Looking at activity in the housing market the Ntionwide Building Society sees that the most popular type of property for a first time buyer is the traditional terraced house.
Figures show that approximately 38 percent of people looking to get on the property ladder go for a terraced house, preferring these over other types of accommodation. In the housing market as a whole just over 25 percent of houses bought are terraced so the preference for terraced houses for first time buyers is considerable.
Logically it makes sense that this is the case since terraced properties tend to be both smaller and less expensive to buy than larger places. This means they can be better suited to a first time buyers requirements and also easier to get a mortgage for since the cost is less. The Nationwide Building Society has seen that prices for terraced houses are rising quickly though.