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Property prices in Australia up 0.3% in February

Australasia
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Property prices in Australian capital cities increased by 0.3% in February, taking the annual rise in values to 8.3%, the latest index data shows.
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Prime farm land sees 14% growth in UK, but with regional variations

Europe
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Values for prime arable land has strengthened across the UK by 14% to average almost £10,000 per acre, according to the latest survey figures.
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Apartment and villa prices fall in Dubai at beginning of 2015

Middle East
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Residential property prices in Dubai fell by almost 4% in the first six weeks of this year with both apartments and villas seeing declines, the latest research shows.
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Land reform proposals in Scotland criticised by RICS

Europe
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Proposals put forward in Scotland for agricultural land reform have been heavily criticised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors which say they could increase disputes between landlords and tenants.
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Prime rental London market sees values continue to rise

Europe
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Rental values in the prime central London property market continued their recovery in February, recording their twelfth consecutive month without a decline, the latest research shows.
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Londoners set to cash in on short term rental law change

Europe
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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With the Deregulation Bill currently working its way through the UK parliamentary system, a new analysis shows that London homeowners could earn thousands by renting out spare rooms in their homes.
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House prices rise in Portugal for first time in five years

Europe
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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House prices in Portugal increased in January as the country’s economy expands and the unemployment rate falls, according to the latest monthly market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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High street lending in UK down 11% compared to a year ago

Europe
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in January was £9.8 billion, some 11% lower than in the same month last year, according to the latest data from the British Banking Association.
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UK annual house price growth slows for six month in a row

Europe
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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Annual house price growth in the UK slowed to 5.7% in February from 6.8% in January, the sixth month in a row that it has slowed, the latest index figures show.
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Rate of home ownership in England at lowest level for 30 years

Europe
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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After rising almost continuously over the course of the twentieth century, the rate of home ownership in England has been declining steadily since 2003, the annual housing survey shows.
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Demand sees US pending home sales reach highest level since August 2013

North America
Monday, 02 March 2015
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Improved buyer demand at the beginning of 2015 pushed pending home sales in the United States in January to their highest level since August 2013, according to the latest figures to be published.
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Residential property prices in England and Wales up 1.3% in January

Europe
Monday, 02 March 2015
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Home prices in England and Wales increased by 6.7% year on year in January and were up 1.3% month on month, according to the latest land registry figures.
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New starter home initiative launched in the UK

Europe
Monday, 02 March 2015
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A new website has been launched in the UK for first time buyers where they can register in buying a new starter home under a new government initiative.
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2015 set to see strong growth in demand for prime properties in Spain

Europe
Monday, 02 March 2015
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The international financial markets are expected to be a key driver in the uptake of Spanish prime residential property during 2015, according to a new analysis.
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Lending for home in Wales up 9% in 2014, latest data shows

Europe
Monday, 02 March 2015
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House purchase lending in Wales increased by 9% last year with a consistent performance throughout 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Landers.
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Home sales down almost 5% in the US in January

North America
Friday, 27 February 2015
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Existing home sales in the United States declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the latest index.
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UK rental market returns to growth, latest rental index shows

Europe
Friday, 27 February 2015
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Residential rents for new tenancies in the UK increased by 2.5% during first month of the year, according to the latest figures to be published.
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UK housing market optimism at lowest level for 18 months

Europe
Friday, 27 February 2015
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House price optimism in the UK fell to its lowest level for 18 months in January as lending got off to sluggish start.
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PRS issues further guidance on unfair lettings agent fees in UK

Europe
Friday, 27 February 2015
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The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has issued further guidance on unfair fees being charged by letting agents in the UK.
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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

Chestertons continues international expansion with new office in Spain

Chestertons is strengthening its network of Spanish offices and has announced a new associate in Barcelona at a time when the country’s real estate market is improving.

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.

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Student accommodation investment check List

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