16th September 2016
WHAT IS SHARED OWNERSHIP?
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN DISPELS MYTHS SURROUNDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCT
Confused by shared ownership? Think it’s just for key workers? Or just for first time buyers? Think again. A week-long national campaign is returning for its fourth year to raise awareness of the more affordable alternative home ownership product, starting on Thursday 15th September, to help homebuyers understand how they could be eligible to secure a property with this pioneering scheme. Read on
15th September 2016
Buying Shared Ownership was stress-free
With buying a house on the list as one of the most stressful things to do in life, purchasing through Shared Ownership has been relatively stress-free and easy for 27-year-old Claire Harvey. Read on
14th September 2016
Our latest guest blog comes from Lucy Chitty, Regional Director of Sales at leading housing provider L&Q. Lucy takes you through the some of the advantages of buying a Shared Ownership home, helping you belong in London.
13th September 2016
A New Home of Your Own?
Are you looking to purchase a new home in London and are struggling to find a large enough deposit? Then come along to the London Home Show. The Help to Buy London Team will be there to offer advice on the equity loan scheme.
We are the Government appointed Help to Buy agent for Equity Loans in London, and can help to guide you through the process.
Click here to read more about Who Can Benefit from Help to Buy?
13th September 2016
Buying your first home means making big decisions:
• Where should I live?
• Which property should I make my home?
• How will I pay for it?
At Barclays, we’re helping first time buyers to feel a little more confident when it comes to making those big decisions.
We will be on-hand at the London Home Show 2016, with a team of Mortgage Advisors throughout the day to offer support and guidance to help you understand your property needs and how much you could afford to borrow. Read on
12th September 2016
Southern Home Ownership is part of Southern Housing Group; one of southern England's largest housing associations, with a growing portfolio of over 26,000 homes across London and the South East. We’ve been helping buyers onto the property ladder for over 30 years, making home ownership a reality for more than 4000 households.
12th August 2016
Intermediate rent, also known as IMR is an affordable housing scheme for those who are unable to afford a suitable home to meet their housing needs on the open market. Eligibility criteria will apply. To find out more about this property for Intermediate Rent in Southampton click the following link to view more information and if you feel you may be eligible to apply, follow the links to contact the housing provider. Two bedroom flat for intermediate rent in Southampton, SO16 Be quick to show your interest, as IMR properties in Southampton are of limited availability.
Click here to begin your search for a intermediate rent properties in the south of England or any area.
10th August 2016
Are you looking for home ownership in Kent? We have brand new Shared Ownership houses in Chatham , ME4 added to our Shared Ownership property portal this month. The Skylark Waters development is a selection of 3 bedroom houses & 2 bedroom houses available to part-buy on St Mary's Island, Chatham. Why not take a look at the 2 bed houses & 3 bed houses in Kent, taking note of the eligibility critieria on display. If you feel you may be eligible, show your interest now by contacting the housing provider. You could potentially take your first step onto the housing ladder with one of these affordable homes in Kent.
Click here to begin your search for a shared ownership property in Kent or any area.
9th August 2016
Part of Southern Housing Group, Southern Home Ownership provide affordable home ownership solutions to people living in Lodnon and the South East. They offer a wide range of developments, from traditional family homes to vibrant city apartments.
Southern Home Ownership are sponsoring the London Home Show Autumn 2016. We spoke to Vikki Walker, Sales Manager at Southern Home Ownership about what you can expect from them at the event.
8th August 2016
L&Q is a leading housing developer and housing association in London. L&Q build homes for a range of tenures, including a large Shared Ownership programme across London.
L&Q are sponsoring the London Home Show Autumn 2016. We spoke to L&Q's Regional Sales Director, Lucy Chitty, about what you can expect from L&Q at the London Home Show.
29th July 2016
The London Home Show Autumn 2016 is the biggest event for first time buyers in London. The event, supported by the Mayor of London, hosts a range of great exhibitiors from across the first time buyers sector, including housing providers, solicitors and mortgage brokers.
