Aspiring home owners from across East Northamptonshire attended a tailor-made event to find out more about how they can purchase their first home at Thrapston Plaza on Saturday (6 October).
The event, which is organised by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC), provided people with everything they need to know about shared ownership, as well as showcase which homes are available in the local area with partner Housing Associations - Wellingborough Homes, NCHA and the Longhurst Group.
Mortgage Advisors, colleagues from ENC and Housing Associations offered advice and guidance on shared ownership, including how to apply to buy on a shared ownership basis and what the mortgage and monthly payments could be.
Cllr Steven North, Leader of ENC, said:
“I am delighted that people from across the district attended the event to find out more about how they can get their foot on the property ladder. For singles and couples looking for their first home, shared ownership means that buying a property can happen more quickly than if you have to save for a full deposit.
“I would encourage anyone who would like to find out more about shared ownership to contact our Housing Association partners, who are equipped with the expertise to help you find your dream home.”
All potential home-buyers need to register with the Help to Buy Agent who will assess if they are eligible to qualify for the Shared Ownership scheme. For more information and to register visit https://www.helptobuymidlands.co.uk/
Once approved, you can contact Housing Associations operating in the area that you wish to move to check if they have shared ownership properties available.