Autumn Statement: Good news for Swindon home buyers says Barratt Homes

By Anita Jaynes on 25 November, 2015

Barratt Homes has welcomed measures announced in today’s Autumn Statement which will make it easier for people in Swindon to buy homes.

The five star housebuilder, which is building homes throughout Swindon says the billions of pounds of funding pledged by George Osborne will provide even more help for first-time buyers.

Among the initiatives announced today were:
– A new £4 billion Help to Buy: Shared Ownership Scheme
– £2.3 billion to fund new starter homes to be offered at a 25 per cent discount to first-time buyers under the age of 40
– Private developers, local authorities and housing associations will be able to apply for government building grants to boost the number of houses being built

Sales director Andrea Pilgrim said: “These latest measures are set to make it even easier for people in Swindon to get onto the housing ladder. Coupled with the announcement of the new Help to Buy ISA and low interest and mortgage rates, it seems 2016 is looking bright for those looking to buy their first home.”

For more information on mortgages and how Barratt Homes can help you buy your first home visit:

Pictured above: Andrea Pilgrim, sales director at Barrett Homes