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Alpine ski property market gaining momentum, new report suggests
2014-04-18 08:06:48 [Europe]
The market for ski property in the Alps is gaining momentum with prices stabilising following falls in both 2011 and 2012, according to a new analysis report.Read full article: [Alpine ski property market gaining momentum, new report suggests]
 
UK set to become more like Europe in terms of renting homes, new research suggests
2014-04-18 08:04:01 [Europe]
One in five of 23 to 27 year olds in the UK have no desire to own a home, suggesting that the country will become a nation of renters within the next generation, according to a new report.Read full article: [UK set to become more like Europe in terms of renting homes, new research suggests]
 
British expats seeking buy to let opportunities back home
2014-04-18 07:58:09 [Europe]
British expats have a strong appetite for buying property in their home country as they see it as a sound investment for the future, new research suggests.
Read full article: [British expats seeking buy to let opportunities back home]
 
Developers offering discounts to new home buyers in Hong Kong
2014-04-17 10:23:25 [Europe]
Developers in Hong Kong are continuing to launch new residential projects with incentives which are proving attractive to buyers, especially first time buyers, according to the latest monthly residential report.Read full article: [Developers offering discounts to new home buyers in Hong Kong]
 
UK asking prices up 8.4% year on year, latest index shows
2014-04-17 09:20:39 [Europe]
Home asking prices across England and Wales leapt a further 1.3% over the last month, bringing annual rise to 8.4%, according the latest data from home.co.uk.Read full article: [UK asking prices up 8.4% year on year, latest index shows]
 
US sellers advised to spruce up the outside of their properties for a fast sale
2014-04-16 15:39:32 [North America]
Home owners in the United States putting their properties on the market should focus on making them look good on the outside rather than undertake large scale renovations, a survey has found.Read full article: [US sellers advised to spruce up the outside of their properties for a fast sale]
 
More Rent to Build projects announced by UK housing minister
2014-04-16 14:37:12 [Europe]
The second phase of the UK’s Build to Rent scheme is set to deliver up to 6,500 new home for private rent in England, housing minister Kris Hopkins has announcedRead full article: [More Rent to Build projects announced by UK housing minister]
 
Help to Buy is boosting property market recovery in Scotland, latest index shows
2014-04-16 12:34:51 [Europe]
The government’s Help to buy scheme is helping the Scottish property market recovery with average prices up 3.6% in the last 12 months, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Help to Buy is boosting property market recovery in Scotland, latest index shows]
 
Survey shows confidence in UK housing market increasing
2014-04-16 11:32:27 [Europe]
Confidence in the UK housing market is leading to an increase in positive selling sentiment, with 56% thinking it is a good time to sell in the next 12 months, according to a new survey.Read full article: [Survey shows confidence in UK housing market increasing]
 
New guide launched for new mortgage regime in the UK
2014-04-16 10:27:48 [Europe]
The UK’s financial watchdog has launched a new guide for consumers to explain the changes in the mortgage market that come into force later this month.Read full article: [New guide launched for new mortgage regime in the UK]
 
Foreign buyers attracted to Corfu and some Balkan property markets, says new report
2014-04-15 12:13:30 [Europe]
Corfu’s position as a high end recreation destination means that its property market has proved resilient when set against the markets of mainland Greece, according to a new analysis from real estate firm Savills.Read full article: [Foreign buyers attracted to Corfu and some Balkan property markets, says new report]
 
UK house prices up 9.1% in a year, latest ONS data shows
2014-04-15 09:42:43 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 9.1% in the year to February 2014, up from 6.8% in the year to January 2014, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.Read full article: [UK house prices up 9.1% in a year, latest ONS data shows]
 
Prime property price growth in UK varies according to location, latest index shows
2014-04-15 09:07:40 [Europe]
Prime country house prices in the UK increased by 1.9% in the first quarter of this year and are 4.5% higher on an annual basis, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Prime property price growth in UK varies according to location, latest index shows]
 
Average property prices in London's Canary Wharf soar due to high demand
2014-04-15 07:51:10 [Europe]
Strong demand has forced average pricing in Canary Wharf up to around £750 per square foot, with some of the best units at new schemes pushing towards £1,100 per square foot, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Average property prices in London's Canary Wharf soar due to high demand]
 
New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia
2014-04-14 14:23:32 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals remained close to record levels during February despite falling slightly, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).Read full article: [New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia]
 
Average farm land prices in England rise above £7,000 an acre
2014-04-14 12:34:42 [Europe]
The average value of English farmland rose by almost 6.5% in the first three months of 2014 to £7,324 per acre, the first time prices have broken the £7,000 an acre barrier.Read full article: [Average farm land prices in England rise above £7,000 an acre]
 
House prices in the EU down 0.1% in last quarter of 2013
2014-04-14 09:54:03 [Europe]
House prices in the European Union fell by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with the same quarter the previous year, according to the latest index from Eurostat.Read full article: [House prices in the EU down 0.1% in last quarter of 2013]
 
