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UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show
2014-11-26 07:24:52 [Europe]
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in October was £10.5 billion, some 2% higher than in the same month last year, and 1.3% lower than in September 2014.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show]
 
UK house prices to rise between 3% and 5% next year, it is predicted
2014-11-26 07:15:58 [Europe]
A further moderation in house price growth in the UK is likely next year and house prices nationally are expected to increase in a range of 3% to 5% in 2015.
Read full article: [UK house prices to rise between 3% and 5% next year, it is predicted]
 
Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages
2014-11-25 11:31:16 [Europe]
Fears of a future clampdown by regulators are preventing mortgage lenders from offering loans that stretch into people’s retirement, according to a new report.Read full article: [Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages]
 
UK property transactions up 3.2% month on month, HMRC provisional data shows
2014-11-25 10:09:40 [Europe]
The number of seasonally adjusted property transactions in the UK increased by 3.2% in October and are up 4.3% compared to a year ago, according to the latest data published by HMRC.Read full article: [UK property transactions up 3.2% month on month, HMRC provisional data shows]
 
Gazumping is back in the UK with buyers in Brighton most affected
2014-11-25 09:21:21 [Europe]
Brighton leads the way as the gazumping capital of Britain with 34.9% of residents losing out in this way, new research has found.Read full article: [Gazumping is back in the UK with buyers in Brighton most affected]
 
Rents fall across majority of UK regions in October, latest monthly index shows
2014-11-24 18:19:44 [Europe]
Most regions in the UK saws rental prices fall in October and while they are still higher than a year ago the last three months data indicates a cooling in the market, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Rents fall across majority of UK regions in October, latest monthly index shows]
 
UK house prices back on track after September dip
2014-11-24 11:34:55 [Europe]
UK house prices back on track after falling slightly in September dip with a 1.2% rise in October and up 7% annually, the latest published index shows.Read full article: [UK house prices back on track after September dip]
 
Value of UK housing up 57% in last decade, new research shows
2014-11-24 09:21:34 [Europe]
The current value of the UK's private housing stock is estimated at £5.06 trillion, up from £3.22 trillion in 2004, a rise of 57% over the past decade.Read full article: [Value of UK housing up 57% in last decade, new research shows]
 
Equity release from UK homes going on improvements, study finds
2014-11-21 15:11:44 [Europe]
The main reason home owners in the UK are choosing to unlock money from their property is to fund home improvements, new research suggests.Read full article: [Equity release from UK homes going on improvements, study finds]
 
House price recovery spreads out in UK, but growth is slowing, says Hometrack index
2014-11-21 14:59:31 [Europe]
The top 20 cities in the UK are all registering annual house price growth of 5% or more for the first time in a decade, according to a new index.Read full article: [House price recovery spreads out in UK, but growth is slowing, says Hometrack index]
 
UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008
2014-11-21 07:17:49 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19 billion in October, some 5% higher than September and 8% higher than October last year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008]
 
UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found
2014-11-20 17:08:25 [Europe]
Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.
Read full article: [UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found]
 
Landlords more ethical than many might think, new poll finds
2014-11-20 10:38:34 [Europe]
Like estate agents, landlords often get a bad press but new research has found that they are more ethical that they are given credit for.
Read full article: [Landlords more ethical than many might think, new poll finds]
 
Concerns over watering down of affordable housing commitments
2014-11-20 09:30:07 [Europe]
Property experts are warning of an affordable housing time bomb in the UK which needs addressing to ensure enough homes are not only built but in the pipeline to cover future demand.Read full article: [Concerns over watering down of affordable housing commitments]
 
UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found
2014-11-19 18:21:32 [Europe]
Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.Read full article: [UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found]
 
UK second steppers want a four bed detached home, new research has found
2014-11-19 07:20:03 [Europe]
Detached houses are now the property of choice for home owners moving up from their first property, new research shows.Read full article: [UK second steppers want a four bed detached home, new research has found]
 
UK property prices up over 12% year on year, latest data shows
2014-11-18 16:10:29 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 12.1% in the year to September but there is considerable variation with London driving national prices up, the latest data shows.Read full article: [UK property prices up over 12% year on year, latest data shows]
 
Research reveals the diversity of overseas buyers in London’s prime market
2014-11-18 09:10:23 [Europe]
Over 30 different nationalities are buying prime property in central London with African making up the biggest group at 43.7%, new research shows.Read full article: [Research reveals the diversity of overseas buyers in London’s prime market]
 
UK group suggests special help for oldies to downsize and free up family homes
2014-11-18 08:40:08 [Europe]
A group of politians in the UK have called for older home owners to be given support to help them move home so that more properties can be made available for families.Read full article: [UK group suggests special help for oldies to downsize and free up family homes]
 
