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Property industry says Scotland No vote will bring renewed enthusiasm

Europe
Friday, 19 September 2014
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Scotland’s property market is likely to see renewed enthusiasm and a rise in prices in sales after the historic referendum vote which saw independence rejected.
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Canadian prices expected to rise 5.9% this year but only 0.7% in 2015

Europe
Friday, 19 September 2014
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The national average home price in Canada is now projected to rise by 5.9% to $405,000 in 2014 and a further 0.7% in 2015, according to the latest forecast.
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New report warns only well-off will be able to afford to buy a home in the UK

Europe
Friday, 19 September 2014
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Only the wealthiest of the next generation will be able to buy a home if current trends continue in the UK, according to a new report from the National Housing Federation.
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UK govt announces new building standards proposals

Europe
Friday, 19 September 2014
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New measures will save UK house builders and councils £114 million per year by cutting red tape and ensuring homes are built to demanding standards.
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Majority of UK tenants rent as they canít afford to buy, new research reveals

Europe
Friday, 19 September 2014
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Almost 60% of tenants in the UK rent because they are priced out of the housing market but generally they have a positive relationship with their landlords, new research shows.
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New home lending remains steady in Australia

Australasia
Thursday, 18 September 2014
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New home lending activity in Australia remained healthy at the start of the new financial year, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Annual UK residential valuation activity cooled last month, latest research shows

Europe
Thursday, 18 September 2014
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UK housing market valuation activity increased 13% on a monthly basis in August but down 4% compared with a year ago, according to the latest analysis.
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Europe continues to see weakest house price growth among global markets

Global News
Thursday, 18 September 2014
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More countries recorded a rise in house prices in the year to June than at any point since the start of the global financial crisis but Europe’s mainstream housing market is still lagging behind.
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English landlords enjoying a booming rental market, says new research

Europe
Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Landlords in England are witnessing a booming rental market, with earnings from rental payments in excess of £32 billion per year or almost £2.7 billion per month, according to new research.
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Property prices in Ireland up 13.4% year on year

Europe
Thursday, 18 September 2014
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National residential property prices in Ireland increased by 13.4% in the year to July, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.
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Waterfront homes in the US command massive premiums, research shows

North America
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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A typical oceanfront or lakefront family home in the United States is worth more than double the median value of all homes, and in some locations 10 or more times, new research shows.
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House sales in Scotland reach six year high but independence could affect growth

Europe
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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House sales reached a six year high in Scotland with monthly growth of 0.2% in July but slowing supply is on the horizon, according to the latest index.
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RICS sets out bold new vision for UK property market

Europe
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has proposed a new solution to solve the UK's chronic housing shortage including the introduction of a new land classification.
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New mortgage regulations hitting buyers with dependents and low incomes the most

Europe
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Borrowers in the UK with dependents and on low incomes seeking a mortgage to buy a home have been the hardest hit by the new MMR regulations introduced earlier this year, new research shows.
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UK house prices still rising but could be affected by Scot vote and 2015 election

Europe
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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House prices continues to rise across the UK in August but the vote in Scotland on independence is likely to have an effect along with next year’s general election.
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Sales and prices in Canada continue upward but with considerable local variations

North America
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Home sales in Canada increased by almost 2% in August compared with the previous month and prices were up 5.3% year on year, according to the latest index from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
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Difference between asking and selling prices in Scotland narrows

Europe
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Average asking prices across Scotland increased by £2,000 and the average selling price increased by over £8,500 to £162,122 in the second quarter of the year, narrowing the gap between the two to less than 1%.
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UK house prices up 11.7% year on year and national index reaches new record

Europe
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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UK house prices increased by 11.7% in the year to July 2014, up from 10.2% in the year to June 2014, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.
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Asking price growth in UK slowing, latest index shows

Europe
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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UK asking prices increased by 0.2% in August, the eighth month in a row that they have moved upwards, the latest index shows.
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Student accommodation investment check List

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Estate and lettings agents UK advert campaign launched

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) have launched a new regional TV campaign to raise awareness among consumers of the importance of using an NAEA or ARLA licensed agent.

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Skipton announces new buy to let fixed rates

The Skipton Building Society has launched a new range of buy to let seven year and five year fixed rate products.

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Student accommodation investment check List

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