Gymnast daughter is doing cartwheels after family’s move to dream home

Upsizing into a larger property has enabled loving parents Lee and Caroline Gunning to create a dedicated training room at home for their seven-year-old gymnast daughter. The couple have swapped their three-bedroom former council house for a four-bedroom new-build property at Persimmon Homes’ Rainton Gardens development in Chilton Moor, near Houghton-le-Spring. Lee, a 41-year-old operations… Continue reading Gymnast daughter is doing cartwheels after family’s move to dream home

Siblings putting money towards a first-time buyer’s house deposit has accounted for a record 11 per cent of family contributions so far this year, data from a lender and estate agency showed.

Young couple buy their first home in Durham using Own New scheme

Young couple Jack Williams and Jacob Clark have been able to buy their first home together thanks to the Own New scheme, offered through the Darlington Building Society. Jack, a 22-year-old law student and part-time HR executive, and Jacob, a 21-year-old HR executive, have just moved into their new three-bedroom house in Coxhoe, near Durham… Continue reading Young couple buy their first home in Durham using Own New scheme

“Bank of Family” funds record number of property transactions, highlighting affordability crisis

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Award Winning Mortgages – Own New takes home the Innovation in Personal Finance Award at The Moneyfacts Awards 2023.

Own New has won the Moneyfacts Award for Innovation in Personal Finance. We’ve been recognised for our commitment to revolutionise the lending landscape and enable better mortgages for new build homes in the UK. At Own New, we have always strived to make homeownership a reality for individuals and families across the country. With a… Continue reading Award Winning Mortgages – Own New takes home the Innovation in Personal Finance Award at The Moneyfacts Awards 2023.

Own New | Darlington Partnership Announcement

Partnership Announcement: Darlington Building Society Partnership Announcement: Darlington Building Society​ Own New and Darlington Building Society set to launch 95% mortgages for new home buyers with low deposits A new scheme designed to make 95% mortgages more readily available to people buying new homes will be launched in the new year.   Own New will… Continue reading Own New | Darlington Partnership Announcement