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Family home sales in Miami reach all time annual record, latest index shows
2015-01-29 11:02:45 [North America]
Miami home sales increased again in December with single family home sales setting an all-time annual record in 2014 and median sales prices continuing to increase at a more moderate rate, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Family home sales in Miami reach all time annual record, latest index shows]
 
London saw massive 16.3% rise in house prices in 2014, official data shows
2015-01-29 10:27:03 [Europe]
Average house prices in England and Wales grew by 7% in 2014 with London seeing a rise of 16.3%, the latest land registry figures show.Read full article: [London saw massive 16.3% rise in house prices in 2014, official data shows]
 
UK property tax reform boosts middle market, agents data suggests
2015-01-29 10:03:41 [Europe]
Stamp duty reforms in the UK announced at the start of December 2014 helped to boost the middle market and encourage prospective home buyers, according to the latest National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) Housing Market Report.Read full article: [UK property tax reform boosts middle market, agents data suggests]
 
Most UK home owners expect property prices to rise in 2015
2015-01-29 09:50:38 [Europe]
The majority of home owners in the UK are confident about property prices rising in 2015, although the number is down slightly from a year ago.Read full article: [Most UK home owners expect property prices to rise in 2015]
 
Bottom end of US housing market rebounds
2015-01-28 16:36:32 [North America]
Many home owners in the US at the bottom third of their markets are finally in a position to sell, according to the latest index data.Read full article: [Bottom end of US housing market rebounds]
 
Over half of UK property owners don’t like their home, research suggests
2015-01-28 16:19:57 [Europe]
One in 10 home owners in the UK regret buying their home with the biggest reason being that they think they rushed into it and 57% actually dislike their homes, new research has found.
Read full article: [Over half of UK property owners don’t like their home, research suggests]
 
Property in French Alps now offers a better deal due to currency changes
2015-01-28 06:56:26 [Europe]
Buyers in the French Alps are not happy to buy for the sake of buying but increasingly wanting to rent their property so it provides an income all year round, a new analysis has found.Read full article: [Property in French Alps now offers a better deal due to currency changes]
 
Online research becoming important for many UK buyers, survey suggests
2015-01-28 05:50:57 [Europe]
The impact that technology is having on the estate agency sector in the UK is changing the property buying and selling landscape, it is claimed.Read full article: [Online research becoming important for many UK buyers, survey suggests]
 
Positive outlook for overseas buyers in the Caribbean and Central American
2015-01-27 16:00:11 [North America]
Property sectors in the Caribbean and Central America are set to grow in 2015 with the quality of life, good value for money and stability attracting more people to these regions, it is claimed.Read full article: [Positive outlook for overseas buyers in the Caribbean and Central American]
 
Research reveals lack of knowledge of planning issues in the UK
2015-01-27 14:02:32 [Europe]
Uncertainty over planning grey areas is fuelling the housing crisis in the UK with 60% unable to correctly define the Green Belt and a third believe building on green field is prohibited in all cases.
Read full article: [Research reveals lack of knowledge of planning issues in the UK]
 
Rental market expected to be stronger than sales in some parts of London
2015-01-27 12:30:34 [Europe]
This year is expected to bring fewer sales and more letting transactions, with strong rental markets across London’s Midtown, City and Docklands, a new report suggests. Read full article: [Rental market expected to be stronger than sales in some parts of London]
 
UK house price sentiment moderates
2015-01-27 09:54:43 [Europe]
Almost 20% of households in the UK perceived that the value of their home rose in January, according to the latest House Price Sentiment Index which reveals a downward trend in 2014.Read full article: [UK house price sentiment moderates]
 
Existing home sales in the US bounced back in December, latest index shows
2015-01-26 17:46:58 [Europe]
Existing home sales in the United States bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of five million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the latest index figures.Read full article: [Existing home sales in the US bounced back in December, latest index shows]
 
UK home sales steady, seasonally adjusted figures show
2015-01-26 14:10:28 [Europe]
Sales of residential property in the UK remained steady at the end of 2014, with seasonally adjusted transaction levels in December around the same level as November.Read full article: [UK home sales steady, seasonally adjusted figures show]
 
Outlook positive for Scottish property sales and lets in 2015
2015-01-26 11:52:04 [Europe]
The outlook for the Scottish property market is optimistic for 2015, following a successful year in 2014 with encouraging levels of activity throughout the country and a return to some competitive bidding.Read full article: [Outlook positive for Scottish property sales and lets in 2015]
 
Average prime property prices in London up £260 a day in 2014
2015-01-26 10:18:29 [Europe]
Average prime London property values rose by £260 a day over last year, and Balham saw the biggest leap as prices jump by 21% over the 12 months period, new data shows.Read full article: [Average prime property prices in London up £260 a day in 2014]
 
