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RHP: Tired of renting? Here’s why Shared Ownership could be perfect for you!

With the average rental rate due to go up 15% over the next three years (source: Moneywise, 2019) there’s never been a better time to get onto the property ladder. We all know though that’s easier said than done, especially with London, due to high house and deposit prices. This is the beauty of Shared…

Legal and General Affordable Homes launch their first Shared Ownership apartments

Marking their move into the affordable housing sector, Legal & General Affordable Homes have announced the launch of their first Shared Ownership apartments – releasing a collection of 50 one and two bedroom apartments at Leon House, in rapidly regenerating Central Croydon. Part of a popular new development set within a modernist former office block,…

What Do We Spend Our Disposable Income On?

Disposable income in the UK is up by £400 per household compared to last year, according to government data, but once our largest expenses are taken care of each month, where does the rest of our cash go? According to data from the ONS, the median annual income per household is around £29,400, with eating…

Guest Blog: Using Feng Shui to improve your living room layout

There is something to be said about balance – whether it is a balance in your work life, balance in your personal life, and even balance inside your home. The art of feng shui is a systematic approach regarding the specific arrangement of furniture, its orientation, and how it creates a well-balanced flow of energy.…

London and Quadrant: Final Shared Ownership homes at Bow development

Just three apartments remain at Bow East, L&Q’s Shared Ownership development in first time buyer hotspot, Bow. Two two-bedroom apartments and a spacious three bedroom apartment are the final homes available in the well-connected development. Located only a four minute walk from Bow Church DLR station and an eight minute walk from Bow Road Underground…

Poplar HARCA: Tom and Soo find their dream marital home through Shared Ownership

Tom, a hostel Chaplain, and Soo, who works in advertising, recently got married and found their dream marital home through Shared Ownership. Poplar HARCA spoke to the couple about why they chose Shared Ownership, the perks of living in a new build property and how they’re getting to know their new neighbours. Why did you…

Top Tips: Creating a haunting yet homely Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner and so comes the dilemma of whether or not to decorate your home. It would seem that if it’s not for Christmas then the majority of us just aren’t keen on purchasing decorative pieces that we’ll only use one day out of the year. So, before you start to…

Southern Home Ownership: Introducing Second Steps

Second Steps is an award-winning initiative from Southern Home Ownership, whereby existing Shared Ownership residents can purchase their next home (or “Second Step”) on a Shared Ownership basis. If you own a Shared Ownership home and have outgrown the property, Second Steps allows you to sell the property and purchase a new home within London on…

Share to Buy launches Mortgage Broker Panel

Leading first time buyer property portal Share to Buy has created a Mortgage Broker Panel – a reference for purchasers, as they look to secure a mortgage for a Shared Ownership or Help to Buy home. Featuring four of the most experienced specialist brokers in the sector – Metro Finance, TMP The Mortgage People, JDCIFA…

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