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

David Cameron denies Help to Buy is pushing up housing prices

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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Latest official figures also show a sharp drop in home repossessions

Resurgent demand and a falling supply of new homes helped to push house prices up by 4.4 per cent in the last year

House prices set to rise further after jumping 4.4% in 2013

Broader based recovery in housing market dependent on ‘real’ economic growth

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The bad news contained within the good is that our recovery is déjà vu all over again

UK house prices jump 5.5% driven by London's booming property market

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.

Rent arrears are the UK's fastest growing debt problem

But one third of renters are still planning to buy in 2014

Three-quarters of Britain’s active cranes are in London and the Home Counties

There's too much reliance on house prices for growth

As the market continues to improve at a rapid rate, consumers are spending more - but a sharp rise in interest rates could make the bubble burst again

A third of first-time buyers don’t understand Help to Buy scheme

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.

Ed Balls, left, and Chancellor George Osborne, right, share a lighter moment on ‘The Andrew Marr Show’.

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New survey confirms that the property market is becoming overheated

Fresh fears of housing bubble as demand soars and supply shrinks

New survey confirms that the property market is becoming overheated

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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