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If you share the equity in a property, it means you own a share of its value. The Scottish Government operates two shared equity schemes, the New Supply Shared Equity Scheme and the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme. These schemes allow first-time buyers on low incomes and other people with particular needs to buy a share in a property, the rest of which is owned by a housing association. You can find out more about shared equity schemes here.