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UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market

Friday, 31 October 2014
The UK government is inviting responses to a consultation on which powers the independent Bank of England should have over the country’s housing market.
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Average asking prices in UK stabilise in third quarter of 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014
Average asking prices in the UK residential market stabilised in the third quarter of 2014 after nine months of consistent growth, according to the latest figures.
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Million pound plus home sales reach record high in the UK

Friday, 31 October 2014
The number of property sales worth at least a million pounds in the UK is at a record high, according to latest research from Lloyds Bank.
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Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted

Friday, 31 October 2014
A large number of home owners in the UK think there are some ghostly goings-on happening behind their front doors, with 15% saying that they think their property is haunted.
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Latest index provides further evidence of UK house price growth slowing

Thursday, 30 October 2014
UK house prices increased by 0.5% in October but annual residential property price growth slowed to 9%, according to the latest index from the Nationwide building society.
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UK estate agents see surge in home hunters as supply remains low

Thursday, 30 October 2014
The number of house hunters recorded by estate agents in the UK is at the highest level in nearly 10 years as supply is at a 12 year low.
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Falling buy to let mortgage costs benefiting UK landlords

Thursday, 30 October 2014
UK landlords are benefitting from tumbling mortgage charges and longer fixed rate deals with fees falling for all except the highest LTV loans, new research shows.
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British appetite for overseas property remains strong, new figures suggest

Thursday, 30 October 2014
British investors’ appetite for overseas property is still strong with one specialist reporting enquiries up by 37% so far this year compared with 2013.
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Worrying number of home owners plan to use pension to pay off mortgage

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
More than half a million 40 to 70 year olds in England intend to use part or all of their pension to repay their mortgage, according to new research.
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Sustained recovery in Spanish property market looking more likely

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Improved confidence in the economy, a wide spread belief that property prices have finally hit rock bottom and more readily available financing are all helping encourage sales in Spain, according to experts.
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Positive outlook for buy to let lending in the UK

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Intermediaries’ are positive about their future levels of mortgage business over the next year, according to the latest quarterly intermediary survey.
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Edinburgh property market not affected by referendum vote in third quarter

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Despite the uncertainty caused by the Scottish referendum during the summer months, new statistics show that the property market maintained momentum and interest.
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Research reveals the UKs property blacks spots where prices are falling

Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Property buyers, sellers and investors are usually eager to hear about the latest real estate hot spots but now new research reveals the UK's property investment black spots.
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Average prices in England and Wales down 0.2%, land registry data shows

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Average house prices in England and Wales fell 0.2% in September compared with the previous month, according to the latest index from the Land Registry.
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Prime arable farm land prices in parts of UK up almost 18% year on year

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Prime arable farm land prices in Britain have increased by 17.9% year on year but this substantial growth land masks some early signs of potential change to the market.
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Prime central London experiencing shortage of three bed homes to rent

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
As the lettings market in the capital continues to thrive, one leading national estate agent is experiencing a shortage of rental properties available, particularly for three bedroom homes which are in high demand.
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Property prices in Ireland recovering well with 15% year on year growth

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 15% in the 12 months to September, up slightly year on year from the previous month.
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Overseas investment in UK commercial property market set to increase

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Overseas investment in the UK commercial real estate market is having a positive impact and is set to increase over the next three to six months, according to new research.
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UK landlords and rental agents unrealistic about wear and tear, it is suggested

Monday, 27 October 2014
Landlords and agents in the UK are still pushing for rental homes to be in a better condition when a tenant leaves and often have unrealistic expectations, new research has found.
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Councils in England will help self builders find land, UK govt pledges

Monday, 27 October 2014
Anyone in England who wants to build their own home should be able to turn to their local council for help to find a suitable plot of land under new plans published by the UK’s housing and planning minister.
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Private rental prices in Britain up by 1% year on year, latest index shows

Monday, 27 October 2014
Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1% in the 12 months to September 2014, the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show.
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African lion starting to roar louder than the Russian bear in prime London market

Monday, 27 October 2014
The Russian bear is roaring less now in the prime London property market as the African lion takes over with rich Africans spending over £600 million on real estate over the last three years.
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UK home owners set to spend 6 billion on property upgrades in next three years

Friday, 24 October 2014
Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually over the next three years.
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Office demand surges in the City of London

Friday, 24 October 2014
Occupier demand for office space in the City of London has reached its highest level since 2000 as firms from outside the financial services sector compete for space in the Square Mile.
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UK mortgage holders expect to be in a better financial position in three years

Friday, 24 October 2014
Some 60% of mortgage holders in the UK anticipate that they will be in the same financial position or better in three years' time even though the majority expect interest rates to rise.
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Prime central London house prices expected to be flat for rest of 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014
House prices in the prime London market are expected to stay flat until end of the year after slowing considerably in the third quarter of the year.
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Sharp increase in house building boosts UK construction market

Thursday, 23 October 2014
A sharp rise in private housing and private commercial construction activity has pushed up workloads at the fastest rate since 1994, according to the latest RICS survey.
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Advertised rents growth varies considerably in the UK

Thursday, 23 October 2014
The South East of England, East Anglia and Scotland have seen advertised residential rents reach record highs in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest published index.
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Farm land values in England up 2% in 2014 as price growth slows

Thursday, 23 October 2014
The average value of English farm land has risen by 2% to £10,100 per acre in 2014 with supply remaining at historic low levels, according to the latest data.
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Prime central London property market sees second quarter of sales decline

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The prime central London property market is seeing further adjustments with the latest figures showing that the overall value of properties transacted is down 21.1%.
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UK property becoming increasingly important part of retirement planning

Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Property is becoming an increasingly important part of retirement planning in the UK with new figures showing a surge in the number of retirees using the wealth stored in their home to fund their retirement.
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