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Help to Buy - Wales: Shared Equity Loan Scheme

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  • Release date: 25 October 2018
  • Period covered: 1 July to 30 September 2018
  • Next update: 24 January 2019
Data which includes information on the number of homes purchased and the value of the loans received under the scheme.

Key points

  • Between 1 July and 30 September 2018, 402 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 7,806.
  • At 30 September 2018 there were 811 applications for loans still outstanding.
  • Between 1 July and 30 September 2018, the total value of these equity loans was £16.2 million. The value of the properties purchased totalled £81.7 million.
  • The mean purchase price of a property bought using the scheme during the quarter was £209,474, with a mean equity loan value of £41,561.
  • Between 1 July and 30 September 2018 there were 8 completed purchases of leasehold properties. Of these 3 were houses which is significantly less than the 25 recorded in the same quarter of last year.
  • The majority of homes purchased through the scheme to date have been to first time buyers, accounting for 75 per cent of all completed purchases.

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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