If you're house hunting but can’t quite afford to get your foot on the property ladder, then shared ownership might be the ideal solution for you.
Here are just some of the benefits of buying a shared ownership property.
Benefits Of Buying To Occupy
It's Extremely Affordable To Owner Occupy
In many cases, the monthly cost to owner occupy a co-ownership property is equivalent to what you would expect to pay in rent each month.
The key factor being your payment is going towards equity in the property.
Massive Reductions On Purchase Costs
Shared ownership can help ease the initial purchase costs of purchasing a property, as stamp duty and legal costs are only paid on your percentage.
Substantial Savings On Your Outgoings
Share the ongoing costs such as council rates, maintenance and repairs.
You Only Need Half the Deposit
How amazing is this, you only need a deposit on your share of the loan.
Who Says You Need a Huge Loan
With young home buyers having to enter the property market with record size debts, shared ownership is a great solution.
The Borrowing Power Of Two
When you take both co-owing parties into account when applying for the loan, you both collectively will be able to borrow a lot more than you could individually.
This allows you to purchase properties in areas that you wouldn’t have normally considered due to loan restrictions.
Your Co-Owners Loan Is Treated Independently
Borrowers can purchase the same property using separate loan facilities, with each loan secured against the same property.
This allows greater flexibility to structure your own loan facility to suit your needs. eg, it can be different amounts, loan types, loan terms and payment plans.
Leverage Your Co-Owner For No Mortgage Insurance
Lenders take into account both co-owners deposits. So as long as there is a combined 20% deposit on the property, there's no mortgage insurance.
Plus These Benefits Of Buying To Invest
Zero Vacancy Rates
No more lost income or advertising costs due to your investment property being vacant. An Owner Occupier pays rent 52 weeks of the year, now if that's not a great investment I don't know what is!
Annual Rent Reviews
The Owner Occupiers rent is reviewed annually. We find annual rental reviews are fair to both co-owners as the rental market can fluctuate.
Diversify Your Property Portfolio
As a homeowner or investor, choosing the right property to invest in is crucial, especially in our current market.
Shared ownership gives you the opportunity to expand your portfolio with multiple properties for the same amount of money you would expect to spend on the one.
Generate a Positively Geared Return On Your Investment
With a smaller deposit and an overall smaller loan needed to purchase a property, it's a lot easier to achieve a positively geared investment with a lot less equity.