First-time house buyer rate rises

Press Association
Housing estate
Housing estate

The first-time buyer proportion of the housing market has reached an eight-month high as people rush to make the most of a stamp duty holiday before it runs out, estate agents say.


Some 23% of sales in January were to first-time buyers, up from 21% in December and the third monthly rise in a row, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) said.