News and advice: Author: Graham Noad

Buying your home is an exciting experience, but it can also be a daunting process during which you will need expert help and advice.

Our news and advice section contains information from industry experts, buyers who’ve used our schemes and the latest news about government support.

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Help to Buy at all-time high

The number of people buying a home through the Help to Buy scheme is at an all-time high. New figures released on 13 August 2021 show that from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 over 55,000 households bought their home with the support of a Help to Buy: equity loan. That makes it a record-breaking year for the scheme, which has helped […]

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Buying a home – How long will it take?

This page was written by MHCLG’s home buying & selling team. It typically takes around six months to buy and move into a new home.  The precise amount of time taken will vary from person to person and depend on a number of factors including; whether the buyer also has a home to sell, whether the buyer is purchasing a new build […]