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UK cities seeing house prices rise fastest named - along with the places seeing falls despite the stamp duty holiday

House prices shot up again in April, by 4.1% according to Zoopla, and they’re rising fastest in areas where they are most affordable including Wales and the North of England, but although many factors are aligning to make it easier to buy a property, including the stamp duty holiday and low interest rates, the buying frenzy means we are running out of available homes fast

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House prices rise 10% in a year, the fastest growth since 2007, government data shows

House prices continue to soar, rising 10.2% to March 2021, the highest growth seen since August 2007 according to government data of recorded house sales, largely fuelled by the temporary stamp duty holiday, the continued growth of the UK economy following the coronavirus shutdown and the successful vaccine rollout.

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Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.1% in May 2021

Interest rates have been held at 0.1% by the Bank of England in May, just over a year since they were temporarily cut in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Government-backed 95% mortgage deals launched

The details of the first deals launched using the government’s new 95% LTV mortgage guarantee scheme have been unveiled - this is what’s now on offer as well as your other options

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The most and least affordable places to buy a home

The places in the UK it’s easiest - and hardest - to afford a home on the a local salary have been named, with some unlucky people needing to find more than 27 times their annual income to afford a home near where they live.

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