Only 107,950 homes were constructed in 2012-13

'Disaster' as UK house-building rate falls away

Less than half the amount of new houses needed to meet demand were built in the last year

House prices in London and the South-east are rising fast

North-South house price divide: turning into a chasm?

With the cost of homes in London soaring as rich overseas buyers 'colonise' the capital, some of the hidden effects are revealed

One in four unaware of Help to Buy option

The Government hoped to give a serious jolt in the arm to the housing market and the building industry by rushing forward the second part of its Help to Buy initiative from next January to last month. But its message appears to be failing to get through to the people who really matter: potential home-movers.

Lending to first-time buyers up 34%

Total lending in last three months at its highest level since 2007

House prices close to all-time high amid reports new Help to Buy scheme to blame for 'soaring' demand from buyers

Prices rose by 3.8 per cent year-on-year to reach £245,000 on average

David Cameron at an Altrincham housing development in September when he unveiled the scheme

Help to Buy: More evidence of a property boom (and why it’s a bad news story)

Help to Buy is boosting demand more than supply  of new houses

Something’s stirring, but any talk of a bubble is misplaced

One reading of the data released yesterday by the Government suggests Help to Buy has not made much of an impact on the property market yet.

Average-income first-time buyers make up the bulk of 2,000-plus who have taken up the scheme

Controversial Help to Buy scheme aids social mobility, claims David Cameron

Figures show average-income first-time buyers make up the bulk of 2,000-plus who have taken up scheme

A 4 bedroom detached house for sale in Beanfield Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, on with Bairstow Eves for £275,000

Most transactions recorded in an October since 2007

Prices have risen in all regions in England and Wales for first time in three years

Average UK house prices predicted to rise by a quarter in next five years

Latest estimates show house prices up 1.6% over the last three months

A 5 bedroom detached house for sale in Fitz Roy Avenue, Harborne, Birmingham, on with Your Move for £820,000

House prices top previous August 2008 peak

Even wealthiest in UK are now worried that their children won't be able to afford a house, claims new report

A 3 bedroom terraced house for sale in Grafton Street, Cambridge. Offers in region of £425,000, on with Redmayne Arnold & Harris

Mortage lending up as first-time buyer loans rise by a third

High numbers of borrowers opting for fixed rates

Jim Armitage: Meddling governments don't help on housing

Outlook Successive governments, no matter how libertarian, always interfere in the housing market.

Inside Westminster: George Osborne’s housing boom will echo into the future

Mark Carney will be watching the housing market closely, a hint that he has reservations

Help to Buy: George, David and Ed were all missing for their basic lesson in economics

The cleverness of the politics lies in the invisibility of those who will lose out

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