Help is still at hand for Stamford Homes first time buyers

ALTHOUGH the past few months have seen a return to the UK housing market by first time buyers, research still suggests that more than a quarter believe it will take them five years to raise a deposit

[UKPRwire, Thu Dec 03 2009] A recent study of more than 3,000 potential first time buyers reveals that 28 per cent feel they will need to save for at least five years before finally getting the keys to their own home.

One in 10 respondents have been saving for more than five years and still do not have enough deposit, while 30 per cent have no savings to put towards a deposit at all.

However, there is still help at hand, with new homes builder Stamford Homes offering its own incentives as well as Government shared equity schemes to get first time buyers onto the housing ladder.

These include;
Easystart where customers can own 100 per cent of a brand-new home for 80 per cent of the price with just five per deposit required.

HomeBuy Direct a Government home purchase scheme to help first time buyers onto the property ladder where you own 100 per cent of your home for just 70 per cent of the price, and just five per cent deposit required. This offer was to come to an end in March 2010 but has now been extended until September 2010 and has limited availability.

Stamp duty exemption on homes under £175,000. However, the Government’s exemption holiday ends on December 31.
Stamford Homes regional sales and marketing director Peter Bond said: “While the statistics by themselves do make fairly depressing reading, it is still encouraging that so many people are thinking about buying a home.

“There is evidence that many of our first time buyers have been able to afford their dream home through one of our many incentives schemes available across our developments.

“We recognise that raising a deposit does have its difficulties, but there are other scheme which can take away that pressure of the house buying process.”

For details of new homes around the region, visit

Notes to the Editor:
Stamford Homes operates throughout the East Midlands and Lincolnshire and forms a part of Galliford Try’s Housebuilding Division: Galliford Try Homes.

Galliford Try Homes operates through four strong regional brands: Linden Homes, Stamford Homes, Midas Homes, and Gerald Wood Homes specialising in brownfield development. The business is capable of developing over 3,000 homes per year, covering the entire region from the West Country to Lincolnshire and the South-East.

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