How property prices differ between the north and south of UK
26 June 2014 Last updated at 07:46 BST
Buying the average house in the UK can cost up to 10 times the average salary.
New measures could be put in place by the Bank of England to try cool the market.
But the picture varies across the country with London seeing the strongest surge in prices.
Adam Parsons and Steph McGovern report.