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Hyde New Homes supporting Shared Ownership Week 2016

Hyde New Homes are exicted to once again be supporting Shared Ownership week. Across the week, which runs from 15th to 21st September, we will be sharing real life case studies from some of our homeowners, we will also be hosting a live twitter Q&A at midday on Wednesday 21st and will be sharing news on our upcoming schemes. To keep updated on what's happening, follow us @hydenewhomes1 and track the hashtag #SOWeek2016.

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Double success for Spring at the 2016 National Housing Awards

Hyde New Homes has successfully won the 'Best Large Development' award and been highly commended for 'Best Regeneration Project' for Spring at New Stonebridge Park at the 2016 National Housing Awards, held at the Lancaster Hotel. Hosted by comedian and quiz show host Alexander Armstrong, the awards are regarded as the housing industries most prestigious and significant accolades of the sector.

Spring at New Stonebridge Park forms part of an ongoing regeneration programme that will see over £225 million invested in the area of Wembley and Stonebridge, creating new homes and facilities for local residents and potential new home buyers in North West London.

Debbie Small, Hyde's Sales and Marketing Director commented 'We are delighted to receive the award for Best Large Development' with our Spring at New Stonebridge Park development and also to be highly commended for the Best Regeneration category at the prestigious National Housing Federation awards yesterday.

The judges praised the scheme, highlighting the high quality design, as well as how we successfully involved the community.

Spring is part of a £225 million regeneration led by The Hyde Group, on the former Stonbridge estate in Harlesden, providing much needed housing in a London zone 3 area.'

To find out more about the awards and for the full shortlist see www.nationalhousingawards.co.uk

Hyde Shared Owners living in London

At Hyde, we recognise that as London house prices continue to rise disportionally to incomes, many shared owners will find it difficult to purchase their second home and move in to full home ownership. We are aware that some of you may wish to move on due to individual circumstances and Hyde is therefore introducing Second Steps; a Do-It-Yourself Shared Ownership scheme aimed at our existing shared owners in London. The Hyde Group and the Greater London Authority (GLA) are working together to help you buy a home from the open market, on a shared ownership basis and we have a limited amount of funding from the GLA to deliver this pilot scheme.

Subject to eligibility and a financial assessment, applicants can purchase a share in a house in any London Borough up to a maximum value of £395,000. This provides you with the opportunity to move on and buy a house suitable to your current need still on an affordable shared ownership basis. At the same time as buying a home via Second Steps, Hyde will market and sell your property to another first time buyer eligible for shared ownership. You will be able to use the equity from the sale of your existing home to fund the purchase of your new Second Steps property.

If the Second Steps product proves extremely popular, priority will be given to customers seeking to move due to overcrowding.

If you want to move but thought it was out of reach and if this exciting opportunity is of interest please read the eligibility criteria set out in our Second Steps guide at www.hydenewhomes.co.uk/second-steps-and-your-new-shared-ownership-home and if you meet the stated eligibility terms, please complete the online application form and register your interest.

Increasing your ownership in your home

Most people aspire to own their own home and you made that step towards this when you bought your shared ownership  home. If your financial circumstances have changed or even if you are looking at re-mortgaging, you may be thinking of buying more shares in your property.

Buying a greater proportion in your home has a number of benefits:

  • You reduce the monthly rent that you pay to Hyde
  • When you come to sell your home in the future, the greater percentage you own, the more profit you will make if the valye of your home has increased
  • If you own your property 100% it allows you to maximise and benfit from any home improvements you have carried out
  • If you own your home 100% you can sell your property on the open market using an Estate Agent and the buyers is not restricted to the shared ownership criteria

Some leases, mainly in rural areas, restrict the amount of equity you may be able to staircase to. However, we can advise you on this should you wish to consider buying more shares in your property.

Hyde New Homes can support you through buying more shares in your property in the following way:

  • Providing up to date valuation advice on similar properties that have sold in your area, so that you can make a decision on whether you currently can afford to staircase prior to the cost of instruction a valuation
  • Giving you advice of the reduced rent you would pay if you part staircase
  • Provide you with details of Independent Financial Advisers who can advise on the best mortgage rates
  • Provide you with a panel of solicitors who specialise in staircasing sales
  • Assist with the legal process throughout the staircasing transaction

The costs involved in staircasing sales do vary but below is an approximate guide:

  • Hyde's administration fee of £255 inclusive of VAT
  • Valuation fee
  • Your solicitors fee
  • Mortgage arrangement fee
  • Stamp duty (if applicable)

We hope that the above information has given you an insight into the sales service that we can provide our existing shared owners. We would be delighted to offer our expert advice to you so if you would like to chat with one of our Resale Consultants please call 0345 606 1221 or email us at resales@hydenewhomes.co.uk

For further information on Staircasing please visit www.hydenewhomes.co.uk/staircasing-buying-more-shares-in-your-home

Trust us to sell your Shared Ownership home

At Hyde New Homes, we seek to provide a professional resale service designed to make selling your shared ownership property as stree-free as possible. The sale of a property can appear complex, but our team will assist you from the initial Guide Price Value, through to marketing, finding a buyer and progressing the sale through to completion.

