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The MP for Tottenham spoke to The Independent about a short film project on social housing in the capital

A scene from the film 'Jeff Who Lives at Home'

Hotel of Mum and Dad: New TV show follows couples forced to move back home

For most couples in their twenties and thirties there is nothing worse than the thought of moving back to live with their parents or in-laws, but for some it is a reality.

The Funding for Lending scheme has helped push mortgage rates to record lows

England and Wales drive 1.9% increase in house prices but Scotland and Northern Ireland lag behind

House prices climbed by 1.9% year-on-year in February, but England and Wales drove the increase while Scotland and Northern Ireland posted falls, official figures showed today.

Average home price now £244,706

London prices drop slightly

Jamie Dimon spoke of 'positive signs' that signs that US economy is 'healthy and getting stronger'

JP Morgan Chase shows 33% rise amid signs that US economy is 'healthy and getting stronger'

JP Morgan Chase, America’s largest bank by assets, surpassed expectations with its quarterly profits today, booking a 33 per cent rise as chief executive Jamie Dimon spoke of “positive signs” that the world’s largest economy is “healthy and getting stronger.”

House prices in England and Wales up £6,700 in the past year

Euro area house prices down by 1.8%

Market Report: Housebuilders have more room to grow

Pile into property was the call from City scribblers today. But not bricks and mortar. HSBC's analysts think the market is underestimating shares in the builders of houses. This may come as surprising to some – the UK housebuilder sector has already risen by an average of 24 per cent so far this year, outperforming the mid-cap index by 13 per cent. But HSBC's property team think the "Government's 'game-changing' housing market stimulus" announced at last month's Budget means the housebuilders are set to grow even further.

Lady Thatcher owned a home in Belgravia’s Chester Square

Death of Margaret Thatcher: Golden years add a silver lining to Iron Lady's bank accounts

Margaret Thatcher died a multi-millionaire, having made the same discovery as other prime ministers before and since that she could make more money in semi-retirement than when she was in office.

House sales at 'three-year high'

Chartered surveyors sold around 17 homes on average over the three months to March, marking the highest number recorded since March 2010, in further signs that the market is improving

Ben Chu: Has our debt pile finally hit its peak?

Economic View

House prices up 1.2% in first three months of 2013

House prices increased by 0.2% in March

Average home will cost £267,000 by 2018

Next year, house prices estimated to be 2.3% higher than in 2007

First-time buyers advised to head north

First-time home buyers should head north, where houses are still within financial reach of people on average local incomes, according to a new study.

Number of house sales is increasing

Three bedroom semi-detached properties are selling the fastest

The Chancellor George Osborne addressing the Treasury Select Committee

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Even the Treasury’s clever chaps don’t have all the answers

Asked a particularly ticklish question about sales tax during the 1964 election the then Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas Home said: “A lot of clever chaps are thinking about it at this moment.”

In the 1990s negative equity was mostly in the South but now northern regions have been hit hard

Up to 630,000 borrowers are stuck in negative equity as the housing market stagnates

New consumer finance watchdog warns further pain could be on the way despite Budget pledges

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