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Foreign buyers pushing up office property sales in Sydney, latest data shows

Australasia
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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Foreign investors, particularly from Asia, have an intense appetite for office buildings throughout Sydney’s CBD and Metro and have pushed up sales in the past 12 months.
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Inquiry to look at UKs national planning policy after research reveals problems

Europe
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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A group of politians has launched an inquiry into the UK’s National Planning Policy Framework after research found that some local planning authorities may be meeting performance targets despite being ineffective and displaying poor practice.
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South east UK lettings market seeing more demand

Europe
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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Parts of the south east of England lettings market are seeing a surge in enquiries from buy to let investors and a demand from older tenants.
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US median real estate sales prices up for 24 months in a row

North America
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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The median sales price of US residential properties increased by 1% in March and are up 10% compared to a year ago, according to the latest figures from housing data specialist RealtyTrac.
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House building in the UK is driving a construction industry revival, says RICS

Europe
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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The UK private housing sector is driving a construction industry revival, although skills shortages threaten the pace of recovery, according to the latest Construction Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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Shortage of three bedroom semi detached homes in the UK

Europe
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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A majority of estate agents in the UK are experiencing a shortage of semi detached homes for sale with three bedroom properties sought after.
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More overseas buyers investing in Istanbul, latest data shows

Europe
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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More overseas buyers are investing in the real estate market in Istanbul with the latest figures showing that sales in February were almost triple those in the same month last year.
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Regional office take up in the UK set for strong growth in 2014

Europe
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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Office take up across the UK regions is expected to be 13% above the 10 year average this year with demand having increased across all of the key markets, according to a new analysis report.
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UK home owners more confident about the property market, survey shows

Europe
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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UK home owners expect property prices to rise by 8.8% on average over next six months, double the rate of growth predicted last year as market confidence rises, a new survey has found.
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Demand pushing up rents across the UK, especially in London, new data shows

Europe
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
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Heightened competition among tenants have led to private residential rents in the UK rising by 8% annually, according to the latest data.
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London sees prices soar almost 30% in the last 12 months, latest data shows

Europe
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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London property prices continue to climb with the latest data showing they have increased by 29.5% annually while in the rest of the UK prices are up 7.4% over the last 12 months.
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Holiday home sales rise strongly in the US, but still down on peak of 2006

North America
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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Holiday home sales in the United States rose strongly in 2013, but investment purchases fell below the levels seen in the previous two years, according to new data from the National Association of Realtors.
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Average prime farm land values in UK up 1.5% in first quarter of 2014

Europe
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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Average prime farm land values in the UK increased to £8,700 an acre in the first quarter of this year, a rise of 1.5%, according to the latest value survey from real estate firm Savills.
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UK house price sentiment index up for 13 months in a row

Europe
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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A record number of home owners in the UK believe that the value of their property increased this month, the thirteenth consecutive month that they have done so.
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UK buyers more willing to pay more than asking price, say estate agents

Europe
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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As the supply of homes continues to drop, more buyers than ever before are willing to pay more than the asking price to secure their dream property, according to estate agents.
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New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show

Australasia
Monday, 21 April 2014
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New home starts in Australia increased by 8.2% in Australia in the final quarter of 2013, the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows.
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UK landlords likely to see buy to let rental yields fall

Europe
Monday, 21 April 2014
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UK house prices rising faster than rents could result in yields for buy to let landlords becoming slimmer than in previous years, it is claimed.
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Rising rents and lack of affordable housing could force people out of Dubai, experts warn

Middle East
Monday, 21 April 2014
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Rising rents and a lack of affordable housing in Dubai is starting to cause some concerns according to real estate experts in the emirate.
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Higher fees and taxes push up the cost of moving home in the UK

Europe
Monday, 21 April 2014
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UK home owners spent £6.6 billion on moving in 2013, up from £5.2 billion in 2012 and saw the cost of moving go up by 6% in a year to £8,248, or some 25% of average earnings, a new report shows.
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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

The year ahead: What does 2014 hold for the housing market?

After property growth throughout 2013, much of the same is expected in the coming year, according to a new report from Select Property

Finance Update

Buy to let lifetime tracker products launched

Specialist buy to let mortgage lender, Paragon Mortgages, has launched a range of lifetime tracker products along with refreshing the rest of its range of fixed and tracker buy to let mortgages.

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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