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US existing home prices sales up, reaching annual pace of five million

North America
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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Existing home sales in the United States increased 2.5% in June and reached an annual pace of five million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to the latest index from the National Association of Realtors.
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UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques

Europe
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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The UK government’s affordable homes programme will change the way properties are built in the country with many being constructed using advanced housing techniques, it has been announced.
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Germany and Holland lead European office rental market growth

Europe
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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The majority of European office rental markets either saw a boost or remained static in the first half of 2014, led by Germany and Holland.
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British property prices up £90 a day since start of year

Europe
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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The average home in Britain is now worth £260,488, up £16,265 since start of the year with Salford seeing the largest rise in property values, according to the latest data from Zoopla.
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Interest rates and election affecting outer London prime property market

Europe
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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Growing speculation around an interest rate rise and uncertainty over the outcome of next May’s general election and possible tax changes are having an impact on the prime property market in outer London, a new analysis suggests.
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Official sales figures show UK property market slowing

Europe
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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Seasonally adjusted estimates for the number of residential property transactions in the UK decreased by 0.2% between May and June, according to the latest figures from HMRC
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Cyprus property market could be nearing the bottom, latest index report suggests

Europe
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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Few residential properties were sold in Cyprus in the first quarter of 2014, mainly due to the prevailing economic conditions, according to the latest index from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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UK landlords report tenant demand is stable or growing

Europe
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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Almost all landlords in the UK report that tenant demand is currently stable or growing, according to the latest quarterly survey from specialist buy to let lender Paragon Mortgages.
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Prime urban property market in the UK recovering

Europe
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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Across the UK buyers of prime property are continuing to favour urban locations and homes in cities are now on average just 1.7% below their peak, a new analysis shows.
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Cambridge property sells faster than anywhere else in the UK

Europe
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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Property sells faster in Cambridge than any other city in the UK, taking only 27 days on average to be marked as sold, according to leading real estate portal Rightmove.
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US home values still got some way to go to reach prerecession levels

North America
Monday, 21 July 2014
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Home values in half of the 100 largest metro areas in the United States will not reach their pre-recession peak levels again for another three plus years, it is claimed.
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Buyer of average UK home to pay at least £7,500 stamp duty by 2016

Europe
Monday, 21 July 2014
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At the current rate of house price growth of around 10% a year, the buyer of an average UK home will be subject to a 3% stamp duty tax rate before the end of 2016, new research shows.
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Sporting estate property values recovering, according to new sector index

Europe
Monday, 21 July 2014
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The value of sporting property assets in the UK has increased by 32% over the last 10 years, led by grouse moors, according to a new Sporting Property Index from Knight Frank.
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Number of first time buyers down 20% in one month, latest NAEA report shows

Europe
Monday, 21 July 2014
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First time buyers are being squeezed further out the market in the UK with house sales by this group down 20% in the last month alone, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
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First time buyer numbers in UK at highest level since 2007

Europe
Monday, 21 July 2014
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The number of first time buyers in the UK the first six months of 2014 reached their highest level since 2007, according to new research.
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Report identifies a down sizing trend in UK property market

Europe
Friday, 18 July 2014
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A trend for down sizers is in the UK residential property market on the increase and set to continue over the next few years, it is claimed.
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UK home owners spending more on their gardens, survey shows

Europe
Friday, 18 July 2014
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A passion for gardening is taking root amongst a new generation of home owners in the UK with many adopting a Good Life style, according to new research.
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Positive rise in property sales in Spain, according to latest monthly data

Europe
Friday, 18 July 2014
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Property sales in Spain increased by 12.6% in May compared with the previous month with the Balearics seeing the biggest increases, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Office.
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UK construction industry facing skills shortages

Europe
Friday, 18 July 2014
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Skills shortage concerns in the UK construction industry now stand at their highest level since 2008, the latest quarterly survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows.
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Student accommodation investment check List

It’s the UK’s strongest asset class, but are all student accommodation properties good investments? This is the comprehensive list of what to watch out for when buying student property.

 

Company news

First women president for RICS

Louise Brooke-Smith has become the first female president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in its 146 year history.

Finance Update

Halifax and Lloyds mortgage range changes

Home owners are now able to purchase new build properties through both Halifax and Lloyds Bank Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme products.

Features

Student accommodation investment check List

It’s the UK’s strongest asset class, but are all student accommodation properties good investments? This is the comprehensive list of what to watch out for when buying student property.

 

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