The typical age of first-time home buyers is 33, surprisingly staying the same as in 1990.

This is despite the proportion of first-time buyers under the age of 25 has decreasing by 18.1% and increasing by 9.5% in 35 to 44-year-olds – suggesting a high proportion of first-time buyers are in their late 20s and early 30s.

The average age of Brits buying a modern home is 36, compared to 37 for those buying an older property.

The UK prefers older houses, with 64% saying an older build would be their dream home if cost were not an issue.