Surveyors warning over risk of housing market crash in UK hot spots
2014-04-14 08:46:55 [Europe]
It is becoming increasingly important for chartered surveyors to protect UK home buyers and lenders against the mounting risk of a repeat housing market crash, it is claimed.Read full article: [Surveyors warning over risk of housing market crash in UK hot spots]
 
Property price growth in London spreading across the south of the UK
2014-04-14 08:07:45 [Europe]
Property price growth in London is pushing up values in all southern regions of the UK to new price records but northern areas are around 6% behind, according to the latest Rightmove market report.Read full article: [Property price growth in London spreading across the south of the UK]
 
Rent rises in the UK set to be overtaken by wage growth this summer, report suggests
2014-04-10 12:42:52 [Europe]
Rent rises in the UK will be overtaken by wage growth in 2014, while disposable income for those in the private rented sector is set to grow for the first whole year since the financial crisis, according to a new report.Read full article: [Rent rises in the UK set to be overtaken by wage growth this summer, report suggests]
 
UK property recovery well under way as sales reach highest level for six years
2014-04-10 09:44:55 [Europe]
The average number of houses sold in the UK in the first quarter of 2014 has increased to its highest level in six years, confirming that the country’s property market recovery is well underway.Read full article: [UK property recovery well under way as sales reach highest level for six years]
 
Analysis suggests how politics can affect the prime London property market
2014-04-09 12:26:30 [Europe]
Prime central London prices have risen by more than two thirds since their post Lehman Brothers low point but it is politics as much as economics that have had an impact on values, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Analysis suggests how politics can affect the prime London property market]
 
A UK mansion tax would hit home owners most in just three locations in London
2014-04-09 09:57:05 [Europe]
Over 80,000 homes in the UK would be liable to a mansion tax if it were introduced, a move that has been proposed by some politians and not yet ruled out by the government.Read full article: [A UK mansion tax would hit home owners most in just three locations in London]
 
Large properties on private estates near London proving a major draw, analysis suggests
2014-04-08 08:16:39 [Europe]
Private property estates in England, especially near London, have proved themselves to be strong performers in the post credit crunch era and continue to evolve, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Large properties on private estates near London proving a major draw, analysis suggests]
 
Prime property sales in some central London areas slowing
2014-04-08 08:07:40 [Europe]
Prime property sales in some of the most desirable locations in London are slowing and price growth at the upper end is patchy, according to a new market analysis.Read full article: [Prime property sales in some central London areas slowing]
 
Prices in Australian capital cities up 2.3% but growth unlikely to be sustained
2014-04-08 07:32:09 [Australasia]
Prices in capital cities in Australia increased by 2.3% in March with values up in every state month on month, the latest real estate index showRead full article: [Prices in Australian capital cities up 2.3% but growth unlikely to be sustained]
 
Few home hunters in the UK would take on a major renovation property, research suggests
2014-04-08 06:58:58 [Europe]
The majority of house hunters in the UK don’t want to buy a property that needs a lot of work with one in three only searching for a new build, new research reveals.Read full article: [Few home hunters in the UK would take on a major renovation property, research suggests]
 
Many UK first time buyers underestimate the time needed to buy their first home
2014-04-07 11:12:05 [Europe]
First time buyers don’t have reasonable idea of how long it takes to get onto the housing ladder in the UK with two thirds badly underestimating the timescale, new research shows.
Read full article: [Many UK first time buyers underestimate the time needed to buy their first home]
 
Property prices and sales in Canada forecast to rise steadily in 2014 and into 2015
2014-04-04 14:46:35 [North America]
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales and prices, saying it expects transactions and values to increase during the spring months and into 2015.Read full article: [Property prices and sales in Canada forecast to rise steadily in 2014 and into 2015]
 
Auckland prices up 7% last month, latest data shows
2014-04-04 11:02:04 [Australasia]
Residential property prices in Auckland, New Zealand, increased by 7% last month with average house prices reaching $725,708, according to the latest data from agents Barfoot & Thompson.Read full article: [Auckland prices up 7% last month, latest data shows]
 
National home prices in the US flat over the first quarter of 2014
2014-04-03 15:48:39 [North America]
Non-seasonally adjusted national home prices in the United States remained mostly flat over the winter, up 0.7%, with five metro markets show quarterly declines, according to the latest home data index from ClearCapital.Read full article: [National home prices in the US flat over the first quarter of 2014]
 
Period detached homes with a garden and close to amenities tops home desire list
2014-04-03 14:04:23 [Europe]
Future home buyers in the UK are looking for a better lifestyle and want period, detached homes with gardens that are close to amenities, a new survey has found.Read full article: [Period detached homes with a garden and close to amenities tops home desire list]
 
Bridging lending in the UK up 26% in 12 months, latest index shows
2014-04-03 08:45:21 [Europe]
Gross bridging lending in the UK has increased 26% year on year, reaching £2.02 billion in the 12 months to March, according to the latest lending index.Read full article: [Bridging lending in the UK up 26% in 12 months, latest index shows]
 
