First-timers dash to beat dead­line

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

ES­TATE agency Dacre, Son & Hartley re­ports an in­crease in first-time buy­ers rush­ing to buy houses be­fore the stamp duty re­lief hol­i­day ends in March.

David Phillip, di­rec­tor of Dacre, Son & Hartley says: “The stamp duty hol­i­day might not have re­sulted in a full-scale hous­ing boom, it has def­i­nitely led to an in­crease in sales across North and West York­shire be­cause it helped to al­le­vi­ate some of the fi­nan­cial bur­den placed on first-time buy­ers by giv­ing them an im­me­di­ate sav­ing of be­tween £1,250 and £2,500.

“We’ve seen a surge of buy­ers en­ter­ing the mar­ket to take ad­van­tage of the sav­ing and we’re work­ing with a num­ber of first timers that are look­ing to com­plete be­fore the dead­line.“

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