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 […]
News and advice
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.
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 […]
Kate Faulkner, Managing Director of Designsonproperty.co.uk and Propertychecklists.co.uk shares some top tips for first time buyers looking to get on the property ladder. Buying and owning your own home is an amazing feeling, but for many it can feel unaffordable, especially when it’s often reported the ‘average’ property price is eight or more times the […]
Whether buying your first home seems like a distant dream or is something you hope to do in the near future, there are steps you can take now to make home ownership a reality sooner than you think. Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, so having a […]
Gail bought her £210,000 new dream home from Kier Homes. Gail had seen and heard of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, but she wasn’t sure which direction to go. But after doing her own research became very excited at how Help to Buy enables potential buyers to own their dream home. With the […]
Property solicitor Emily had met her partner Ema, and her teenage daughter Beth, and they wanted a new home with more space – particularly because they had three cats to accommodate as well! Keen to stay in Stafford and close to their workplace, it didn’t take them long to narrow down their choice to the […]
Callum Trimmer bought from Crosshall Developers in Leeds in 2019. He purchased a three-bedroom property for £252,000. Callum used the Help to Buy: Equity Loan to secure a £50,000 loan to boost his deposit, access a better mortgage rate and allow him to buy the home of his choice. He said: “I wouldn’t have been […]