Shared ownership is another way to buy your own home. You buy a percentage, and pay rent on the rest. The housing association owns part of it — but you’re living there, you decorate it, and you decide when to sell.
Buying a percentage means a smaller deposit and smaller mortgage. It’s a sooner first step on the ladder for lots of people. Usually, you can also carry on buying shares, to own it 100%.
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So Resi Forster Oaks, 1-2 bed homes
Nestled in a leafy corner of Hertfordshire, combining the very best elements of town and country, lies brand new Forster Oaks. This superb, high quality development is ideally
placed for commuting, with journey times from Stevenage railway station into London King’s Cross starting at just 23 minutes.
Once at home, you’ll have the shops, cafés, generous green spaces, sports and leisure facilities of Stevenage on your doorstep. And there’s a bright future to come, with an ambitious regeneration plan set to transform the UK’s very first new town into the epitome of 21st century cosmopolitan living. So, read on. If you’re looking to start the next chapter of life, Forster Oaks could be the perfect place.
Local area information
Long renowned for its plethora of retail options, Stevenage offers an inviting mixture of shops, big and small. Discover independent boutiques, beauty salons and Waitrose in the charming Old Town, while over in the New Town there’s an array of high-street favourites such as H&M, Next, Debenhams, TK Maxx and River Island. There’s also a lively indoor market, featuring 130 stalls and continuing a tradition begun all the way back in 1281, with the granting of the
town’s Royal Charter.
Dip into an enticing programme of top-drawer comedy, music, drama,
opera and dance at the Gordon Craig Theatre. More of a movie buff? Enjoy everything from Hollywood blockbusters in IMAX to arthouse flicks and live broadcasts from the National Theatre at Cineworld in Stevenage Leisure Park.
Dotted with cafés, restaurants and pubs, you’ll find no shortage of places to relax and revive
in Stevenage. Try Four Seasons for the best cooked breakfast in town, or The Flower Café for amazing coffee and cake. When you’re hankering after a traditional pub, there’s the historic Marquis of Lorne, offering quiz nights, discos and real ale on tap. Special occasion? Book at On The Green for incredible contemporary British cuisine. There’s also a cornucopia of world flavours, from Thai at Sala Thong to El bar de tapas and Misya Meze & Grill.
As a resident of Forster Oaks, you’ll have front-row seats for the next chapter in Stevenage’s history: the town’s incredible programme of regeneration. This multimillion pound scheme – one of the largest in the East of England – involves a total overhaul and reimagining of the centre, to include new shopping areas, bars, cafés and restaurants, plus a new library, sports and leisure facilities. The heart of the town will be transformed into an open, inviting, modern and beautiful space, making Stevenage one of the most sought-after commuter spots around London.