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UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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 UKs first floating village

Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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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Quarterly property sales in Scotland up over 22%, latest data shows

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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%

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
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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People renovating their home expect to make a profit, survey has found

Tuesday, 29 July 2014
One in 10 home buyers in the UK have bought a property to renovate with most intending to make a profit from their endeavours, new research shows.
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Rents in Greater London double that of rest of UK, latest index shows

Monday, 28 July 2014
For the first time ever, average rents in Greater London are more than double those across the rest of the UK at £1,412 and £694 respectively, new research shows.
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House prices in England and Wales up 6.4% annually, but stalled last month

Monday, 28 July 2014
Average house prices in England and Wales have seen annual growth of 6.4% but price growth stalled in June, according to the latest flagship Land Registry House Price Index.
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Fewer people in UK think it is a good time to buy a home, new survey reveals

Monday, 28 July 2014
Fewer people in the UK think the coming months will be a good time to buy a property with more than half believing it is a good time to sell, the latest confidence tracker report shows.
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Research reveals a surge in buy to let products in the UK

Monday, 28 July 2014
The number of products on the market to service the growing interest in buy to let mortgages in the UK has risen to highs not seen since 2008, new research reveals
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Dublin continues to see strong property price growth due to supply shortage

Friday, 25 July 2014
Residential property prices in Ireland have increased by 12.5% in the year to June, up from10.6% in May, according to the latest index from the Central Statistical Office.
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House price growth in England and Wales down to 0.1% in July

Friday, 25 July 2014
House prices in England and Wales increased by 0.1% in July, a further decline in the rate of growth from 0.3% last month, and the lowest level of growth over a month since February 2013, the latest index shows.
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UK Home Counties see strong quarterly lettings demand

Friday, 25 July 2014
The number of tenancies agreed across England’s Home Counties rental market between was 50% higher year on year in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Knight Frank lettings index.
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Research reveals the strength of first time buyer market in the UK

Friday, 25 July 2014
Residential property sales to first time buyers in the UK have grown 27%, marking the strongest opening half of a year since 2007, new research shows.
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Gardens add up to 10% to the price of a property in London

Friday, 25 July 2014
A garden can add up to 10% to the price of a property in London where outdoor space can be at a premium, according to new research.
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UK landlords concerned about new immigration check requirements

Thursday, 24 July 2014
Eight out of 10 landlords in the UK believe that the new immigration legislation which comes into force in October 2014, places too much responsibility on them, a new study shows.
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Land price pressures in Australia likely to dampen new house building

Thursday, 24 July 2014
Residential land sales in Australia fell by 4.7% between the March 2013 and March 2014 quarters, according to the latest land report.
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Property viewings are up 10% in Greater London and the South West

Thursday, 24 July 2014
There has been a lot of talk about the London property market slowing but new research suggests that properties in Greater London and the South West are currently receiving the highest number of viewings in the country.
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Strong growth for UK farm land in first half of year

Thursday, 24 July 2014
Capital growth during the first half of the year has been strong for British farm land, especially for the best quality, but it likely to be more muted in the second half of the year.
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Protection scheme reveals 300,000 of tenancy deposit fraud by letting agent

Thursday, 24 July 2014
Enforcement agencies are being urges to work more closely with Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDP) schemes in the UK in order to crack down on rogue activity from fraudulent landlords and letting agents.
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UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The UK government’s affordable homes programme will change the way properties are built in the country with many being constructed using advanced housing techniques, it has been announced.
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Germany and Holland lead European office rental market growth

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The majority of European office rental markets either saw a boost or remained static in the first half of 2014, led by Germany and Holland.
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British property prices up 90 a day since start of year

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The average home in Britain is now worth £260,488, up £16,265 since start of the year with Salford seeing the largest rise in property values, according to the latest data from Zoopla.
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Interest rates and election affecting outer London prime property market

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Growing speculation around an interest rate rise and uncertainty over the outcome of next May’s general election and possible tax changes are having an impact on the prime property market in outer London, a new analysis suggests.
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Official sales figures show UK property market slowing

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Seasonally adjusted estimates for the number of residential property transactions in the UK decreased by 0.2% between May and June, according to the latest figures from HMRC
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Cyprus property market could be nearing the bottom, latest index report suggests

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Few residential properties were sold in Cyprus in the first quarter of 2014, mainly due to the prevailing economic conditions, according to the latest index from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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UK landlords report tenant demand is stable or growing

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Almost all landlords in the UK report that tenant demand is currently stable or growing, according to the latest quarterly survey from specialist buy to let lender Paragon Mortgages.
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Prime urban property market in the UK recovering

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Across the UK buyers of prime property are continuing to favour urban locations and homes in cities are now on average just 1.7% below their peak, a new analysis shows.
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Cambridge property sells faster than anywhere else in the UK

Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Property sells faster in Cambridge than any other city in the UK, taking only 27 days on average to be marked as sold, according to leading real estate portal Rightmove.
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Buyer of average UK home to pay at least 7,500 stamp duty by 2016

Monday, 21 July 2014
At the current rate of house price growth of around 10% a year, the buyer of an average UK home will be subject to a 3% stamp duty tax rate before the end of 2016, new research shows.
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UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowingUK property market is buoyant but London market is slowingThe 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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