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Forty-year mortgages tempt first-time buyers on to the property ladder despite high costs

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Two million first-time buyers are locked out

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Foxtons, which has 24 sales offices in London and Surrey, will defend its letting contracts in the High Court this week

Foxtons investors spooked by house market warning

The City planted a “for sale” sign on shares in London’s biggest estate agent, Foxtons, yesterday, as the company warned of a slowing housing market for the rest of the year.

In the last year more than 210,000 homes in England are at risk of eviction or repossession

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Nearly 600 households in England are at risk of losing their home every day, new analysis published today by a homeless charity suggests.

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Middle-aged borrowers facing problems taking out mortgages

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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

Mark Carney: Interest rates will rise to 2.5% within three years

Mortgage payers have been warned by the Governor of the Bank of England that interest rates are likely to increase five-fold to around 2.5 per cent over the next three years.

Senior policymakers at the Bank of England (from left) Spencer Dale, Mark Carney, Jon Cunliffe and Andrew Bailey prepare to deliver their report

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