Costs to first time buyers are £900 per year less compared to renters and over their mortgage term buying a home saves them £27,000.
Properties in the South West of England are rising at 7.5% over the year compared to the slowest region of London with growth of only 2.5%.
The rapid rise of house prices in cities has outstripped earnings and means affordability levels have reached a ten year low.
The number of first time buyers has risen for the sixth consecutive year to 359,900 with deposits doubling in the past decade.
Annual growth of equity release lending has reached a 15 year high as homeowners access wealth from their property.
Commuter towns with good transport links and under 40 minutes from major cities have faster house price growth than the UK average.
The spa town of Cheltenham leads the table with 13% annual house price growth almost five times higher than the rest of the country.
Six streets in London with average house price of over £10 million make the capital the most expensive in England and Wales.
Homeowners selling their home can expect less cash than the asking price as the gap between asked and sold prices increases.
The number of remortgage buyers and value of borrowing have reached record levels helped by record low interest rates.
For several boroughs in London house prices are rising although the capital as a whole is struggling to keep pace.
Homeowners struggle to move due to a lack of suitable housing at affordable prices and are opting to improve instead.
The low mortgage rates, high employment and a shortage of homes are helping to keep house prices at their current levels.
First time buyers are less likely to be supported by the Bank of Mum and Dad as a third of parents are unable to financially support their children.
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