House-price bubble fears over 95% mortgages

The Government came under fire this week for backing 95 per cent loan-to-value mortgages.

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Bank of England urged to cap house price rises at 5% over fears of 'dangerous' debt bubble

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors publishes report arguing the Bank should consider imposing a 5 per cent cap on annual house price appreciation

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The head of one of Britain’s biggest retailers voiced doubt over Chancellor George Osborne’s recovery claims today, warning of a a “credit-led” consumer recovery and a house price bubble.

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keep increasing

House prices rose for the seventh month running in August and are set to continue increasing “gradually” for the rest of the year, Halifax, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, said yesterday.

House prices rose by 0.4 per cent in August

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Halifax says house prices are set to climb ‘gradually’

House prices rose for the seventh month running in August and are set to continue increasing “gradually” for the rest of the year, Halifax, the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, said today.

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Property prices rise at fastest rate since 2007

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House prices are booming again but the bust that’s bound to follow will cost us dear

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Age at which struggling first-time buyers can finally trade up rises to 40

The average age at which first-time home buyers trade up to a new property has risen to 40 – with younger owners trapped in homes they purchased before the recession of 2007.

House prices continue to rise in August

Average price of a house is now £170,514

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New figures show rise in first-time buyer numbers

First-time buyers in London at highest level since 2007 and up a third in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

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