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House prices rise in Portugal for first time in five years
2015-03-03 12:39:58 [Europe]
House prices in Portugal increased in January as the country’s economy expands and the unemployment rate falls, according to the latest monthly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [House prices rise in Portugal for first time in five years]
 
High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago
2015-03-03 10:19:11 [Europe]
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in January was £9.8 billion, some 11% lower than in the same month last year, according to the latest data from the British Banking Association.Read full article: [High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago]
 
UK annual house price growth slows for six month in a row
2015-03-03 09:25:28 [Europe]
Annual house price growth in the UK slowed to 5.7% in February from 6.8% in January, the sixth month in a row that it has slowed, the latest index figures show.Read full article: [UK annual house price growth slows for six month in a row]
 
Rate of home ownership in England at lowest level for 30 years
2015-03-03 08:49:26 [Europe]
After rising almost continuously over the course of the twentieth century, the rate of home ownership in England has been declining steadily since 2003, the annual housing survey shows.Read full article: [Rate of home ownership in England at lowest level for 30 years]
 
Demand sees US pending home sales reach highest level since August 2013
2015-03-02 08:49:08 [North America]
Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in the United States in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the latest figures to be published.Read full article: [Demand sees US pending home sales reach highest level since August 2013]
 
New starter home initiative launched in the UK
2015-03-02 08:42:42 [Europe]
A new website has been launched in the UK for first time buyers where they can register in buying a new starter home under a new government initiative.Read full article: [New starter home initiative launched in the UK]
 
2015 set to see strong growth in demand for prime properties in Spain
2015-03-02 08:30:36 [Europe]
The international financial markets are expected to be a key driver in the uptake of Spanish prime residential property during 2015, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [2015 set to see strong growth in demand for prime properties in Spain]
 
Home sales down almost 5% in the US in January
2015-02-27 07:48:22 [North America]
Existing home sales in the United States declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Home sales down almost 5% in the US in January]
 
UK rental market returns to growth, latest rental index shows
2015-02-27 07:45:32 [Europe]
Residential rents for new tenancies in the UK increased by 2.5% during first month of the year, according to the latest figures to be published.Read full article: [UK rental market returns to growth, latest rental index shows]
 
UK housing market optimism at lowest level for 18 months
2015-02-27 07:34:47 [Europe]
House price optimism in the UK fell to its lowest level for 18 months in January as lending got off to sluggish start.Read full article: [UK housing market optimism at lowest level for 18 months]
 
Stamp duty changes in UK push first time buyer deposits to 18 month high
2015-02-27 07:21:09 [Europe]
First time buyer deposits in the UK have increased by 15% in a year to average almost £30,000, driven by lower stamp duty bills for new buyers, according to the latest analysis.Read full article: [Stamp duty changes in UK push first time buyer deposits to 18 month high]
 
New home building in Australia set to increase in 2015 before falling off
2015-02-26 11:47:01 [Australasia]
New house building in Australia is forecast to increase for a third consecutive year in 2014/2015 with growth of 7.7%, according to the latest outlook report from the Housing Industry Association. Read full article: [New home building in Australia set to increase in 2015 before falling off]
 
Scotland sees 9% quarterly rise in £1 million plus properties
2015-02-26 10:13:06 [Europe]
The number of £1 million plus residential property sales in Scotland rose by 9% quarter on quarter in the final three months of last year according to a new analysis.
Read full article: [Scotland sees 9% quarterly rise in £1 million plus properties]
 
More UK homes selling for less than asking price, new research shows
2015-02-26 09:44:28 [Europe]
Nearly three quarters of houses sold in the UK in January went for less than their asking price as buyers started to negotiate again, according to estate agents.
Read full article: [More UK homes selling for less than asking price, new research shows]
 
Weaker demand from overseas buyers hits London prime property market
2015-02-26 09:19:30 [Europe]
Prime property prices in London fell by 4.3% in the last quarter of 2014 due to weaker demand from international buyers, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Weaker demand from overseas buyers hits London prime property market]
 
Miami residential real estate sales and prices rise at start of 2015
2015-02-25 15:21:29 [North America]
Miami single family home sales increased in January and all residential median sale prices continued their more than three years of consistent growth, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Miami residential real estate sales and prices rise at start of 2015]
 
CML reaffirms what needs to be done for UK home lending markets after election
2015-02-25 15:09:06 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has reissued its election manifesto aimed at political parties ahead of the forthcoming vote in the UK in May.Read full article: [CML reaffirms what needs to be done for UK home lending markets after election]
 
