What is Shared Ownership?
Shared Ownership is an affordable home ownership scheme which makes it easier for eligible purchasers to get on the property ladder. Buyers get a mortgage for the share they can afford, and pay rent on the remaining share.
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Does Shared Ownership mean sharing with someone else?
No – this is a common misconception but the ‘shared’ aspect of the scheme simply means you’re sharing ownership of your home with a housing association.
If you decide to buy a Shared Ownership home in Ebbsfleet, you’re effectively purchasing a portion of your property. Your initial share will usually be between 25% to 75%, paying a mortgage on the part that you own and a below market value rent on the remaining share.
Can I ever fully own a Shared Ownership home in Ebbsfleet?
Yes – Shared Owners can choose to buy additional shares in their property by ‘staircasing’.
When buying a Shared Ownership home, you will initially purchase a minimum percentage somewhere between 25% to 75%. Down the line, if you find that your financial circumstances have changed, buyers will have the option to buy more shares.
If you choose to buy a higher percentage, your mortgage repayments will increase while the rent you pay will decrease. In the majority of cases there aren’t any restrictions and you can buy 100% of your home – in this instance, you would become the outright owner.
Do I meet the eligibility criteria for Shared Ownership homes in Ebbsfleet?
As a home-buying product aimed at helping those who can’t afford to purchase a property on the open market, there are certain requirements that buyers will need to meet to be considered eligible for Shared Ownership.
For example, there are caps on household income which means that you must earn less than £80,000 to be eligible for the scheme – or less than £90,000 if you would like to buy a home in London. The criteria also states that buyers must be at least 18 years of age and do not own another property either in the UK or abroad.
How much does Shared Ownership cost in Ebbsfleet?
Shared Ownership properties enable you to put down a smaller deposit compared to those required on the open market – buyers will usually need to put down 5% to 10% of the share that they’re buying, rather than the full market value of the home.
On a monthly basis, buyers will be required to pay their mortgage, a subsidised rent and service charge on their home, however, these repayments often work out cheaper than or equal to renting privately in the same area. Other costs to consider when buying a home include solicitor and mortgage broker fees – you can find out more about these costs on Share to Buy.
Are there Shared Ownership homes in Ebbsfleet?
Share to Buy lists thousands of Shared Ownership homes all across Ebbsfleet and beyond – including new build properties and those available through resale.
Shared Ownership is available on a variety of homes including cosy studios, stylish apartments and traditional family homes. Check out our property search tool to start looking for your new home today!
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Who are Share to Buy?
Share to Buy is the leading online portal for Shared Ownership properties. Established in 2004 as the UK’s first specialist online mortgage broker for affordable home ownership products, the site has since developed into a one stop shop for first time buyers, offering the country’s largest listing of Shared Ownership homes from many of the UK’s biggest housing providers.
Why should I register with Share to Buy?
Share to Buy is the nation’s biggest and best established affordable home ownership property portal, making it the ideal website for first time buyers looking to take that first step onto the property ladder.
Using our property search tool, you can search for homes that suit your needs via filters such as location, number of bedrooms, monthly outgoings and deposit amount. You can also set up alert preferences so you’ll be notified when new properties that meet your search are announced by email.
Acting as a one stop shop for first time buyers, Share to Buy also offers handy FAQs and guides, interactive mortgage tools, mortgage broker and conveyancing panels, and live events to help potential purchasers on their home-buying journey.
Can I advertise my home on Share to Buy?
If you are a housing association or developer selling properties through Shared Ownership, Help to Buy and other affordable home ownership schemes, we can list your new build and resale homes on the Share to Buy property portal.
As well as working alongside Registered Providers, we also partner with private sellers who are looking to sell their current Shared Ownership home.
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If you’re a first time buyer, then you may feel disheartened that home ownership is a prospect out of your reach. Thankfully though, with Shared Ownership homes in Ebbsfleet, that vital first step onto the property ladder can be made more accessible than ever. Help to Buy homes in Ebbsfleet are also a great option for buyers looking to get the keys to their dream property.
Staying up to date with the latest Shared Ownership and Help to Buy properties in Ebbsfleet is simple. All you need to do is sign up to Share to Buy and register to receive alerts when relevant properties become available.
If you’re looking for somewhere to arrive and make an impact, then you are in some pretty good company here. Ebbsfleet is an area with a rich and storied history, but it’s likely that it’s most famous for three very important arrivals. First was Julius Caesar – the effect of whose invasion can be felt two millennia later. Then there’s Hengist and Horsa, the legendary brothers who conquered the United Kingdom, as well as Augustine of Canterbury, who brought Christianity to England in 597 AD.
While we don’t imagine you plan on conquering the country, we think Ebbsfleet is the perfect place to create a positive impact in your life. The fresh air will certainly help. Ebbsfleet has no shortage of sensationally beautiful parks and natural spaces to get away from it all. As long as its history is, there is something truly timeless about the charms of a stroll; we must admit there is a sense of the green and pleasant lands of poems from long ago here.
Of course, Ebbsfleet is historic: that’s what gives the area so many unique attractions along with its own local culture. It’s one which has far more depth than just a few very significant visitors. It’s also located in the larger county of Kent, meaning that while Ebbsfleet provides the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities for a lot of people, it is not so far removed to be away from the conveniences of more metropolitan areas.
It boasts the best of both worlds, so you don’t have to miss out on anything. If there’s something that Ebbsfleet can’t deliver, then it’ll always just be a short drive away. All in all, Ebbsfleet is the little hamlet where big things can, have, and will happen.
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