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Jessica nominates Shane from Knightstone as her Shared Ownership Superstar!

Jessica nominates Shane from Knightstone as her Shared Ownership Superstar!

Jessica from Bristol has nominated Shane at Knightstone for a Shared Ownership Superstar Award for helping her and her family buy their dream home in Bristol.

"From start to finish Shane was brilliant," says Jessica "his customer service was always spot on and he made everything feel easy and stress free. We looked into Shared Ownership with no clue what to do and he sent all the information we needed and answered any questions we had. He was always there on the phone whenever we needed him."

Previously living parents Jessica and her partner have a two year old daughter together so getting on the property ladder was an important step to take. "For us getting our own home was really important because we were living at home with our parents and we have our daughter so we wanted a place we could all grow in together" explains Jessica. "There were times when we thought we wouldn't get the home but we did with all the help from the whole team involved at Knightstone and now we've moved in we couldn't be happier."

Shared Ownership allows purchasers to buy a share in a home, and then pay a low cost rent on the remaining un-purchased share. This means that mortgages and deposits will be based on the purchased share value meaning buying a home couldn't be more affordable.

"We applied for the Shared Ownership Scheme because it worked out better for us price wise" continues Jessica, "we were living local to the development so we passed it every day and we had seen it grow to what it is today. We knew we had to have one, especially as they're new builds and that's exactly what we wanted plus it's so close to our family and friends it was absolutely perfect for us."

Now they've moved in and settled down they're really enjoying being homeowners, and it's all thanks to Shanes help and the Shared Ownership Scheme, "the best thing about our home is the garden" says Jessica, "it is huge and we love spending time out there together as a family."

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