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New home lending remains steady in Australia
2014-09-18 07:54:43 [Australasia]
New home lending activity in Australia remained healthy at the start of the new financial year, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [New home lending remains steady in Australia]
 
New mortgage regulations hitting buyers with dependents and low incomes the most
2014-09-17 10:55:42 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [New mortgage regulations hitting buyers with dependents and low incomes the most]
 
Number of foreign buyers in Paris region rises as French look to Spain
2014-09-15 13:53:55 [Europe]
Foreign buyers are increasingly snapping up properties in and around Paris with new figures showing they account for almost one in 10 sales.Read full article: [Number of foreign buyers in Paris region rises as French look to Spain]
 
House purchases rather than remortgages driving UK home lending market
2014-09-12 09:27:50 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [House purchases rather than remortgages driving UK home lending market]
 
Finding the right home is most stressful part of buying, research has found
2014-09-12 06:25:06 [Europe]
Finding the right property is the most stressful aspect of the buying process for people in the UK, according to new research.Read full article: [Finding the right home is most stressful part of buying, research has found]
 
Research reveals how little mortgage holders in UK know about their finances
2014-09-10 15:45:32 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Research reveals how little mortgage holders in UK know about their finances]
 
Thousands of new homes in England stalled during housing crash get go ahead
2014-09-09 08:08:39 [Europe]
Work on nearly 13,000 homes stalled in England by the 2008 housing crash are set to be restarted with half a billion of government investment.Read full article: [Thousands of new homes in England stalled during housing crash get go ahead]
 
RICS set to play a growing role in growing Brazilian real estate markets
2014-09-08 12:10:00 [Latin America]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has an important role in the real estate industry in Brazil as growth in the markets continues, it is claimed.Read full article: [RICS set to play a growing role in growing Brazilian real estate markets]
 
Survey suggests location is still vital when buying a home in the UK
2014-09-08 10:37:17 [Europe]
Everyone has heard of the phrase location, location, location, but new research reinforces that when it comes to selling a property it is indeed true.Read full article: [Survey suggests location is still vital when buying a home in the UK]
 
Northern cities are more affordable for young professionals buying property
2014-09-05 15:44:38 [Europe]
Northern cities in the UK offer young professionals a much greater chance of getting on the housing ladder despite lower starting salaries, according to research from independent property firm Knight Frank.Read full article: [Northern cities are more affordable for young professionals buying property]
 
Northern Ireland sees significant house purchase and remortgage activity in Q2
2014-09-04 08:07:24 [Europe]
There has been significant house purchase and remortgage activity in Northern Ireland in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Northern Ireland sees significant house purchase and remortgage activity in Q2]
 
Range of affordable estates in Scotland set to attract younger buyers
2014-09-03 10:54:48 [Europe]
The range of estates for sale in Scotland could herald a new generation of owners as they become more affordable, it is claimed.Read full article: [Range of affordable estates in Scotland set to attract younger buyers]
 
Help to Buy working well, says UK Chancellor
2014-09-02 20:40:48 [Europe]
In the first 16 months of the UK governments flagship Help to Buy equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes some 48,000 properties were bought with the majority going to first time buyers.Read full article: [Help to Buy working well, says UK Chancellor]
 
Number of US home owners in negative equity continues to fall
2014-09-02 12:00:55 [North America]
Some 17% of home owners in the United States with mortgages were still underwater in the second quarter of this year despite home values rising steadily.Read full article: [Number of US home owners in negative equity continues to fall]
 
City of London becoming a hub for luxury new homes, research suggests
2014-09-02 11:38:05 [Europe]
High end residential development and values in the City of London are booming and catching up with the West End but Docklands is lagging behind, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [City of London becoming a hub for luxury new homes, research suggests]
 
Only one district in England has truly affordable house prices, research suggests
2014-09-02 09:31:46 [Europe]
Copeland in the Lake District is the last local authority area left in England where the average house price is less than three times the average annual salary, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Only one district in England has truly affordable house prices, research suggests]
 
Home lending in Scotland robust in second quarter of 2014, says latest CML report
2014-09-01 12:38:48 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in Scotland is being driven primarily by lending for house purchases, with remortgage activity showing a year on year decline, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Home lending in Scotland robust in second quarter of 2014, says latest CML report]
 
UK estate agents report a growth in housing supply
2014-08-28 09:06:47 [Europe]
House hunters in the UK may have a better chance of finding their dream home, with the average number of properties available for sale through estate agents up by 11%.Read full article: [UK estate agents report a growth in housing supply]
 
