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Help to Buy - Wales: Shared Equity Loan Scheme

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  • Release date: 25 January 2018
  • Period covered: 1 October to 31 December 2017
  • Next update: 25 April 2018
Data which includes information on the number of homes purchased and the value of the loans received under the scheme.

Key points

  • Between 1 October to 31 December 2017, 658 property purchases were completed using a Welsh Government shared equity loan. This brings the total number of purchases under Help to Buy - Wales since its introduction on 2 January 2014 to 6,497.
  • At 31 December 2017 there were 624 applications for loans still outstanding.
  • Between 1 October and 31 December 2017, the total value of these equity loans was £24.7 million. The value of the properties purchased totalled £124.3 million.
  • The mean purchase price of a property bought using the scheme during the quarter was £188,910, with a mean equity loan value of £37,493.
  • The majority of homes purchased through the scheme between 1 October and 31 December 2017 were to first time buyers, accounting for 72 per cent of all completions.

Note

The information is collected on behalf of the Welsh Government by Help to Buy (Wales) Ltd.

Further information

Key results published quarterly and a report will be published annually. These will include StatsWales updates. The information published on StatsWales includes local authority level data.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5055
Email: stats.housing@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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