Prime Minister David Cameron is due to visit Southampton today to highlight the Help To Buy scheme which has seen 6000 homes sold and £1bn lent in the first three months.
In just 12 weeks since the scheme launched, nearly 750 homeowners have completed their purchases and hundreds were able to spend Christmas in their new homes.
David Cameron will today be meeting homeowners in Southampton who have benefited from the Help to Buy scheme.
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