Monthly first time buyer sales across the UK hit the highest levels since the recession last month, according to leading estate agent figures.
In July nearly 30,000 first time buyer sales across the country were completed, with just over 3,000 of those in Wales.
Last month saw 29,700 first-time buyers complete property deals across Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. That was the highest since August 2007, before the financial crisis struck, when 35,300 were sold.
This month's figure also represents a 28% rise on April 2015's number, amounting to a 6,500 increase over the last three months.
The news comes despite the rising immediate costs of buying a home. The average first-time buyer deposit in July totalled £27,975, marking a 10% increase on July 2014's figure.