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Staircasing – increase the stake in your home at a time that suits you

19 September 2018

Staircasing is one of the great advantages of buying a shared ownership property (where you buy a share of your property and pay rent on the remainder).

Kevin Dunleavy, Head of Homeowner Services for The Guinness Partnershi...

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Let your skills flourish in your new home with PricedIn Learning

18 September 2018

At L&Q, we aim to make the process of buying your first home as simple as possible, which is why we created PricedIn with L&Q – designed to help you understand how Shared Ownership, the affordable home-buying scheme, can get you o...

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Part 2: Shared ownership myths busted by Hyde New Homes

17 September 2018

It’s shared ownership week and we’re celebrating by busting some of the common myths surrounding this great route to home ownership…

Is it more difficult to obtain a mortgage via Shared ownership?
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Part 1: Shared ownership myths busted by Network Homes

17 September 2018

It’s shared ownership week and we’re celebrating by busting some of the common myths surrounding this great route to home ownership…

You have to share your home with someone else!

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Buying more shares in your shared ownership home (staircasing) FAQs

17 September 2018

Buying more shares in your shared ownership home is called ‘staircasing’ and most leases allow you to do this to a point where you can own your ...

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It's Competition Time! Terms and Conditions

15 September 2018

Competition Terms and Conditions

  • Prizes: We have three competitions we are running on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We have one £50 voucher for each competition. The voucher is for a voucher of your choice...

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Reggie Yates supports Shared Ownership Week 2018

09 September 2018

This years’ ambassador, broadcaster and director Reggie Yates, is a fantastic champion for Shared Ownership Week 2018.  His television caree...

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Guest Blog: London’s Largest First Time Buyer Event Returns

17 August 2018

Bringing all fourteen Shared Ownership Week partners together under one roof, the team at Share to Buy are busy preparing for their eleventh London Home Show; the capital’s largest event for first time buyers.

The London Ho...

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Shake up your commute with Shared Ownership

13 September 2017

Lucy Chitty, Sales and Customer Services Director of L&Q, explores how buyers can shake up their commutes with alternative modes of transport.

Good transport links are undoubtedly top of the wish list for Shared Ownersh...

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Network Homes

12 September 2017

I want to sell my Shared Ownership homes but it sounds like I need to jump through a lot of hoops. Is it really that complicated?

It may seem like you need to jump through a lot of hoops to sell your Shared Ownership home....

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Shared Ownership Myth Busting

11 September 2017

1.    Is it more difficult to obtain a mortgage via Shared Ownership?
-    Some people believe that it is more difficult to obtain a Shared Ownership mortgage in comparison to an ‘ordinary’ ...

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4 reasons why East London is the place to buy a Shared Ownership home

10 September 2017

A recent Zoopla report found that making a mark on your own place was one of the top reasons for first time buyers to get on the property ladder. But what many buyers rarely imagine is the prospect of making their mark on the area itself. In the h...

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How does Shared Ownership differ from Shared Equity and outright ownership mortgages?

20 September 2016

Here at Mansfield Building Society, we’re delighted that Shared Ownership Week asked us to put together a guest blog about Shared Ownership from the view of a mortgage lender.

Our CeMAP Qualified Mortgage Adviser, Debbie S...

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Small deposit? No problem: Get PricedIn with Shared Ownership

15 September 2016

Reports from a major mortgage lender show that the average deposit in London is now over £90,000, three times the national average salary.

For most, this means that buying a home is becoming increasingly out of reach, and yet getting on t...

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Top Tips For Small Properties - Making Your Rooms Feel Bigger

15 September 2016

If you have a small room in your house that you’re decorating, here’s some helpful hints and tips to make it look bigger:

  1. Use light colours on the walls and ceiling – this will reflect light and make th...

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Open The Door To Owning Your Own Home - HOUSING MINISTER, GAVIN BARWELL MP

15 September 2016

“86% of people aspire to own their own home. And it’s our job as a government and my job as a minister to turn this dream into a reality.

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Quick Tips On How To Be More Energy Efficient

15 September 2016

There are a number of things you can do at little or no cost, which can start saving you money today:

  1. Swap ...

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How do I sell my Shared Ownership Property?

15 September 2016

Selling any property can seem daunting and shared ownership is no different. At Hyde New Homes, we understand the challenges faced by our customers and endeavour to improve your experience.


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MEDIA ALERT - 5th September 2016 - HOUSING & PLANNING MINISTER ENDORSES SHARED OWNERSHIP WEEK

05 September 2016

New Housing and Planning Minister, MP Gavin Barwell, believes everyone should have the opportunity to realise their dream of buying a home, as he endorses a week-long campaign to raise awaren...

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Can I Ever Own My Shared Ownership Home Outright? A Guide to Staircasing

05 September 2016

Staircasing is the straightforward process of buying a greater share in a Shared Ownership property that you already own, with the aim of eventually owning your home outright.

One of Notting Hill Sales’ very own residents,
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Maximise Your Storage Space In 5 Simple Steps

05 September 2016

Once you have made the exciting decision to buy a new home through Shared Ownership, you’ll be able to get stuck into decorating and personalising your new apartment. In order to maximise space, check ou...

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What other costs do I need to consider when budgeting?

01 September 2016

Shared Ownership is a way for first time buyers who can’t afford to purchase a home outright to get on the property ladder. The combined cost of the mortgage on your share of the home and the monthly subsidised rent on the share that you ...

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Mayor of London gives support to Shared Ownership Week

26 August 2016

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, said: “Shared ownership can be an effective way to help people find a home they can afford to buy and I welcome measures to make the process more accessible and easier to un...

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Notting Hill Sales’ Top 5 Tips for Decorating a New Build on a Budget

26 August 2016

New build homes are the perfect blank canvas to really put your stamp on, and with Shared Ownership, owning one is more attainable t...

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Can I afford to live in London with Shared Ownership?

24 August 2016

It’s no secret that house prices in London have been out of many house buyer’s budgets. It was disheartening to read an article claiming that more than four in ten Londoners aged 18 to 40 said they...

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A more affordable journey to home ownership

18 August 2016

Daunting deposits, fiendish solicitors’ fees, monster mortgage payments - let’s face it, buying your first home can be pretty scary.


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What Is Shared Ownership Week All About?

08 August 2016

Our week-long national campaign is returning for its fourth year!

Shared Ownership Week will start on Thursday 15th of September with the aim of helping prospective homebuyers understand how they could be eligible to secure a property with...

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Footballers' Legacy supports Shared Ownership Week

03 August 2016

The week is also supported by Legacy, a unique property group set up by Rio Ferdinand, Mark Noble, Captain of West Ham United and ex England International footballer Bobby Zamora to deliver schemes for Local Authorities that not only reduce the...

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