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Exchange rates and golden visa encouraging overseas buyers in Spain

Europe
Monday, 30 March 2015
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Currency exchange rates are encouraging even more foreign buyers back to the Spanish property market and this is reflected in increased sales, especially in popular areas.
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UK property market cooling in run up to general election in May

Europe
Monday, 30 March 2015
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Almost a third of house sales in the UK are going to first time buyers but overall the market is cooling in the run up to the general election, according to estate agents.
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Landlords of sought after lets in London getting 12 months rent in advance, research shows

Europe
Monday, 30 March 2015
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Price may be falling in some parts of the prime London property market but new research shows that rich tenants are paying the entire cost of six or 12 month tenancies and deposits in advance in a battle to secure homes in London’s best addresses.
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Duty for UK lettings agents to publicise fees welcomed

Europe
Monday, 30 March 2015
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Measures which impose a duty on UK lettings agents to publicise fees both on websites and in branches have been welcomed by a leading industry organisation.
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Property prices up 0.5% in England and Wales last month says Land Registry

Europe
Monday, 30 March 2015
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Average property prices in England and Wales increased by 0.5% in February and are up 6.5% year on year, according to the latest index from the Land Registry.
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Apartment prices likely to remain high in Hong Kong despite promise of more supply

Asia
Friday, 27 March 2015
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The Hong Kong government has signalled that it is determined to tackle the imbalance between housing demand and supply and confirmed that it will make residential sites available for construction.
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Home affordability in UK cities deteriorates to 2009 levels

Europe
Friday, 27 March 2015
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The past year has seen a deterioration in affordability in UK cities, driven by rising house prices across the country, with Oxford names as the least affordable.
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Optimism returns to UK housing market after mid 2014 dip, says BSA

Europe
Friday, 27 March 2015
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Regardless of potential uncertainties such as the forthcoming general election, optimism has returned to the UK property market after a dip in the middle of 2014, a new survey shows.
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House price growth in UK cities continues to fall, latest index shows

Europe
Friday, 27 March 2015
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The rate of house price inflation in UK cities continues to slow with growth of 10% in the 12 months to February compared to 11.6% six months ago, the latest data shows.
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UK residential landlords see lowest void periods for 13 years

Europe
Friday, 27 March 2015
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The average annual void period for residential landlords in the UK has dropped to its lowest level since 2002, new research shows.
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Prime property market in Dubai sees sales fall

Middle East
Thursday, 26 March 2015
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Dubai luxury home prices remain relatively resilient despite a drop-off in sales activity, according to the latest analysis of the Emirate’s residential real estate market.
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New accreditation standard for London lettings hailed a success

Europe
Thursday, 26 March 2015
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More than 115,000 rented homes across London are now badged under the Mayor's Rental Standard accreditation system launched last year to improve the experience of landlords and tenants.
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UK house price optimism rebounds, latest index suggests

Europe
Thursday, 26 March 2015
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House price optimism in the UK rebounded in February as inflation continued to fall and the expectation of an interest rate rise receded further.
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Higher taxes and election uncertainty put brakes on prime London house prices

Europe
Thursday, 26 March 2015
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Prices in the prime property market in London fell marginally in the first quarter of 2015, confirming concerns that higher taxes and pre-election qualms are affecting the sector.
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Irish property prices fall for second month in a row

Europe
Thursday, 26 March 2015
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Residential property prices in Ireland fell by 0.4% in February, the second monthly decline in a row, the latest index data shows.
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US home prices growing at fastest rate for a year

Europe
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
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Existing home sales increased modestly in the United States last month but prices are growing at their fastest pace for a year, the latest index data shows.
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Residential rents in Scotland rising at slowest pace for over two years

Europe
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
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Scottish rents have increased by just 1.1% in the year to February 2015, their slowest pace for over two years, according to the latest buy to let index.
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UK home owners should be aware of new building safety rules

Europe
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
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New Construction Design and Management (CDM) regulations due to come into force in the UK next month could affect the sale of a property if any renovation or other work is carried out by a builder who does not comply with the rules.
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UK property prices up 8.4% year on year, but annual growth still slowing

Europe
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
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UK house prices increased by 8.4% in the year to January 2015, down from 9.8% in the year to December 2014, according to the latest index.
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