London’s largest first time buyer event returns to the capital for the fourteenth time on Saturday 21st March, 2020 and is expected to draw thousands of guests across the day.
Held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster from 10:30AM to 5PM, the show is a one-stop shop for first time buyers seeking information about alternative home ownership schemes – offering potential buyers the unparalleled opportunity to meet some of the country’s biggest names in housing face to face.
Hosted by Share to Buy, the UK’s leading online portal for Shared Ownership properties, the bi-annual event is held each March and September and has welcomed over 55,000 visitors since its launch in 2013. The free exhibition will showcase the best of affordable homes available across London and the Home Counties from over 50 exhibitors – including thousands of Shared Ownership and Help to Buy properties.
For the first time ever, guests will have the chance to take part in two workshops led by popular property Influencer and YouTuber Jade Vanriel. During both workshops, Jade will discuss her money-saving tips, DIY home improvement projects, and speak about her experience of becoming a homeowner in her early 20s. Jade will be joined by a Shared Ownership buyer and an industry expert, on hand to answer audience questions while offering practical advice on how to save for a deposit and get on the property ladder.
In addition to the seminars, live Q&A sessions will take place throughout the day, where industry experts will answer questions from the audience – covering everything from perfecting your credit score to understanding eligibility criteria.
Also new for Spring 2020, four affordability workshops will also be held during the show, tackling questions around affordability, mortgages, and deposits. Led by the sector’s specialist financial advisors, workshops will cover the different affordability requirements for Shared Ownership, Help to Buy, and other alternative home ownership schemes while demonstrating the tools and apps available to help first-time buyers understand their options. The Q&A sections will encourage attendees to put their financial questions to the experts.
Nick Lieb, Head of Operations for Share to Buy comments: “In the current climate, many first time buyers simply cannot afford the deposit to purchase a property on the open market so it is essential for them to be aware of all of the options available to them. While there is a wealth of useful resources online, we know that nothing beats meeting and speaking face to face with the industry experts who can answer the key questions and guide buyers through the process.
The London Home Show is designed to help first-time buyers navigate the world of Shared Ownership and Help to Buy by giving them the opportunity to easily compare the different routes to home ownership – deciding which scheme and provider is right for them. It is clear to see that the demand for high-quality affordable homes remains strong and buyers are seeking information – the London Home Show in September was our most well-attended event with over 4,400 visitors. We are proud to be the largest event in the country geared directly towards first time buyers and look forward to welcoming thousands of new guests in March.”
Partnering with the city’s leading housing providers and sales agents, sponsors of the event include L&Q, Southern Home Ownership, SO Resi by Metropolitan Thames Valley, Clarion Housing, Notting Hill Genesis, Peabody, Catalyst, FABRICA, Countryside Properties, Red Loft, JLL and Savills. Each exhibitor will have their own stand, making it easy for hopeful buyers to speak to sales teams and get their questions answered.
To plan your day at the London Home Show and register for your free ticket, visit sharetobuy.com/homeshow