Council of Mortgage Lenders said lending rose 2% over the year as interest rate cuts fuels remortgaging.
Barwell says all types of homes are needed, not just those for sale to first-time buyers.
Brexit will drive bankers out and hurt the central London property market by reducing demand.
HomeLet index shows rents growing at their slowest pace all year during September.
British Property Federation calls on government to boost build-to-rent sector to ease housing crisis.
But Rics warns that a lack of housing stock will drive house prices up as demand rises again.
Council of Mortgage Lenders says 66,000 loans for house purchases were approved in August 2016.
Rate of decline was sharpest in five years and future pricing depends on Brexit negotiations, say Halifax and IHS Markit.
Property website Rightmove says buy-to-let investors returning to the market.
Designed by Georgian architect John Nash, the super-prime property is thought to be worth £200m.
Paul Smith of estate agent haart, says some signs of improvement in property market after Brexit vote.
Parker Stanberry says he welcomes 'responsible, moderate' regulation of the sharing economy.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised an inquiry into impact of foreign investors on London's property market.
Rightmove listing for balcony converted into eating area mocked by users on Reddit.
Tax hikes on buy-to-let deter landlords from increasing supply of much-needed rental housing.
Ministers reveal new housebuilding cash at Conservative party conference in Birmingham.
Nationwide house price index notes "relative stability" of growth after vote for Brexit.
Data from Zoopla reveals the most expensive streets in Britain to buy a home.
Mayor of London demands greater transparency amid fears some money is laundered.
Chancellor announces Help to Buy scheme's mortgage guarantee will end but ISA and equity loan remain in place.