UK buyers less concerned about interest rates, survey suggests
2015-01-26 09:14:03 [Europe]
The drop in inflation in the UK to 0.5% in December 2014 has corresponded with a steep drop in the proportion of consumers viewing interest rates as one of the main barriers to buying a property, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK buyers less concerned about interest rates, survey suggests]
 
European commercial property sales set to continue with growth in 2015
2015-01-23 16:01:11 [Europe]
European commercial property transaction volumes for 2014 are likely to exceed the €160 billion mark, up 10% on 2013, new research shows.Read full article: [European commercial property sales set to continue with growth in 2015]
 
Demand for prime rental properties in London set to continue in 2015
2015-01-23 15:57:45 [Europe]
The strengthening London economy and the continued expansion of sectors such as technology and telecommunications will underpin demand for prime rental property in London, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Demand for prime rental properties in London set to continue in 2015]
 
Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show
2015-01-23 15:10:54 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.5 billion in December, unchanged month on month compared to November but down 1% compared to December 2013, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show]
 
Property prices in key UK cities up by 0.4% in December
2015-01-23 07:32:01 [Europe]
House prices in key UK cities increased by 0.4% in December to an annual rate of 8.3% but the rate of growth plateaued and is set to slow further in 2015, according to the latest national index report.
Read full article: [Property prices in key UK cities up by 0.4% in December]
 
Research reveals the downsize windfall possible in UK property market
2015-01-23 07:28:33 [Europe]
In the UK an average of £121,686 can be potentially raised by downsizing to a semi-detached home with London the most lucrative place to do so, new research suggests.Read full article: [Research reveals the downsize windfall possible in UK property market]
 
Middle market set to benefit from new property tax rates for Scotland
2015-01-22 10:20:49 [Europe]
Changes to the rate of property tax payable in Scotland from April have been confirmed with the middle sector of the market benefitting.Read full article: [Middle market set to benefit from new property tax rates for Scotland]
 
Average UK property prices down 0.4% in December 2014
2015-01-22 09:59:09 [Europe]
Average property prices in the UK fell by 0.4% in December but are still 8.2% above the same month in 2013, the latest index figures show.
Read full article: [Average UK property prices down 0.4% in December 2014]
 
Demand for property in prime central London from overseas remains high
2015-01-22 08:21:23 [Europe]
Demand for prime central London real estate remains high and Chinese interest continues to grow, according to a new analysis of the sector, despite stamp duty reform and the looming election.
Read full article: [Demand for property in prime central London from overseas remains high]
 
Demand for smaller units remains robust in Hong Kong property market
2015-01-21 07:29:09 [Asia]
The new build residential real estate market in Hong Kong remained robust in December with small to medium sized units continuing to be sought after, the latest property market report shows.Read full article: [Demand for smaller units remains robust in Hong Kong property market]
 
Rent rises in Scotland tumbled during 2014, latest index shows
2015-01-21 07:26:03 [Europe]
The pace of annual rent growth in Scotland dropped by two thirds in 2014 with average rents now just 1.2% or £6 higher than a year ago, the latest index figures reveal.Read full article: [Rent rises in Scotland tumbled during 2014, latest index shows]
 
Landlords warned not to rely on good capital gains in UK buy to let sector
2015-01-21 07:19:54 [Europe]
Landlords’ confidence in capital gains has almost trebled over the last two years, according to the leading landlord association in the UK.Read full article: [Landlords warned not to rely on good capital gains in UK buy to let sector]
 
Report highlights potential property hotspots in emerging markets
2015-01-20 12:33:59 [Global News]
Most people buying an overseas property look to the safest markets such as France, the UK and the United States, but a new report highlights potential real estate hotspots in emerging markets.Read full article: [Report highlights potential property hotspots in emerging markets]
 
Prime country house price growth in the UK slowing, latest data suggests
2015-01-20 11:35:18 [Europe]
Price growth in the prime country house market lost some of its momentum in the latter half of 2014, with property values increasing by just 0.5% during the second half of the year.
Read full article: [Prime country house price growth in the UK slowing, latest data suggests]
 
UK asking prices up 1.4% this month, latest index shows
2015-01-20 10:03:15 [Europe]
The price of property coming to the market in the UK increased by 1.4% in January at a time of year when prices usually fall, according to the latest index from Rightmove.Read full article: [UK asking prices up 1.4% this month, latest index shows]
 
Multi freehold blocks provide highest gross yields in UK for landlords
2015-01-20 09:02:52 [Europe]
Multi-unit freehold blocks have overtaken houses in multiple occupation and now provide UK landlords with the highest gross yield at 9.3%, new figures for the fourth quarter of 2014 show.Read full article: [Multi freehold blocks provide highest gross yields in UK for landlords]
 
Home sales fell almost 6% in December, latest CREA index shows
2015-01-19 16:36:21 [North America]
Nationally home sales in Canada fell in December compared with the previous month, recording a fall of 5.8%, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Home sales fell almost 6% in December, latest CREA index shows]
 
