6th Feb 2013

 

 

Supporting Gwynedd first time buyers

An information fair was recently held by Gwynedd Council and partners at Y Ganolfan, Porthmadog for first time buyers. Over 80 people attend with people travelling form various parts of the county to receive valuable advice and information from experts who work in the housing sector.

First time buyers and their families had an opportunity to listen to specialist speakers from different areas of the housing sector; including mortgages and finances, the legal process, the process of putting an offer on a house and the different schemes available through the Council and other housing associations to support first time buyers.

Advice was provided to those who attended by; Breese Gwyndaf, Tai Teg, 75 Point 3, Cymdeithas Tai Eryri, Cymdeithas Tai Clwyd, Gamlins, BRArchitecture, Dafydd Hardy, Gwynedd Council and Carbon Zero.

Councillor John Wyn Williams, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for housing said:

“I am extremely pleased that so many people attend this important event. As a Council one of our key priorities is to ensure that Gwynedd residents can find suitable and affordable homes in their local communities.

“Events like these are critical and as a Council we realise that by working with partners, local groups and local communities we can provide the best opportunities for housing across the county.

“Following the success of the event we hope to organise another event like this in the future in the Bangor area.”

At the end of the event people has a chance to complete a first time buyers questionnaire as part of Gwynedd Council’s research work to the possibility of launching a Local Authority Mortgage Scheme (LAMS).

 

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