The government’s new mortgage guarantee scheme has gone live, and will support banks and building societies to offer 95% loans, meaning that buyers will, in theory, be able to buy a home with a 5% deposit.
A stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of the cost of a home in England or Northern Ireland has been extended by three months and will end on 31 junio 2021.
But despite the government’s assertions that these measures will turn generation rent into generation buy, much of the country is still unaffordable for first-time buyers.
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