144,500 buy first home so far in 2014

Chris Wheal

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First-time buyers
First-time buyers

The number of first-time buyers in the first six months of 2014 reached their highest level since 2007, according to the bi-annual Halifax First-Time Buyer Review.

There were an estimated 144,5001 first- time buyers in the first six months of 2014, an increase of25% on the same period last year – and also the highest total for the same six months period since 2007 (181,500).