Prime Minister David Cameron with Sharon Ray and her daughter Maisie, 2, during a visit to her home in Southampton, Hampshire which she has bought through the government's Help to Buy scheme

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There is “no evidence” the Government is creating a bubble in house prices by underwriting mortgages for first-time buyers, David Cameron claimed on Thursday.

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London house prices rose almost twice as fast as the UK average in the year to October, official figures show.

Experts warn of a ‘notably strong’ property market and the creation of a new bubble

Government hides risks of controversial Help to Buy scheme

A secret paper on the house-buying scheme reveals officials’ concerns

Debt crisis is hitting renters, says charity

Rent arrears are the fastest-growing debt problem, a charity warned this week. The Money Advice Trust said the number of people calling its debtline with problems paying their rent has doubled in the past three years.

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There's too much reliance on house prices for growth

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Confusion about the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme  is still widespread, two months after its launch, says a new report

Property: House prices forecast to rise 10 per cent

House prices will be 10 per cent higher in five years’ time than previously expected, the official forecaster said yesterday, in a prediction likely to stoke concerns that the Government’s mortgage market subsidies risk creating a destabilising house price bubble.

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Fresh fears of housing bubble as demand soars and supply shrinks

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Five year highs for lending in Wales and Scotland

First-time buyer lending up nearly a third year-on-year in London

One million households could be 'forced into renting' in property price spiral

AN extra million households will be forced into rental accommodation over the next five years as rising home prices out lock potential buyers out of the property market, new research warned today.

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