More than 48,000 homeowners have used the government's Help to Buy scheme since it started, figures have shown.
But there is some evidence that the popularity of the scheme may have peaked.
The number of people using the mortgage guarantee part of Help to Buy fell in June, compared with May.
The government's Help To Buy scheme, designed to boost the housing market, creates "medium and long-term risks to the taxpayer", MPs have warned.
The Public Accounts Committee said the portfolio of mortgage loans would create a "heavy administrative burden".
It also questioned whether it represented value for money for the taxpayer.
Chancellor George Osborne has set out seven issues of relevance to the housing industry in his Budget delivered this afternoon.
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Large numbers of mortgage lenders and brokers are predicting part of the government's Help to Buy scheme will be withdrawn early because it is artificially inflating house prices, according to an industry survey.
Research by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (Imla), a group made up of banks and building societies that offer loans through brokers, found growing concerns that rising house prices could cause the chancellor to pull the plug on the part of the scheme that guarantees 95% home loans before the end of its planned three-year term.
New CML data released today on the profile of lending in September and the third quarter of 2013 reveal the highest quarterly house purchase lending levels since 2007.
Total home-owner house purchase lending fell in September, down 14% on August but up year-on-year by 20%. Lending in the third quarter of 2013 was at its highest quarterly level since 2007.
Lending to fund construction of residential property has shrunk by 10% in the last five months, despite the introduction of the first phase of the government’s Help to Buy scheme to stimulate activity in the new build housing market, says EMW, the c ...
Three large UK mortgage lenders remain undecided on whether to join the government's Help to Buy scheme.
Barclays, Santander and Nationwide Building Society all said they were reviewing the details of the scheme, published on Tuesday, before reaching a decision on participation.
The range of measures announced under the UK government's Help to Buy scheme to kick-start the housing market were much needed. However, RICS has cautioned that Phase 2, which in January 2014 will extend the scheme to include lending on second-hand homes, could increase risk of a ‘bubble’ – particularly in London and parts of the South East.
Banks have begun to unveil mortgages which they will offer under the expanded Help to Buy scheme.
The government's initiative is designed to enable buyers who can afford only small deposits to buy a home.
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