This award goes to a service, company or agency that supports the first time buyer industry. This could be a product or service that helps to support and promote the message of homeownership.

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Censeo Financial is a multi award-winning retail financial services company based in the City of London specialising in arranging mortgages for affordable homes. We are a branded proposition recognised for our commitment to shared ownership and affordable housing. The company was set up in 2007 to provide a mortgage advice service tailored to meet the specific needs of both prospective purchasers and developers of affordable homes. Over the past decade Censeo has helped thousands of people into their new homes, while at the same time saving housing associations millions of pounds, through our innovative approach in retail financial services. We have two key stakeholders – our housing association and developer clients plus our customers. We are continually investing in innovation to ensure both of these audiences get a consistently high-quality customer journey.

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Share to Buy

A brand name that has become synonymous with shared ownership, the innovative and ever evolving Share to Buy is the UK’s best-established online portal for first time buyer homes. Since its launch over a decade ago, the portal has become an unrivalled one-stop-shop for first time buyers looking to navigate the often-complex world of affordable homeownership. Partnering with over 100 leading housing providers and offering the UK’s most comprehensive listing of first time buyer homes, alongside excellent, impartial resources on shared ownership, Help to Buy, and applying for shared ownership mortgages, Share to Buy is one of the sector’s most trusted partners and affordable homeownership champions.

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SiteSales Property Group has been supporting first time buyers for almost 30 years, offering new affordable properties for outright sale, shared ownership, shared equity, subsidised rental and via Government schemes such as Help to Buy. Much more than just an estate agency, we provide unrivalled customer service from the first enquiry through to the first anniversary and beyond. Our staff frequently work alongside the developer’s in-house team, providing continuity and a friendly face throughout the buying process. Then, when the purchase is complete, our innovative New Home Demonstration and New Home User Guide ensure that first time buyers feel confident and settled straight away. We even include a full 12 months of aftercare, with a 24-hour hotline, in the unlikely event of any problems. As we also build our own homes for sale through our sister company, Regenta, our experience means we can support first time buyers every step of the way to homeownership.

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