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Despite housing costs both for buying and renting being so high, there are now more first time buyers in the market than we’ve seen in years, meaning that first time buyer mortgages are currently very much in demand.
In part this is due to national average rents now costing in excess of £900 per month. High cost rents are actively incentivising first time buyers to get onto the property ladder as soon as possible. With a range of competitive first time buyer mortgages on the market they could be paying far less per month for a mortgage than on rent.
On top of that currently there are the best incentives ever to help first-time buyers.
Two of those incentives are for example;
1. Stamp duty relief of up to £300,000. This is unique to first time buyers.
2. The ‘help to buy’ scheme has been extended to 2023.
Since the launch of the help to buy scheme back in April 2013, more than 150,000 first time buyers have managed to get onto the property ladder where previously it would have been more difficult.
Additionally, there are now an increasing number of lender schemes designed to help first time buyers to raise a deposit where relatives who are fortunate enough, can use equity release or some other form of gifting assets to help with that all important deposit.
If you are a first time buyer in need of advice from a mortgage broker and to enquire about the help to buy scheme, then please use our free search facility to find an adviser close to you today.