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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

MPs criticise George Osborne’s £12bn Help to Buy plan for risking housing bubble and distorting recovery

George Osborne’s £12bn scheme to help first-time buyers could backfire by creating a housing bubble and distorting the economic recovery, MPs warned the Chancellor last night.

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Money Insider: Help to Buy might help in the polls, but for buyers…

David Cameron's party conference bombshell was to announce that the latest stage of the Help to Buy scheme will start three months earlier than the original 1 January launch date.

Fastest house-price rise in three years fuels bubble fears

House prices rose at their fastest rate for more than three years in the three months to September, the Halifax said today, adding to fears the Government’s Help To Buy scheme could create a price bubble.

House prices on climb as the regions spring back into life

House prices are rising at their fastest rate since May 2007 as London property surges ahead and many regional markets show their first positive growth for more than five years, latest research suggests.

Fears of debt and housing bubble after David Cameron hurries out second phase of Help to Buy scheme three months early

Vince Cable and Sir Mervyn King among those concerned that the Government could be exposed to billions of pounds of future housing debt whilst inflating the property market

Hamish McRae: With political calamities piling up, why are markets so keen on the US?

There is one concern that even optimists need to acknowledge. The US may, indeed, default

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North-South property price gap reaches new high

Typical property price in the south of England is now 74% above its northern equivalent, claims report

More than 7,000 buyers have signed up since the scheme was launched in mid-April

House prices rise at fastest rate in more than three years

House prices rose at their fastest annual pace in more than three years in September as the market revival spread across the UK, Nationwide has reported.

Could a 'property speculation tax' stop a housing bubble?

Focus would be on helping to reduce market instability

Mortgage lending saw further signs of a “healthy recovery” in August as the value of home loans handed out grew by almost one third year-on-year, banks and building societies have reported.

Mortgage lending increases 28 per cent as 'healthy recovery' continues

Mortgage lending saw further signs of a “healthy recovery” in August as the value of home loans handed out grew by almost one third year-on-year, banks and building societies have reported.

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Mortgage lending "pauses for breath"

However, gross mortgage lending is 28 per cent higher than August last year

Bullish of England Bank sends pound skywards after growth upgrade

Bank of England rate-setters sent the pound surging today as they struck a bullish note on the recovery and hiked growth forecasts.

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