Almost 40% of first-time buyers have taken advantage of the Stamp Duty Holiday
New research confirms 39% of first-time buyers have taken advantage of the scheme
New research by regulated property buyers has revealed that 39% of first-time buyers in the UK have taken advantage of the stamp duty holiday, and a further 8% have not yet bought a home but are planning on using the stamp duty holiday extension to do so.
Those aged 25-44 are most likely to have taken advantage of the stamp duty holiday in the past year at 42%, and 18–24-year-olds are most likely to say they either haven’t taken advantage of Stamp Duty when they bought their home (50%) and say they won’t take advantage of the holiday in the future (10%).
The research also found that most (53%) have saved for a house deposit by themselves, with a further 34% having help from their parents or other family members to secure a deposit.
Over a quarter (28%) of people have received money for their deposit through inheritance, 11% of Brits have taken out a loan to help them buy a home, and 10% have received help from government schemes. Nearly one in ten (8%) said they have won a lot of money in the past and this helped them secure a house deposit.
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