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Number of first-time buyers in London rises to highest figure in nearly 3 years

26 November 2012

In the first of a series of new quarterly reports on lending in London, the Council of Mortgage Lenders reports that a total of 10,000 first-time buyers took out a mortgage in London in the third quarter of 2012.