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Property industry says Scotland No vote will bring renewed enthusiasm

Friday, 19 September 2014
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

Friday, 19 September 2014
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

Friday, 19 September 2014
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

Friday, 19 September 2014
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

Friday, 19 September 2014
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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Annual UK residential valuation activity cooled last month, latest research shows

Thursday, 18 September 2014
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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English landlords enjoying a booming rental market, says new research

Thursday, 18 September 2014
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

Thursday, 18 September 2014
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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House sales in Scotland reach six year high but independence could affect growth

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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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Difference between asking and selling prices in Scotland narrows

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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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Number of London homes worth over a million set to rise by 47% by 2018

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
The number of London house sales breaking the £1 million price barrier is expected to rise by 47% by 2018, according to new analysis from international property adviser, Savills.
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Number of foreign buyers in Paris region rises as French look to Spain

Monday, 15 September 2014
Foreign buyers are increasingly snapping up properties in and around Paris with new figures showing they account for almost one in 10 sales.
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England and Wales asking prices up 0.9% in August, says latest index

Monday, 15 September 2014
Asking prices in England and Wales increased by 0.9% month on month in September taking the average asking price to £264,875, according to the latest index from Rightmove.
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Scots divided over effect of independence on property prices, poll shows

Monday, 15 September 2014
Opinion in Scotland over whether or not house prices will fall if there is a Yes vote for independence is divided, a new poll shows.
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UK home rental price growth eases, latest index shows

Monday, 15 September 2014
Rental price growth across the UK eased in August, with every region seeing smaller rent increases than in previous months, according to the latest index.
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House price momentum slows right down in the UK, says RICS index

Monday, 15 September 2014
House price momentum in the UK has slowed to the same level it was a year ago and new buyer enquiries fell for the second consecutive month, according to the latest index from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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US foreclosure figures tailing off, latest data suggests

Friday, 12 September 2014
The foreclosure crisis is over in the United States but the distress caused by the housing bust is still lingering, according to the latest report from housing data firm RealtyTrac.
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London and South East skewing average house price figures, latest index shows

Friday, 12 September 2014
The average property price in England and Wales has reached £274,302 but this drops to £185,496 if London and the South East are removed, the latest monthly index shows.
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NLA calls for extension to PRS energy efficiency deadline

Friday, 12 September 2014
The National Landlords Association (NLA) has warned the UK government to tread cautiously in introducing minimum energy efficiency requirements in the private rented sector (PRS).
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House purchases rather than remortgages driving UK home lending market

Friday, 12 September 2014
The mortgage market in the UK remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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Finding the right home is most stressful part of buying, research has found

Friday, 12 September 2014
Finding the right property is the most stressful aspect of the buying process for people in the UK, according to new research.
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Activity in prime central London property market stable, says latest monthly report

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Activity across all prime price ranges in central London are stable although sales at the top end of the market are down, according to the latest estate agent research.
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New controls on the UKís private rental market hailed is a flawed idea

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Home seekers would face higher rents and restricted choice if tenancy rent controls were introduced in the UK, it is claimed.
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More than 50% of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Over half of UK tenants have problems with landlords and letting agents and two thirds don’t consider if their letting agent or landlord is licensed, new research has found.
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Almost half of UK property owners have homes too big for their needs, research sugg

Thursday, 11 September 2014
Across the UK, 47% of privately owned households are Tumbleweeders who occupy homes that are too large for their needs, according to new research.
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Research reveals how little mortgage holders in UK know about their finances

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Almost half of all UK mortgage holders are unaware of their current mortgage rate and over a third are surprised to learn that if the base rate rises by just 1%, it could add £91 to the average UK variable mortgage payment.
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