Just over 20,000 properties were bought with the support of the Help to Buy loan scheme in its first 13 months, according to official data.
The scheme offers buyers 20% of the cost of a new-build home, with the purchaser then needing to provide a 5% deposit.
More top news
Interpol has issued a global alert over the threat posed by the "diet pills" that claimed the life of a British woman.
Political leaders have launched a last-ditch attempt to win votes as the general election campaign enters its final stages.
A new screening test can detect twice as many ovarian cancers as conventional methods, research has shown.