The resale service we offer to our existing shared owners include:

  • Provide a full Sellers Information Pack, which will include a Rightmove Best Price Guide
  • Provide professional photos, floor plans and an EPC for all properties
  • Provide advice on the valuation process
  • A full marketing service on the Hyde New Homes website, Help to Buy Agents websites and if required Rightmove and Zoopla portals
  • Pre-qualifying buyers to ensure that they meet the shared ownership criteria before they view your property
  • Arrange viewings and open days that are convenient to you
  • Take a flexible and tailored approach to your property, marketing quickly to an up to date list of potential buyers and moving on swiftly to external websites
  • Preparing legal document, Memorandum of Sales and instructions to solicitors
  • Weekly communication with yourselves, solicitors, mortgages advisors to progress the sale through

If we are successful and find a potential buyer for your property, there is a fee for this service. The fee will depend on your shared ownership lease and we can advise you how much this would be before you instruct us on the sale. However, please be assured our fee is often cheaper than a local estate agent as our example shows below:

Hyde's Resale Service
Full market value - £200,000
Selling 50% share - £100,000
Resale fee payable to Hyde = 1.25% of equity being sold = £1,250

Estate Agent Service
Full market value - £200,000
Selling 50% share - £100,000
Resale fee payable to Estate Agent = 1.25% of equity being sold = £2,000

For further information on Selling Your Shared Ownership Home please visit www.hydenewhomes.co.uk/selling-your-shared-ownership-home



Situated in beautiful Great East Hall, within the sought-after market town of Sittingbourne, Kent, Hyde New Homes is delighted to announce the first phase of Shared Ownership homes at Heron Fields.

Proividing an affordable opportunity for young families and second steppers to purchase a property that meets their needs in the highly desirable 'Garden of England', the homes launch Friday 17th June. These homes will include a selection of contemporary finishings within the spacious homes, including a fully-fitted Paula Rosa Manhattan kitchen with a range of integrated Indesit appliances. Private gardens and allocated parking also come with every property. Residents will also have access to an adjacent playing field.

The historic town of Sittingbourne, and its expansive range of independent and high street shops, pubs and eateries, is currently undergoing an exciting regeneration project, whilst still retaining its rural tranquility. An eight-screen cinema, family restaurant district, and new retail park are just some of the new additions residents can look forward to enjoying.

There are also excellent education options within the immediate area, providing a perfect environment for residents with families. A number of schools are situated close by, including Borden Church of England, Rodmersham Primary School, and Westlands School, all rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

The prime location of Heron Fields means that there are plenty of local attractions to be found in the surrounding area. Only two miles away, the Milton Crrek Country Park offers a particularly dynamic green space with its naturalistic play area for children and range of habitats that are home to many hundreds of animal species. The edge of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty resides just four miles south of Heron Fields.

A selection of two bedroom terraced and three bedroom semi-detached houses will become available through the Shared Ownership scheme at Heron Fields from Friday 17th June. For a two bedroom house, prices start at £84,000 for 40% of the full price of £210,000, whilst three bedroom homes start at £102,000, for a 40% share of the full price of £255,000. To find out more about Heron Fields, visit www.hydenewhomes.co.uk /developments/shared-ownership-at-heron-fields or call 0345 606 1221 to book an appointment to view our show home.

Life's a beach for Brighton residents

Classic car runs, outdoor cinema on the shoreline and interactive theatre sets are just some examples of the many attractions in Brighton this season. Hyde New Homes is providing the option for new homebuyers to relocate just in time to enjoy Brighton's bursting summer schedule by offering the last remaining Shared Ownership properties at its latest flagship developments One Hove Park and SuperB. The contemporary developments are available now and are situated right on the doorstep of these enviable attractions in central Brighton and Hove.

Residents can look forward to the full span of activities and events which include the famous Brighton festival, as well as a plethora of cabaret and comedy acts within the Brighton Fringe Festival. The Artist's Open House Festival alone features some 200 artists from Brighton's local bohemian community, who open their doors to exhibit over 1,500 original art works. One Hove Park residents can even enjoy front row seats at the Concours D'Elegance motor rally hosted within the neighbouring park itself.

One Hove Park is nestled between Hove Park and Hove Recreation Ground with the last remaining two bedroom Shared Ownership homes still available for purchase. Homes at the development feature generous balcony space, offering residents the opportunity to relish the summer sun. These affordable homes also boast an ensuite to the main bedroom, comprising thermostatic shower and underfloor heating to bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as private underground parking.

SuperB is situated in the heart of Brighton and a small selection of two bedroom contemporary Shared Ownership apartments are still available. Each resident has access to a private terrace and individual car space.

Located on the doorstep of Brighton's train station, commuters can reach London in less than one hour and be home on a Friday in time for a relaxing, holiday-maker's weekend by the seashore. Each property benefits from the ultimate luxury finish of underfloor heating throughout. The development is situated within a short stroll of Brighton's iconic marina. This year the marina is hosting an interactive theatre production, 'Once Upon a Time on Something Street' encompassing a street wide, purpose-built, theatre set of houses and towering hedges.

