Blue Monday: Homes to fight the blues

Today marks Blue Monday, the glummest day of the year, according to Sky Travel who found the third Monday of January is the day most people lose the motivation to stick with their New Year resolutions. However, we’re here to tell you not to throw the towel in just yet, especially if yours is to get onto the property ladder.

Did you know the average person in the UK spends £787 a year on alcohol and £2,555 on cigarettes according to ONS and NHS data? The cost of these combined is £3,342 over a year and accumulates to £33,420 in a decade! By giving these vices up and with savings like these, you could be well on the way to owning your own home, especially with more and more affordable homes available on the market through Shared Ownership, such as:

The contemporary one-bedroom homes at Chiswick Gate are available to purchase through Shared Ownership thanks to Thames Valley Housing. Chiswick Gate is ideally located for homeowners to enjoy close proximity to the cosmopolitan buzz of Central London while benefitting from the more relaxed style of life found in leafy West London. Prices start from £159,000 for a 30% share (full market price £530,000) and just a 5% deposit required (£7,950). For more information, please call 0208 607 0550 or visit

New development Avedis in South Ruislip, London by Thames Valley Housing offers two-bedroom apartments available through Shared Ownership. With excellent transport links in and out of London, these homes are ideal for young professionals and families alike. Prices start from £142,625 for a 35% share (full market price £407,500) and only a 5% deposit required (£7,131.25). For more information please call 0208 6070 550 or visit

Trinity Walk by Lovell Homes is a contemporary collection of new apartments and townhouses situated in Woolwich, South East London, which are available to purchase with London Help to Buy. These homes are part of the exciting £400m Trinity Woolwich regeneration scheme and are situated just a mile from the new Crossrail station, opening in 2018. Prices start from £330,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, and just a 5% deposit of £16,500 required. For more information please call 02037 334 661 or visit

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