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‘Golden Share’ Scheme On New Edinburgh Apartments

Posted 5 August 2022 by Keith Osborne

The City of Edinburgh Council Golden Share scheme for new home purchase price discount is open at several developments...

Former WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year Barratt Developments – which operates under its Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands – is offering a special deal on selected apartments at its Edinburgh sites. 

Golden Share is special scheme set out by the City of Edinburgh Council to help people who want to take that first step onto the homeownership ladder but have only a limited budget. It allows them to buy a brand new home for 80% of the market value. In the future, then they come to sell, the owner gets 80% of the sale price. This goes on for future re-sales. 

There are criteria for applying for the scheme but the basics are that you can't afford to buy a suitable home full market value, that you have capped savings and deposit, and that you have a local connection to area (either through employment, family or cultural networks). 

Cammo Meadows is a ten-minute drive from Cammo Estate and Cramond Beach, offers a range of two- and three-bedroom apartments, all of them with open-plan living design and some coming with private outdoor space too. There’s lift access to all floors and a secure entry system for peace of mind. There’s a second floor two-bedroom apartment available with Golden Share for £195,200. Both bedrooms are doubles served by a family bathroom, and the is some very useful storage off the hallway. The show home is open 10.00am to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday, and from 12.30pm to 5.30pm on Monday. Find out more about Cammo Meadows Apartments from David Wilson Homes.

Merchant QuayMerchant Quay

Merchant Quay is an apartment development located off Salamander Street in Leith. The centre of Edinburgh is just a 20-minute bus ride away, putting all the shops, amenities and entertainment that the city offers within very easy reach. A new tram service from Newhaven, through Leith to Edinburgh Airport, is due to be in service from spring 2023. There are several properties over the ground, first and second floors here that are being offered under Golden Share, with prices starting at £196,796. All of them have an open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with Juliet balcony, two double bedrooms and useful storage. The development is open to visitors on Monday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm, and from Thursday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.30pm. Find out more about Merchant Quay from Barratt Homes. 

The Strand @ Portobello is only a few miles from the city centre and offers the pleasure of coastal living combined with great connectivity, being close to the A1 to get to Edinburgh’s centre and to numerous motorways and major towns and cities. The development is bringing townhouses and apartments, with Golden Share available on the ‘Dryburgh’, a second-floor flat with comes with an upgraded bathroom and integrated kitchen appliances, priced £204,000. There’s a living/dining room, a separate kitchen, a family bathroom and two double bedrooms. Visitors are welcome from 10.00am to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday, and from 12.30pm to 5.30pm on Monday. Find out more about The Strand @ Portobello from Barratt Homes. 

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