Shared Ownership in Birmingham
A major transport hub with exceptional rail, bus, road, canal and tram links, Birmingham’s set for another fresh chapter with the emergence of High Speed 2, with phase one linking the city with London, cutting train travel times between the two cities from 1h21min to 49 min. Phase 2 will see further development links of HS2 with Leeds and Manchester. Put simply: a property investment in Birmingham is always going to be a good idea.
Why you should buy a shared ownership property in Birmingham
The UK’s second city is always going to defy expectation. Its forward-thinking, eclectic and just about as far removed from its once dreary reputation thanks to unrelenting regeneration. Contemporary architecture looms along its skyline, its dining scene has evolved immeasurably in recent years, from no-frills-but-fantastic curries, to upmarket inventive plates at cult restaurants, and there are plenty of sedate green spaces to break from the bustle. It’s one of those cities that squishes its boroughs close together so mooching from one part of town is easy: there’s the arty vibe around Digbeth and the Custard Factory with its indie stores, galleries and studios; the bling bars and canals of Brindley Place that’s always an atmospheric spot to blow off the cobwebs; and the historic jewellery quarter, doling out exceptional antique gems to all corners of the UK.
Live in Birmingham and there’s a lot to like: you can muse around the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or catch a performance at the captivating Symphony Hall and the Hippodrome - the UK’s most popular single-auditorium theatre.
Need fresh air? Pad around the darkly magical Moseley Bog, said to be Tolkien’s inspiration for the Shire. If you’re a card-carrying member of the chocoholic’s club, you’ve got the sprawling Cadbury World to pick up free bars and glug melted choc; sultry summer afternoons can be spent in the enchanting Botanical Gardens; and if you head to a cricket match at Edgbaston, you’re in for a corker of a game.
Part-buy Part-rent in Birmingham
If you think you can’t afford to buy a property in Birmingham, listen up. As long as you earn less than £80,000, you can get a slice of the action with a shared ownership home and there are dozens of shared ownership properties in Birmingham for first-time buyers. Even in the cool city enclave of Harbourne, you’ll find pretty two- and three-bedroom homes available, backed by the government scheme with suntrap gardens and contemporary interiors.
To the west of Birmingham, Dudley, with its castle and country parks, is home to a handful of two-bedroom apartments. And in the affluent suburb of Edgbaston – all green streets, attractive Georgian architecture and a booming restaurant scene – there are several upmarket developments with underfloor heating, modern kitchens and large windows.
So what are you waiting for? There are dozens of properties for sale in Birmingham and through shared ownership in Birmingham, a home could be yours. Register your interest now for more details.