Record number of first time buyers
Properties purchased by first time buyers has reached a 12 year high. Help to buy and other Government schemes (allowing buyers to buy without huge deposits) have helped the number of first time buyers reach almost pre Credit-Crunch figures.
Buy to let mortgages remain strong despite rises in related taxes by the Government in an attempt to encourage other sources of pension income.
House prices have definitely slowed in most areas, a trend that can only be for the good of those yet to own their own home.