Friday, April 20, 2012

Dubious stats; quality headline.

First-time buyers may have vanished after Stamp Duty rush

Demand from first-time buyers nudged up in March, according to the NAEA in a report published today. But it said that sellers remained cautious, with 61 properties on the average branch’s books – down from 63 in February. The association’s monthly housing market report found that the proportion of sales being made to first-time buyers increased from 23% in February to 24% in March. It last reached this level in May 2011. The report also found that on average, estate agent branches had 297 house-hunters registered per branch in March compared with 293 in February

Posted by sibley's b'stard child @ 09:28 AM (1182 views)
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2 thoughts on “Dubious stats; quality headline.

  • I got the idea that the housing market doesn’t need first time buyers anymore, after all, when did anyone hear the phrase, ‘housing ladder’, recently?

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    Brilliant headline.

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