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Labour Party plans for UK housing market after general election criticised
2015-04-27 11:30:22 [Europe]
Announcements from the UK’s Labour party on policies it would introduce if it wins the general election on rent controls and stamp duty for first time buyers have been met with considerable criticism from the property industry.Read full article: [Labour Party plans for UK housing market after general election criticised]
 
UK residential rents up by over 2% in last 12 months, latest data shows
2015-04-27 09:52:10 [Europe]
Private residential rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 2.1% in the 12 months to March 2015, the latest index shows.Read full article: [UK residential rents up by over 2% in last 12 months, latest data shows]
 
Miami real estate market continues to be popular with US and overseas buyers
2015-04-27 08:19:33 [North America]
The Miami real estate market, one of the most popular in the nation with international and domestic buyers, continued to gain momentum in March with sales growing strongly.Read full article: [Miami real estate market continues to be popular with US and overseas buyers]
 
UK election not harming house price sentiment, latest index suggests
2015-04-27 07:59:05 [Europe]
Households in the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in April despite the uncertainty being created by the country’s forthcoming general election, the latest sentiment index shows.Read full article: [UK election not harming house price sentiment, latest index suggests]
 
Most tenants fail to get all of their deposit back, new survey finds
2015-04-27 07:37:40 [Europe]
The majority of people who’ve rented a property in the UK in the past five years have failed to get their full deposit back after vacating, new research has found.Read full article: [Most tenants fail to get all of their deposit back, new survey finds]
 
Christchurch housing market getting back to normal four years after earthquake
2015-04-24 15:27:16 [Australasia]
There has been a strong recovery in Christchurch’s residential housing market since the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, according to the New Zealand government.Read full article: [Christchurch housing market getting back to normal four years after earthquake]
 
UK mortgage seekers set to change spending to deal with tougher lending rules
2015-04-24 09:47:11 [Europe]
A fifth of mortgage borrowers in the UK will use cash more frequently to avoid lenders seeing exactly what items they are spending on due to tougher lending regulations brought in a year ago.Read full article: [UK mortgage seekers set to change spending to deal with tougher lending rules]
 
UK regional cities house price growth outperforms central London, says latest index
2015-04-24 05:51:56 [Europe]
House prices in larger regional cities in the UK have outperformed central London for the first time since 2005, the latest property index shows.Read full article: [UK regional cities house price growth outperforms central London, says latest index]
 
Consumer confidence in UK housing market outlook rebounds
2015-04-24 05:43:17 [Europe]
While house price growth continued to slow in March in the UK, consumer confidence in the outlook for the housing market has rebounded to its highest level since July last year, new research shows.Read full article: [Consumer confidence in UK housing market outlook rebounds]
 
US home sales up to highest rate for 18 months, latest data shows
2015-04-23 13:00:40 [North America]
Existing home sales in the United States jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the latest index.Read full article: [US home sales up to highest rate for 18 months, latest data shows]
 
UK gross mortgage lending showing signs of picking up
2015-04-23 11:56:32 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in the UK is still down on a quarterly basis on what it was a year ago but there are signs of a pickup, according to the latest figures to be published.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending showing signs of picking up]
 
Rents in England and Wales close to record high, latest index shows
2015-04-23 09:12:11 [Europe]
Rents in England and Wales are now £768 per month with average annual rent rises growing at their fastest pace in two years, up 3.7% over the last 12 months.Read full article: [Rents in England and Wales close to record high, latest index shows]
 
UK housing trends survey finds more people living alone and renting
2015-04-23 08:29:38 [Europe]
The housing market in the UK is experiencing a number of key trend changes which mean the more people are living along and more are renting a home for the long term, new research has found.Read full article: [UK housing trends survey finds more people living alone and renting]
 
New York prime office rents soar according to latest skyscraper index
2015-04-22 14:31:24 [Global News]
Skyscraper prime office rents in New York have dramatically increased by 20% to outperform the leading Asian skyscraper cities, new data shows.Read full article: [New York prime office rents soar according to latest skyscraper index]
 
Election uncertainty and higher taxes affecting prime London property market
2015-04-22 13:48:27 [Europe]
Higher taxes and election uncertainty have put the brakes on prime London house prices which fell by 0.5% in the first quarter of 2015, new research shows.Read full article: [Election uncertainty and higher taxes affecting prime London property market]
 
UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago
2015-04-22 13:22:37 [Europe]
A quarter of mortgage brokers in the UK say they have experienced a decrease in volumes since new mortgage rules came into being almost a year ago, a new survey shows.Read full article: [UK mortgage brokers report impact of rules change a year ago]
 
Scottish house prices see biggest monthly jump since 2007
2015-04-22 13:03:05 [Europe]
Scottish property prices increased by 1.7% in February, the biggest monthly jump since the 2007 taking the average value to a new record high of £169,742.Read full article: [Scottish house prices see biggest monthly jump since 2007]
 
