11 Oct

Help to Buy Scheme

As from today Barclays and Santander have agreed to be part of the new government 'help to buy' scheme.  This is great news as the more lenders who get involved the more successful the scheme will be.

You can apply for the scheme weather you are a first time buyer or not so long as its for your main residence (second homes do not apply).  The home value must be under £600,000 and you can buy with a 5% deposit.

The housing market is not as advertised at the moment.  We keep hearing about the price rises and the confidence in the market; unfortunately this is all propaganda and when you remove the figures from the south east of the UK, the figures from the rest of the country are very different.  In truth, we had a great summer with lots of sales and completions but going into September things really slowed down.  We are in October now and are starting to see some movement but not at a rate that fills me with great confidence.

It needs you, the buyers and sellers to have the confidence to go out into the market place and start the ball rolling properly and with this new scheme in place, things just got a little easier!

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