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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]
 
Many first time buyers in UK relying on parental help with deposit
2014-07-02 07:56:09 [Europe]
On average first time buyers in the UK receive half of their deposit as a parental contribution with more than two thirds getting it as a gift, new research shows.Read full article: [Many first time buyers in UK relying on parental help with deposit]
 
Turkish resort appealing to second home owners and celebs
2014-07-01 09:57:46 [Europe]
Carefully controlled development, improving infrastructure and a growing celebrity following are fuelling interest in the upmarket Turkish resort of Kalkan, known as the Saint Tropez of Turkey, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Turkish resort appealing to second home owners and celebs]
 
UK flagship Help to Buy scheme sales reach 35,000
2014-07-01 08:37:47 [Europe]
The Help to Buy scheme in the UK has enabled 35,000 people to buy their own home and is playing a key role in boosting house building and the economy, new data shows.
Read full article: [UK flagship Help to Buy scheme sales reach 35,000]
 
Bank of England announces new mortgage constraints
2014-06-26 11:00:12 [Europe]
The Bank of England has told mortgage lenders to limit the proportion of mortgages at loan to income multiples of 4.5 and above to no more than 15% of their new mortgages.Read full article: [Bank of England announces new mortgage constraints]
 
First time UK buyers still struggle to get a deposit, research suggests
2014-06-26 09:44:36 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK grew 8% in April despite the introduction of new mortgage rules but the biggest barrier is still large deposits needed even with the Help to Buy schemes up and running.Read full article: [First time UK buyers still struggle to get a deposit, research suggests]
 
UK public spending committee criticises flagship Help to Buy scheme
2014-06-24 09:21:49 [Europe]
The UK government has yet to demonstrate that its flagship Help to Buy scheme provides value for money, according to a report from an influential parliamentary committee.
Read full article: [UK public spending committee criticises flagship Help to Buy scheme]
 
Not enough new homes being built in the US, especially at first time buyer level
2014-06-23 14:38:54 [North America]
New home construction activity is currently insufficient in most of the United States and some states could face persistent housing shortages and affordability issues unless housing starts increase to match up with local job creation.Read full article: [Not enough new homes being built in the US, especially at first time buyer level]
 
Property supply in London down 9.5% in May, latest index shows
2014-06-20 13:23:24 [Europe]
A surge in supply and fall in the number of new buyers in the London property market is putting the brakes on the city’s residential real estate growth.Read full article: [Property supply in London down 9.5% in May, latest index shows]
 
Brazil offers property investment for overseas buyers
2014-06-20 09:56:41 [Latin America]
All eyes may be on the football in Brazil but the country’s real estate market is also proving to be of interest to overseas buyers looking for a real estate investmentRead full article: [Brazil offers property investment for overseas buyers]
 
UK buyers paying more for a home due to lack of property for sale, says NAEA
2014-06-20 09:22:50 [Europe]
As the supply of homes for sale in the UK remains low, one in five buyers are paying more than the asking price to secure their dream property, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
 
Read full article: [UK buyers paying more for a home due to lack of property for sale, says NAEA]
 
Housing market confidence falling in the UK, says building society research
2014-06-18 13:42:49 [Europe]
The number of people in the UK who think that now is a good time to buy a home is at its lowest level since June 2008, new research shows.Read full article: [Housing market confidence falling in the UK, says building society research]
 
Latest figures show 200,000 affordable new home in England since 2010
2014-06-12 11:51:25 [Europe]
Nearly 200,000 new affordable homes have been delivered in England since April 2010 which Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has declared as success story.Read full article: [Latest figures show 200,000 affordable new home in England since 2010]
 
UK property industry hits out at call for mortgages to be restricted
2014-06-12 11:12:58 [Europe]
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has stepped in the housing price debate by calling for action to be taken to stop a property boom which he claims is getting out of control in parts of the UK.
Read full article: [UK property industry hits out at call for mortgages to be restricted]
 
UK home lending rises despite new mortgage application rules
2014-06-12 09:26:07 [Europe]
First time buyers and home movers continue to be key drivers in the growth of the UK mortgage market despite fears that new regulations might slow things down, according to the latest report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK home lending rises despite new mortgage application rules]
 
