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UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing
2014-07-30 11:41:23 [Europe]
The UK, excluding London, has seen new buyer registrations rise 21% annually, while new property instructions are up by just 2%, according to new research.Read full article: [UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing]
 
Majority of UK home owners expect property prices to keep rising in next six months
2014-07-30 09:39:10 [Europe]
UK home owners remain very confident that property values will continue to rise over the second half of this year, but are concerned about mortgage availability, according to the latest sentiment survey.Read full article: [Majority of UK home owners expect property prices to keep rising in next six months]
 
Property price growth in prime central London slows to 2.5%
2014-07-29 09:11:05 [Europe]
Property prices growth in the prime central London market slowed to just 2.5% in the first six months of this year and values now appear to have now plateaued having risen by just 0.4% in the second quarter of the year.Read full article: [Property price growth in prime central London slows to 2.5%]
 
Luxury property market in Barbados picking up
2014-07-28 15:55:50 [North America]
After six years of sluggish activity, the Barbados luxury homes market is picking up according to the latest report from Knight Frank.Read full article: [Luxury property market in Barbados picking up]
 
Rents in Greater London double that of rest of UK, latest index shows
2014-07-28 14:36:47 [Europe]
For the first time ever, average rents in Greater London are more than double those across the rest of the UK at £1,412 and £694 respectively, new research shows.Read full article: [Rents in Greater London double that of rest of UK, latest index shows]
 
House prices in England and Wales up 6.4% annually, but stalled last month
2014-07-28 12:36:39 [Europe]
Average house prices in England and Wales have seen annual growth of 6.4% but price growth stalled in June, according to the latest flagship Land Registry House Price Index.Read full article: [House prices in England and Wales up 6.4% annually, but stalled last month]
 
Fewer people in UK think it is a good time to buy a home, new survey reveals
2014-07-28 10:51:41 [Europe]
Fewer people in the UK think the coming months will be a good time to buy a property with more than half believing it is a good time to sell, the latest confidence tracker report shows.Read full article: [Fewer people in UK think it is a good time to buy a home, new survey reveals]
 
Research reveals a surge in buy to let products in the UK
2014-07-28 08:10:25 [Europe]
The number of products on the market to service the growing interest in buy to let mortgages in the UK has risen to highs not seen since 2008, new research revealsRead full article: [Research reveals a surge in buy to let products in the UK]
 
Dublin continues to see strong property price growth due to supply shortage
2014-07-25 13:33:48 [Europe]
Residential property prices in Ireland have increased by 12.5% in the year to June, up from10.6% in May, according to the latest index from the Central Statistical Office.Read full article: [Dublin continues to see strong property price growth due to supply shortage]
 
House price growth in England and Wales down to 0.1% in July
2014-07-25 11:53:09 [Europe]
House prices in England and Wales increased by 0.1% in July, a further decline in the rate of growth from 0.3% last month, and the lowest level of growth over a month since February 2013, the latest index shows.Read full article: [House price growth in England and Wales down to 0.1% in July]
 
UK Home Counties see strong quarterly lettings demand
2014-07-25 10:52:19 [Europe]
The number of tenancies agreed across England’s Home Counties rental market between was 50% higher year on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Knight Frank lettings index.Read full article: [UK Home Counties see strong quarterly lettings demand]
 
Research reveals the strength of first time buyer market in the UK
2014-07-25 09:03:59 [Europe]
Residential property sales to first time buyers in the UK have grown 27%, marking the strongest opening half of a year since 2007, new research shows.Read full article: [Research reveals the strength of first time buyer market in the UK]
 
Gardens add up to 10% to the price of a property in London
2014-07-25 08:22:35 [Europe]
A garden can add up to 10% to the price of a property in London where outdoor space can be at a premium, according to new research.Read full article: [Gardens add up to 10% to the price of a property in London]
 
Property viewings are up 10% in Greater London and the South West
2014-07-24 14:55:34 [Europe]
There has been a lot of talk about the London property market slowing but new research suggests that properties in Greater London and the South West are currently receiving the highest number of viewings in the country.Read full article: [Property viewings are up 10% in Greater London and the South West]
 
UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques
2014-07-23 14:45:37 [Europe]
The UK government’s affordable homes programme will change the way properties are built in the country with many being constructed using advanced housing techniques, it has been announced.Read full article: [UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques]
 
British property prices up £90 a day since start of year
2014-07-23 08:53:51 [Europe]
The average home in Britain is now worth £260,488, up £16,265 since start of the year with Salford seeing the largest rise in property values, according to the latest data from Zoopla.Read full article: [British property prices up £90 a day since start of year]
 
Interest rates and election affecting outer London prime property market
2014-07-23 08:05:24 [Europe]
Growing speculation around an interest rate rise and uncertainty over the outcome of next May’s general election and possible tax changes are having an impact on the prime property market in outer London, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Interest rates and election affecting outer London prime property market]
 
