Shared Ownership Brighton and Hove
The city of Brighton is one of the most diverse, vibrant and appealing in the country – and therefore, the property in the town is in high demand, especially for first time buyers. When considering buying your first property in Brighton, just like London, it may seem like you have a mountain to climb to get your foot on the ladder, but with Shared Ownership in Brighton and Hove that is possible.
Shared Ownership for first-time buyers
At Southern Housing New Homes, we're here to give you a helping hand onto the property ladder when you're looking for your first home.
With lots of properties for sale with Shared Ownership and Open Market Sale in Brighton and Hove that offer affordable ways for would-be buyers to purchase homes, we are here to make your property search easier and can also advise on government schemes that may bring many Brighton and Hove properties within your reach financially.
Shared Ownership is a government schem that allows you to buy a share of a property, based on what you can afford. That initial share usually ranges between 25% and 75% and is financed by a mortgage. When you have paid off a larger portion of your mortgage you can then increase the share that you own.
With a perfect balance of coastal town and countryside living, this is sure to be perfect for any first-time buyer looking for a unique and contemporary new home.
Location & history
Brighton is a town in East Sussex, England. It lies on the south coast of England, and is around an hour's drive from London. A bustling seaside city, the town has a population of about 273,000 people and is known for its lively nightlife and diverse population.
The town has a long history as a fishing town, and it was first recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. The town's name is thought to derive from the Old English words "brycg" and "tun", meaning "bridge town". In the 19th century, Brighton became a popular destination for wealthy Victorians, who built lavish seaside villas in the town.
Today, Brighton is home to a diverse population of residents, and its seaside location makes it a popular tourist destination. Overall, Brighton is one of the country’s most colourful and creative places and attracts lots of start-up businesses and organisations operating in the creative industries. As such, homes for sale in Brighton are in high demand so you should start your search early.
Traveling in and around Brighton & Hove
If being well connected to major motorway networks, and being close to London and train lines is important to you when deciding where to live, then this is a town that has this side of things well covered. There are excellent transport links in this popular commuter town for those working in London, and it's the closest seaside town to the capital.
Brighton is served by a direct train that takes less than one-and-a-half hours to get to London and boasts an excellent network of buses and trains to other local towns and villages, making it exceptionally easy to get to, from, and around.
Although the city centre can be quite busy for cars, it is fairly accessible for those that drive, offering many affordable car parks and easy links to other nearby areas.As for things to see, there are many famous and unique landmarks in Brighton – popular hangouts for both locals and visitors alike. Take the Royal Pavilion, for example: this striking Grade 2 listed exotic palace is a former royal residence that was built more than 200 years ago for King George IV. It now hosts a range of events, as well as being open for visitors all year around.
Shopping in Brighton is another popular pastime. As well as all the regular high street stores, the city features an eclectic mixture of bohemian boutiques down winding cobbled streets.
For those looking for properties for sale in Brighton, there are excellent transport links in this popular commuter town for those working in London. The closest seaside town to the capital, Brighton is served by a direct train that takes less than one-and-a-half hours to get to London. It also boasts an excellent network of buses and trains to other local towns and villages, making it exceptionally easy to get to, from and around.
Although the city centre can be quite busy for cars, it is fairly accessible for those that drive, offering many affordable car parks and easy links to other nearby areas.
Things to do in Brighton & Hove
Whether visiting for the day, enjoying a city break, or settling down after purchasing a shared ownership property, there is plenty to see and do here including the beach, famous landmarks, public art, and shopping.
Famous and unique landmarks attract locals and visitors alike including, the Royal Pavilion. This striking Grade 2 listed exotic palace is a former royal residence that was built more than 200 years ago for King George IV. It now hosts a range of events, as well as is open for visitors all year around. Other famous landmarks include the Palace Pier, and the Brighton Dome.
This seaside resort is equally popular as a holiday destination, and there is, therefore, no shortage of things to do that attract visitors from all over the country. The infamous stoney Brighton beach is synonymous with the city, as is its beautiful traditional pier.
Shopping is another popular pastime and the town has a diverse range of shops and restaurants, as well as a busy nightlife scene. On top of the regular high street stores, the city features an eclectic mixture of bohemian boutiques down winding cobbled streets and there are also many museums and art galleries to explore.
With its lively atmosphere and wide range of attractions, Brighton is a popular destination for tourists, residents and students alike.
Education in Brighton & Hove
Brighton is also home to several universities and higher education institutions including; the University of Brighton, The University of Sussex, the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.
Shared Ownership properties for sale
Southern Housing New Homes is one of the largest Shared Ownership providers in the South East.
To take the first steps to getting on the property ladder - simply search for Shared Ownership homes in this area by using our handy property search function.