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Signs of a housing boom emerging outside London and the South East have continued with a surge in high value properties across the rest of the UK.
Mortgage lending in the first three months of this year was up by more than a third compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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UK house prices increased by 9.1 per cent in the year to February 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Asking prices in all southern regions reached record levels in April, according to property website Rightmove.
Almost 80 per cent of consumers rent because barriers to saving and the eventual cost of the mortgage are just too high, according to research.
Today marks 'mortgage freedom day', the day typical homeowners will have earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage, according to data from Halifax.
The UK desperately needs to build new homes to stem the surge in house prices, an industry body has warned.
The majority of British homeowners believe high house prices are more of a problem for the housing market and the wider economy than negative equity.
UK house prices fell month-on-month in March, but were up compared to levels this time last year, according to Halifax.
UK house prices have risen by nearly 10 per cent in a year, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.
The number of first-time buyers transactions is 42% higher than a year ago, according to research by LSL Property Services.
The typical Help to Buy applicant is young, living in the north of England and buying for the first time, according to Aldermore Bank.
More than 17,000 people have bought a new home using the government's Help to Buy scheme, figures have revealed.
The number of UK home sales rose by 3.5% between January and February, a 32% increase compared to the same time last year.
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