Motion S5M-16169: More First-time Buyers Finding a Home

05 Mar 2019

That the Parliament notes the recent research from the Bank of Scotland, which it understands shows the number of first-time buyers in Scotland to have grown by more than 50% in the last decade; believes that first-time buyers now make up close to a half of all house purchases with a mortgage, and congratulates those who have managed to purchase their own home; welcomes that Scotland continues to be one of the most affordable places to purchase a property in the UK, and further welcomes the additional £100 million investment from the Scottish Government in the Help to Buy scheme from April 2019.