Archive for the ‘Help to Buy’ Category

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a thing known as “empty nest syndrome”. This was when middle-aged parents waved off the last of their chicks as they came of age and left to make their way in the world. One minute they were there, cluttering up the family […]

Lorna Dunsmore, Commercial Services Manager of Link Housing Association, writes for about the Low Cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT). Many people are struggling to secure deposits for properties, and some may not even take the first step. A recent article suggests that the average deposit for a home put down by first-time buyers […]

Standard Missives add to government-backed Help to Buy to make buying a new house far simpler. April saw the supply of properties to the market increase for the first time in three months, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey. However, demand still outpaces supply, which is pushing up price expectations and more chartered […]

Across the UK, people are saving for all sorts of reasons – to enjoy the ultimate wedding day, to buy a new car, to travel or to start a family. However in Scotland, residents are saving to buy a home than for any other reason. In fact, results of a survey conducted by Leeds Building […]

First-time home buyers who plough their money into a new ISA scheme will benefit from interest rates as high as four per cent. From Tuesday, first-time buyers saving for a deposit will be able to put up to £200 a month in a dedicated ISA that the Government will top up by 25per cent – […]

New build homes are attractive to buyers across Scotland – from first-time buyers to families, to those looking for somewhere to spend their retirement. It’s not the sort of purchase that you make regularly, so s1homes has put together this handy guide to help you through the process. Why choose a new build home? There […]

New scheme to focus on affordable homes. The Scottish Government will spend £195 million over the next three years on a new shared equity scheme to help around 6,500 households buy a new-build home. The successor to the existing Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme will focus on affordable homes, with eligible buyers receiving an equity […]

THE Scottish Government is considering how further demand for a scheme which assists buyers purchase a new home can be met after it was claimed it had almost run out of cash. It was reported that three months after a new round of funding for the Help to Buy scheme began, all the cash for […]

A LANDMARK £12 billion Help to Buy Scheme has prompted concerns of a house price bubble by creating more purchasers for fewer properties in Scotland. Britain’s state-backed lenders are bracing themselves for a flood of interest from the newly launched scheme which helps homebuyers obtain mortgages worth up to 95% of property values. But it […]

SCOTS homebuyers are to be helped on to the housing ladder with a new £220 million scheme under which the SNP Government will subsidise a 20% stake in purchases of new properties. The three-year shared-equity scheme comes after a UK house price surge of 5% last year, credited mainly to a rise of 10% in […]

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