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DORSET NURSE AND CANCER CHARITY FOUNDER FINDS OWN ‘HAVEN’ AT QUARTER JACK PARK IN WIMBORNE

A nurse who’s spent her career looking after others and co-founded a charity supporting Dorset residents with cancer, has found her own piece of calm at a brand-new Barratt Homes development in Wimborne. Leslie-May Harrison has been a nurse for more than 40 years and has specialised in breast cancer care since 2001. The inspiring woman also […]

FIRST TIME BUYERS AT 49 AND 57: HOW SHARED OWNERSHIP DELIVERED A LIFELONG DREAM 

Having lived in Surbiton for 20 years, Paul and Georgeta always dreamed of owning their own property in the town that they call home. With London house prices skyrocketing, the couple were left with few options, until the Guinness Homes Signal Park development began construction.   Feeling they were running out of time to achieve their […]

PERENNA’S FLEXIBLE LONG-TERM FIXED RATE MORTGAGES NOW STARTING AT 4.99%

6th February, 2024: Perenna reduces pricing on its flexible long-term fixed rate mortgage range by up to 50bps, and has extended its range of terms, now including 15 and 20 years. Perenna’s range of flexible long-term fixed rate mortgages now start at 4.99% (up to 40% LTV, with a product fee, fixed for 15-20 years). Perenna’s 95% and […]

Ballerina in her 80s finds new lease of life at Hayne Farm

Home ownership doesn’t have an age limit, as dancer Moira Mansbridge in her eighties discovered last year. Relocating over 400 miles from the English/Scottish border to the quaint market town of Honiton in Devon, Moira found her happy place at Sovereign’s Hayne Farm, purchasing a three-bedroom house through Shared Ownership. Choosing to go back to […]

Number of first time buyers aged 50+ increases by 30% 

Sharp rise in those becoming homeowners after the age of 50 in past five years.   There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022 ·  Number of first time homeowners over the age of 50 has increased by 30% over the past 5 years, making it one of the […]

Jane Reynard – enjoying life in her new retirement apartment at Beechcroft’s Cotswold Gate in Burford.

After losing her husband  Clive to cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic, semi-retired, professional musician and teacher Jane Reynard took the decision to make the move to a retirement development and, after exploring a variety of options, was delighted to discover Beechcroft’s Cotswold Gate in Burford. “After an extremely difficult time, I decided that I was […]

SHARED OWNERSHIP RETIREMENT PROPERTIES FROM MCCARTHY STONE

Looking for older persons shared ownership? Don’t miss out on McCarthy Stone’s affordable shared ownership retirement properties across the UK.   Shared Ownership: you can enjoy retirement living to the full – without paying in full.  With shared ownership you can have the lifestyle you’ve dreamed of without paying the full price for your new […]

BUYING A RETIREMENT HOME? IT’S ALL ABOUT LOCATION…AND IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN HARPENDEN.

If you’re looking for a retirement home, the old adage, ‘location, location, location’ is even more apt.  When you retire, you want to invest in a home with shops and services on hand but one which is close to beautiful open spaces. Retirement specialist, Beechcroft, is renowned for selecting development sites that offer all this […]

Gill Smith finds her ideal retirement property at Beechcroft’s Castle Gardens, having never visited Watlington before.

Gill Smith was living in a four-bedroom house in Olney, Buckinghamshire when she took the decision to move to a retirement community – and, despite not knowing the area, she chose Beechcroft’s Castle Gardens in Watlington. “My longer-term goal was to move to a retirement village in my mid-60s – but I have moved earlier […]

Downsizing in Retirement: The Pros, Cons, and How You Should Do It

For many people, downsizing to a smaller or better-suited home is an essential part of retiring, with approximately a quarter of homeowners over the age of 55 considering this option. Burnham Waters is an Essex-based retirement community, for those aged 55+, that offers the perfect solution to downsizing. To support those contemplating this transition, Burnham […]