About Share to Buy

Share to Buy – the home of Shared Ownership

In an age where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to buy your own home, Share to Buy helps first time buyers to get a foot on the property ladder.

A one stop shop for affordable home ownership schemes, Share to Buy is an online property portal and the first point of contact for many buyers looking to purchase their own home through alternative home buying schemes such as Shared Ownership and Help to Buy.


With housing providers who specialise in first time buyer developments listing their properties on our website, users of the Share to Buy portal benefit from access to a wide range of new build and resale homes across the country. Potential buyers can register for alerts on properties which meet their requirements, as well as signing up to receive notifications about brand new schemes which may be of interest to them, all based on their individual search criteria.

Founded in 2004, Share to Buy started out as a specialist mortgage broker with a focus on first time buyer mortgages, expanding into a property portal in 2010. Share to Buy continues to offer mortgage services with a focus on the affordable homes sector and is authorised, and regulated, by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Utilising its expertise as mortgage brokers and knowledge of the property market, the Share to Buy portal uniquely offers affordability calculations for its users. Each listed property offers a financial guide, including an estimated deposit and potential monthly payments, helping buyers to weigh up their options.

Latest news

London Home Show March 2018

Over 4,300 potential buyers attended the 10th London Home Show – the capital’s biggest event for first time buyers – on Saturday 3rd March. The free-to-attend event saw 47 exhibitors all under one roof. A range of Shared Ownership and Help to Buy providers, alongside mortgage brokers and conveyancing solicitors, offered free advice to thousands…

Help to Buy 101: Help to Buy equity loan explained

Help to Buy 101 | Help to Buy explained Potential buyers are often confused by the home buying process, especially when you add schemes such as Help to Buy to the equation. However, the whole process is likely much simpler that you think! So, take a breath and stop fretting. Read our Help to Buy…

Guest Blog: Bellway brings back popular pre-release Help to Buy event

Helping more first time buyers get their foot on the property ladder, Bellway Homes is giving house hunters the chance to secure a brand new home before they go on general release at their upcoming Help to Buy event. A selection of Bellway sites across London and Essex will be available to purchase off-plan, at…

Guest Blog: L&Q launch online commercial to raise awareness of Shared Ownership  

It was recently reported that the number of first time buyers is at an eight year high, with UK Finance releasing figures that show there were 365,000 mortgaged first time buyers in 2017, a 7.4% increase on the previous year. These buyers include a growing number of Shared Ownership purchasers – a popular alternative route…