Housing market expected to strengthen

The housing market is expected to get stronger by the end of the year, according to a survey by estate agents. They are predicting a boost on the back of Government initiatives which should make mortgages more available. Expectation for future sales are at their highest level for two years.

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New first-time buyers scheme

A new scheme to help first-time buyers get on the housing ladder is being launched. ITV's Tonight programme has been told Britain's housing market is facing a "perfect storm" with potential buyers and sellers left in limbo and prices flat lining