Real estate investment in London’s West End sees highest turnover since 1995
2014-04-02 13:57:35 [Europe]
The second half of 2013 saw a considerable pick up in real estate investment activity in the West End of London, with £5.8 billion transacted, according to the latest analysis report from Savills.Read full article: [Real estate investment in London’s West End sees highest turnover since 1995]
 
UK property prices rise for 15 months in a row with 0.4% growth in March
2014-04-02 12:51:43 [Europe]
UK property prices increased by 0.4% last month and are now 9.5% higher than a year ago, according to the latest index from the Nationwide Building Society.Read full article: [UK property prices rise for 15 months in a row with 0.4% growth in March]
 
Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia
2014-04-02 10:17:51 [Australasia]
Detached properties in Australia drove a strong result for new home sales in February, up 6.9%, according to the latest data from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia]
 
Average billionaire now owns four properties worldwide, survey finds
2014-04-02 08:26:51 [Global News]
The average billionaire owns four homes, with each one worth £12.5 million, with most having one in a leading city and also a dream weekend of holiday home, new research shows.Read full article: [Average billionaire now owns four properties worldwide, survey finds]
 
Gap between renting and buying costs closing in US cities
2014-04-01 15:19:16 [North America]
The gap between renting and buying is narrowing across cities in the United States but home ownership is still 38% cheaper than renting and will be until interest rates reach 10.6%, new research shows.Read full article: [Gap between renting and buying costs closing in US cities]
 
Fewer overseas buyers in prime central London market, research suggests
2014-04-01 12:40:34 [Europe]
UK buyers are returning in growing numbers to the prime central London housing market and accounted for almost half of sales in 2013 in some key locations, according to new research.
Read full article: [Fewer overseas buyers in prime central London market, research suggests]
 
Global prime property rents up 4.8% in 2013, led by Nairobi and Dubai
2014-04-01 10:50:02 [Global News]
Rents in global prime property markets increased by 4.8% in 2013 with Nairobi seeing the strongest rate of growth in annual terms at 26%, according to the latest index from Knight Frank.Read full article: [Global prime property rents up 4.8% in 2013, led by Nairobi and Dubai]
 
Strong sales and price growth in popular prime locations in London
2014-04-01 09:23:02 [Europe]
Prime property locations in London saw strong sales growth in 2013 and prices per square foot was also up, according to the latest market intelligence report from agents Crayson.Read full article: [Strong sales and price growth in popular prime locations in London]
 
Number of buyers for each property on sale in England reaches 12, new report reveals
2014-04-01 08:26:18 [Europe]
The number of buyers chasing each property in England hits highest level since 2008 in the first quarter of 2014, research shows.
Read full article: [Number of buyers for each property on sale in England reaches 12, new report reveals]
 
Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed
2014-03-31 14:43:54 [Europe]
By 2018 the South of England will face a combined shortfall of at least 160,000 homes because local planning authorities are not planning enough new homes, according to a new report.Read full article: [Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed]
 
Prices in England and Wales up 0.6% in March says latest housing survey
2014-03-31 13:32:42 [Europe]
House prices in England and Wales increased by 0.6% in March, slightly less than the 0.7% recorded in February, due to lower growth in London and the South East, according to the latest monthly house price survey.Read full article: [Prices in England and Wales up 0.6% in March says latest housing survey]
 
Australian policy on foreign investment in property under review
2014-03-31 11:42:03 [Australasia]
The law surrounding the purchase of property in Australia by foreign nationals is being reviewed amid concern that buyers, especially from China, are pricing locals out of the market in popular locations.Read full article: [Australian policy on foreign investment in property under review]
 
Property prices up in Edinburgh for fourth quarter in a row
2014-03-31 09:34:27 [Europe]
Property prices in Edinburgh increased by 1.3% in the first three months of 2014 and by 4.6% annually, according to the latest index figures from Knight Frank.Read full article: [Property prices up in Edinburgh for fourth quarter in a row]
 
Deposits and interest rates still causing concern for UK home buyers
2014-03-31 08:52:23 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK are growing more concerned over their ability to raise a deposit, getting access to mortgage finance and about interest rates, according to new research.Read full article: [Deposits and interest rates still causing concern for UK home buyers]
 
US pending home sales down for eighth month in a row
2014-03-28 16:12:39 [North America]
Pending home sales in the United States declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the latest index from the National Association of Realtors.Read full article: [US pending home sales down for eighth month in a row]
 
English country estate sells for first time since 1349
2014-03-28 14:57:09 [Europe]
An English property which can be traced back to Doomsday and is regarded as one of the finest examples of a country estate, has changed hands for only the second time in 665 years.Read full article: [English country estate sells for first time since 1349]
 
Property prices in England and Wales up 5.3% year on year, latest index shows
2014-03-28 13:45:32 [Europe]
House prices in England and Wales increased by 0.7% in February compared to the previous month and are up 5.3% year on year, according to the latest Land Registry House Price Index.Read full article: [Property prices in England and Wales up 5.3% year on year, latest index shows]
 



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