Landlords face bringing draughty UK homes up to scratch
2015-04-22 12:38:43 [Europe]
New legislation will see landlords banned from renting out properties in England and Wales that are draughty as part of a drive to cut energy bills and carbon emissions. Read full article: [Landlords face bringing draughty UK homes up to scratch]
 
Residential building land prices rise in Australia
2015-04-21 16:43:07 [Australasia]
There is a growing divide between demand and available supply in vacant residential land in Australia as land price rise and detached house building peaks, according to a new report.Read full article: [Residential building land prices rise in Australia]
 
Newly let property rents up in the UK while others remain stable
2015-04-21 10:51:22 [Europe]
Rents in the UK remain stable for renewed and occupied tenancies but continue to increase for newly let properties in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest rental index.Read full article: [Newly let property rents up in the UK while others remain stable]
 
Buyers and sellers in UK nationwide not put off by election jitters
2015-04-21 09:10:59 [Europe]
The UK property market has seen a surge in buyer and seller activity despite reports of election uncertainty with average prices up 0.9% month on month, latest index shows.Read full article: [Buyers and sellers in UK nationwide not put off by election jitters]
 
Average prime property prices outside London up 1% in first quarter
2015-04-21 08:00:42 [Europe]
Growth figures reveal stability in the prime regional markets in the UK with average prices up by 1% outside of London in the first quarter of 2015, according to data from Savills Research.Read full article: [Average prime property prices outside London up 1% in first quarter]
 
Sales and prices up in Canadian housing market, latest index shows
2015-04-20 17:34:41 [North America]
National home sales in Canada increased by 4.1% from February to March and the average sales price is also going up but slewed by growth in Vancouver and Toronto, the latest index report shows.Read full article: [Sales and prices up in Canadian housing market, latest index shows]
 
Housing stock in prime central London up 8.6% in six years
2015-04-20 12:35:17 [Europe]
Housing stock in the prime central London property sector has increased by 8.6% since 2009 and has outgrown inner London boroughs by 4%, new research shows.Read full article: [Housing stock in prime central London up 8.6% in six years]
 
NLA launches new landlord accreditation scheme
2015-04-20 09:35:24 [Europe]
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has launched a new initiative to enable tenants to check if their landlord is accredited.Read full article: [NLA launches new landlord accreditation scheme]
 
UK asking prices reach new high, latest index shows
2015-04-20 08:22:53 [Europe]
Asking prices in the UK have reached a new record of £286,133, pushed up by demand which has been exacerbated by a lack of sellers putting their homes on the market.Read full article: [UK asking prices reach new high, latest index shows]
 
General election garden city manifesto pledges welcomed
2015-04-20 07:42:48 [Europe]
The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the manifesto pledges for a new generation of Garden Cities from the major political parties but raised questions about their commitment to delivering genuinely sustainable new homes.Read full article: [General election garden city manifesto pledges welcomed]
 
Hong Kong property sales fall amid call for help for young buyers
2015-04-17 14:34:24 [Asia]
Residential property sales in Hong Kong decreased by 28.2% in March due to the introduction of a seventh round of market tightening measures, according to the latest analysis report.Read full article: [Hong Kong property sales fall amid call for help for young buyers]
 
Moving home costs in UK at highest level since 2007, study shows
2015-04-17 12:34:48 [Europe]
The average cost of moving home in the UK has risen by 5% to £8,689 in 2014 from £8,258 in 2013, its highest level since 2007, new research shows.Read full article: [Moving home costs in UK at highest level since 2007, study shows]
 
Property Ombudsman in England sees challenges rise
2015-04-17 11:04:44 [Europe]
More people in the rented property sector in England are prepared to launch a challenge when they are not satisfied with their tenancy, according to the latest annual report from the Property Ombudsman.Read full article: [Property Ombudsman in England sees challenges rise]
 
House price growth in England and Wales at slowest since 2013
2015-04-17 10:33:34 [Europe]
House price growth in England and Wales is at its slowest since 2013 but despite this average property prices set a new record of £275,123, the latest data shows.Read full article: [House price growth in England and Wales at slowest since 2013]
 
UK landlords seeking more remortgages, buy to let index shows
2015-04-17 09:16:14 [Europe]
Some 66% of buy to let loans in the UK in the first quarter of 2015 were for remortgaging compared with just 34% for new purchases, new research shows.Read full article: [UK landlords seeking more remortgages, buy to let index shows]
 
House sales flatten in UK due to forthcoming general election, says RICS
2015-04-16 15:23:32 [Europe]
Buyer enquiries and house sales have flattened in the UK in the run up to the general election, according to the latest monthly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [House sales flatten in UK due to forthcoming general election, says RICS]
 
Survey finds home owners think peer to peer lending is risky
2015-04-16 09:32:31 [Europe]
Almost half of home owners in the UK who have not invested in peer to peer finance are put off by a perceived risk, new research has found.Read full article: [Survey finds home owners think peer to peer lending is risky]
 
