First Time Buyer stats
September 25, 2007 2:50 AM   Subscribe

How many first time buyers of real estate are there in the G8 countries?

Ideally, I would like annual trends, similar to those shown in the comprehensive UK statistics from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

I have trawled the USA-specific National Association of Realtors but found little to help there.

Thanks in advance!
posted by mooders to Society & Culture (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Well, in Canada, the group to go to would be CHMC-SCHL. This article references CHMC market reports and says that 40% of homes bought in 2006 were new home buyers and that it is projected to be 50% in 2007. In Canada, because we have such high immigration every year there is a constant supply of new families needing homes. CHMC provides insurance so that people that can only afford 5% down payment can get into a home.
posted by saucysault at 7:10 AM on September 25, 2007

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