Directors at housebuilder Bovis Homes and estate agency The Property Centre will answer your Help to Buy questions live tomorrow.
Key bosses at the developer and agency, who are based in the county, will attend Gloucestershire Media's headquarters in Cheltenham, to take part in a live Twitter session from 11.30am.
Twitter users are invited to put questions to Supriya Ray, managing director of Bovis Homes' Western region and based at the housebuilder's regional offices at Bishop's Cleeve; Steve Jones, director at The Property Centre and Leon Broady of the Mortgage Advice Bureau and also a director at The Property Centre. The agency has branches in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud.
The question and answer session is part of the Gloucestershire Echo, Gloucester Citizen and Stroud Life's campaign On The Move... Help to Buy, which encourages potential homebuyers to move property by explaining how the Government's Help to Buy scheme could help them. The campaign is sponsored by Bovis Homes and The Property Centre.
Questions will be asked by Ian Mean, regional content director at Local World, who is to chair the session. They are to include:
- How many people have moved property in Gloucestershire with Bovis Homes, using the Help to Buy scheme, since its launch last year?
- What does the extension of phase one of the scheme to 2020 mean for homebuyers in the county?
- How much have enquiries and sales risen at The Property Centre thanks to the second part of the Help to Buy scheme?
- Is Help to Buy contributing to rising house prices in the county?
The Property Centre will answer questions from 11.30am on the second phase of Help to Buy, a mortgage guarantee scheme for all types of home where the Government takes some of the lender's risk, meaning the lender is able to accept just a five per cent deposit from the buyer.
Then Bovis Homes will respond to questions on the first part of Help to Buy. This offers a loan of 20 per cent of the property's value to mortgage borrowers with a five per cent deposit looking to buy a new-build home on a site designated by a participating housebuilder.
You can follow the live social networking session from the Gloucestershire Echo, Gloucester Citizen, Stroud Life and the newspapers' weekly property supplement Homebuyer Twitter handles @GlosEcho, @GlosCitizen, @stroudlife and @GlosHomebuyer.
Email your questions beforehand to ensure they are answered, to Chris.Campbell@glosmedia.co.uk or tweet using #Homebuyer.