Does the Midlands face a housing crisis?
17 November 2013 Last updated at 17:29 GMT
A Midlands MP has claimed Britain is facing a "housing crisis" and the region needs more homes.
Jack Dromey, Erdington MP and Labour's former shadow housing minister, told the BBC building more homes would speed up the region's economic recovery.
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire's political reporter Sian Grzeszczyk looked at the difficulties many house-hunters are facing.