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UK home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades in next three years

Europe
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually over the next three years.
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Office demand surges in the City of London

Europe
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Occupier demand for office space in the City of London has reached its highest level since 2000 as firms from outside the financial services sector compete for space in the Square Mile.
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UK mortgage holders expect to be in a better financial position in three years

Europe
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Some 60% of mortgage holders in the UK anticipate that they will be in the same financial position or better in three years' time even though the majority expect interest rates to rise.
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Bermuda named as the ultimate island location to buy a trophy property

Global News
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Bermuda has been named as the top island in the world for wealthy people buying real estate who are seeking the ultimate luxurious and private space.
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Prime central London house prices expected to be flat for rest of 2014

Europe
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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House prices in the prime London market are expected to stay flat until end of the year after slowing considerably in the third quarter of the year.
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Australia’s office market recovers with strong growth in 3,000 square meter sector

Australasia
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Strong demand for 3,000 square meter plus office space is driving healthy activity and growth across Australia’s office sector as the market looks towards 2015, according to new figures.
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Sharp increase in house building boosts UK construction market

Europe
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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A sharp rise in private housing and private commercial construction activity has pushed up workloads at the fastest rate since 1994, according to the latest RICS survey.
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Advertised rents growth varies considerably in the UK

Europe
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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The South East of England, East Anglia and Scotland have seen advertised residential rents reach record highs in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest published index.
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Farm land values in England up 2% in 2014 as price growth slows

Europe
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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The average value of English farm land has risen by 2% to £10,100 per acre in 2014 with supply remaining at historic low levels, according to the latest data.
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Prime central London property market sees second quarter of sales decline

Europe
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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The prime central London property market is seeing further adjustments with the latest figures showing that the overall value of properties transacted is down 21.1%.
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UK property becoming increasingly important part of retirement planning

Europe
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Property is becoming an increasingly important part of retirement planning in the UK with new figures showing a surge in the number of retirees using the wealth stored in their home to fund their retirement.
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Rent rises in Scotland cool off from August peak, latest index shows

Europe
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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Average rents in Scotland fell by 0.2% in September to £536 per month but they climbed to a new peak in Edinburgh, according to the latest buy to let index.
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New home building in Australia reaches 20 year high

Australasia
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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New home building in Australia has reached a 20 year high, heralding a recovery in the industry, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.
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New online services launches to help UK landlords with immigration checks

Europe
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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A new service for UK landlords has been launched to help them cope with the new legislation that means they must check the immigration status of potential tenants before agreeing a rental.
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HMRC figures shows UK property sales cooling

Europe
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Sales of properties in the UK fell by 4.8% between August and September but are still 5% higher compared to the same period in 2013, the latest data shows.
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Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds

Europe
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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When looking for rented accommodation in the UK the overriding priority for tenants in every age group and in every region is affordability, new research shows.
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Overseas investors become largest investors in UK commercial property

Europe
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Overseas investors have for the first time overtaken UK institutions to become the largest owners of UK commercial property, new data shows.
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UK property prices expected to rise 9% this year and 5% in 2015

Europe
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Property prices across the UK are set to finish 2014 up by 9% and rise another 5% in 2015, according to the latest outlook report.
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Falling property prices in Singapore expected to dive next year by up to 20%

Asia
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Singapore's private residential property prices experienced steady declines in September, according the latest quarterly data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
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Feature story

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

Real estate franchise Century 21 reports surge of new offices in UK

Property franchise Century 21 UK has announced the opening of a number of new offices around the country.

Finance Update

Nationwide resumes access to Help to Buy for home movers

Nationwide Building Society has announced that it is resuming access for home movers looking to participate in the government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme from Wednesday, 24 September 2014.

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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