Prime Minister David Cameron has tweeted welcoming today's Help to Buy figures while on a visit to a construction site in Ilkeston in Derbyshire, where Taylor Wimpey is building 280 new homes.
Help to Buy is helping people get on the housing ladder: 27,000 have bought a new home; 85% first time buyers; 94% outside London.
Help to Buy is also getting new homes built: 74% of the deals are for new build homes. More jobs, more security and a brighter future.
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