How Brexit could mean Wales has fewer new homes

The cost of housing has risen Credit: ITV Wales

Brexit could impact on the number of new homes built in Wales - that's the warning of the cabinet secretary responsible for housing policy.

Carl Sargeant says uncertainty in the market isn't good for property development.

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As it stands, Wales isn't building enough new homes. Experts suggest we need as many as 12,000 new-builds every year. In 2015 we built just over 6,000.

It also means uncertainty for Welsh families already struggling to get a foot on the property ladder.

Emma Gould and Ben Nash are looking to buy a home in Cwmbran. Between them they have five children, and need space, but the cost of saving for a deposit is proving to be a challenge.

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Average age of a Welsh first time buyer, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders

£167k

The amount Acadata say is the average price of a Welsh home

2.4%

Rise in house prices in the last year

It's too early to see what impact Brexit will have on our housing sector, but the reality remains that Wales needs many more homes - giving people like Emma and Ben a chance to call a place their own.

How is the cost of housing affecting you? At 18:45 on Tuesday 2nd August, our reporter Rob Osborne will be live on Facebook with housing expert Jennie Bibbings. You can tweet your questions to us, email wales@itv.com or comment on our Facebook post.