Help-to-buy scheme

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My house has gained £30,000 in value. Should I realise that capital and move north?
Property there is cheaper, I’ll be near family and I know implications of leaving help to buy

Virginia Wallis

25, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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We want to buy our first home and then move abroad. Is this possible?
We want to return to the UK every now and then and live in the property but we are unsure about buy -o-let mortgages

Virginia Wallis

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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With house prices through the roof, young buyers’ hopes go out the window
But with government more keen on avoiding a crash than addressing inequality, property prices look safe

Phillip Inman

03, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Little-known deadline threatens to scupper homebuyers’ dreams
An obscure completion date for help-to-buy loans could wreck people’s plans to get on the property ladder

Anna Tims

06, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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I bought my home with a help-to-buy loan. Is it worth paying it back early?
I could redeem the equity loan – about £43,000 – but wonder whether to invest cash elsewhere

Virginia Wallis

17, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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First-time buyers: how you can get a foot on the property ladder
From 95% mortgages to the new help-to-buy scheme, the options are improving

Rupert Jones

10, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hidden factor behind the UK’s housing crisis | Letter
Letter: Nick Brook on how schemes such as help to buy are creating problems by increasing house prices

Letters

04, Apr, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Sunak’s budget was great for estate agents, but it did nothing for generation rent | Polly Toynbee
Extending the stamp duty holiday and guaranteeing 95% mortgages will push up house prices, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

04, Mar, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Sunak's budget expected to offer first-time buyers mortgage guarantee
Treasury says low-deposit mortgages have virtually disappeared since 2008 financial crisis

Molly Blackall

27, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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From the self-employed to those on furlough, what are the mortgage options?
Number of new deals has risen but rates and terms for different categories of borrower vary

Rupert Jones

13, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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How to turn the UK's 'generation rent' into 'generation buy' | Larry Elliott
A new paper says a ‘blended mortgage’ can work for first-time buyers unable to access help to buy or the bank of mum and dad

Larry Elliott

07, Feb, 2021 @12:21 PM

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Calls for help-to-buy deadline in England to be extended after Covid building delays
Buyers face losing thousands of pounds after paying fees for homes that will not be ready in time

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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