Help to Buy - not just for first time buyers
Help to Buy is a government led scheme to help hard working people like you take the first steps to buying your own home.
This scheme is often associated with first time buyers but did you know that it can also benefit those buyers looking to move up the ladder? The scheme offers an equity loan where the government lends first time buyers and existing homeowners money to buy a new build home.
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Do you qualify?
To qualify for the scheme in England your home must:
- Be a new build property
- Have a purchase price of maximum £600,000
- Be the only home you own
- Not be sub-let or rented out after purchase
Terms and conditions apply, for further information see helptobuy.gov.uk
The Scottish and Welsh Government run similar Help to Buy schemes.
How does it work?
You need a minimum of 5% deposit
The government lends you up to 20% of the property value (up to 40% if buying within Greater London)
You'll need to secure up to a 75% mortgage
- The loan is interest free for the first 5 years and then interest is charged thereafter
Still not clear on how Help to Buy works? Not sure if it’s right for you?
For more information on the Help to Buy scheme or mortgages book an appointment online with an Embrace Financial adviser today.