House price growth optimism slows in the UK
2015-02-25 06:02:54 [Europe]
The majority of households in the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in February but this level of optimisim is moderating, according to the latest house price sentiment index.Read full article: [House price growth optimism slows in the UK]
 
UK property sales down 1.4% in January, latest data shows
2015-02-24 12:06:51 [Europe]
UK property sales fell in January, with the seasonally adjusted estimate for the month down by 1.4% compared to December 2014.Read full article: [UK property sales down 1.4% in January, latest data shows]
 
Confidence in property market reaches three year high in UK
2015-02-24 10:52:20 [Europe]
Confidence in the UK property market has reached a three year high, according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.Read full article: [Confidence in property market reaches three year high in UK]
 
US residential rents up 3.3% overall but some areas seeing higher growth
2015-02-23 13:37:20 [North America]
Median residential rents in the United States continued rising nationwide in January, with rental appreciation in some small and even struggling housing markets catching up to the country's hottest areas.Read full article: [US residential rents up 3.3% overall but some areas seeing higher growth]
 
Signs of a strong house market recovery in the UK regions
2015-02-23 12:26:19 [Europe]
The outlook for the UK housing market in 2015 is positive, despite some challenges, with signs of a strong recovery in the regions, according to the latest quarterly analysis report.Read full article: [Signs of a strong house market recovery in the UK regions]
 
Two thirds of buyers in England and Wales to benefit from stamp duty tax change
2015-02-23 11:08:32 [Europe]
More than two thirds of buyers in England and Wales will benefit from the stamp duty changes announced last year and it is set to stimulate housing market activity.Read full article: [Two thirds of buyers in England and Wales to benefit from stamp duty tax change]
 
Quarter of UK lettings agents report higher rents in first month of 2015
2015-02-23 09:15:15 [Europe]
One in four letting agents in the UK have seen private sector rents rise at the beginning of 2015, according to the first of a new monthly report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).Read full article: [Quarter of UK lettings agents report higher rents in first month of 2015]
 
Northern UK cities catching up in house price growth terms
2015-02-20 12:03:24 [Europe]
UK house prices in key cities rose by 7.9% in the 12 months to January 2015, however prices were up just 1.1% in the last quarter of the year as the slowdown continued.Read full article: [Northern UK cities catching up in house price growth terms]
 
UK housing market sales at their highest since 2007
2015-02-20 11:52:46 [Europe]
Residential sales in the UK in the first 10 months of 2014 were 21% higher than in the same period in 2013 with over three quarters of a million property sales recorded, new research shows.Read full article: [UK housing market sales at their highest since 2007]
 
January saw 14% fall in mortgage lending in the UK
2015-02-20 11:39:10 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £14.3 billion in January, a 14% decrease from December, according to the latest estimate from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Read full article: [January saw 14% fall in mortgage lending in the UK]
 
Rents in England and Wales up almost 3% in last 12 months
2015-02-20 11:23:51 [Europe]
Residential rents in England and Wales increased by 2.8% in the last year to an average of £763 and are now 16% higher than in 2010, according to the latest rental index to be published.
Read full article: [Rents in England and Wales up almost 3% in last 12 months]
 
Home sales in Canada fall to 2% below levels from a year ago
2015-02-19 12:47:39 [North America]
Residential property sales in Canada fell by 3.1% in January compared with the previous month and are 2% below levels recorded a year ago, according to the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association.Read full article: [Home sales in Canada fall to 2% below levels from a year ago]
 
Irish house prices expected to continue rising in 2015
2015-02-19 12:28:10 [Europe]
New mortgage rules and the recently announced quantitative easing programme will have a game changing impact on investor demand for residential property in Ireland, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Irish house prices expected to continue rising in 2015]
 
Number of new homes being built in the UK up 10% since 2013
2015-02-19 10:36:20 [Europe]
New figures show a rise in the numbers of new homes being built across the UK, with starts now 10% above 2013 and at their highest annual total since 2007.Read full article: [Number of new homes being built in the UK up 10% since 2013]
 
Oxford prime property market outperforms rest of UK
2015-02-19 10:03:24 [Europe]
Rising demand from international buyers and others from London relocating to Oxford has contributed to price growth in the city’s prime property market, new research shows.Read full article: [Oxford prime property market outperforms rest of UK]
 
Finding the right property often relies on gut instinct, survey finds
2015-02-19 09:03:07 [Europe]
When looking for a new home many people have a gut feeling about whether or not they can see themselves living in a particular property, a new survey has found.
 
