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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Get on the property ladder with waterside living and Shared Ownership

Five first time buyer developments in Hackney, Hillingdon, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hove The benefits of living near blue spaces – ranging from rivers and lakes to the sea – are well known. Proximity to water has been shown to help people feel more relaxed, but this waterside lifestyle commands a high price premium. Having…

Park Premiums: The London Parks Adding The Most Value To Nearby Properties

  Whether it’s to have picnics in the summer or make snowmen during winter, who doesn’t love spending time outdoors at local parks? If you’re looking to move close to plenty of green spaces, we’ve talked before about the London boroughs offering the most green spaces — but do parks increase property values in these…

Catalyst New Homes: Shared Ownership in future Crossrail hotspot in West London

Studio, one and two bedroom apartments available in Southall, Ealing While working from home and increased flexibility has become ‘the new normal’, reports show that living near public transport links remains at the forefront of buyers’ minds. Recent research shows that the price premium of living close to train stations has grown in London –…

Registration now open for London Home Show Autumn 2021

Tickets available for free first time buyer event this September Share to Buy’s free London Home Show event will be returning to the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster on Saturday 18th September 2021, between 10.30am to 5pm. We understand that now more than ever, the stability of having a home to call your own is incredibly important…