First Time Buyer
Lender Aldermore said the majority of its Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee applicants are 30 to 34-year old first-time buyers with a household income of less than £40,000.
The Prime Minister is set to launch a consultation into a scheme targeting those under 40 who have never owned their own homes.
First-time buyers borrowed £4.4bn advanced in October, a rise of 12 per cent on the previous month and 14 per cent higher than last year.
The cost of borrowing for customers with smaller deposits has reached a record high, findings from a report released by Genworth have revealed.
Properties in the British countryside command a £46,600 premium, according to Halifax, with average prices 26 per cent higher than urban homes.
Home buyers using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme were able to access the property ladder with average deposits of just £8,974 in September, according to data from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).
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Prime Minister David Cameron has highlighted the success of Help to Buy and claimed those who criticised the scheme have been proven wrong.
Almost half of first time buyers in August were aged between 31 and 40 as younger buyers continue to be priced out of the market.
A new government scheme called ‘rent to buy’ aims to help aspiring purchasers save a deposit while they rent.
The government's Help to Buy equity loan scheme has helped just under 30,000 households purchase a property since it launched 15 months ago, statistics have shown.
First-time buyers will suffer if smaller lenders are not given greater freedom to lend above four-and-a-half times borrowers' income, warned the Building Societies Association (BSA).
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