A homebuyer looks at plans for a property
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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.