The event takes place on the 17th September, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster.
It's FREE to attend, click here for more info and to register.
29th July 2016
A new build development on the outskirts of charming Drayton Village. Approximately 30 minutes by car to Oxford, and surrounded by the countryside with great connections to surrounding areas, you could potentially own one of these part-rent part-buy homes in Drayton, OX14.
Follow this link to register your interest in these 2 & 3 bed shared owmership homes in Oxfordshire
Click here to begin your search for a shared ownership property in Oxfordshire or any area.
28th July 2016
If you live or work in Essex and would like to take your first step onto the housing ladder, you could potentially part-buy a home in Chelmsford, CM2*. This new development of modern Shared Ownership apartments in Chelmsford are coming soon. Chelmsford Station is just over one and a half miles away from the development, which is set in the midst of green spaces and wooded areas.
Follow the link to see more information about the 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for shared ownership in Chelmsford, Essex.
*Further eligiblity criteria may apply
Click here to begin your search for a shared ownership property in Essex or any area.
26th July 2016
Coming soon, a stunning new development of Shared Ownership houses in Wokingham within a charming village setting. These Shared Ownership Houses in Wokingham, RG41 include generous gardens and parking. If you would like a chance to potentially part-buy a house in Berkshire, follow these links to see details of the 2 bedroom house in Wokingham, and the 3 bedroom house for shared ownership in Wokingham.
Click here to begin your search for a shared ownership property in Berkshire or any area.
14th July 2016
Our latest Guest Blog comes from WhatHouse? with a host of tips for first time buyers.
8th July 2016
“Help to Buy enabled us to buy a property with a better specification. We already had a reasonable deposit but without Help to Buy on top, we probably would have got a much smaller flat on the outskirts of London. Overall, Help to Buy allowed us to get a higher quality property, in a better location.”
1st July 2016
This week we've had 2 newbuild developments of Shared Ownership homes in Surrey and Shared ownership homes in West Sussex, added to our property portal.
The Bleriot Gate development of houses to part-rent part-buy in Surrey KT15, is coming soon with 2 and 3 bed houses. The 2 bed shared ownership house in Surrey is available for enquiries now, and click here to find the three bedroom house to part-buy in Addlestone so register your interest to be notified about the SO Development launch.
Those looking for shared ownership properties in West Sussex could show their interest in the Woodland Place development of 2 & 3 bed houses. Prices are to be confirmed for these 2 bed houses in Billinghurst & 3 bed houses in West Sussex, RH14.
Click here to begin your search for a shared ownership property.
19th June 2016
“Buying through this scheme was a life saver for me and the only way that I was able to buy my own home in the location I wanted. Shared Ownership definitely gives people more of a chance to own their own property. I was able to put down what was comfortable for me financially and my outgoings are now really reasonable - unlike renting where I was paying such a high rent and the home wasn’t even mine.”
14th June 2016
New to the website and coming soon to the South and Southeast of England are some lovely shared ownership apartments in Berkshire, shared ownership houses in Worthing, and shared ownership houses in Kent.
The Chilham development boasts 3 bed houses in Canterbury, CT4 to part-buy part-rent, launching this month so show your interest as soon as possible! A selection of 2 bed houses for shared ownership in Worthing, BN13 and also 3 bed houses in Worthing, the Barley Grange newbuild development is coming soon. Also launching soon, the Cardew Court development has 1 bed apartments for shared ownership and 2 bed apartments in Berkshire, RG12 available under the part rent, part buy scheme. These new homes will be announcing pricing in the coming weeks so why not show your interest and potentially take your first step onto the housing ladder.
Click here to begin your search for a shared ownership property.
10th June 2016
"Having a new build apartment is so appealing; I prefer them to some of the older Victorian flats that you find around here. I also feel that a new build home is made to such a high standard that the worry of maintenance costs is taken away – plus, I can move in straight away." Keith, 32, recently moved into a brand new apartment at Peabody's flagship Merchant Walk development. Read his story here.
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.