Property rents in UK over 10% higher than a year ago
2015-04-15 08:42:18 [Europe]
Residential rents across the UK are 10.2% higher than a year ago and have increased in 11 out of 12 regional in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.Read full article: [Property rents in UK over 10% higher than a year ago]
 
Improved economy and political stability boost Cairo property markets
2015-04-14 15:43:12 [Africa]
All sectors of the Cairo real estate market have witnessed a positive performance and improved sentiment during the first three months of 2015 due to stronger confidence and investment appetite created by increased economic and political stability.
Read full article: [Improved economy and political stability boost Cairo property markets]
 
Major UK parties put housing at top of election agenda
2015-04-14 12:42:48 [Europe]
Housing has become one of the major issues in the UK’s forthcoming general election with all the major parties making pledges to attract voters.Read full article: [Major UK parties put housing at top of election agenda]
 
UK house prices up 7.2% year on year, latest ONS data shows
2015-04-14 10:59:18 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 7.2% in the year to February, down from 8.4% in the year to January 2015, according to the latest official figures from the Office of National Statistics.Read full article: [UK house prices up 7.2% year on year, latest ONS data shows]
 
Home lending falls in UK month on month and year on year, latest CML data shows
2015-04-14 10:10:08 [Europe]
Lending to home owners in the UK fell in February compared to the previous month and compared to February 2014, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.Read full article: [Home lending falls in UK month on month and year on year, latest CML data shows]
 
London emerging prime property proves robust ahead of election
2015-04-13 12:19:00 [Europe]
Prices in emerging prime property areas in South West London have remained robust in the first quarter of 2015 despite the uncertainties presented by the election, according to a new index.Read full article: [London emerging prime property proves robust ahead of election]
 
Economists forecast property price growth of just 1.5% in UK, fall in London
2015-04-13 09:14:44 [Europe]
UK house prices will grow only by 1.5% in 2015 but they are set to fall by 3.6% in London before growing again but slowly over the next five years, according to economists.
Read full article: [Economists forecast property price growth of just 1.5% in UK, fall in London]
 
UK buy to let landlords increasingly see their properties as their pension
2015-04-13 08:12:11 [Europe]
The new pension freedoms that came into force last week in the UK could trigger a huge interest in over 55s becoming landlords for the first time, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK buy to let landlords increasingly see their properties as their pension]
 
Financial barriers preventing US home renters from buying, new research suggests
2015-04-10 20:45:32 [North America]
Many US home buyers can break even in less than two years if they buy a home instead of renting it, but financial barriers and preference are big factors in the decision to continue renting.Read full article: [Financial barriers preventing US home renters from buying, new research suggests]
 
UK Lib Dems set out plans for a Help to Rent scheme for young people
2015-04-10 20:24:54 [Europe]
The Liberal Democrats, one of the main political parties in the UK, have announced plans for a new Help to Rent scheme to support young workers move out of their family home and into a rented property.Read full article: [UK Lib Dems set out plans for a Help to Rent scheme for young people]
 
Average UK home changes hands every 23 years, new research shows
2015-04-10 06:48:31 [Europe]
The average home in the UK changes hands every 23 years and while this may seem not very often it is almost three times longer than in the 1980s, new research shows.
Read full article: [Average UK home changes hands every 23 years, new research shows]
 
South West London likely to see 165,000 new homes with 36,000 by 2020
2015-04-09 11:55:43 [Europe]
Nearly 60% of new housing supply in south west London will be concentrated in Wandsworth, Lambeth and Hammersmith and Fulham local authority areas, according to new research.Read full article: [South West London likely to see 165,000 new homes with 36,000 by 2020]
 
Dubai to get mandatory affordable housing quotas
2015-04-09 10:22:42 [Middle East]
A proposal by Dubai Municipality to introduce mandatory affordable housing quotas for all new residential developments is expected to bring a wide range of benefits to the emirate, it is claimed.Read full article: [Dubai to get mandatory affordable housing quotas]
 
UK house prices up 2.6% in first quarter of 2015, latest index shows
2015-04-09 09:10:59 [Europe]
UK house prices were 2.6% higher in the three months of 2015 than in the previous quarter but the annual rate of growth is still falling.Read full article: [UK house prices up 2.6% in first quarter of 2015, latest index shows]
 
Expansion of London cycle scheme could boost house prices, it is suggested
2015-04-09 08:29:02 [Europe]
The continued expansion of London’s cycle hire scheme will benefit home sellers living near bike docking stations and attract potential buyers to living in previously less well connected areas, it is claimed.Read full article: [Expansion of London cycle scheme could boost house prices, it is suggested]
 
Auckland sees unprecedented housing market activity
2015-04-08 17:33:47 [Europe]
Unprecedented sales activity in March saw Auckland’s residential housing market establish new records for prices and sales numbers, according to the latest index for the New Zealand city.Read full article: [Auckland sees unprecedented housing market activity]
 



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