What is Help to Buy?

Help to Buy is the name of a government scheme that aims to help first time buyers, and those looking to move home, purchase residential property. With the Help to Buy Equity Loan, the government will lend you between 15% and 40% of the property price. The percentage of the loan depends on where you live. You will need to put down a deposit of at least 5% and get a mortgage to cover the rest of the property’s value.

Share to Buy is a national property portal, listing Help to Buy, Shared Ownership, rental and other affordable home ownership properties. You can search for properties, use our helpful guides and FAQs to get all the info you need and we can even help you search for mortgages and conveyancing solicitors.

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Live Shared Ownership webinar with Share to Buy and BeWest

Join the experts for a first time buyer webinar and live Q&A session On Tuesday 26th January at 5pm, Share to Buy will be joined by BeWest for a live webinar all about buying a Shared Ownership property. BeWest Sales: Find out how to buy a home in West London with the Shared Ownership scheme…

L&Q: Shared Ownership homes launching in Warwickshire

Brand new two and three bedroom houses located in Stratford-upon-Avon Latest statistics show an increase of 4% in average property prices in Stratford-upon-Avon and surrounding villages over the last year, with the idyllic town often seeming out of reach and unaffordable to many buyers, especially first time buyers hoping to put down roots. Offering a more affordable route…

SO Resi: Shared Ownership homes in Welwyn Garden City

Studio, one and two bedroom apartments at SO Resi Times Square, Hertfordshire With figures revealing that the average first time buyer deposit now sits at nearly £30,000, those looking for a route to homeownership are turning to more accessible options such as Shared Ownership. The Government-backed product has an attractive low 5% deposit requirement and…

Peabody: Green space has been a saviour for lockdown buyer in London

First time buyer Josephine settles into Shared Ownership home at Motion, East London The benefits of spending time outdoors for both pleasure and leisure have been long associated with higher levels of general wellbeing, with 71% of people who have access to outdoor green space experienced a significantly higher feeling of contentment. For Josephine Redfern,…