Affordable homes in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire now listed on one website
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has partnered with Share to Buy - the first-time buyer property portal - to promote affordable home ownership.
One single website now features listings of homes in the area including those available for shared ownership and Help to Buy, as well as resources and local guides dedicated to supporting first-time buyers in the county.
It is expected that thousands of homes in the area will eventually be listed on the website.
Under the devolution deal which set up the combined authority, the Government gave it £170 million to spend on affordable housing, with £70 million ringfenced for Cambridge.
The mayoral body is led by Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer who has launched an affordable homes project - £100K Homes.
The project, which aims to make homes available to purchase for £100,000, is currently inviting applications for the first eight homes available in December.
Mayor Palmer said: “Now, more than ever, it is vitally important that the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have the security of a home they can genuinely call their own.
“I am therefore really pleased to be working with Share to Buy in promoting affordable ownership properties across our region. To ensure residents have genuine affordable ownership opportunities we need to promote such opportunities so they are visible to all, and this project will help achieve that.”
Nick Lieb, head of operations for Share to Buy, said: “With this area widely reported as one of the UK’s least affordable regions we are pleased to be working with the combined authority to demonstrate to budding buyers that getting on the housing ladder is achievable across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
“As millions of us spent more time at home than ever before in 2020, we’ve seen a huge surge in demand for properties on Share to Buy – so now is the perfect time to reach out to people across the region who might not be aware that home ownership may be closer than they think.”
Resources available on Share to Buy range from a mortgage calculator, which will give house hunters an indication of what their monthly costs could be, to how-to guides and explainer videos.
For more information, visit: https://www.sharetobuy.com/cambridgeshire-peterborough/ or https://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/about-us/programmes/housing/share-to-buy/.