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How Shared Ownership helped couple find their forever home at Hanwood Park in Kettering

Fred and Angie have become shared owners of their brand-new ‘forever home’ at Orbit Homes’ Hanwood Park development, in Kettering.
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Fred and Angie have become shared owners of their brand-new ‘forever home’ at Orbit HomesHanwood Park development, in Kettering.

With retirement in mind, the couple were looking to move somewhere closer to their family and after doing some research, they found the Hanwood Park location and quality of homes offered the perfect solution for them. 

A new build property appealed to them straight away; as well as being more energy efficient and low maintenance than their previous home, it’s also offered a blank canvas for them to make their own.

The couple were eligible to buy with Shared Ownership, which allows customers to buy a share of a new home, usually between 25% and 75%, and then pay a subsidised monthly rent on the unsold share. 

Fred and Angie were very pleased with the support they received from the team at Hanwood Park as they explained: “The Hanwood Park team were great throughout the whole process and helpful in every way. It was a real pleasure dealing with them”.

With financial security top of the agenda for Fred and Angie as they looked towards retirement, Shared Ownership enabled them to enjoy the benefits of long-term stability that the property ladder offers, as well as the opportunity to buy more shares in the future.

The couple are already reaping the benefits of their energy efficient home, saying: “Without a doubt, the house is warm and well insulated, and we don’t need the heating on as much. Overall, our energy usage is less, and our bills are lower than our previous home.”

Talking about their positive Orbit Homes experience, the couple added:

“Thank you, to all of you that made this possible. You have made a real difference to our lives. We can now retire in our lovely home in a new community with confidence and trust that Orbit Homes will continue to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.”

Hanwood Park is a flourishing new development located in a semi-rural area, just over five minutes’ drive from Kettering. Offering two and three-bedroom homes featuring Orbit Homes’ new sector-leading specification, the properties are available to buy exclusively via Shared Ownership.

The brand-new range of sector-leading house types at Hanwood Park have been matched against the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident’s (RoSPA) Safer by Design framework and are tenure blind. The new design specification offers all customers as standard:

  • Induction hobs to reduce the risk of burns
  • Lockable cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom to improve safety
  • Recycling bins fitted as standard
  • Four-piece bathrooms in many house types for flexibility and future proofing homes 
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • USB and data points in all homes
  • Carpet and Amtico flooring throughout
  • Fitted wardrobes in the main bedroom

To find out more about the properties on offer at Hanwood Park, please visit or call 07581 045313.

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