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Buying a home in an English market town costs 25,000 more, new research shows

Friday, 28 November 2014
House prices in market towns in England are on average £24,766 or 12% higher than their county average, according to research from Lloyds Bank.
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Councils in England urged to sell off high value properties to fund more affordable homes

Thursday, 27 November 2014
Councils in England should sell vacant buildings and reinvest the money in more affordable homes, according to a government minister.
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Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows

Thursday, 27 November 2014
More mortgages were completed and a higher amount borrowed in Greater London in the third quarter of this year than in any quarter since 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage lenders.
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Next year looking optimistic for British buyers looking for dream home abroad

Thursday, 27 November 2014
Interest from British buyers looking for property abroad in 2014 was driven by the strength of the pound against the euro and this continues to be the case, according to a new outlook report.
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Investigation claims property redress scheme not working in London

Thursday, 27 November 2014
Local authorities in London are failing to do their job stamping out rogue letting agents, according to a new investigation.
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UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show

Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in October was £10.5 billion, some 2% higher than in the same month last year, and 1.3% lower than in September 2014.
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Scottish rent rises outpace rest of UK

Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Scotland is seeing stronger annual rent growth than England and Wales, with average residential rents up 2.2% compared to a year ago, the latest index shows.
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Wealthy Chinese and Russian buyers return to top end London homes market

Wednesday, 26 November 2014
A lowering of asking prices at the top end of the London property market seems to have led to an increase in sales of home in the £10 million plus range.
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UK house prices to rise between 3% and 5% next year, it is predicted

Wednesday, 26 November 2014
A further moderation in house price growth in the UK is likely next year and house prices nationally are expected to increase in a range of 3% to 5% in 2015.
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New build completions in Scotland at their highest level in over three years

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
The number of new homes being built in Scotland is at its highest level for over three years, new official figures have shown.
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Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Fears of a future clampdown by regulators are preventing mortgage lenders from offering loans that stretch into people’s retirement, according to a new report.
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UK property transactions up 3.2% month on month, HMRC provisional data shows

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
The number of seasonally adjusted property transactions in the UK increased by 3.2% in October and are up 4.3% compared to a year ago, according to the latest data published by HMRC.
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Gazumping is back in the UK with buyers in Brighton most affected

Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Brighton leads the way as the gazumping capital of Britain with 34.9% of residents losing out in this way, new research has found.
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Rents fall across majority of UK regions in October, latest monthly index shows

Monday, 24 November 2014
Most regions in the UK saws rental prices fall in October and while they are still higher than a year ago the last three months data indicates a cooling in the market, according to the latest index.
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UK house prices back on track after September dip

Monday, 24 November 2014
UK house prices back on track after falling slightly in September dip with a 1.2% rise in October and up 7% annually, the latest published index shows.
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Value of UK housing up 57% in last decade, new research shows

Monday, 24 November 2014
The current value of the UK's private housing stock is estimated at £5.06 trillion, up from £3.22 trillion in 2004, a rise of 57% over the past decade.
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Equity release from UK homes going on improvements, study finds

Friday, 21 November 2014
The main reason home owners in the UK are choosing to unlock money from their property is to fund home improvements, new research suggests.
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House price recovery spreads out in UK, but growth is slowing, says Hometrack index

Friday, 21 November 2014
The top 20 cities in the UK are all registering annual house price growth of 5% or more for the first time in a decade, according to a new index.
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House price recovery spreads out in UK, but growth is slowing, says Hometrack index

Friday, 21 November 2014
The top 20 cities in the UK are all registering annual house price growth of 5% or more for the first time in a decade, according to a new index.
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Residential rents in England and Wales reach new record

Friday, 21 November 2014
Rents across England and Wales have reached a new record of £770 per month, up 1.5% over the last 12 months, according to the latest buy to let index.
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UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008

Friday, 21 November 2014
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19 billion in October, some 5% higher than September and 8% higher than October last year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
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UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.
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Homes sales up again in Spain in September, most recent data shows

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Home sales in Spain increased again on an annual basis in September after dipping in August, according to the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics
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Landlords more ethical than many might think, new poll finds

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Like estate agents, landlords often get a bad press but new research has found that they are more ethical that they are given credit for.
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One bedroom apartments in London see prices rising more than bigger flats

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Property sales prices increased by an average of 4% across some key areas in London this year but there has been a slowdown overall, new research shows.
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Concerns over watering down of affordable housing commitments

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Property experts are warning of an affordable housing time bomb in the UK which needs addressing to ensure enough homes are not only built but in the pipeline to cover future demand.
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UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Buyers in the UK are better off than renters within five years on average as a result of equity outstripping the value of savings, new research has found.
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Annual sales up 15% in Scotland but prices down 0.4%, latest index shows

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Annual home sales in Scotland jumped 15% in September but prices slipped by 0.4%, slowing the annual change to 5.1%, according to the latest index.
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Rents rise in every county in Ireland, latest quarterly rental report shows

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Rents are now more expensive than they were at the same stage last year in every county in Ireland, according to the latest quarterly rental Report by Daft.
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UK second steppers want a four bed detached home, new research has found

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Detached houses are now the property of choice for home owners moving up from their first property, new research shows.
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UK property prices up over 12% year on year, latest data shows

Tuesday, 18 November 2014
UK house prices increased by 12.1% in the year to September but there is considerable variation with London driving national prices up, the latest data shows.
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