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The MP for Tottenham spoke to The Independent about a short film project on social housing in the capital

Low savings rates make help harder for parents

Returns from cash savings are crushing parents' hopes of helping their children to get a foot on the housing ladder, as interest rates are outstripped by house prices over the long term.

Average UK home is now worth £170,825 as house prices continue to rise

UK house prices increased by 0.8% in July and were 3.9% higher than July 2012, according to Nationwide

Increasing numbers of those nearing retirement plan to buy holiday home abroad

Spain is the favoured destination for 1 in 4 holiday home buyers

More homes on the market – but prices rise again

The booming property market paused for breath in July as more sellers dipped their toe in the water, new figures showed today.

Matthew Oakeshott: Keeping mortgage rates low places a ticking time bomb under the housing market

Midweek View: Britain needs to build far more affordable rented homes to boost growth and create jobs now, not in 10 or 20 years’ time

‘Millennium children’ will face acute housing shortage

Britain’s failure to build enough homes is set to put a colossal strain on the housing market when the Noughties baby-boomers hit adulthood in 2020, a report claims today.

Homeowners expect property prices to rise around 5% by Christmas

Londoners are the most confident about house prices, those in Wales the least confident

Average house price is now over £230,000

42% more first time buyers than a year ago

House prices to take eight more years to return to pre-recession levels

House prices could take until 2021 to return to their pre-recession peak in real terms despite a shot in the arm from the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, forecasters warn.

US economy boosted by 200,000 new jobs

Figures for June show positive signs for recovery as Dow Jones leaps in response

Housebuilders close door on six years of pain as prices jump

One of Britain's biggest homebuilders says nearly six years of pain for the housing market is at an end after the first major improvement in conditions since the financial crisis.

More than a quarter of 'second-steppers' are stuck in negative equity

Around 28 per cent of second-time buyers could be stuck on the first rung of the property ladder because they are in negative equity or their home hasn't increased enough in value for them to buy their second home, according to research from Post Office.

An offset mortgage can save you money on your interest payments, and potentially reduce your term, but it will end up costing you more

House prices show strong growth

House prices have recorded their fastest growth in almost three years in a further sign that the market is gathering pace, Nationwide has reported.

Fall in Welsh house prices continues

House prices in Wales have fallen by £2,048 over the last 12 months and are now 1.3% lower than last year

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