Solid home price growth in the US in last quarter of 2014
2015-02-18 17:11:30 [North America]
Home prices in the United States posted solid gains in the fourth quarter of 2014, with the majority of metro areas seeing a slightly stronger price growth.Read full article: [Solid home price growth in the US in last quarter of 2014]
 
First time buyers in UK giving up on their dream of owning a home, poll suggests
2015-02-18 11:33:26 [Europe]
A generation in the UK has given up on the dream of owning their own home as a result of the property boom, according to a survey by a legal firm.Read full article: [First time buyers in UK giving up on their dream of owning a home, poll suggests]
 
Record December for house prices in Scotland
2015-02-18 09:55:02 [Europe]
Scottish house prices have increased by £6,700 in the last 12 months to hit a six year high, nearing the pre-recession peak, the latest index report shows.Read full article: [Record December for house prices in Scotland]
 
Overseas buyer confidence strengthening in Italy
2015-02-17 17:43:25 [Europe]
With the euro at a seven year low against the pound and prime prices in some parts of Italy at their lowest level since the financial crisis, buyer confidence is strengthening, it is claimed.Read full article: [Overseas buyer confidence strengthening in Italy]
 
UK house prices up almost 10% in year to December 2014
2015-02-17 14:58:34 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 9.8% in the year to December 2014, down from 9.9% in the year to November 2014, according to the latest official figures.Read full article: [UK house prices up almost 10% in year to December 2014]
 
Proposals published on improvements for buyer and seller protection in Scotland
2015-02-17 09:58:21 [Europe]
The Law Society of Scotland has published a report following an independent review of consumer protections for people buying and selling property in Scotland. Read full article: [Proposals published on improvements for buyer and seller protection in Scotland]
 
Prime London property market likely to be subdued until after election in May
2015-02-16 07:07:18 [Europe]
The mood of buyers and vendors alike in the prime London residential market is likely to remain subdued up until after the general election in May, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Prime London property market likely to be subdued until after election in May]
 
Asking prices already rising in some parts of the UK
2015-02-16 07:01:07 [Europe]
Encouraged by last year's positive property market performance, sellers' asking prices are already rising quickly in London and the South East of England, according to the latest index report.Read full article: [Asking prices already rising in some parts of the UK]
 
Annual savings of £742 for those getting on the UK housing ladder
2015-02-16 01:10:31 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK are £742 or 9% a year better off with their own home compared to those who rent, according to new research by the Halifax.
Read full article: [Annual savings of £742 for those getting on the UK housing ladder]
 
Increasing demand and lack of supply hitting UK first time buyer market
2015-02-15 17:55:25 [Europe]
The UK housing market is seeing increasing demand and limited supply and first time buyers are finding it increasingly difficult to get on the property market, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Increasing demand and lack of supply hitting UK first time buyer market]
 
Miami saw record demand for property in 2014
2015-02-13 07:48:04 [North America]
The Miami real estate market continued to perform robustly in the fourth quarter of 2014 due to renewed consumer confidence and increasing demand from both domestic and international buyers, according to the latest monthly index report.
Read full article: [Miami saw record demand for property in 2014]
 
Property markets varying across the UK, latest RICS survey shows
2015-02-13 07:44:19 [Europe]
Supply and demand varied across the UK residential property market in January and 49% more London surveyors saw prices fall in January 2015 according to the latest monthly index.Read full article: [Property markets varying across the UK, latest RICS survey shows]
 
Rents increase in UK as demand outstrips supply
2015-02-13 07:30:06 [Europe]
The average UK rent is now £836 per calendar month, an increase of 2% year on year as demand, especially for quality homes outstrips supply.Read full article: [Rents increase in UK as demand outstrips supply]
 
Affordability could put brakes on house price growth in London
2015-02-13 07:22:38 [Europe]
Affordability constraints will limit house price growth in mainstream London over the next five years, according to a new analysis report.Read full article: [Affordability could put brakes on house price growth in London]
 
Good start to the New Year for property markets in England and Wales
2015-02-13 07:16:13 [Europe]
House price growth in England and Wales has slowed to a 10 month low but there are signs of prices climbing in January.Read full article: [Good start to the New Year for property markets in England and Wales]
 
Home repossession in UK down 26% in 2014, year on year
2015-02-12 16:43:44 [Europe]
The number of home repossessions in the UK fell 26% in 2014 compared to the previous year, the lowest since 2006, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Read full article: [Home repossession in UK down 26% in 2014, year on year]
 
UK home lending approvals up almost 10%
2015-02-12 08:51:00 [Europe]
House lending approvals in the UK have seen the fastest month on month increase in over five and a half years, up 9.1%.Read full article: [UK home lending approvals up almost 10%]
 



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