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Sales in Miami soared last month due to increased demand

North America
Friday, 21 November 2014
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Sales in the Miami real estate market, one of the most popular US locations with overseas buyers, soared in October, exceeding record activity recorded in 2013.
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Equity release from UK homes going on improvements, study finds

Europe
Friday, 21 November 2014
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The main reason home owners in the UK are choosing to unlock money from their property is to fund home improvements, new research suggests.
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House price recovery spreads out in UK, but growth is slowing, says Hometrack index

Europe
Friday, 21 November 2014
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The top 20 cities in the UK are all registering annual house price growth of 5% or more for the first time in a decade, according to a new index.
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House price recovery spreads out in UK, but growth is slowing, says Hometrack index

Europe
Friday, 21 November 2014
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The top 20 cities in the UK are all registering annual house price growth of 5% or more for the first time in a decade, according to a new index.
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Residential rents in England and Wales reach new record

Europe
Friday, 21 November 2014
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Rents across England and Wales have reached a new record of £770 per month, up 1.5% over the last 12 months, according to the latest buy to let index.
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UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008

Europe
Friday, 21 November 2014
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Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19 billion in October, some 5% higher than September and 8% higher than October last year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found

Europe
Thursday, 20 November 2014
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Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.
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Homes sales up again in Spain in September, most recent data shows

Europe
Thursday, 20 November 2014
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Home sales in Spain increased again on an annual basis in September after dipping in August, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics
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Landlords more ethical than many might think, new poll finds

Europe
Thursday, 20 November 2014
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Like estate agents, landlords often get a bad press but new research has found that they are more ethical that they are given credit for.
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One bedroom apartments in London see prices rising more than bigger flats

Europe
Thursday, 20 November 2014
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Property sales prices increased by an average of 4% across some key areas in London this year but there has been a slowdown overall, new research shows.
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Concerns over watering down of affordable housing commitments

Europe
Thursday, 20 November 2014
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Property experts are warning of an affordable housing time bomb in the UK which needs addressing to ensure enough homes are not only built but in the pipeline to cover future demand.
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UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found

Europe
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.
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Sharjah to allow expats to buy property for the first time

Middle East
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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Foreigners are to be able to buy in Sharjah for the first time after the government passed a law enabling expats from anywhere in the world to invest in the real estate market.
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Annual sales up 15% in Scotland but prices down 0.4%, latest index shows

Europe
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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Annual home sales in Scotland jumped 15% in September but prices slipped by 0.4%, slowing the annual change to 5.1%, according to the latest index.
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Rents rise in every county in Ireland, latest quarterly rental report shows

Europe
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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Rents are now more expensive than they were at the same stage last year in every county in Ireland, according to the latest quarterly rental Report by Daft.
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UK second steppers want a four bed detached home, new research has found

Europe
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
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Detached houses are now the property of choice for home owners moving up from their first property, new research shows.
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Canadian property prices and sales both continue upwards, latest index shows

North America
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
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National home sales in Canada rose by 0.7% from September to October and prices were up 7.1% year on year, according to the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association.
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UK property prices up over 12% year on year, latest data shows

Europe
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
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UK house prices increased by 12.1% in the year to September but there is considerable variation with London driving national prices up, the latest data shows.
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Public land could deliver as many as two million new homes in England

Europe
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
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Up to two million new homes could be delivered on public sector land holdings in England to help with the current housing crisis, according to a new analysis from real estate adviser Savills.
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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

Winkworth opens new office in Spain near Marbella

Winkworth is opening a new office in Guadalmina, Spain, near to the popular resort of Marbella on the southern coast of Spain.

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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