In our new resident case study series, we’re showcasing the people behind the HomeViews reviews. This week, we find out more about Pete, an owner at Barratt Homes’ Putney Rise development.
Pete is a 28-year-old advertising professional, who bought his first home at Putney Rise back in 2016. Pete and his brother paid £599,000 for an apartment on the Help to Buy scheme.
The selection process
Pete grew up in South West London and wanted to stay in the area, and he made the decision to move two years before finalising the paperwork for Putney Rise. Pete viewed lots of properties during his search, and told the HomeViews team that he often felt he was being shown properties and developments that didn’t really meet his brief.
“With the market as it was it felt like there was nowhere we could afford and we found the whole viewing process very sobering.”
“If HomeViews had existed when I was searching for a property it would have saved me a lot of time and answered a lot of questions I had, especially as a first-time buyer. Previously potential purchasers may have searched on facebook to access resident feedback and to gain a sense of community spirit, however these resident groups can often be private. My view is that HomeViews will open up the conversation and encourage developers to take resident opinion seriously.”
Pete read about Help to Buy in the Evening Standard, and then narrowed his search down to a number of South West London properties that offered the scheme.
“Overall, I’m incredibly satisfied with my purchase. As I grew up in South West London it was fantastic as a first-time buyer to buy a new build just down the road in Putney.”
Putney Rise is an ultra-modern community in the heart of leafy Putney. A Barratt Homes development, it’s made up of apartments and houses, which are set in an immaculately landscaped, gated complex close to East Putney tube station.
Click here to find out more about Putney Rise and read reviews from other residents.