There is some good news, at last, for first time buyers. The government has introduced a brand new savings scheme to help buyers put together a deposit to buy their first home.

The savings plan is known as a Help to Buy ISA and under it the government will boost savings by 25% to help first time buyers get on the property ladder. That means for every £4 saved, the government will contribute a further £1.


Christmas time gave local school children a great opportunity to enter into Farr and Farr's drawing competition.  Pupils from Milestone School & Elmbridge School were excited to enter their artistic creations.  


Local Estate Agent Farr & Farr recently celebrated their twenty-first birthday in their Hucclecote offices and celebrated with a complete makeover and a commitment to many happy returns.


Chartered surveying firm e.surv has calculated that mortgage lending throughout 2015 rose by a significant 12.5%.

The survey found a small dip of 3.1% from November to December, but over the second half of the year taken as a whole, mortgage approvals averaged 69,572, rising from an average of 64,047 for the first six months of 2015. Over the whole twelve month period this meant total mortgage lending for house purchases increased by 12.5%.


The Chancellor George Osborne gave the housing industry plenty of good news yesterday in his Autumn Statement. At the same time, though, he triggered a stampede by landlords rushing to avoid the new 3% increase in Stamp Duty for buy-to-let properties and second homes.