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Rapid price growth slowing in many US markets, latest index shows

North America
Monday, 22 December 2014
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Rapid property price growth in the US continued to level off in the second half of 2014, but markets hardest hit by the recession are still seeing double digit value growth, the latest data shows.
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Positive outlook for UK regional commercial markets

Europe
Monday, 22 December 2014
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UK regional office markets have seen subdued rental growth over the last few years but the outlook is now more positive as a broadening economic recovery is feeding through to improved occupier demand.
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Almost a third of UK landlords have seen rent arrears in 2014, new research shows

Europe
Monday, 22 December 2014
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Almost a third of landlords in the UK, approximately 500,000, say they have experienced rent arrears in the last 12 months, according to new research.
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Third of UK properties have seen prices drop since going on sale

Europe
Monday, 22 December 2014
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A third of properties on the market in the UK currently for sale have been discounted, up from 27% in February and the highest since August 2012 the latest data shows.
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Buyers pay premium of 21% to live within a UK National Park

Europe
Monday, 22 December 2014
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The price premium for properties within a National Park in the UK has increased from 18% to 21%, new research shows.
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Property sales unchanged in Canada in November and prices steady

North America
Friday, 19 December 2014
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Residential property sales in Canada were unchanged in November compared with the previous month and are 2.7% above a year ago, according to the latest data.
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House prices to rise by 3% in 2015 and rents by 2% says RICS

Europe
Friday, 19 December 2014
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House prices in the UK will see an average increase of 3% in 2015 bolstered by recent changes to Stamp Duty, continuing demand and lack of supply of property, it is predicted.
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Rents in England and Wales down for first time in eight months

Europe
Friday, 19 December 2014
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Residential rents across England and Wales fell to a new average of £768 per month in November, down 0.2% month on month, the latest index shows.
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Property price growth in London now behind five other UK cities

Europe
Friday, 19 December 2014
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Property growth in London now lags behind five other UK cities as the capital’s house price growth has dropped by two thirds in just three months.
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Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed

Europe
Friday, 19 December 2014
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Peer to peer finance is set to revolutionise the UK mortgage industry, starting with secured lending to landlords, according to a new independent review of the buy to let mortgage industry.
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UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows

Europe
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.9 billion in November, some 9% lower than October when it was £18.6 billion, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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A year of two halves for the prime central London lettings market

Europe
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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It has been a year of two halves in the lettings market in prime central London with the supply and demand pendulum swinging towards supply in the latter half of the year, according to a new report.
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Rest of UK expected to catch up with London and South East price growth in 2015

Europe
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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In 2015 UK regions outside of London and the South East of England will catch up on the property price growth that has topped the market this year, according to agents.
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UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity

Europe
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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November saw a resurgence in remortgaging activity even as the rest of UK housing market cooled, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.
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Only a minority of UK landlords experience disputes with damage top of the list

Europe
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Over the last 12 months under 10% of UK landlords have experienced a tenant dispute but when it does happen it usually concerns damage, new research has found.
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City apartments set to remain popular buys in Australia in 2015

Australasia
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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Investor appetite for city apartments in Sydney and Melbourne will remain strong in 2015, as low interest rates attract first home buyers and investors, according to a new analysis.
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Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors

Europe
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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UK landlords sourcing buy to let finance from intermediaries has increased as they regard it as the best way to secure a good deal, new research suggests.
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UK asking prices down 3.3% in December, latest Rightmove index shows

Europe
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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This year is ending with the largest ever monthly fall in the price of property for sale in the UK with the average asking price down by 3.3%, the latest index figures show.
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Scottish property prices bounce back after dip due to referendum vote

Europe
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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After a cooling in the market due to the referendum vote on independence, house prices in Scotland have now recovered, according to the latest index figures.
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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

Buying your first property, when’s right for you?

For a long time now property ownership has been an ambition shared by many millions of Britons. However, today it seems harder than ever to get on the property ladder because of the high deposits needed to get a mortgage and the rising cost of buying a property itself. So there’s lots to think about before you make the leap to buy.

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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