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New home sales in Australia on the up again, latest HIA data shows

Europe
Friday, 28 November 2014
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New home sales in Australia experienced a modest rise in October after remaining flat the month before, according to the latest report from the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
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UK govt flagship Help to Buy scheme helps over 70,000 home owners

Europe
Friday, 28 November 2014
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Help to Buy, the UK government’s flagship scheme, has helped more than 71,000 people across the country buy a new home, the latest official figures show.
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Property prices in England and Wales up 0.1% in Oct, says Land Reg index

Europe
Friday, 28 November 2014
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Property prices in England and Wales increased by 0.1% in October, taking the average price to £177,377, according to the latest index from the Land Registry.
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UK estate agents report a better balance between buyers and homes for sale

Europe
Friday, 28 November 2014
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A better balance between the number of homes for sale and the number of registered home buyers in the UK is emerging, according to the latest report from the National Association of Estate Agents.
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Buying a home in an English market town costs 25,000 more, new research shows

Europe
Friday, 28 November 2014
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House prices in market towns in England are on average £24,766 or 12% higher than their county average, according to research from Lloyds Bank.
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US homes market experiencing a shortage of properties for sale at lower end

North America
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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More higher priced homes in the US are being put up for sale but there is still a shortage of lower priced homes on the market, new research suggests.
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Councils in England urged to sell off high value properties to fund more affordable homes

Europe
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Councils in England should sell vacant buildings and reinvest the money in more affordable homes, according to a government minister.
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Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows

Europe
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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More mortgages were completed and a higher amount borrowed in Greater London in the third quarter of this year than in any quarter since 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage lenders.
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Next year looking optimistic for British buyers looking for dream home abroad

Europe
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Interest from British buyers looking for property abroad in 2014 was driven by the strength of the pound against the euro and this continues to be the case, according to a new outlook report.
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Investigation claims property redress scheme not working in London

Europe
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Local authorities in London are failing to do their job stamping out rogue letting agents, according to a new investigation.
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US commercial real estate activity expected to be on a firmer footing in 2015

North America
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the United States should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show

Europe
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in October was £10.5 billion, some 2% higher than in the same month last year, and 1.3% lower than in September 2014.
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Scottish rent rises outpace rest of UK

Europe
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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Scotland is seeing stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales, with average residential rents up 2.2% compared to a year ago, the latest index shows.
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Wealthy Chinese and Russian buyers return to top end London homes market

Europe
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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A lowering of asking prices at the top end of the London property market seems to have led to an increase in sales of home in the £10 million plus range.
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UK house prices to rise between 3% and 5% next year, it is predicted

Europe
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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A further moderation in house price growth in the UK is likely next year and house prices nationally are expected to increase in a range of 3% to 5% in 2015.
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New build completions in Scotland at their highest level in over three years

Europe
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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The number of new homes being built in Scotland is at its highest level for over three years, new official figures have shown.
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Saudi Arabia set to see continued growth of its residential real estate market

Middle East
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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Saudi Arabia has seen its residential property market expand rapidly over the last year due to increased demand caused by various government initiatives to boost the housing sector.
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Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages

Europe
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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Fears of a future clampdown by regulators are preventing mortgage lenders from offering loans that stretch into people’s retirement, according to a new report.
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UK property transactions up 3.2% month on month, HMRC provisional data shows

Europe
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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The number of seasonally adjusted property transactions in the UK increased by 3.2% in October and are up 4.3% compared to a year ago, according to the latest data published by HMRC.
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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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