ESTATE agents have hailed new figures that show more than 2000 homes in Experts said the measure had helped kick-start parts of the housing market north of the Border that had struggled since the financial crash.
But one called on ministers to limit the help provided in
Last month Lloyds, the
The new figures show that together the two Help to Buy schemes, operated separately by the Scottish and
While opposing any restrictions to the schemes in
Concern over the impact the measure is having in the city grew after yesterday's figures showed some of those being helped were earning more than pound(s)80,000 a year.
Help to Buy, he said, had "certainly helped first-time buyers, who are now helping to launch second- and third-time buyers into the market".
However, he added: "While I think it has helped, I don't think all the improvements are down to Help to Buy."
And despite the controversy the schemes attract, he said there was no hint that they were triggering unsustainable prices rises north of the Border. "We could not be further away from a housing bubble in
The new figures show that six of the top 10 areas using the
The average property cost about pound(s)112,000, well below the average Scottish house price of pound(s)180,575, while the average house price to income multiple was just less than three times salary.
Another 1228 homes were bought using the
SNP housing minister
Last night Labour called for the rising demand for homes to be matched by rising supply.
ESTATE agents have hailed new figures that show more than 2000 homes in
Experts said the measure had helped kick-start parts of the housing market north of the Border that had struggled since the financial crash.