Official sales figures show UK property market slowing
2014-07-22 15:46:21 [Europe]
Seasonally adjusted estimates for the number of residential property transactions in the UK decreased by 0.2% between May and June, according to the latest figures from HMRCRead full article: [Official sales figures show UK property market slowing]
 
Cyprus property market could be nearing the bottom, latest index report suggests
2014-07-22 15:30:17 [Europe]
Few residential properties were sold in Cyprus in the first quarter of 2014, mainly due to the prevailing economic conditions, according to the latest index from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Read full article: [Cyprus property market could be nearing the bottom, latest index report suggests]
 
Prime urban property market in the UK recovering
2014-07-22 09:30:34 [Europe]
Across the UK buyers of prime property are continuing to favour urban locations and homes in cities are now on average just 1.7% below their peak, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Prime urban property market in the UK recovering]
 
Cambridge property sells faster than anywhere else in the UK
2014-07-22 08:07:51 [Europe]
Property sells faster in Cambridge than any other city in the UK, taking only 27 days on average to be marked as sold, according to leading real estate portal Rightmove.Read full article: [Cambridge property sells faster than anywhere else in the UK]
 
US home values still got some way to go to reach prerecession levels
2014-07-21 13:25:45 [North America]
Home values in half of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States will not reach their pre-recession peak levels again for another three plus years, it is claimed.Read full article: [US home values still got some way to go to reach prerecession levels]
 
Buyer of average UK home to pay at least £7,500 stamp duty by 2016
2014-07-21 12:01:45 [Europe]
At the current rate of house price growth of around 10% a year, the buyer of an average UK home will be subject to a 3% stamp duty tax rate before the end of 2016, new research shows.Read full article: [Buyer of average UK home to pay at least £7,500 stamp duty by 2016]
 
Sporting estate property values recovering, according to new sector index
2014-07-21 10:28:03 [Europe]
The value of sporting property assets in the UK has increased by 32% over the last 10 years, led by grouse moors, according to a new Sporting Property Index from Knight Frank.Read full article: [Sporting estate property values recovering, according to new sector index]
 
First time buyer numbers in UK at highest level since 2007
2014-07-21 08:08:46 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK the first six months of 2014 reached their highest level since 2007, according to new research.Read full article: [First time buyer numbers in UK at highest level since 2007]
 
Report identifies a down sizing trend in UK property market
2014-07-18 14:49:01 [Europe]
A trend for down sizers is in the UK residential property market on the increase and set to continue over the next few years, it is claimed.Read full article: [Report identifies a down sizing trend in UK property market]
 
Positive rise in property sales in Spain, according to latest monthly data
2014-07-18 14:15:21 [Europe]
Property sales in Spain increased by 12.6% in May compared with the previous month with the Balearics seeing the biggest increases, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Office.Read full article: [Positive rise in property sales in Spain, according to latest monthly data]
 
Prime central London lettings market sees significant growth
2014-07-18 08:05:12 [Europe]
Significant growth in the private rental sector in central London’s prime property market over the past decade now sees 16.2% more households living in private rented accommodation than in owner occupied properties.Read full article: [Prime central London lettings market sees significant growth]
 
Sales and rental markets in Abu Dhabi steady in second quarter of 2014
2014-07-17 11:59:23 [Middle East]
The real estate market in Abu Dhabi has been relatively steady in the second quarter of 2014 with prices and sales seeing little movement, according to the latest residential report from Asteco.Read full article: [Sales and rental markets in Abu Dhabi steady in second quarter of 2014]
 
UK housing market bolstered by buy to let and remortgaging
2014-07-17 10:56:03 [Europe]
Last month saw the UK housing market bolstered by remortgaging and buy to let activity, coupled with a sharp rise in property valuations, according a new report.Read full article: [UK housing market bolstered by buy to let and remortgaging]
 
Estate agent survey shows a good school is top priority with UK buyers
2014-07-17 08:48:34 [Europe]
Living close to a good school remains a priority for home buyers in the UK with 20% of estate agents believing it is the most important factor.Read full article: [Estate agent survey shows a good school is top priority with UK buyers]
 
London Mayor wants more public land released for housing
2014-07-17 06:51:44 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is calling on the government to extend its plans to accelerate the release of disused public land in the city and enable him to unlock new development to help meet London's housing needs.Read full article: [London Mayor wants more public land released for housing]
 
Thousands of fewer tenants facing rental arrears in the UK
2014-07-16 15:28:24 [Europe]
The number of tenants in the UK severely behind on rental payments has fallen by 35,000 or 35% in last 12 months, new research shows.Read full article: [Thousands of fewer tenants facing rental arrears in the UK]
 
