House-price bubble fears over 95% mortgages

The Government came under fire this week for backing 95 per cent loan-to-value mortgages.

CML pours cold water on hot house prices

Mortgage lenders waded into the debate over the state of Britain's housing market yesterday, as the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) claimed that talk of a new boom was "premature".

Mortgages surge but Mark Carney says he will stop new bubble

Banks and building societies will grant almost 700,000 mortgages this year amid the biggest surge in lending since 2009, leading economic forecasters said yesterday.

UK house asking prices leap by 5.5 per cent in a year

There is more upbeat news for the property market today as the UK’s largest survey of asking prices reveals they have climbed 5.5 per cent in the last year.

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Don't panic and rush to buy just because you're told prices are rising

Chelsea tops property Premier League

If the Premier League was based on average house prices, Chelsea and Fulham would be joint champions, Arsenal and Tottenham would take the remaining Champions League places, and West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Stoke City would be relegated.

Homeowners at risk from rogue operators

Dirty tricks are being employed to maximise sale commissions

The number of buy-to-let mortgages hits five-year high

Boom in buy-to-let mortgages could lead to unsustainable house price bubble

Mortgage availability at a five-year high as amount lent topped £5bn in second quarter of 2013

Low savings rates make help harder for parents

Returns from cash savings are crushing parents' hopes of helping their children to get a foot on the housing ladder, as interest rates are outstripped by house prices over the long term.

Retired renters pay the price for selling up

Retirees turning their back on the housing market in the pursuit of ready cash to settle debts are paying the price in accommodation costs, the latest figures suggest.

More than 7,000 buyers have signed up since the scheme was launched in mid-April

Mortgage help sparks boom – and fears of another crash

If you think prices are rising, just wait until 2014, as the full impact of Help to Buy hits home. By Graham Norwood

Property experts fear Help to Buy 'bubble'

Osborne's £130bn scheme to boost lending slated as smart politics but 'epic economic fail'

The first stage of Help to Buy was launched in April

Revealed: Fresh details on Government's Help-to-Buy housing scheme

Chancellor met housebuilders and mortgage lenders to flesh out plans to underwrite £130bn of mortgage lending

Investors favour UK property over shares

Investors have become more bullish about bricks and mortar as the outlook for property has improved across the country.

Money Insider: Zero per cent mortgage rate: where's the catch? 

When the press release detailing the latest mortgage products from Leeds Building Society landed in my inbox this week, it grabbed my attention when I saw that the home loans were being offered with an initial 0 per cent interest rate.

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