Archive for the ‘Help to Buy’ Category

November 30th marked the last day for homebuyers to take advantage of the Help to Buy ISA scheme. So, what exactly does this mean if you’ve already signed up but not yet bought? Or perhaps you’re looking for a similar initiative to help you on to the property ladder? Let’s find out!   What’s it […]

We are glad to announce that our new Moving Services page is now live. We know that moving home is a huge decision and you may feel stressed about all the costs associated with it and unsure about what you’ll end up paying. Don’t worry, to help you make your move hassle free and hopefully […]

First and anytime buyers looking to purchase a new build property will be heartened by the recent news the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is to be extended beyond 2019 with a further £100 million investment to help more people buy a new build home by providing up to 15 per cent of the purchase […]

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The Scottish Government has announced the maximum property value eligible for the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme will remain at the recently downscaled rate of £200,000 until March 2019, rather than the planned reduction to £175,000 due to be introduced on April 1, 2018. The scheme, which helps home buyers purchase a new build property […]

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 […]

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