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The Halifax warns that conditions for first-time buyers remain "very difficult"
The number of house purchases by first-time buyers rose 12% this year, with about 216,000 people stepping on to the property ladder, the Halifax reports.
Its study says the figure is the highest since 2007, the year before the global economic crisis struck.
The Halifax said the...published on December 29th, 2012 at 14:32