UK house price growth up 9.1%

UK house prices leapt by 9.1% in the year to February 2014, up from 6.8% in the year to January 2014.

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Inflation falls to four-year low in March

The rate of price growth in the UK fell to 1.6% in March, from 1.7% in February, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


Starting salaries for graduate jobs 'fall 11% over five years'

Starting salaries for graduate jobs have fallen over the past five years, according to new research.


Southern property asking prices at all-time high - Rightmove

Following a 2.6% rise in just one month, asking prices in all southern regions reached record levels in April, with lack of supply driving growth.


Vast majority rent as cost of homeownership too high

Almost 80% of consumers rent because barriers to saving and the eventual cost of the mortgage are just too high, according to research.

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Co-op's closed back book losses increase 20-fold

The Co-operative Bank's book of Britannia Mortgages and Platform loans advanced prior to 2009 made a £50.5m loss last year, almost 20 times larger than its reported loss in 2012.


New homes 'desperately needed' to stem rising prices

The UK desperately needs to build new homes to stem the surge in house prices, an industry body has warned.


Valuers must shield buyers and lenders from risk of housing crash

Chartered surveyors must protect homebuyers and lenders from the mounting risk of a repeated housing market crash, a leading surveyor has warned.

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Buy-to-let lending soars 46% year-on-year

Gross buy-to-let lending rose by 46% to £1.9bn as 14,300 loans were advanced to landlords in February, figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has shown.

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Lib Dems plan new tax band for £2m+ properties

A leading Liberal Democrat has outlined plans to implement additional council tax bands for properties worth over £2m.


Bank of Scotland tops mortgage complaints chart

The Bank of Scotland was the subject of more complaints about its mortgage products than any other lender in the second half of last year, new figures have shown.

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Empty homes in England reach 10-year low

The number of empty properties in England has fallen to a 10-year low, according to government figures.


8% of 11-16 year-olds setting money aside for mortgage

A staggering 94% of today's 11-16 year olds are setting money aside for the future, with 8% already saving for a mortgage deposit, according to research.

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Scotland home to fastest rising rents

Rents are rising faster in Scotland than any other area of the UK, according to estate agency Countrywide.


High prices still a problem for homeowners

More than three-quarters of homeowners believe high house prices are a problem for the housing market and the wider economy.

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