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Compulsory redress schemes for UK letting and property management agents confirmed

Europe
Friday, 18 April 2014
All letting and property management agents in the UK will be required to join an approved redress scheme later this year under new plans announced by Housing Minister Kris Hopkins.
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Alpine ski property market gaining momentum, new report suggests

Europe
Friday, 18 April 2014
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The market for ski property in the Alps is gaining momentum with prices stabilising following falls in both 2011 and 2012, according to a new analysis report.
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UK set to become more like Europe in terms of renting homes, new research suggests

Europe
Friday, 18 April 2014
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One in five of 23 to 27 year olds in the UK have no desire to own a home, suggesting that the country will become a nation of renters within the next generation, according to a new report.
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Rare private island off north west coast of Scotland comes to market

Europe
Friday, 18 April 2014
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A private island off the north west coast of Scotland has come onto the market described as being located on one of the country’s most beautiful archipelagos but still easily accessible.
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British expats seeking buy to let opportunities back home

Europe
Friday, 18 April 2014
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British expats have a strong appetite for buying property in their home country as they see it as a sound investment for the future, new research suggests.
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Development land prices in England up 7.3% year on year

Europe
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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Development land prices in England increased by 0.8% in the first three months of the year, to take the annual increase in values to 7.3%, according to the latest data from property firm Knight Frank
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UK mortgage loans up 4% in March, but consumers want more access and choice

Europe
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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Gross mortgage lending in the UK was an estimated £15.4 billion in March, some 4% higher than February, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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Developers offering discounts to new home buyers in Hong Kong

Europe
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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Developers in Hong Kong are continuing to launch new residential projects with incentives which are proving attractive to buyers, especially first time buyers, according to the latest monthly residential report.
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UK asking prices up 8.4% year on year, latest index shows

Europe
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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Home asking prices across England and Wales leapt a further 1.3% over the last month, bringing annual rise to 8.4%, according the latest data from home.co.uk.
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UK interest rate rises could affect buy to let landlord expansion, it is claimed

Europe
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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UK landlords are being advised to be cautious when considering expanding their buy to let portfolios due to a risk that interest rates could rise sooner than expected.
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US sellers advised to spruce up the outside of their properties for a fast sale

North America
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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Home owners in the United States putting their properties on the market should focus on making them look good on the outside rather than undertake large scale renovations, a survey has found.
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More Rent to Build projects announced by UK housing minister

Europe
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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The second phase of the UK’s Build to Rent scheme is set to deliver up to 6,500 new home for private rent in England, housing minister Kris Hopkins has announced
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Help to Buy is boosting property market recovery in Scotland, latest index shows

Europe
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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The government’s Help to buy scheme is helping the Scottish property market recovery with average prices up 3.6% in the last 12 months, according to the latest index.
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Survey shows confidence in UK housing market increasing

Europe
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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Confidence in the UK housing market is leading to an increase in positive selling sentiment, with 56% thinking it is a good time to sell in the next 12 months, according to a new survey.
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New guide launched for new mortgage regime in the UK

Europe
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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The UK’s financial watchdog has launched a new guide for consumers to explain the changes in the mortgage market that come into force later this month.
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Foreign buyers attracted to Corfu and some Balkan property markets, says new report

Europe
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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Corfu’s position as a high end recreation destination means that its property market has proved resilient when set against the markets of mainland Greece, according to a new analysis from real estate firm Savills.
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Govt help announced for locally planned garden cities in the UK

Europe
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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A new prospectus which will help communities work up proposals for ambitious new developments, which are locally led, include at least 15,000 homes and have the backing of existing residents, has been unveiled.
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UK house prices up 9.1% in a year, latest ONS data shows

Europe
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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UK house prices increased by 9.1% in the year to February 2014, up from 6.8% in the year to January 2014, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.
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Prime property price growth in UK varies according to location, latest index shows

Europe
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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Prime country house prices in the UK increased by 1.9% in the first quarter of this year and are 4.5% higher on an annual basis, according to the latest index.
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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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LOOK TO THE UK FOR AN EDUCATED PROPERTY INVESTMENT

In the past year, overseas investment in the UK has been steadily rising in all markets according to official figures. For example, the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) reported in July 2013 that the UK is the leading European destination for foreign direct investment (FDI).

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.

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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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