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Recession will have lasted three years longer than any other in the past 100 years

Remortgaging at its lowest level for 15 years

One million people have remortgaged their property once since 2005

Homeowners increasingly optimistic about price rises

Twenty and thirtysomethings are the strongest believers in house price rises in 2013

The outgoing governor of the Bank of England has warned that George Osborne's plan to boost the housing market is

Outgoing governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King issues warning over 'Help to Buy' scheme

The outgoing governor of the Bank of England has warned that George Osborne's plan to boost the housing market is "too close for comfort" to a general state guarantee for mortgages.

Paying interest only means paying only the interest on the capital you borrowed but not paying anything towards reducing that capital

Consumer Rights: Act if you are worried about interest-only home loan

The time is looming for many to find money to pay off their mortgages. Do they have enough?

George Osborne: 'Confidence is returning to financial markets'

George Osborne: Changing course on economy will take Britain 'back to square one'

Chancellor tells CBI's annual dinner that his economic plan is 'taking longer than anyone hoped,' but insisted real progress is being made

Barratt says Help to Buy has fired up the market

George Osborne's Help to Buy scheme is jump-starting the property market, according to the housebuilder Barratt, which is taking on 600 graduates and apprentices over the next three years to deal with demand.

Conservative MP Stewart Jackson was one of 29 MPs told to hand over a total of almost £500,000 to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa)

Expenses watchdog takes action against Tory MP Stewart Jackson in £54,000 dispute over taxpayer-funded homes

The MPs' expenses watchdog has launched legal action to recover £54,000 from an MP who claimed taxpayer cash to pay mortgage interest on a property in his constituency.

MPs told to pay back £500,000 profits from taxpayer-funded homes

MPs have been asked to hand back almost £500,000 worth of profits from taxpayer-funded homes, it was revealed today.

House prices up 1.3%, says Halifax

Significant regional differences around the UK still apparent

Warnings about interest-only mortgages should not force first time buyers or potential landlords out of the market

Julian Knight: Why home-buyers still need to have interest-only loans

Despite all those negative headlines, they still make sense for buy-to-lets and young hopefuls

Regulator kept in dark over George Osborne loan plan

Eyebrows raised at revelation that Help to Buy scheme was kept under wraps

250,000 people over 50 say they can only pay off the mortgage by selling their home

Research suggests more than a million over 50s will face shortfall when it comes to paying off their interest only mortgage

House prices pick up, according to Nationwide survey

The 0.9 per cent year-on-year rise takes average prices to £165,586

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Many pensioners face the prospect of having to sell their home to pay off the mortgage

Banks report housing market boost and predict increase in first-time buyers

There was a faint whiff of possible good news for homeowners in the latest mortgage statistics published on today. Mortgage approvals climbed slightly in March, suggesting government moves to bolster the property market may be beginning to be successful.

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