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Today's budget will raise house prices. That's bad news for everybody, including homeowners.

  The headlines for home owners in today's budget are an extension to the stamp duty "holiday" and guarantees for 95% mortgages. Neither step will contribute to what should be the overriding policy objective, which is to make homes more affordable.
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Moving the chairs on the Titanic

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