As the government fast-tracks its controversial Help to Buy scheme, we trawl the data to reveal the state of the UK’s regional property markets today.
Critics have rounded on the government with accusations that the Help to Buy scheme will dangerously inflate a housing bubble. Meanwhile, others see it as a much-needed leg-up for first-time buyers. Whichever way you analyse it, most people seem in agreement on one thing – the buying power varies hugely from one region of the UK to another. Correspondingly, the impacts on first-time buyers and those seeking out local buy-to-let opportunities will differ depending on which area of the UK they call home.
So just how big are those regional gaps? Let’s take a look.
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Halifax Building Society
Global Property Guide
National Housing Federation