October saw a further dip in property valuations in the UK, latest research shows
2014-11-17 11:37:29 [Europe]
The UK housing market has now cooled following a pick-up in valuations activity in September with October seeing the total number of valuations fall by 20%, new data shows.Read full article: [October saw a further dip in property valuations in the UK, latest research shows]
 
England sees 10% rise in new homes, still way short of demand
2014-11-17 10:33:28 [Europe]
The number of new homes in England increased by 10% from 2012 to 2103, official figures show but experts are still warning that this is not enough to meet demand.Read full article: [England sees 10% rise in new homes, still way short of demand]
 
UK construction industry gets boost from improved home lending
2014-11-17 09:41:49 [Europe]
The UK government’s Help to Buy scheme and a renewed willingness by banks to lend to home owners has boosted the construction industry, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK construction industry gets boost from improved home lending]
 
Global economic outlook and general election impacting on UK property markets
2014-11-17 09:09:51 [Europe]
A more challenging domestic and global economic outlook and political uncertainty in the lead up to next year’s general election are having an impact on property price growth in the UK.Read full article: [Global economic outlook and general election impacting on UK property markets]
 
Low interest rates helping to keep repossessions and mortgage arrears down says CML
2014-11-14 11:24:48 [Europe]
The UK is seeing a continuing reduction in the number of both repossessions and mortgages in arrears, across all categories, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders for the third quarter of 2014.Read full article: [Low interest rates helping to keep repossessions and mortgage arrears down says CML]
 
Drones allowing estate agents to give an extra dimension to property marketing
2014-11-14 06:59:12 [Europe]
Estate agents are known for going that extra mile to get a sale and now they are set to embrace the very latest technology to make sure a property looks its very best.Read full article: [Drones allowing estate agents to give an extra dimension to property marketing]
 
UK home owners over 55 considering downsizing, research suggests
2014-11-14 06:16:42 [Europe]
Some 41% of home owners in the UK over the age of 55 plan to sell their current property and many will downsize, according to new data.Read full article: [UK home owners over 55 considering downsizing, research suggests]
 
UK house price growth slows as demand slips for fourth month in row says RICS
2014-11-13 10:38:07 [Europe]
House price momentum in the UK continued to slow and new buyer demand tailed off in October, according to the latest Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [UK house price growth slows as demand slips for fourth month in row says RICS]
 
UK landlords can expect speedier eviction process for rogue tenants
2014-11-13 08:01:28 [Europe]
A new service launched by the UK Government enables landlords to start the process of evicting tenants using the Section 21 accelerated possession procedure by filling out an online form.Read full article: [UK landlords can expect speedier eviction process for rogue tenants]
 
Asking prices in London push up averages in the UK as a whole, latest index shows
2014-11-12 12:43:48 [Europe]
Property asking prices in London are still increasing and have helped push up the average prices of a UK home for the tenth month in a row, according to the latest index figures.Read full article: [Asking prices in London push up averages in the UK as a whole, latest index shows]
 
Rural homes more expensive to buy than urban homes in UK
2014-11-12 09:30:10 [Europe]
Countryside properties continue to command a substantial price premium over urban homes and are 26% higher in price, new research shows.Read full article: [Rural homes more expensive to buy than urban homes in UK]
 
Research reveals how UK home owners are switching mortgage deals
2014-11-11 15:55:01 [Europe]
Some 18% of borrowers in the UK have changed their mortgage details or come to a new arrangement with their lender in the last three years, new research has found.
Read full article: [Research reveals how UK home owners are switching mortgage deals]
 
Home lending in UK reaches highest quarterly level for seven years
2014-11-11 11:05:11 [Europe]
Lending for home buying in the UK has reached its highest quarterly level since 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Read full article: [Home lending in UK reaches highest quarterly level for seven years]
 
PRS sector in UK benefits from improvement in tenant arrears
2014-11-11 10:09:17 [Europe]
The number of UK tenants severely behind on rental payments has fallen by 9% over the last 12 months, new research shows.Read full article: [PRS sector in UK benefits from improvement in tenant arrears]
 
Value of British property owned by landlords set to break £1 trillion mark in 2015
2014-11-10 14:43:44 [Europe]
The value of property owned by landlords in Great Britain is set to break the £1 trillion pound barrier next year, according to new research.Read full article: [Value of British property owned by landlords set to break £1 trillion mark in 2015]
 
