This is a sponsored article on behalf of Notting Hill Genesis.
Looking to start your home ownership journey? Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to leave London (or else wait for a lottery win) to make that happen. Not if Notting Hill Genesis has anything to do with it.
Notting Hill Genesis has unveiled a cracking new collection of Shared Ownership apartments, situated slap-bang in Zone 2. So, if you'd like your first foray into the housing market to result in a gorgeous yet affordable waterside home with excellent transport links to pretty much every corner of the capital you can think of, Dockside at Millharbour is right up your street.
This snazzy new development is located in the heart of the Docklands, a mere 10 minute walk from South Quay station, and just five minutes away from Canary Wharf station. Hop on the Jubilee Line and you could be in London Bridge in six minutes, Waterloo in nine minutes, or King's Cross in under half an hour. What's more, once Crossrail launches, you can get to Heathrow in a lightspeed 40 minutes.
Dockside itself boasts incredible views of the City across the Thames — which, FYI, you can reach in less than 15 minutes on the DLR from South Quay — for homeowners to admire from the comfort their own private balcony. The development is comprised of 77 stunning one and two bedroom apartments, cleverly designed to let in as much natural light as possible and optimise square footage. If you're a keen cyclist, there's bike storage available, and plenty of outside space for stretching your legs. You can discover it all for yourself once the show apartment officially launches onsite on Saturday 16 November.
While Dockside is undoubtedly niftily located for those that work in the nearby financial hub, there's way more to this neighbourhood than gleaming skyscrapers. Not only is Canary Wharf packed with incredible restaurants, it's also home to one of the UK's largest collections of public art. And, with Greenwich Park nearby, you don't have to trek out to the countryside to get a taste a rural life.
With Shared Ownership, you could get your own little slice of Dockside from as little as £121,250. That gets you a 25% share in a one-bedroom apartment with a market value of £485,000 and, because you only put down a deposit on the share you own, there's way less scrimping and saving involved than buying a property via the traditional route.
Once you're in, you'll pay subsidised rent on the part that you don't own, with the option to "staircase" up to full home ownership as you become more financially able. Click here to find out more about the government-backed Shared Ownership scheme, or explore Dockside at Millharbour and register your interest straight away here.