Youngest first-time buyers are in the north of England

Jo Robinson

While the average age of a first-time buyer in the UK is 29, there is almost a decade's difference between some areas of the country, according to new research from Halifax.

The youngest first-time buyers are in Selby in North Yorkshire where the average age is 25: nine years younger than one of the areas with the oldest first-time buyers, Harrow in London.