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Second time round with Shared Ownership at Hanwood Park, Kettering

Meet Katy, one of the first residents to move into her new home at our Hanwood Park development in Kettering. 

Katy was eager to get back onto the property ladder following a relationship breakdown and decided on a new build home, as there would be very little maintenance.  As a local, she was aware of the new homes being built at Hanwood Park and it really appealed to her; being an easy commute for her work, close to family, with plenty of footpaths for walking with her dog Kiara.

She says: “I love the way Hanwood Park has been designed, it is so open and welcoming, especially the play areas which I can’t wait to take my nephew to”.

Although she was fortunate to have the monies for a deposit from the sale of her first home, she was mindful of the cost of buying on her own. Her research led her to Shared Ownership, where you can buy a share of a new home and then pay a subsidised rent on the remaining share.  Her mortgage advisor helped her find the right mortgage deal and then she was able to reserve a brand new 3-bedroom home at Hanwood Park.

Katy sees affordability as one of the benefits of the scheme: “As I purchased on my own, it meant I found a home I could afford without sacrificing on quality”.

She had read positive reviews and testimonials about Orbit Homes and was pleased to find the whole buying process very easy: “Everyone at Orbit Homes has been brilliant, from dealing with the sales team, to all the hardworking members of the site team”.

Katy purchased The Welney and comments: “It gives me so much space! I am impressed by the generous size of all the rooms.”

All our homes at Hanwood Park are built to a high specification with energy-saving technologies and are sold with integrated kitchen appliances including single oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher.  Carpets and Amtico flooring are also included as standard.

Katy moved in at the end of September and is looking forward to spending Christmas in her brand new home.  When asked if she would recommend Shared Ownership with Orbit Homes to others, she said:

“Yes absolutely, it’s a brilliant way to get on the property ladder!  Orbit Homes in particular, have been brilliant - very helpful, great customer service and the quality of my home is more than expected”.


Hanwood Park offers a range of 2 and 3 bedroom homes, sold exclusively with Shared Ownership, and is situated in a semi-rural location, surrounded by picturesque countryside and just a few minutes’ drive from Kettering town centre.

More new homes will be released in early 2023.  Find out more and register your interest today on our website HERE as these homes will sell very quickly.