Off-plan home buying trend 'on the increase'
3 August 2013 Last updated at 08:34 BST
The trend of buying a home off-plan, which became popular at the height of the last property boom. appears to be increasing as the economy improves.
Buyers agree the price, typically pay a 10% deposit, and then have to wait up to a year until the home is finished.
Brian Milligan reports.