Dubai developers urged to offer rent to own schemes
2014-08-26 15:01:53 [Middle East]
Developers in Dubai should introduce rent to own schemes to help many buyers who can no longer afford homes in the emirate’s booming residential real estate market it is claimed.Read full article: [Dubai developers urged to offer rent to own schemes]
 
Property investors encouraged to consider investing in a holiday home
2014-08-26 14:04:13 [Europe]
With house prices in the UK generally still on the rise despite talk of interest rate rises and new mortgage rules, a the leading holiday homes market place is encouraging property investors to consider the holiday rentals market to maximise their returns.Read full article: [Property investors encouraged to consider investing in a holiday home]
 
UK home owners expectations for property price growth moderates
2014-08-26 10:33:36 [Europe]
Households in all regions of the UK perceived that property prices rose in August, but at the slowest rate since March, the latest price sentiment index showsRead full article: [UK home owners expectations for property price growth moderates]
 
Difference in renting or buying in UK increases three fold over the past five years
2014-08-25 15:06:44 [Europe]
The cost of a first time buyer owning a home in the UK is now on average £110 per month lower than renting or £1,316, new research shows.Read full article: [Difference in renting or buying in UK increases three fold over the past five years]
 
Child born in UK in 2014 faces paying £3.4 million for first home
2014-08-25 09:20:04 [Europe]
A baby born today in the UK faces paying £3.4 million for their first property based on historic house price increases, new research shows.Read full article: [Child born in UK in 2014 faces paying £3.4 million for first home]
 
Sales to first time buyers in England and Wales reach seven year high
2014-08-22 12:31:36 [Europe]
The number of first time buyer sales in England and Wales rose to a seven year high in July and they are paying smaller deposits, new research shows.Read full article: [Sales to first time buyers in England and Wales reach seven year high]
 
Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station
2014-08-22 08:15:46 [Europe]
London home buyers are willing to pay a substantial premium to live near a tube or train station with homes within 500 meters commanding some £42,000 more compared to one 1,500 meters away.Read full article: [Londoners will pay an extra £42,000 to live near a tube or rail station]
 
US property cash sales now at lowest since 2010, latest data shows
2014-08-20 15:32:21 [North America]
Cash sales made up 34.4% of total home sales in the United States in May 2014, the lowest share since May 2010, the latest data shows.Read full article: [US property cash sales now at lowest since 2010, latest data shows]
 
Slight easing in house price growth in the UK in June, ONS data reveals
2014-08-19 12:38:13 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 10.2% in the year to June 2014, down from 10.4% in the year to May 2014, the latest official figures show.Read full article: [Slight easing in house price growth in the UK in June, ONS data reveals]
 
Property sales in Spain up 8.8% boosted by foreign buyers
2014-08-19 12:17:03 [Europe]
Residential property sales in Spain increased by 8.8% in June compared to the same month a year ago, the latest data from the National Statistics Institute shows.Read full article: [Property sales in Spain up 8.8% boosted by foreign buyers]
 
Only half of new UK home buyers understand new mortgage rules, research shows
2014-08-18 15:23:14 [Europe]
Only half of aspiring home owners in the UK are aware of the new Mortgage Market Review rules that were introduced in April, according to new research.Read full article: [Only half of new UK home buyers understand new mortgage rules, research shows]
 
UK housing market pauses as buyer demand slows
2014-08-14 08:28:12 [Europe]
Demand for new homes in the UK fell slightly in July, the first monthly decline since January 2013, according to the latest residential market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [UK housing market pauses as buyer demand slows]
 
First time buyers boosting property growth in UK, according to surveyors
2014-08-13 11:11:40 [Europe]
First time buyers have boosted annual growth in the UK’s housing market activity despite a seasonally quiet month of July, according to the latest research from chartered surveyors. Read full article: [First time buyers boosting property growth in UK, according to surveyors]
 
UK residential property sector sees switch from buyer’s to seller’s market
2014-08-12 12:13:52 [Europe]
The second half of 2014 is seeing a switch from a seller’s to a buyer’s market in the UK as a healthy supply returns, according to the latest market report.
Read full article: [UK residential property sector sees switch from buyer’s to seller’s market]
 
Basic property checks costing new home owners in repair bills
2014-08-12 08:25:13 [Europe]
UK home buyers missing basic checks when purchasing a property and as a result facing repair bills 45% higher than expected, a new study suggests.Read full article: [Basic property checks costing new home owners in repair bills]
 
