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London tops the list for Chinese investment for residential and commercial property

Global News
Friday, 01 August 2014
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London has been the most popular destination for Chinese real estate investors in the first half of 2014 with buyers looking for both residential and commercial properties, new research shows.
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Latest data shows almost 40,000 have benefited for UK property help schemes

Europe
Friday, 01 August 2014
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Almost 40,000 households have bought a home through the UK government’s flagship Help to Buy schemes with over 80% going to first time buyers, it has been announced.
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New home recovery in Australia grinds to a halt

Australasia
Friday, 01 August 2014
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Residential building approvals in Australia fell in June but they are still 16% higher than a year ago, according to the latest data to be published.
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Olympic Games have boosted property prices in East London

Europe
Friday, 01 August 2014
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The 2012 Olympic Games seem to have boosted property in the East of London with new data showing that Olympic Park house prices have grown by over 60%, or £1,200 every month since July 2005 when the Games were awarded.
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Opposition to new home building in the UK falls substantially

Europe
Friday, 01 August 2014
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There has been a big fall in opposition to house building in the UK since 2010, according to figures from a new survey by the British government
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Homes with serious negative equity in the US fall to new low

North America
Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Some 17% of US homes were seriously underwater in the second quarter of 2014, down from 26% a year ago, according to the latest figures from housing data firm RealtyTrac.
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Average prime London rents back to peak levels

Europe
Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Average rents in the prime London market are back to peak levels but growth in the city is not uniform with levels in the east leading the growth, according to new research
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Monthly house price growth in the UK slows to 0.1%

Europe
Thursday, 31 July 2014
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The latest UK house price index confirms that price growth is moderating, rising by just 0.1% in July, its slowest pace since April 2013.
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UK waterfront homes command a 60% premium, new research shows

Europe
Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Prime waterfront properties in the UK are worth an average of 60% more than their inland counterparts, according to the latest index from Knight Frank.
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Private rental sector growing in England, latest housing survey shows

Europe
Thursday, 31 July 2014
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The private rented residential sector has overtaken the social rented sector in England to become the second largest tenure in the country, according to new figures.
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France to get a new monthly property price index

Europe
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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For the first time ever there is to be a close to real time property index in France which will give buyers and sellers a better idea what is happening in the residential real estate market.
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Londonís gherkin on the market for £650 million

Europe
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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One of London’s most iconic buildings, The Gherkin, in the heart of the city’s financial district has been put up for sale.
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UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing

Europe
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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The UK, excluding London, has seen new buyer registrations rise 21% annually, while new property instructions are up by just 2%, according to new research.
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Majority of UK home owners expect property prices to keep rising in next six months

Europe
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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UK home owners remain very confident that property values will continue to rise over the second half of this year, but are concerned about mortgage availability, according to the latest sentiment survey.
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London to get the UKís first floating village

Europe
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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Plans to build Britain's first floating village at London's Royal Docks has moved a step closer after the Mayor of London Johnson, revealed that Carillion Igloo Genesis had won the competition to design and build it.
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Families renting in key global cities want a secure tenancy, new research shows

Global News
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Significant differences in the structure of the private rental markets in London, New York, Berlin and the Randstad cities in Holland have led to vastly different numbers of families choosing to rent, new research shows.
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Quarterly property sales in Scotland up over 22%, latest data shows

Europe
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Property sales in Scotland increased by 22.4% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same quarter the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Register of Scotland.
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More offices in UK being converted to residential says RICS report

Europe
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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London and the South of England are seeing more offices converted into residential properties, according to the latest commercial property market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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Property price growth in prime central London slows to 2.5%

Europe
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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Property prices growth in the prime central London market slowed to just 2.5% in the first six months of this year and values now appear to have now plateaued having risen by just 0.4% in the second quarter of the year.
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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

First women president for RICS

Louise Brooke-Smith has become the first female president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in its 146 year history.

Finance Update

Lloyds announces it is ahead of schedule for first time buyer lending

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it is ahead of schedule in meeting its first time buyer commitments for 2014.

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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.

 

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