New research shows most buyers using Help to Buy are under 30
2014-06-06 11:16:52 [Europe]
The UK government’s Help to Buy scheme which is credited with helping more first time buyers onto the property ladder, is most popular with people aged 20 to 29 years, new research shows.Read full article: [New research shows most buyers using Help to Buy are under 30]
 
Scotland exceeds target for providing affordable homes
2014-06-04 15:50:09 [Europe]
New housing statistics show that the Scottish government is ahead of its target of 30,000 new affordable homes by 2016.Read full article: [Scotland exceeds target for providing affordable homes]
 
Foreign buyers returning to French prime property market, new analysis suggests
2014-06-04 14:19:30 [Europe]
Buyers are returning to the French prime property market with prices no longer falling as fast as they were with activity particularly pronounced in the early part of 2014, according to a new report.Read full article: [Foreign buyers returning to French prime property market, new analysis suggests]
 
Analysis shows how Help to Buy has boosted first time buyer numbers
2014-06-04 09:41:46 [Europe]
The UK’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has played an important role in encouraging first time buyers back to the market, according to a new analysis of the figures.Read full article: [Analysis shows how Help to Buy has boosted first time buyer numbers]
 
Average UK buyer likely to be aged 36 when they buy first property
2014-05-30 15:33:26 [Europe]
The average age of a UK first time buyer is 36 years old but there is variations between regions with the oldest buyers at aged 41 in the south west, new research shows.Read full article: [Average UK buyer likely to be aged 36 when they buy first property]
 
UK Help to Buy schemes benefitting those who need help to get on housing ladder
2014-05-30 15:17:32 [Europe]
There have been calls for the UK government to reign in its flagship Help to Buy schemes amid concerns about rising prices, particularly in London, but new data shows that most help is going to first time buyers.Read full article: [UK Help to Buy schemes benefitting those who need help to get on housing ladder]
 
Number of mortgages for home owners fall in Scotland in first three months of year
2014-05-29 13:57:54 [Europe]
The expected seasonal dip during the early months of 2014 saw mortgage lending fall in Scotland compared to the previous quarter, but there was a strong upward trend year on year.Read full article: [Number of mortgages for home owners fall in Scotland in first three months of year]
 
Favourable financial situation helping boost number of Brits interested in buying abroad
2014-05-28 15:45:09 [Global News]
The strong UK economic recovery, rising domestic house prices, low interest rates both at home and overseas and a strong Pound against the Euro and Dollar are encouraging more people to buy property abroad, new research suggests.Read full article: [Favourable financial situation helping boost number of Brits interested in buying abroad]
 
Analysis confirms Help to Buy not just benefitting buyers in London
2014-05-28 08:30:37 [Europe]
The government’s flagship Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme has helped almost 20,000 people in England to buy a home in its first year, accounting for around 30% of all new build sales over that time.Read full article: [Analysis confirms Help to Buy not just benefitting buyers in London]
 
Official data reveals just how popular the Balearics Islands are with foreign buyers
2014-05-27 11:27:39 [Europe]
The latest official figures from the Land Registry in Spain show that in 2013 the Balearics had the highest number of property sales to foreign buyers as well as the highest number of sales over half a million euros.Read full article: [Official data reveals just how popular the Balearics Islands are with foreign buyers]
 
Young people being squeezed out of the UK housing market
2014-05-23 11:31:08 [Europe]
Younger home buyers are being squeezed out of the UK housing market according to a report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
Read full article: [Young people being squeezed out of the UK housing market]
 
Airport plans in Turkey set to attract more foreign buyers
2014-05-21 15:26:16 [Europe]
Foreign interest along Turkey's Mediterranean coastline is expected to surge in the next 12 months due to plans to increase capacity and infrastructure at Gazipasa Airport, it is claimedRead full article: [Airport plans in Turkey set to attract more foreign buyers]
 