Most lenders in UK expect interest rate rise in early 2015
2014-08-08 15:21:44 [Europe]
The majority of lenders in the UK expect interest rates to rise early in 2015 and predict that existing home owners will be more affected than first time buyers.Read full article: [Most lenders in UK expect interest rate rise in early 2015]
 
Study reveals home owners will be hit when UK interest rates rise
2014-08-07 08:29:54 [Europe]
Nearly one in 10 home owners in the UK say they will sell up if interest rates rise and a third say they will potentially struggle, new research has found.
Read full article: [Study reveals home owners will be hit when UK interest rates rise]
 
Young buyers in UK spend less on their wedding as they want to buy a home
2014-08-06 07:59:40 [Europe]
Over a quarter of young British people would prefer to buy a house if they were given £20,000, rather than put the cash towards their wedding, a new survey shows.
Read full article: [Young buyers in UK spend less on their wedding as they want to buy a home]
 
Top end property in London now more of a buyer’s market
2014-08-04 07:58:14 [Europe]
The demand for London property has meant that it has been deemed a sellers’ market in recent years, however, this is changing for property priced £2 million and above, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Top end property in London now more of a buyer’s market]
 
Latest data shows almost 40,000 have benefited for UK property help schemes
2014-08-01 14:44:57 [Europe]
Almost 40,000 households have bought a home through the UK government’s flagship Help to Buy schemes with over 80% going to first time buyers, it has been announced.Read full article: [Latest data shows almost 40,000 have benefited for UK property help schemes]
 
UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing
2014-07-30 11:41:23 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [UK property market is buoyant but London market is slowing]
 
Fewer people in UK think it is a good time to buy a home, new survey reveals
2014-07-28 10:51:41 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Fewer people in UK think it is a good time to buy a home, new survey reveals]
 
Research reveals the strength of first time buyer market in the UK
2014-07-25 09:03:59 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Research reveals the strength of first time buyer market in the UK]
 
Property viewings are up 10% in Greater London and the South West
2014-07-24 14:55:34 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Property viewings are up 10% in Greater London and the South West]
 
Number of first time buyers down 20% in one month, latest NAEA report shows
2014-07-21 08:50:12 [Europe]
First time buyers are being squeezed further out the market in the UK with house sales by this group down 20% in the last month alone, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).Read full article: [Number of first time buyers down 20% in one month, latest NAEA report shows]
 
First time buyer numbers in UK at highest level since 2007
2014-07-21 08:08:46 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK the first six months of 2014 reached their highest level since 2007, according to new research.Read full article: [First time buyer numbers in UK at highest level since 2007]
 
UK housing market bolstered by buy to let and remortgaging
2014-07-17 10:56:03 [Europe]
Last month saw the UK housing market bolstered by remortgaging and buy to let activity, coupled with a sharp rise in property valuations, according a new report.Read full article: [UK housing market bolstered by buy to let and remortgaging]
 
Estate agent survey shows a good school is top priority with UK buyers
2014-07-17 08:48:34 [Europe]
Living close to a good school remains a priority for home buyers in the UK with 20% of estate agents believing it is the most important factor.Read full article: [Estate agent survey shows a good school is top priority with UK buyers]
 
Research suggests one in five buyers would consider sharing
2014-07-14 08:28:51 [Europe]
One in five people in Briton is planning or considering a property purchase in the next two years and 77% will share the purchase with a partner, relative or friend, according to new research.
Read full article: [Research suggests one in five buyers would consider sharing]
 
First evidence that golden visa is attracting non EU buyers to Spain
2014-07-07 11:21:33 [Europe]
US, Chinese and Russian buyers were among the most active foreign buyers in Spain in the first quarter of 2014, according to new data from the General Council of Notaries in Spain.Read full article: [First evidence that golden visa is attracting non EU buyers to Spain]
 
Number of overseas investment buyers in London overestimated, new research suggests
2014-07-03 16:33:21 [Europe]
Overseas investors buying property in London to let out rather than live in only account for an estimated 7% of all greater London residential transactions, new research shows.Read full article: [Number of overseas investment buyers in London overestimated, new research suggests]
 
Help to Buy is assisting the right buyers, says new research
2014-07-03 10:08:28 [Europe]
Help to Buy, the UK government’s flagship buying scheme, is assisting the right home buyers with 55% of purchasers coming from the private rented sector, according to a new report.Read full article: [Help to Buy is assisting the right buyers, says new research]
 



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