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Family home sales in Miami reach all time annual record, latest index shows

North America
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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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.
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London saw massive 16.3% rise in house prices in 2014, official data shows

Europe
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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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.
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UK property tax reform boosts middle market, agents data suggests

Europe
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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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.
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Most UK home owners expect property prices to rise in 2015

Europe
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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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.
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Massive London regeneration plan to include 24,000 new homes

Europe
Thursday, 29 January 2015
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One of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades has taken a further step forward and received the seal of approval from the UK government, it has been announced.
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Bottom end of US housing market rebounds

North America
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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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.
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Over half of UK property owners donít like their home, research suggests

Europe
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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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.
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Property in French Alps now offers a better deal due to currency changes

Europe
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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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.
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Majority of UK landlords not getting enough from lenders, it is claimed

Europe
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Despite the recent launch of new mortgage rates and new terms for buy to let landlords, a new study shows that over three quarters of landlords believe that banks are not doing enough to support them.
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Online research becoming important for many UK buyers, survey suggests

Europe
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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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.
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Positive outlook for overseas buyers in the Caribbean and Central American

North America
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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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.
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Research reveals lack of knowledge of planning issues in the UK

Europe
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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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.
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Rental market expected to be stronger than sales in some parts of London

Europe
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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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.
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UK house price sentiment moderates

Europe
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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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.
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Legal firm gives lowdown on new energy standards for UK landlords

Europe
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Residential landlords in the UK are at risk of financial penalties and being unable to let their properties if they fail to meet minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) that come into play in 2018, it is claimed.
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Existing home sales in the US bounced back in December, latest index shows

Europe
Monday, 26 January 2015
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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.
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UK home sales steady, seasonally adjusted figures show

Europe
Monday, 26 January 2015
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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.
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Outlook positive for Scottish property sales and lets in 2015

Europe
Monday, 26 January 2015
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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.
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Average prime property prices in London up £260 a day in 2014

Europe
Monday, 26 January 2015
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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.
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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

Fine & Country opened 42 offices in 2014 and expanded into golf sector

International estate agency network Fine & Country has had its most successful year to date with 42 offices opening in the last 12 months as well as the launch of a new department Fine & Country Golf.

Finance Update

Nationwide reduces home buying rates, including 10 year fixed mortgage deal

The Nationwide Building Society has launched what it describes as the lowest 10 year fixed rate mortgage currently on the UK market.

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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