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Karen nominates Karen as her Shared Ownership Superstar in our Awards

Karen nominates Karen as her Shared Ownership Superstar in our Awards

Karen is nominating Karen at Radian Homes for a Shared Ownership Superstar Award for the brilliant service she offered throughout her buying process.

"Karen was fabulous in supporting me through the process", she explains. "I had no experience of purchasing a home and needed a fair amount of support. She was very responsive to my emails and telephone calls and extremely professional in her approach to me on all occasions. I am very grateful in particular to her for organising the day of exchange and for ensuring the smooth handover of keys. The complementary box of much needed and welcomed goodies was a real bonus and totally unexpected - a great gesture".

Following a separation from her husband Karen wanted to find somewhere to live in Salisbury as they have a four year old daughter together and she works for the local council so wanted to be close to work as well. As a first time buyer Karen had no prior experience of buying a home and had little knowledge of the Shared Ownership Scheme, "I had no idea what I was doing when I started the process of buying my home!" says Karen, "I had some knowledge of the Shared Ownership Scheme through work but I found out more during a free financial assessment appointment at a Help to Buy show I visited".

"Entering into such financial responsibility for the first time in my life meant that without the professional support of Karen and Radian Homes in general I would have felt very vulnerable and unsure of the whole process" she adds.

Karen found her home through local knowledge of the new development at Hampton Park, and through online research which eventually lead her to the Radian Homes website.

"On the day I got my keys I was really happy and started moving everything in" says Karen, "one of the first things I did was get a handyman to help me with things like putting up curtain rails and setting up a trampoline in the garden for my little girl which she was really happy about! We then spent our first night in our new home celebrating with some of the goodies supplied by Radian Homes."

"Our home feels light and airy and is so well built, it's perfect for our needs. The most outstanding aspect is that it is in a neighbourhood of young families, where the children are safe to play freely within and around the crescent, and now my daughter receives rings on the doorbell inviting her out to play - something that never could happen in the place we used to live".

For more information on Shared Ownership read our downloadable guide