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Four Instagram-worthy homes you won’t believe are available with Shared Ownership
The Help to Buy deadline may be fast approaching, but first time buyers need not despair, there are still plenty of opportunities to get onto the property ladder! More and more hopeful house hunters are now exploring Shared Ownership as a viable route to homeownership in the capital.
You may have already heard of the government backed part-buy part-rent scheme that’s helped thousands of people secure their dream home; but did you know you could get a sleek communal cinema room, a trendy co-working space, or a high-end concierge service as part of the deal?
With over 160 years of heritage, and a wealth of experience helping first time buyers purchase their own stunning property, Peabody and Catalyst have come together to define how homeowners can get the most out of their home hunt this year through Shared Ownership. The organisation has a selection of breath-taking developments across London, many offering buyers a whole host of facilities they might not expect when purchasing their first home.
Here’s our pick of four of the most exciting Shared Ownership homes on the market right now. Don’t miss out!
1. Movie magic at Three Waters in Bow Creek
Ever watched a movie on Netflix or Disney+ wishing you could enjoy it on the big screen? Lucky buyers can do just that at Three Waters, where a state-of-the-art cinema room is exclusively available to homeowners. Whether for a film night with friends, or a TV screening with your new neighbours, relax on squishy deluxe sofa chairs in this blackout room, watching a classic or the latest blockbuster on a supersized screen.
Three Waters offers a stylish collection of one, two and three bedroom Shared Ownership homes, set in a vibrant waterside location in Bow Creek, East London.
Crafted with comfort in mind, the development also has a 24-hour concierge, alongside raised gardens, a roof terrace, and private balconies, helping buyers enjoy direct views across the water, and to embrace the outdoors.
Prices start from £115,500 for a 30% share (FMV: £385,000). Visit threewatersso.co.uk for further information.
2. Zoom envy at Southmere in Thamesmead
Bid goodbye to unsightly backgrounds on your video calls: Southmere comes with outstanding co-working spaces and meeting rooms, exclusively for residents’ use. With a collection of two and three bedroom apartments in South East London now available, Southmere is the first milestone in Peabody’s ambitious and award-winning regeneration at Thamesmead.
Ensuring no homeowner has to compromise on their wish list, Southmere is also home to an exclusive podium garden, concierge service and a residents’ lounge, all set to open early next year.
These impressive facilities, so rarely found in Shared Ownership developments, offer exclusivity alongside value for money for those living in this property hotspot.
The development is also home to a brand new public square and civic building including a library, while a fitness studio, café and other commercial and community spaces are also on the way. For residents searching for speedy access into the heart of the city, the Elizabeth line from Abbey Wood reaches Canary Wharf in just 11 minutes and Liverpool Street in less than 20.
Prices start from £118,500 for a 30% share (FMV: £395,000). Visit southmere.co.uk for further information.
3. Stadium-side living at The Switch in Wimbledon
Major sports venues so often provide the impetus for successful regeneration projects, and the brand-new AFC Wimbledon stadium is no different – becoming the dynamic hub of this new community.
The Switch by Catalyst is part of a unique masterplan, returning AFC Wimbledon to its historic home turf with a 9,000-seat stadium, enriched with new cultural infrastructure and 633 homes. The development is providing first time buyers the opportunity to shape the future of this exciting new community in a sought after neighbourhood.
Properties wrap around the stadium, while externally facing podium gardens provide tranquillity both on match and non-match days.
One of South West London’s largest Shared Ownership developments, The Switch is located between the desirable neighbourhoods of Earlsfield and Wimbledon. A selection of two and three bedroom homes remain at this fast selling development.
Prices start from £140,000 for a 25% share (FMV: £535,000). Visit switchsw17.co.uk for further information
4. Waterside WOW factor at Willow Walk in Wandsworth
Waterside living in London so often comes with a hefty price premium, with views over the Thames and access to walkways along the river a highly sought after commodity for homeowners in the capital.
Just moments from the River Thames, Willow Walk in Wandsworth is Peabody’s collection of high specification one and two bedroom homes, available through Shared Ownership. Offering plenty of green space, culture and connectivity in one of South West London’s most popular boroughs for first time buyers, residents can appreciate swift access into the city via the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers pier, just a minute’s walk from the development. If high-speed river boats aren’t your thing, instead catch the 14 minute train into Waterloo from Wandsworth Town.
Wandsworth Park is minutes away, providing 20 acres of green space, while there’s a wide range of restaurants, pubs, shops and bars in Wandsworth and nearby Putney.
Prices start from £130,625 for a 25% share (FMV: £522,500). Visit willowwalk-sw18.com for further information.
Come see Peabody and Catalyst at stand 6 in the Britten Room at the London Home Show on September 17th, to find a home that is more than just a place to live.
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