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Irish property prices up over 16% year on year amid bubble concerns

Friday, 30 January 2015
Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 16.3% year on year in December 2014, up marginally on the 16.2% recorded in November, the latest index data shows.
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UK regional prime property markets outperform London

Friday, 30 January 2015
For the first time since the credit crunch, the UK’s prime regional property markets marginally outperformed London in 2014 with growth averaging 3.2%, according to the latest analysis.
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UK year on year house price growth down in first few weeks of 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015
Annual house price growth in the UK continued to moderate at the start of 2015 with the latest housing index showing it slowed to 6.8% in January compared to 7.2% in December 2014.
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Land value growth moderates in England and Wales

Friday, 30 January 2015
The growth in land values moderated across England and Wales in the final quarter of 2014, reflecting the movement in the wider housing market.
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Demand sees average rents in UK go up, especially at end of 2014

Friday, 30 January 2015
A slowdown in the sales market in the UK during the last six months of 2014 saw a demand for rental accommodation grow with average rents up 1.8% during the year.
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London saw massive 16.3% rise in house prices in 2014, official data shows

Thursday, 29 January 2015
Average house prices in England and Wales grew by 7% in 2014 with London seeing a rise of 16.3%, the latest land registry figures show.
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UK property tax reform boosts middle market, agents data suggests

Thursday, 29 January 2015
Stamp duty reforms in the UK announced at the start of December 2014 helped to boost the middle market and encourage prospective home buyers, according to the latest National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) Housing Market Report.
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Most UK home owners expect property prices to rise in 2015

Thursday, 29 January 2015
The majority of home owners in the UK are confident about property prices rising in 2015, although the number is down slightly from a year ago.
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Massive London regeneration plan to include 24,000 new homes

Thursday, 29 January 2015
One of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades has taken a further step forward and received the seal of approval from the UK government, it has been announced.
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Over half of UK property owners donít like their home, research suggests

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
One in 10 home owners in the UK regret buying their home with the biggest reason being that they think they rushed into it and 57% actually dislike their homes, new research has found.
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Property in French Alps now offers a better deal due to currency changes

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Buyers in the French Alps are not happy to buy for the sake of buying but increasingly wanting to rent their property so it provides an income all year round, a new analysis has found.
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Majority of UK landlords not getting enough from lenders, it is claimed

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Despite the recent launch of new mortgage rates and new terms for buy to let landlords, a new study shows that over three quarters of landlords believe that banks are not doing enough to support them.
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Online research becoming important for many UK buyers, survey suggests

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The impact that technology is having on the estate agency sector in the UK is changing the property buying and selling landscape, it is claimed.
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Research reveals lack of knowledge of planning issues in the UK

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Uncertainty over planning grey areas is fuelling the housing crisis in the UK with 60% unable to correctly define the Green Belt and a third believe building on green field is prohibited in all cases.
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Rental market expected to be stronger than sales in some parts of London

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
This year is expected to bring fewer sales and more letting transactions, with strong rental markets across London’s Midtown, City and Docklands, a new report suggests.
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UK house price sentiment moderates

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Almost 20% of households in the UK perceived that the value of their home rose in January, according to the latest House Price Sentiment Index which reveals a downward trend in 2014.
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Legal firm gives lowdown on new energy standards for UK landlords

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Residential landlords in the UK are at risk of financial penalties and being unable to let their properties if they fail to meet minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) that come into play in 2018, it is claimed.
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Existing home sales in the US bounced back in December, latest index shows

Monday, 26 January 2015
Existing home sales in the United States bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of five million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the latest index figures.
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UK home sales steady, seasonally adjusted figures show

Monday, 26 January 2015
Sales of residential property in the UK remained steady at the end of 2014, with seasonally adjusted transaction levels in December around the same level as November.
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Outlook positive for Scottish property sales and lets in 2015

Monday, 26 January 2015
The outlook for the Scottish property market is optimistic for 2015, following a successful year in 2014 with encouraging levels of activity throughout the country and a return to some competitive bidding.
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Average prime property prices in London up £260 a day in 2014

Monday, 26 January 2015
Average prime London property values rose by £260 a day over last year, and Balham saw the biggest leap as prices jump by 21% over the 12 months period, new data shows.
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UK buyers less concerned about interest rates, survey suggests

Monday, 26 January 2015
The drop in inflation in the UK to 0.5% in December 2014 has corresponded with a steep drop in the proportion of consumers viewing interest rates as one of the main barriers to buying a property, it is claimed.
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European commercial property sales set to continue with growth in 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015
European commercial property transaction volumes for 2014 are likely to exceed the €160 billion mark, up 10% on 2013, new research shows.
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Demand for prime rental properties in London set to continue in 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015
The strengthening London economy and the continued expansion of sectors such as technology and telecommunications will underpin demand for prime rental property in London, a new analysis suggests.
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Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show

Friday, 23 January 2015
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.5 billion in December, unchanged month on month compared to November but down 1% compared to December 2013, the latest data shows.
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Property prices in key UK cities up by 0.4% in December

Friday, 23 January 2015
House prices in key UK cities increased by 0.4% in December to an annual rate of 8.3% but the rate of growth plateaued and is set to slow further in 2015, according to the latest national index report.
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Research reveals the downsize windfall possible in UK property market

Friday, 23 January 2015
In the UK an average of £121,686 can be potentially raised by downsizing to a semi-detached home with London the most lucrative place to do so, new research suggests.
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Middle market set to benefit from new property tax rates for Scotland

Thursday, 22 January 2015
Changes to the rate of property tax payable in Scotland from April have been confirmed with the middle sector of the market benefitting.
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Average UK property prices down 0.4% in December 2014

Thursday, 22 January 2015
Average property prices in the UK fell by 0.4% in December but are still 8.2% above the same month in 2013, the latest index figures show.
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New scheme launched to boost self build in the UK

Thursday, 22 January 2015
A new scheme that will enable more people to build or customise their own homes in the UK while also helping local authorities with land to develop has been launched.
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Demand for property in prime central London from overseas remains high

Thursday, 22 January 2015
Demand for prime central London real estate remains high and Chinese interest continues to grow, according to a new analysis of the sector, despite stamp duty reform and the looming election.
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