Help to BuyHelp to Buy – The Government’s interest-free loan scheme has attracted thousands in just three months.

According to figures released by Department for Communities and Local Government, over 1,000 sales of new-build homes have gone through since the scheme was launched on 1st April, and a further 6,000 buyers have reserved properties, some yet to be built.

Housing Minister Mark Prisk said that the scheme, announced in the Budget in March before launching on April 1, had ‘captured the public’s imagination’.

The help to buy scheme passed the 4,000 reservations mark at the start of June, nearly 3,000 reservations have been made in the weeks since.

Prisk said: “With almost 7,000 help to buy reservations in three months, it’s crystal clear that the Help to Buy equity loan has captured the public’s imagination and is getting Britain building again, which will help achieve a long-term, stable housing market.

“So any credit-worthy buyer, whether a first-time buyer or someone looking to move up the property ladder, should contact a qualified adviser at park gate mortgages or call us on 01489 580020 and see if they could benefit from the scheme.”

The second stage of the Help to Buy scheme, the mortgage guarantee, is set to launch on January 1 2014.

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