Help To Buy Scheme boosts weaker property markets
According to a recent article in the Financial Times, the Help To Buy Scheme is being used by house builders to boost the property market in parts of England where there is “least demand”.
Since 2013, more than 100,000 purchases have been backed by the Help To Buy Scheme. According to research carried out by Hometrack, house builders were signing up developments with use of the scheme in areas where prices have fallen.
What is the Help To Buy Scheme?
Created by the government, the Help To Buy Scheme works to help first time homeowners get on the property ladder. The Help to Buy ISA pays first time buyers a government bonus, boosting ISA savings and helping towards buying your first home.
How has the Help To Buy Scheme developed?
In 2015, our blog on Help to Buy ISAs talked of first time buyers being provided with a 25% bonus on their savings. At the time, the government pledged to add £25 to every £100 you save for a home.
According to the BBC, one in three new build properties outside of London were bought through the scheme.
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