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Many people who can afford to, want to buy their own home. There are many benefits, but buyers should be aware that homes are expensive and mortgage repayments, insurance, maintenance and repairs are sometimes greater than rental costs. A home may lose value and selling a property can take a long time, depending on market conditions.

Estate agents

Most estate agents in Huntingdonshire advertise in the local press and on websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and On The Market.

GOV.UK: Buying or selling your home

Low cost home ownership

Mortgage repayments and high deposits mean that home ownership is out of reach for many. For some, shared ownership or one of the other low cost home ownership schemes may provide a more affordable way to buy all or part of a home.

View Help to buy and ownership schemes.

Right to Acquire

The Right to Acquire scheme allows some housing association tenants to buy their home at a discount. Visit the Right to Acquire website for more information and to apply online.

Mortgage arrears and repossession

Our housing advice officers can offer advice about how to deal with mortgage arrears and the threat of repossession.

The National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS) has published advice about mortgage arrears and you can find out about repossession on the GOV.UK website.

If you’re a homeowner getting certain income-related benefits you might be able to get help towards interest payments. See Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) on the GOV.UK website for more information.