05 July 2019

Aster Group proud sponsor of Dorset Seafood Festival 2019

We’re delighted to have the award-winning Aster Group sponsoring us this year and we’re pretty excited by what’s to come at the festival from the leading providers of Shared Ownership homes in Dorset. If you’re asking yourself what Shared Ownership is, then Aster are definitely the people you need to be coming down to meet at the festival – you will find the team at Trinity Road.

We caught up with Alex Grieves from the marketing team at Aster to find out a bit more about what it is they’re up to.

Are we right in saying you could WIN £250 just by visiting your stand at the festival?

That’s right…We’re bringing something special to the festival this year with our “Local Catch” game. Without giving too much away, there’s a chance to win £250 if you come down and see us on Saturday or Sunday.

If “catching” isn’t your thing then we’ve got some other fun stuff going on  and freebies to giveaway too.  

Can you tell us who Aster Group are?

Sure, so we’re a housing association who provide Shared Ownership homes across Dorset and other counties too with lots of options out there. The really great bit about Aster Group is that all profit we make from selling homes is reinvested into building more affordable homes for Shared Ownership to buy and to rent as well.

We’ve got homes in Chickerell just down the road from the festival, as well as 9 other developments in the next 12 months throughout Dorset.

And for anyone that doesn’t know, what’s Shared Ownership?

Shared Ownership is where you buy a bit of a home anything from 25% - 75% and you rent a bit from us. The best bit about it is that you can get deposits from 5% so it all starts to become a great way to get on the property ladder and for those looking to downsize for example do so.

For example, our 1-bedroom apartments at Grey’s Field in Chickerell are valued at £147,500 when buying 100% of it which may not be affordable for a lot of initial buyers out there. However, with Shared Ownership you buy a share in the home, so if you were able to afford a 40% share in the home, you would be paying £59,000*. With a 5% deposit, you could be getting on the ladder from just £2,950 – that’s pretty good right?

And is that it, or can you buy more shares in the home?

Absolutely and we encourage you to do so when the time is right! You can buy in increments of 5% based on what you can afford. Many of our customers go onto to own all of their home and ultimately stop paying us rent when they do. It’s a great way to have your own home if you didn’t think you could have before.

Will you be cooking up something fun at the show?

Wait and see. You need to come down and see us on the weekend to find out more about the Recipe for Shared Ownership and why this could be right under your nose.


  • One-part buy (40%) / One – part rent (60%) – Quantities vary depending on appetite for Home Ownership.
  • Add a seasoned Sales and Marketing team to enhance the customer experience.
  • Sprinkle liberally with expert knowledge – available 7 days a week.
  • Infuse with well portioned homes (1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms available).
  • Serve chilled (we’ll make it easy for you).

Additional serving suggestions:

Starter homes: New two-bedroom homes available from just £110,000*.

Sides: Most homes come with a designated parking space and/or a garage.

The Cherry on top: Our homes could be yours with only a 5% deposit of £5,500*.

It really is that simple! We’ve also got an FAQ page which breaks down every aspect of how Shared Ownership works to help you with any questions you may have.

Interested in owning your own home by the sea!?

For those interested in getting onto the property ladder in Dorset, we’ve got you covered! Just a 20-minute drive from the Dorset Seafood Festival is our stylish new development, The North East Quadrant located in Poundbury. With a selection of stunning 2-bedroom homes available, one could be yours from just £110,000*.

We are also launching more new developments in Dorset soon, such as Greys Field, Chickerell. So why not register your interest now and be the first to hear when brand new affordable homes are available right on your doorstep?

If you don’t have time to see us on the day, don’t worry!

If you can’t make it to see us on the day, our team are available 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have on 03304 044 862 or talk to us online via our live chat at


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