At 50 years old, Lesley and Nick McEwan have an amazing story to tell as to how they and their three children sit comfortably in their new Potton home nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside.
After they met on holiday, the couple were married and began their journey into the property market.
Initially they bought a house in Harlow new town, then moved into Hertfordshire, and then back again into Essex. Unfortunately like many people in the 1980s, the couple found themselves in a negative equity situation.
After managing to sell the house in Essex and with very little money to spare, Nick's father told them about a bungalow that had come on to the market about six miles from where Nick had originally grown up.