General election set to slow UK prime property market
2014-11-07 10:58:23 [Europe]
The UK’s prime housing market is expected to slow in the run up to next year’s election and resume steady growth thereafter, but a mansion tax could change the outlook dramatically.Read full article: [General election set to slow UK prime property market]
 
UK landlords experiencing high levels of tenant demand, latest monthly survey shows
2014-11-07 08:55:46 [Europe]
UK landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter of the year with just 3% reporting that it is declining, the latest monthly buy to let survey shows.Read full article: [UK landlords experiencing high levels of tenant demand, latest monthly survey shows]
 
Property price growth in UK set to slow to 2% next year
2014-11-06 13:26:40 [Europe]
UK house price growth is predicted to slow to 2% in 2015 and 19.3% to the end of 2019, according to the latest five year forecast from Savills.Read full article: [Property price growth in UK set to slow to 2% next year]
 
Latest index data confirms slowdown in price growth and sales in UK market
2014-11-06 12:54:23 [Europe]
House prices in the UK are slowing both on a monthly and a quarterly basis, confirming the general decline in value growth, according to the latest index from the Halifax.Read full article: [Latest index data confirms slowdown in price growth and sales in UK market]
 
Industrial building driving UK construction growth, latest RICS survey shows
2014-11-06 09:07:23 [Europe]
Industrial building is driving construction growth in the UK and the country’s office and industrial sector rents are expected to rise as their fastest rate since 1998 in the last quarter of 2014.Read full article: [Industrial building driving UK construction growth, latest RICS survey shows]
 
Research reveals mortgage burden on retirees in the UK
2014-11-06 08:29:52 [Europe]
Four in 10 over 50s in the UK are paying off a mortgage worth on average of £49,000 and a fifth in their 70s are still paying off their mortgage, new research has found.Read full article: [Research reveals mortgage burden on retirees in the UK]
 
Research reveals which home improvements yield best return on investment
2014-11-05 08:09:14 [Europe]
The average home improvement in the UK would add a healthy 10% to the value of a home, based on home owner’s estimates, new research shows.Read full article: [Research reveals which home improvements yield best return on investment]
 
ARLA calls for better regulation of rental fees in the UK
2014-11-05 08:05:46 [Europe]
Better regulation is needed in the private rental sector in the UK to stop rogue agents charging over the odds tenant fees, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).Read full article: [ARLA calls for better regulation of rental fees in the UK]
 
Survey reveals many non-home owners in UK think they will never be able to buy
2014-11-05 08:02:06 [Europe]
Almost half of non-home owners aged 25 to 34 in the UK don’t think that they will ever be able to buy a property, new research has found, while one in three have no interest in buying.Read full article: [Survey reveals many non-home owners in UK think they will never be able to buy]
 
Cumbrian village named best place in UK to live due to affordable homes
2014-11-04 16:32:00 [Europe]
St Bees, a coastal village in Cumbria, has been named as the best place for families due to low crime rates, excellent school education and affordable housing.Read full article: [Cumbrian village named best place in UK to live due to affordable homes]
 
Research shows sneaky fees and charges make it hard to get best mortgage deal
2014-11-04 12:39:32 [Europe]
UK borrowers could be paying over the odds on their mortgages and with sneaky fees and charges making it harder for people to find the best deal, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Research shows sneaky fees and charges make it hard to get best mortgage deal]
 
UK’s new property redress scheme exceeds membership expectations
2014-11-04 08:55:44 [Europe]
The Association of Residential Letting Agents has confirmed that the UK’s new Property Redress Scheme membership meets its membership requirements, as members join daily.Read full article: [UK’s new property redress scheme exceeds membership expectations]
 
UK regional office market recovery strong with take up highest for four years
2014-11-04 08:19:40 [Europe]
The recovery in the UK’s key regional office markets is proceeding apace with take up in the third quarter of 2014 at its highest in four years and 40% above the five year quarterly average.
Read full article: [UK regional office market recovery strong with take up highest for four years]
 
Latest data shows UK help to buy schemes attracting strong support
2014-11-03 13:23:50 [Europe]
New figures show the UK government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme is helping more people onto the property ladder and getting more homes built.Read full article: [Latest data shows UK help to buy schemes attracting strong support]
 
Residential development land growth in England and Wales moderates
2014-11-03 11:18:43 [Europe]
Residential development green field land prices in England and Wales rose by 0.2% in the third quarter of the year but the growth rate is moderating.
Read full article: [Residential development land growth in England and Wales moderates]
 
UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market
2014-10-31 12:37:59 [Europe]
The UK government is inviting responses to a consultation on which powers the independent Bank of England should have over the country’s housing market.Read full article: [UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market]
 



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