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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The Boulevards, 3 bed homes


The Boulevards, Northstowe, South Cambridgeshire, CB24 1AS

Shared ownership

Starting prices

50% share from
£144,998
Full price
£289,995
Minimum deposit
£7,250
Monthly rent
£332

Overview

The Boulevards, Northstowe is made up of 2 and 3 bedroom houses now available on part buy - part rent.


Local area information

The Boulevards is a brilliant collection of 3 bedroom homes, amongst the very first properties to be built in the innovative new Cambridgeshire town of Northstowe. Located just 5 miles north west of Cambridge city centre, this is the first new town to be built in the UK for 50 years and will eventually be home to around 25,000 people.

Offering a superb range of homes, The Boulevards will be bordered by green, public open space, including the eastern water park, two greenways for commuter cycle paths and will be close to The Busway and within walking distance of the new town’s central facilities. Here, within this safe and family friendly environment, Linden Homes is creating a fine selection of well designed houses, all with sleek contemporary kitchens, stylish bathrooms and high quality fittings throughout. Demonstrating a commitment to sustainable living, each property includes water saving features and high levels of energy efficiency.

Northstowe will be a mixed and balanced community with an accent on health and wellbeing. It will provide a lot of space for sport and recreation, and with sustainability at its heart, its open spaces and buildings are conceived to enhance biodiversity, creating green corridors all around. Supporting a low carbon community with buildings that use less energy, Northstowe will enjoy fibre optic connectivity, great public transport and electric vehicle charging points. Education provision is key to Northstowe’s success and new schools, including pre-school and nursery, are to be built to cover the full range of educational needs. Excellent healthcare, GP surgeries, pharmacy, shops, recreation and community facilities are of prime importance to the town, all within easy to reach locations.
*Images are for illustrative purposes only. Please speak to Sales Adviser for full details*


Plot availability

Plot number Harcourt - 2 bed
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 25%
Minimum share price £72,500
Full market price £290,000
Monthly rent £498
Ownership Leasehold

The Harcourt is a 2-bedroom home at The Boulevards, comprising an open plan kitchen/dining area, separate living room and W.C. on the ground floor. while on the first floor you'll find 2 spacious bedrooms with a shared bathroom.

Features:

  • 2-bedroom home
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Downstairs W.C.
  • Lounge with patio doors
  • Open plan dining/kitchen
  • Symphony fitted kitchen with premium worktops/upstand and stainless steel splashback behind hob
  • Single stainless steel under worktop oven/gas stainless steel hob/integrated cooker hood
  • Hard wired ionisation smoke alarm and battery operated carbon monoxide detector
  • External light to front door area
  • Landscaped front gardens/rotivated back gardens and external water tap
Plot number Hardwick - 2 bed
Tenure Shared ownership
Availability Available
Bathrooms 1
Minimum share 50%
Minimum share price £150,000
Full market price £300,000
Ownership Leasehold

The Hardwick is a contemporary 2-bedroom home comprising an open plan kitchen/dining area, living room and W.C. on the ground floor. While on the first floor you'll find 2 bedrooms with an ensuite to bedroom 1.

Features:

  • 2-bedroom home
  • Downstairs W.C.
  • Open plan dining/kitchen with patio doors
  • Symphony fitted kitchen with premium worktops/upstand and stainless steel splashback behind hob
  • Single stainless steel under worktop oven/gas stainless steel hob/integrated cooker hood
  • Hard wired ionisation smoke alarm and battery operated carbon monoxide detector
  • External light to front door area
  • Landscaped front gardens/rotivated back gardens and external water tap

*Images are for illustrative purposes only. Please speak to Sales Adviser for full details*

**Prices vary across plots please speak to a sales advisor for more information**


FAQ's

Min share price from: £72,500 for a 25% share
Full price from: £290,000
Minimum deposit from: £7,250
Monthly rent from: £498
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

There are 2 available ranging from £72,500 for a 25% share to £150,000 for a 50% share.

It’s the same as buying on the open-market but you’re buying a share of a property, so therefore pay a mortgage on the part you own.

An independent mortgage advisor can help suggest which type of mortgage might be best for you, based on your situation.

Leasehold, which is essentially the contract for the share you've bought.

It means you've got the right to keep your home for a certain number of years (usually at least 125), but the land belongs to someone else. Your lease also sets out how much you need to pay each month, your responsibilities while living there and all the details of your agreement with the housing association. Make sure you go through it and ask lots of questions.

Your solicitor can help you with this.

It all depends on your lease (your contract with the housing association) so check it thoroughly and ask questions before you buy.

Housing Provider

Heylo Housing
Shared ownership

Starting prices

50% share from
£144,998
Full price
£289,995
Minimum deposit
£7,250
Monthly rent
£332