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A new report from the charity Shelter shows that almost half of 20-to-34- year olds live with their parents because of high rent and house prices

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A London estate agent yesterday put a price on having a garden. David Pollock of Greene & Co reckons it can increase a property's value by a tenth.

The foundation proposed that the Government sets up a scheme to help people avoid losing their homes

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Riskier mortgages on the up, but property demand wanes

Fresh evidence that the housing market is cooling comes today from the latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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

Bank of England’s new mortgage rules aimed at controlling household debt

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For only £125 per week you could be the lucky owner of this single studio flat, complete with shower and kitchenette, located between Barons Court and West Kensington

Bubble trouble: Ministers told that a lack of housing is ‘causing social instability’

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What does the skyrocketing price of property in the capital mean for society?

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The number of households remortgaging properties has risen to the highest level since before the recession, according to figures.

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