Hyde New Homes invites property hunters to view a selection of apartments with the option of moving into one of the developments right away.

To find out more about any of the above Shared Ownership homes visit www.hydenewhomes.co.uk or call Sales Agents Currells on 0207 704 5618 to enquire further. Prices at One Hove Park start at £93,000 for a 30% share, based on a full market value of £310,000 for a two bedroom apartment, and at SuperB from £111,750 for a 30% share, based on a full market value of £372,500 for a two bedroom apartment.

Double success for The Hyde Group at WhatHouse? Awards

The Hyde Group was delighted to receive two bronze WhatHouse? awards, with the Barrows and Open Market, Brighton, in the Best Mixed-Use Development category and One Hove Park, Hove, in the Best Brownfield category.

At a ceremony on Friday 20 November, actor, author and comedian David Walliams presented prizes to recognise the best new homes and housebuilders in the country.

The WhatHouse? awards, increasingly recognised as the Oscars of the housebuilding industry, broke its own record this year with over 1700 senior figures from the new homes industry attending the awards ceremony. Debbie Small, Hyde's Sales and Marketing Director, said: "We're delighted to receive these two awards at such a prestigious event. The judges praised the two schemes, highlighting everything from high quality design, quality of construction and finish right through to how we successfully involved the local community to improve and regenerate the local area."

Fresh off the back of award success at the UK Property Awards, Hyde New Homes, Hyde's Sales and Marketing specialist, was commended in the Best Brownfield category for its One Hove Park scheme, a residential development of 71 apartments, with 41 available through private sale and 30 as affordable housing for first time buyers, as well as two car club cars for both residents and the local community, 126 secure cycle spaces, a large communal garden, balconies and a solar panel on its roof. Heavily influenced by local architecture, the scheme provides a contemporary and modern landmark building that is truly one of a kind, sitting in a unique position between two parks, Hove Park and Hove Recreation Ground, just 8 minutes' walk from Hove station.

In the Best Mixed-Use category, Hyde New Homes' Barrows development, at the recently regenerated Open Market site, was also praised. Built to the highest design specifications, and in easy reach of Brighton's beach and mainline bus and rail station, the Barrows offers first-time buyers a choice of sixty brand new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, shared ownership apartments, helping them take that first step onto the housing ladder.

Looking for apartments in Brighton?

Two penthouse apartments with views from their spacious terraces and a selection of well-appointed two bedroom apartments are still available at Hyde New Homes' SuperB housing scheme, perfect for families and young professionals. Apartments at the development have been designed to fit in with Brighton's creative atmosphere whilst also delivering a high specification throughout. Residents at SuperB benefit from modern amenities including integrated A rated kitchen appliances, thermostatic showers, and under floor heating. Situated just seconds from Brighton station, commuting residents benefit from speedy journey times into the capital, with a trip to London Bridge taking less than an hour.

For those, looking to enjoy a home within the vibrant Kemp Town area of Brighton, a selection of wall-appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments are also available at Brighton Rocket, in St. James' street.

For further information, please visit www.hydenewhomes.co.uk or call 0845 606 1221


Five stars for The Hyde Group at UK Property Awards

The Hyde Group (Hyde) took away the top prize, in the Residential Development Category of the UK Property Awards, winning the 5 star award for the Best Residential Development in East Sussex, with its One Hove Park development, www.onehovepark.com.

Premier developers, architects, interior designers and real estate agents from around the United Kingdom gathered at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on Friday (October 9th) to eagerly await the results of these prestigious awards.

Hyde New Homes, Hyde's Sales and Marketing specialist, beat off stiff competition from other residential providers and developers to win with One Hove Park, a residential development of 71 apartments, with 41 available through private sale and 30 as affordable housing, as well as two car club cars for both residents and the local community, 126 secure cycle spaces, a large communal garden, balconies and a solar panel on its roof. The building sits in a unique position between two parks, Hove Park and Hove Recreation Ground, just 8 minutes' walk from Hove station.

On receiving the award, Debbie Small, Hyde's Sales and Marketing Director, said: "We're delighted to win this award for our One Hove Park development, which provides much needed housing in Hove, combining the best in building design, locally sourced materials and energy efficiency."

One Hove Park makes good use of high quality materials, with a building design that was heavily influenced by local architecture, providing a contemporary and modern landmark building that is truly one of a kind. Inside, the building maximises the availability of daylight, creating a sense of space that complements the external architecture.

In building the development, Hyde relied heavily on local skills and talent. Bricks from Horsham were used to build it, while Hyde's construction skills centre helped to get local people back into work. Careful consideration was given to the natural environment; award-winning landscape designer, Nicholas Dexter, helped Hyde to create a wildlife corridor between the two local parks, as well as an attractive communal garden for residents.

We are proudly supporting Shared Ownership Week 2015.  Showcasing all the best of Shared Ownership across the country.

Time Out (issued today 06.10.15), has an eight page spread featuring the event.

Other mainstream papers such as The Metro will also be involved in supporting the Shared Ownership Week.

For more information about our available properties and Resale units. Contact: info@hydenewhomes.co.uk

#sharedownership    #soweek2015


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