Monthly Archives: October 2013

Help to Buy Scheme Welcomed







Richard James has welcomed the news that the Government has launched their Help to Buy scheme three months earlier than planned. Introduced this month, the Help to Buy scheme aims to encourage more buyers to enter the property market.

A survey conducted by Relocation Agent Network (of which Richard James is a member) found that 97% of its surveyed membership thinks the scheme will have a positive effect on the market. Indeed, the majority of Network members1 who took part in the survey believe that the Help to Buy programme will result in first time buyers increasing by up to 20%.

Relocation Agent Network’s survey also published good news for those already looking for a home, with 77% of its members indicating that the scheme will attract more sellers to the market – which means more houses to choose from! from , the member of Relocation Agent Network in said, “Even before the Help to Buy scheme was brought forward, we had begun to see an increase in first time buyers after its initial announcement. So with a three month head start we’re looking forward to seeing the positive effect the scheme will have on the market”.

Of course, getting onto the property ladder remains challenging for some, but we urge anyone looking to buy to get in touch for help and advice. As East Northants appointed Relocation Agent Network member, we’re your Local Experts and here to help.

If you’re thinking of selling, our Network membership also means that we have access to potential out of town buyers moving into the area, providing an additional avenue for you to sell your home. To find out what our Network membership really means, visit or contact us directly.

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