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House prices rise by eight per cent in 12 months

Amid all the debate about a possible ‘housing bubble’ and the Help to Buy scheme’s potential impact on the housing market, house prices have increased again. The latest figures show that house prices rose by an average of eight per … Continue reading

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Home builders defend housing position after Bank of England governor’s concerns over ‘serious shortage of homes’

The organisation which represents UK home builders has defended the industry’s recent record on providing new homes. On Sunday, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney voiced his concerns about what he described as a serious shortage of homes available to … Continue reading

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Bank governor expresses concern over Help to Buy and shortage of homes available for purchase

The Bank of England is growing increasingly concerned that the housing market is in danger of ‘overheating’. Bank governor Mark Carney (right) has been warning of the dangers that the booming housing market could pose to long-term financial stability. Speaking … Continue reading

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Climbing prices push average home valuation to £170,000

New figures indicate a sharp rise in house prices in the 12-month period to the end of February. According to the Land Registry, prices increased by 5.3 per cent over the year, pushing the asking price for the average home … Continue reading

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Help to Buy scheme extended until 2020, Chancellor announces

Help to Buy, the government-inspired scheme which makes it easier for people to get onto the property ladder, is being extended. Chancellor George Osborne (pictured) says the scheme will now continue until the end of the decade. He made the … Continue reading

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Budget: Chancellor urged to make changes on Help to Buy

The Chancellor is being urged to make changes to the government-inspired Help to Buy scheme. With the Budget just days away – Wednesday 19 March – the influential Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) wants the scheme to be made … Continue reading

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14th successive monthly increase as house prices rise at fastest rate for four years

House prices rose for the 14th successive month in February. The latest increase of 0.6 per cent – according to Nationwide Building Society calculations – puts prices around three per cent lower than their peak in 2007 before the financial … Continue reading

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