Share to Buy – making housing affordable
In an age where barriers to home ownership seem ever higher, affordable home ownership schemes can make a real difference. Share to Buy is committed to making affordable housing schemes truly accessible and transparent online. Our main website, sharetobuy.com, is a ‘one stop shop’ for affordable home ownership schemes – you can search for shared ownership properties and find a mortgage to buy them with, all in one process.
Our London portal, www.sharetobuy.com/firststeps, is the official home of the Mayor of London’s FIRST STEPS scheme. FIRST STEPS covers all the main affordable home ownership products in London – including shared ownership (part buy part rent).
Share to Buy started as mortgage brokers focused on shared mortgages in 2004, expanding into a property portal and ‘one stop shop’ in 2010. Share to Buy continues to offer mortgage services focused on the affordable homes sector, and as such, Share to Buy ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We have used our experience as mortgage brokers to build a property portal where affordability is a key part of the interactive experience: for each property, we estimate the deposit needed to buy the home and the potential monthly payments when you move in.
Helping the homeless
For all mortgages we arrange, we donate £10 towards helping homeless people. Specifically, for every mortgage we arrange that goes on to complete we make a £10 donation to Broadway Homelessness & Support (Registered Charity 274403). James Cartlidge (pictured), our co-founder and Director, is a volunteer small business adviser to the Broadway charity, assisting in their effort to help homeless people start businesses of their own.
31st December 2016
For those looking for Shared Ownership homes in the south of England, we've had more recent additions which may be of interest.
Click the following link to read on and see these new Shared Ownership houses and apartments which were added to our website in late December. Read on
Click here to begin your search for a shared ownership property in any area.
5th December 2016
While you are looking for a suitable property and going to viewings, there is one task that you can sensibly start, so that when you have been offered a property, your mortgage application is not delayed. All mortgage applications will require that you provide documents as part of the process so start getting your documentation ready.
7th November 2016
We've teamed up with WhatHouse? to bring you Your Guide to Shared Ownership. Inside you’ll find all you need to know about the scheme: whether you are eligible, the process of finding and purchasing a Shared Ownership property, the pros and cons of Shared Ownership and much, much more.
20th October 2016
Read our latest blog from our Mortgage Expert Stephen Dwelley. In this blog Stephen answers the frequenlty asked questions from first time buyers trying understand how much they can borrow for a mortgage and what is affordable.
We also provide the London Home Show each Spring & Autumn, supported by the Mayor of London it's the No.1 event for first time buyers in the capital. We bring together the biggest names in the first time buyer sector, with housing providers, solictiors & mortgage brokers exhibiting throughout the day. If you're at the beginning of your journey, you can also take advantage of our Ask the Expert Q&A sessions to give you a great overview of your options and the buying process. We hope to see you at the next London Home Show, keep an eye out for announcements on our Share to Buy Facebook page in the Spring and the Autumn.