Millions of downsizers aim to sell their homes in next five years, research suggests
2014-05-21 12:28:34 [Europe]
Up to 2.3 million home owners in the UK aged 55 and over are banking on raising money from their homes through downsizing and on average expect to raise around £85,300 each from their property deals, according to new research.
Read full article: [Millions of downsizers aim to sell their homes in next five years, research suggests]
 
English people prefer detached houses, survey suggests
2014-05-20 07:31:22 [Europe]
It has always been said that an Englishman’s home is his castle, but not anymore, everyone wants a detached house and even bungalows are more popular than castles.
Read full article: [English people prefer detached houses, survey suggests]
 
New home owners face paying thousands for unexpected damage
2014-05-19 15:16:16 [Europe]
Almost half of those who bought a new home in the UK since the beginning of the year discovered unexpected damage after moving in and 29% thought the seller deliberately concealed problems with the property during the sale.Read full article: [New home owners face paying thousands for unexpected damage]
 
All types of lending in the UK rises in March but at a slower pace
2014-05-16 08:09:27 [Europe]
The number of new loans for home buyers in the UK increased in March by 4% compared to the previous month and are up 17% on a year ago, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [All types of lending in the UK rises in March but at a slower pace]
 
Fixed rate mortgages are the most popular home loans in the UK, research shows
2014-05-14 10:23:42 [Europe]
Fixed rate mortgages remain the most popular products for home buyers in the UK and they have a preference towards longer term loans, new research shows.Read full article: [Fixed rate mortgages are the most popular home loans in the UK, research shows]
 
Mainstream and second home buyers still seeking value for money, research suggests
2014-05-13 12:56:10 [Global News]
With the global economy displaying green shoots property buyers both in mainstream housing markets and second home hotspots are looking closely at which markets offer real value.Read full article: [Mainstream and second home buyers still seeking value for money, research suggests]
 
Majority of buyers won’t compromise on location when buying a home, research shows
2014-05-13 07:49:00 [Europe]
Despite rising property prices in the UK only one in 10 prospective buyers are willing to compromise on location when choosing a home, a new survey has found.Read full article: [Majority of buyers won’t compromise on location when buying a home, research shows]
 
Number of home buyers in US paying cash reaches a new high
2014-05-09 15:52:01 [North America]
The number of buyers in the US paying cash for properties has reached a new high with the latest figures showing that 42.7% of all residential sales were cash in the first quarter of the year.Read full article: [Number of home buyers in US paying cash reaches a new high]
 
Third of people looking for a new home in the UK unaware of new lending rules
2014-05-09 15:02:23 [Europe]
Over a third, 36%, of people looking for a new home in the UK were unaware that new mortgage rules are now in force despite t meaning they face more stringent checks before being granted a loan.Read full article: [Third of people looking for a new home in the UK unaware of new lending rules]
 
Low prices attracting British buyers back to Spain says mortgage firm
2014-05-08 12:11:53 [Europe]
Low interest rates, bargain property prices and a strong pound is luring British investors back to the overseas property market, according to a new report from mortgage specialists Conti.Read full article: [Low prices attracting British buyers back to Spain says mortgage firm]
 
Buy to let mortgage choice in UK a third higher in first quarter of 2014, latest index shows
2014-05-06 07:41:52 [Europe]
The availability of buy to let mortgage products in the UK in the first quarter of 2014 was one third higher than the number of products available in early 2008 just before the financial crash.Read full article: [Buy to let mortgage choice in UK a third higher in first quarter of 2014, latest index shows]
 
Burden of stamp duty preventing buyers getting on the housing ladder, research shows
2014-05-02 12:43:49 [Europe]
Three quarters of people saving for a deposit to buy a house in the UK are hindered by stamp duty costs, new research has found.Read full article: [Burden of stamp duty preventing buyers getting on the housing ladder, research shows]
 
UK govt help to buy scheme gets 27,000 in a new home
2014-04-30 13:04:27 [Europe]
Over 27,000 households in the UK have bought a home through one of the government’s flagship Help to Buy schemes, it has been announced.Read full article: [UK govt help to buy scheme gets 27,000 in a new home]
 



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