Delighted first resident moves into Broad Oaks Manor in Oakham
24 April 2019
Maggie Gladding, 62, is the first resident to move into her brand-new home on our Broad Oaks Manor development in the idyllic village of Oakham. Broad Oaks Manor is a collection of two and three-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes available to buy through shared ownership.
Maggie, who works at a local school, explained: “I first became aware of Broad Oaks Manor about two years ago. I was going through a divorce and I wasn’t able to get a big enough mortgage, at my age, to buy on my own. It was suggested to me that Shared Ownership might be an option for me and it all went from there. I first saw the property advertised on the internet and I thought I’d go and have a look.”
Before I stepped foot in the house, I knew that this was the one for me.
Located on the rural outskirts of the town centre, in the historic county of Rutland, Broad Oaks Manor is situated within easy reach of local amenities and a range of attractions. There is a plentiful mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs as well as local attractions to explore and plenty of stylish shops and boutiques to visit.
Maggie added; “I had a gut feeling when I came to look at the houses while they were being developed that this was I was going to be – I knew before I stepped foot in the house that this was the one for me."
I thought what a lovely place it was. I knew I’d be happy here.
“I didn’t realise until I came and saw it for myself that the development is as close to everything as it is. It’s in a perfect location.
I thought what a lovely place it was. I knew I’d be happy here, so thought I’d apply. I had to wait while the house was finished, but now, here I am!"
What is shared ownership?
Shared ownership is a great way to get on the property ladder. It takes away the pressure of saving a high deposit or making high mortgage repayments. It means you buy a share of your home from us and we also help out with the remaining rent. Don’t worry though, you won’t be sharing your home with anybody you don’t want to.