First Help to Buy property purchase completes
The first house purchase through the government's Help to Buy mortgage scheme has completed.
According to a report in the Financial Times, a first-time buyer bought a two-bedroom flat in Dartford, Kent, for £153,500. The borrower purchased her property with a 5.5% deposit through Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group.
Providing homebuyers have a sufficient income, it is possible to purchase a property up to the value of £600,000. Trinity has access to Halifax's 5% deposit Help to Buy mortgage and it is fixed for two-years at 5.19%. It has a £995 arrangement fee.
Initially, the government announced that borrowers would not be able to complete on a Help to Buy mortgage before the start of the new year.
November 8, 2013