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House Prices Rise to Record High

Posted: 26 Apr 2018

Category: General

Hashtags: #First Time Buyer   #New Home   

A closer look at how this impacts first time buyers

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The latest house price index data from Halifax found that the average property price in the UK increased 1.5% in March to £227,871, the highest price ever recorded by the index.  


Furthermore, property prices don’t show any sign of slowing down. In the next few months, Halifax expects to see prices grow by 3%, fuelled by the continuing shortage of properties available on the open market.


With purchasing a home on the open market continuing to remain unaffordable to many, Shared Ownership remains a fantastic solution for first time buyers looking to take their first step onto the property ladder.


Shared Ownership allows first time buyers to own a share of a property, typically 25%, which makes it a more affordable option than buying a home outright.


Furthermore, Shared Ownership mortgages typically require a smaller deposit than a regular house purchase. The Shared Ownership scheme also allows home owners to increase their share all the way up to 100%, at a time and pace convenient for them.


For more information on purchasing your first home with Shared Ownership, click here


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