More than 4,500 people in the East of England have bought houses through Help to Buy

The scheme allows people to buy a newly built home for a deposit of 5%.

More than 4,500 people in the East of England have bought houses through the Government's Help to Buy scheme.

The latest figures show some of the highest uptake in the country has been in Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes and Peterborough.

The scheme allows people to buy a newly built home for a deposit of 5%.

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