Property sales in Canada reach highest level since March 2010
2014-07-16 11:47:27 [North America]
Residential property sales in Canada increased by 0.8% in June compared to the previous month, the five monthly rise in a row, taking transactions to their highest level since March 2010.Read full article: [Property sales in Canada reach highest level since March 2010]
 
Demand for corporate rentals in London’s prime market set to increase
2014-07-16 10:35:59 [Europe]
Almost half of all tenants in the prime London property market are renting due to employment relocation as the city attracts companies from around the globe, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Demand for corporate rentals in London’s prime market set to increase]
 
House prices in Scotland up 4.3% year on year, but sales down
2014-07-16 09:27:40 [Europe]
House prices in Scotland increased by 0.5% in May, but sales fell by 3% probably due to the marketing adjusting to new mortgage rules, according to the latest monthly index.Read full article: [House prices in Scotland up 4.3% year on year, but sales down]
 
Prime central London market sees sales fall 45% since last year
2014-07-16 08:38:27 [Europe]
House sales transaction levels in central London’s prime property market are down 45% compared to June 2013, according to a new report.Read full article: [Prime central London market sees sales fall 45% since last year]
 
UK house prices up 10.5% year on year, latest ONS data shows
2014-07-15 12:05:28 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 10.5% in the year to May 2014, up from 9.9% in the year to April 2014, according to the latest index from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).Read full article: [UK house prices up 10.5% year on year, latest ONS data shows]
 
New home lending in Australia at four year high
2014-07-15 11:16:06 [Australasia]
New home lending activity in Australia is still trending higher with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing it at its highest level for four years.Read full article: [New home lending in Australia at four year high]
 
More higher end homes on the market in the UK, index data shows
2014-07-15 10:32:34 [Europe]
The number of homes in the UK that entered the market for sale valued at over £500,000 rose by 30% in the second quarter of 2014, the latest Experian property index showsRead full article: [More higher end homes on the market in the UK, index data shows]
 
Research suggests many UK buyers have not heard of Help to Buy
2014-07-15 08:52:30 [Europe]
Many property buyers or current home owners in the UK haven’t even heard of the government flagship Help to Buy scheme, new research suggests.Read full article: [Research suggests many UK buyers have not heard of Help to Buy]
 
Prime Scottish property prices up 2.8% annually but static in run up to referendum
2014-07-14 11:04:37 [Europe]
Prime property prices in Scotland were 2.8% higher in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, according to the latest data to be published.
Read full article: [Prime Scottish property prices up 2.8% annually but static in run up to referendum]
 
Balearic Islands see encouraging start to year for luxury property sales
2014-07-14 10:38:26 [Europe]
The luxury property market in Spain’s Balearic Islands has seen an encouraging start to the year with demand from wealthy buyers reported as being well up on 2013.Read full article: [Balearic Islands see encouraging start to year for luxury property sales]
 
Analysis points to the UK property market slowing
2014-07-14 09:28:25 [Europe]
Average house prices across the UK now exceed 2007 levels, however some indicators suggest that the pace of growth may be set to slow with new mortgage rules adding a dampener.Read full article: [Analysis points to the UK property market slowing]
 
Research suggests one in five buyers would consider sharing
2014-07-14 08:28:51 [Europe]
One in five people in Briton is planning or considering a property purchase in the next two years and 77% will share the purchase with a partner, relative or friend, according to new research.
Read full article: [Research suggests one in five buyers would consider sharing]
 
More part time landlords in the UK than ever before
2014-07-11 13:18:31 [Europe]
The proportion of part time UK landlords who supplement their day job with rental income has reached its highest ever level according to new research.Read full article: [More part time landlords in the UK than ever before]
 
UK mortgage lending data published according to post codes for the first time
2014-07-11 12:21:46 [Europe]
Major mortgage lenders in the UK have today published details for the first time of their total outstanding residential mortgage lending according to over 9,000 post code sectors across the country.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending data published according to post codes for the first time]
 
House prices growth in South Africa set to remain in single digits this year
2014-07-11 10:00:22 [Africa]
House prices in South Africa have generally seen some growth in the first quarter of 2014 but in the popular middle sector of the market it is nominal, according to the latest real estate report from Absa bank.Read full article: [House prices growth in South Africa set to remain in single digits this year]
 
Property prices up by 1% in the European Union, latest index shows
2014-07-10 14:45:39 [Europe]
House prices increased by 1% in the European Union in the first quarter of this year compared with the fourth quarter of 2013.Read full article: [Property prices up by 1% in the European Union, latest index shows]
 
Lending in UK does not seem to have seen dramatic change due to new mortgage rules
2014-07-10 10:54:07 [Europe]
New mortgage rules in the UK have had a subtle effect on lending rather than the dramatic change some had predicted, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders suggest.Read full article: [Lending in UK does not seem to have seen dramatic change due to new mortgage rules]
 



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