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The 31-year-old admitted two counts of mortgage fraud

Halifax says house prices are set to climb ‘gradually’

House prices rose for the seventh month running in August and are set to continue increasing “gradually” for the rest of the year, Halifax, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, said today.

A 3 bedroom semi detached house for sale in Beckfield Lane, York, on the market for £250,000 with Stephensons

House prices up more than 5% from a year ago

Rise represents the seventh consecutive monthly increase

Money Insider: Don't let short-term perks decide your bank account

Competition for current accounts intensifies ahead of faster-switching guarantees.

When two into one doesn't go: There is a danger of losing control of your finances in joint bank accounts

Savvy Money: You can be held to account if a joint bank deal backfires

If your partner takes more than their share of the cash there is little you can do about it

Homeowners at risk from rogue operators

Dirty tricks are being employed to maximise sale commissions

UK house prices continue to rise - average home now worth £169,624

Rise of nearly 1% in July is the sixth consecutive monthly increase

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.

Average UK home is now worth £170,825 as house prices continue to rise

UK house prices increased by 0.8% in July and were 3.9% higher than July 2012, according to Nationwide

House prices hit new heights in Britain as overheated market continues to boil

British house prices rising at fastest pace in more than three years as government house-buying schemes push prices higher and demand outstrips supply

Housebuilders close door on six years of pain as prices jump

One of Britain's biggest homebuilders says nearly six years of pain for the housing market is at an end after the first major improvement in conditions since the financial crisis.

Updating Monopoly to today's London house prices

There's been plenty of movement in the last 80 years between Old Kent Road and Mayfair

How affordable housing schemes are helping first-time buyers

However there is still wariness about how useful government initiatives will prove to be

Changing property market "in danger of splitting the UK in two"

Generation Rent are giving up on saving for a home

Homebuyers pile into purchase scheme

About 4,000 buyers have seized on the Government's Help To Buy initiative, introduced in the last Budget, to snap up new homes in the past two months alone, the Home Builders Federation said yesterday.

Prices rose by 2.6 per cent year-on-year to £166,898 on average

House prices have grown fastest in years, says Halifax

2.6% year-on-year growth to average £166,898 marks biggest annual uplift since September 2010

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