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 Times Square, 1-2 bed homes
Introducing SO Resi Times Square, an exciting new Metropolitan development offering a choice of stylish studio, one and two bedroom apartments to own in the unique and popular Welwyn Garden City – a place that realizes the vision of its founder Ebenezer Howard by offering the best of both town and country.
Surrounded by beautiful, rolling Hertfordshire countryside, Welwyn Garden City brings together the very best of urban living with contemporary shopping and amenities, convenient commuter links, inviting communal spaces plus a wealth of open green space to relax and re-charge.
Local area information
Welwyn Garden City brings together the very best of urban living, with contemporary shopping and amenities and convenient commuter links with London Kings Cross only 26 minutes away by train*, and the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside providing a wealth of open green space to relax and recharge in.
SO Resi Times Square offers a fantastic opportunity for first-time buyers to purchase their first home. This is a development where locals, those currently renting or living with family in Hertfordshire, London and beyond can affordably buy.
In Welwyn Garden City, you can shop to your heart's content at the best the UK has to offer including; John Lewis, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and H&M to name but a few. At the end of a busy day shopping you can always relax at one of the many quaint coffee shops or gastropubs. A little further afield you can enjoy the culinary delights of Auberge du Lac at Brocket Hall. In Welwyn Garden City you are safe in the knowledge that all your shopping, dining and drinking requirements are amply catered for.
Welwyn Garden City is well regarded for its high standard of schools, with Applecroft and Templewood primaries rated 'outstanding' and Monk's Walk secondary rated 'good' by Ofsted.