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House sale rise biggest since crisis, says Peter Alan

31 July 2013 Last updated at 21:27 BST

The largest estate agent in south Wales has seen its biggest increase in house sales since the financial crisis.

Peter Alan, owned by the Principality Building Society, reported a 10% rise over the past six months, compared with the same period last year.

The Principality also helped over 800 first time buyers across England and Wales get onto the property ladder.

Chief executive Graeme Yorston said it suggested the economy was recovering but its sustainability was an issue.

BBC Wales' business correspondent, Nick Servini, reports for Wales Today.

Largest house sale rise since crisis