Joey (25) did something he previously never thought was possible for someone of his age – he moved into a brand-new home and had a front door to call his own!
Thanks to the Shared Ownership scheme, which allows buyers to part-buy and part-rent their own home, Joey now has a place to call his own. He had previously lived with his parents in Cannock, but after saving enough for a deposit, he began looking at properties in and around Lichfield.
After researching local developments, Joey chose a three-bedroom house at Roman Heights, located in the sought-after village of Streethay, which is situated amongst open countryside and is just two miles away from the lively city of Lichfield, with all its amenities.
As a first-time buyer, having a good relationship with Orbit’s sales team to guide him through the process was hugely beneficial to Joey. The team provided support throughout, including recommendations for a mortgage advisor and solicitor.
The sales team were also happy to answer any questions or queries Joey had along the way, showing Orbit’s commitment to delivering the best service for its customers.
Commenting on his positive experience with Orbit, Joey said: “Being able to get onto the property ladder aged 25 and having a space to call my own is such an amazing feeling. I can finally say ‘I own my own home’ and that’s all down to Orbit’s Shared Ownership scheme. Shared Ownership is such a great tool for anyone who is a solo buyer looking to buy their first home.
“As a young person who has never been on the property ladder, I was new to the whole process. But Orbit were exceptional from start to finish. I honestly could not name a single negative. Everyone I have spoken to has been helpful, communicative and friendly. I even received a £2,000 grant towards my flooring. I would recommend Orbit to anyone looking to buy their next home.”
Orbit Homes delivered 36 Shared Ownership homes at Roman Heights between 2018 – 2020. All properties are now completed and occupied, highlighting the demand for affordable homes in the local area.
To find out more about Orbit’s latest Shared Ownership developments, visit: www.orbithomes.org.uk