New Scottish property tax rates being reviewed
2015-01-19 15:08:42 [Europe]
The new property tax rates due to replace stamp duty in Scotland in April are being reviewed amid concerns that families buying in areas like Edinburgh face unfair bills.Read full article: [New Scottish property tax rates being reviewed]
 
Lettings annual review reveals UK rental hotspots
2015-01-19 11:31:22 [Europe]
Leicester, Southall and Cambridge have been identified as UK lettings hotspots with average rents in 2014 some 45%, 38% and 24% higher, respectively, than 2013.Read full article: [Lettings annual review reveals UK rental hotspots]
 
House prices fell in most regions in France in 2014
2015-01-19 09:56:07 [Europe]
House prices in regional France continued to fall in 2014, but there are considerable variations, according to figures from estate agents.Read full article: [House prices fell in most regions in France in 2014]
 
Home movers in the UK increased in 2014 but well below recent highs
2015-01-19 08:46:49 [Europe]
Last year there was an 8% rise in the number of home movers, the highest annual total since 2007 but still little more than half the average between 2004 and 2007, new data shows.Read full article: [Home movers in the UK increased in 2014 but well below recent highs]
 
New Zealand housing market saw a sales surge at end of 2014
2015-01-16 17:39:20 [Australasia]
Last year ended with a sales surge in the New Zealand residential real estate market with transactions up 24.2 in December compared with the same month in 2013.Read full article: [New Zealand housing market saw a sales surge at end of 2014]
 
Property prices in Northern Ireland set to outpace rest of UK in 2015
2015-01-16 17:31:54 [Europe]
The Northern Ireland housing market ended 2014 as it began it, with prices and sales rising and surveyors expecting the trend to continue, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank survey.Read full article: [Property prices in Northern Ireland set to outpace rest of UK in 2015]
 
Rents in England and Wales up by 3% in 2014, latest index shows
2015-01-16 03:34:33 [Europe]
Rents in England and Wales increased by 3% over the course of 2014, despite falling on a monthly basis between November and December, the latest index data shows.Read full article: [Rents in England and Wales up by 3% in 2014, latest index shows]
 
British buyers returning to the French property market
2015-01-16 02:30:52 [Europe]
British buyers returned to the French property market in 2014, buying homes for holidays and investment, according to a leading overseas estate agency.Read full article: [British buyers returning to the French property market]
 
Price growth and new buyer demand declines in UK housing market
2015-01-15 15:53:01 [Europe]
House price growth and new buyer demand in the UK both tailed off in December 2014 but stamp duty reforms are still expected to support market activity in the months ahead.
Read full article: [Price growth and new buyer demand declines in UK housing market]
 
More UK landlords opting for low cost short term buy to let mortgages
2015-01-15 11:57:23 [Europe]
The proportion of landlords in the UK favouring shorter two year fixed rates for mortgages has doubled in a year, new research suggests.Read full article: [More UK landlords opting for low cost short term buy to let mortgages]
 
Asking prices still rising in many parts of UK, latest index suggests
2015-01-15 10:56:12 [Europe]
Prices are rising in more regions in the UK than might be expected for the time of year and price discounting is at a four year low, according to the latest asking price index.Read full article: [Asking prices still rising in many parts of UK, latest index suggests]
 
Prime central London rental values flat for second month in a row
2015-01-15 09:12:04 [Europe]
Rental values in prime central London were flat for the second consecutive month in December as a seasonal year end slowdown and the impact of global economic uncertainty dampened demand.Read full article: [Prime central London rental values flat for second month in a row]
 
UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014
2015-01-14 17:37:48 [Europe]
Lending trends to first time buyers, home movers and remortgaging in the UK have declined but there has been an annual rise in buy to let lending, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014]
 
Scotland’s house prices dip after post referendum boost
2015-01-14 07:08:39 [Europe]
Residential property prices in Scotland fell 0.1% in November, reversing October’s uplift in the wake of the independence referendum vote, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Scotland’s house prices dip after post referendum boost]
 
RICS continues its worldwide push with global board apointment
2015-01-14 01:31:20 [Global News]
The Global Valuation Professional Group Board (GVB), which is part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has appointed its first chair based outside of the UK.Read full article: [RICS continues its worldwide push with global board apointment]
 
London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London
2015-01-14 01:25:25 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is forming a partnership with Big Issue Invest to renovate empty properties into much needed new affordable homes in the UK’s capital city.
Read full article: [London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London]
 
Midlands industrial property market picked up in 2014, new research shows
2015-01-14 01:14:20 [Europe]
The economic recovery helped industrial properties in the UK’s Midlands pick up in 2014, the latest regional analysis shows.Read full article: [Midlands industrial property market picked up in 2014, new research shows]
 



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