The boost caused Barratt's sales to rise to £1.26 billion last year.

Help to Buy scheme helped lift sales at Barratt

Barratt Developments has announced an enormous 71 per cent rise in sales reservations – an increase partly attributed to the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

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Almost 10% of Brits worried they can't pay rent or mortgage

Rent and mortgage repayments are a concern for many UK households

A new survey from Shelter has found that one in 11 UK households are worried that they may not be able to pay their rent or mortgage in just a months time.

6,000 new homeowners through Help to Buy

David Cameron says Help to Buy has unlocked mortgage finance for 6,000 households

The government claims 6,000 households have purchased new homes through the Help to Buy scheme in the first three months of its existence.

UK property market to grow further in 2014

House prices to rise by 8% in 2014, says RICS

Rightmove predicts house prices will rise 8% next year

Construction sector maintains strong growth in October

Bank of England's Dale likens UK housing market to microwave

Charity highlights growing problem of rent arrears

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10 top tips for buy-to-let landlords

10 top tips to help buy-to-let landlords

The Happy Tenant Company brings you 10 top tips to help buy-to-let landlords.

Bank of England adopts forward guidance on interest rates

Mark Carney announced that the Bank of England will link base with unemployment

The Bank of England has announced that it will adopt a policy of forward guidance by linking interest rates to unemployment and that rates will not rise until the jobless rate falls to 7.0%.

Mortgage best-buys: Fixed rates continue to fall

Top tips for buying an overseas property

Mortgage best-buys: The top deals for first-time buyers

Budget 2013: How does it affect you?

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