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Concerns over watering down of affordable housing commitments
2014-11-20 09:30:07 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Concerns over watering down of affordable housing commitments]
 
UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found
2014-11-19 18:21:32 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [UK buyers better off than renters after five years, new study has found]
 
UK second steppers want a four bed detached home, new research has found
2014-11-19 07:20:03 [Europe]
Detached houses are now the property of choice for home owners moving up from their first property, new research shows.Read full article: [UK second steppers want a four bed detached home, new research has found]
 
UK construction industry gets boost from improved home lending
2014-11-17 09:41:49 [Europe]
The UK government’s Help to Buy scheme and a renewed willingness by banks to lend to home owners has boosted the construction industry, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK construction industry gets boost from improved home lending]
 
Global economic outlook and general election impacting on UK property markets
2014-11-17 09:09:51 [Europe]
A more challenging domestic and global economic outlook and political uncertainty in the lead up to next year’s general election are having an impact on property price growth in the UK.Read full article: [Global economic outlook and general election impacting on UK property markets]
 
Research reveals how UK home owners are switching mortgage deals
2014-11-11 15:55:01 [Europe]
Some 18% of borrowers in the UK have changed their mortgage details or come to a new arrangement with their lender in the last three years, new research has found.
Read full article: [Research reveals how UK home owners are switching mortgage deals]
 
A property overseas still proving popular among British buyers
2014-11-06 11:14:44 [Europe]
Buying property overseas is proving more popular this year than it was in 2013 although there is evidence of growth levelling off during the third quarter, according to new research.Read full article: [A property overseas still proving popular among British buyers]
 
Survey reveals many non-home owners in UK think they will never be able to buy
2014-11-05 08:02:06 [Europe]
Almost half of non-home owners aged 25 to 34 in the UK don’t think that they will ever be able to buy a property, new research has found, while one in three have no interest in buying.Read full article: [Survey reveals many non-home owners in UK think they will never be able to buy]
 
Research shows sneaky fees and charges make it hard to get best mortgage deal
2014-11-04 12:39:32 [Europe]
UK borrowers could be paying over the odds on their mortgages and with sneaky fees and charges making it harder for people to find the best deal, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Research shows sneaky fees and charges make it hard to get best mortgage deal]
 
Latest data shows UK help to buy schemes attracting strong support
2014-11-03 13:23:50 [Europe]
New figures show the UK government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme is helping more people onto the property ladder and getting more homes built.Read full article: [Latest data shows UK help to buy schemes attracting strong support]
 
Up and coming Istanbul suburbs proving popular with Gulf property investors
2014-10-31 13:40:45 [Global News]
Two up and coming districts on Istanbul's European side have become hot spots for Gulf investors purchasing second homes in 2014, it is claimed.Read full article: [Up and coming Istanbul suburbs proving popular with Gulf property investors]
 
Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted
2014-10-31 08:30:01 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Poll reveals large number of UK home owners think their home is haunted]
 
UK estate agents see surge in home hunters as supply remains low
2014-10-30 11:16:47 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [UK estate agents see surge in home hunters as supply remains low]
 
British appetite for overseas property remains strong, new figures suggest
2014-10-30 09:00:13 [Europe]
British investors’ appetite for overseas property is still strong with one specialist reporting enquiries up by 37% so far this year compared with 2013.Read full article: [British appetite for overseas property remains strong, new figures suggest]
 
Non home owners in the UK despair at lack of affordable housing to buy
2014-10-20 15:31:24 [Europe]
British house hunters feel increasingly disenfranchised by the lack of affordable housing, new research has found.Read full article: [Non home owners in the UK despair at lack of affordable housing to buy]
 
Research reveals almost half of UK non-home owners think they will never buy
2014-10-20 09:04:23 [Europe]
Almost half of non-home owners in the UK don’t ever expect to own their own place and 1.1 million, or 7%, would consider moving abroad to fulfil their dream of owning a property, new research has found.Read full article: [Research reveals almost half of UK non-home owners think they will never buy]
 
Second steppers finding it hard financially to move up housing ladder
2014-10-17 08:31:42 [Europe]
Second Steppers in the UK need to find an extra £58,400 to fund the move to their second home, over double the average first time buyer deposit, according to new research.Read full article: [Second steppers finding it hard financially to move up housing ladder]
 
Majority of UK buyers and sellers have had problems with estate agents, new research shows
2014-10-16 11:26:31 [Europe]
Nearly two thirds of buyers and sellers have experienced problems with their estate agent in the last five years, according to new research.Read full article: [Majority of UK buyers and sellers have had problems with estate agents, new research shows]
 
New research reveals what new home owners spend their money on
2014-10-13 09:26:57 [Europe]
Over two thirds of first time buyers and home movers are spending up to £2,500 on their first project in their new home, according to new research.Read full article: [New research reveals what new home owners spend their money on]
 
RICS latest monthly survey confirms house price growth is slowing in the UK
2014-10-09 08:00:11 [Europe]
House price growth in the UK has slowed back to levels last seen over a year ago as demand slips for the third month in a row, according to the latest monthly report from surveyors.Read full article: [RICS latest monthly survey confirms house price growth is slowing in the UK]
 
The rate at which UK house sales fall through is rising
2014-10-03 16:33:15 [Europe]
The rate at which house sales in the UK are falling through has increased steadily since March 2013, new research shows.Read full article: [The rate at which UK house sales fall through is rising]
 
Many aspiring home buyers in the UK facing uphill struggle to save a deposit
2014-09-30 10:43:50 [Europe]
Over a third of aspiring first time buyers in the UK have given up hope of ever being able to raise a deposit to buy a home, new research has found.Read full article: [Many aspiring home buyers in the UK facing uphill struggle to save a deposit]
 
Agents report rush of business in Scotland after referendum vote
2014-09-30 08:30:21 [Europe]
Scotland has seen renewed activity in the residential real estate market in the weeks after the historic referendum vote.Read full article: [Agents report rush of business in Scotland after referendum vote]
 
Latest data from UK estate agents shows younger buyers priced out of market
2014-09-29 14:17:19 [Europe]
People aged in their thirties are dominating the first time buyer market in the UK with those who are younger prices out of the market, according to a new report from the National Association of Real Estate Agents (NAEA).Read full article: [Latest data from UK estate agents shows younger buyers priced out of market]
 
Almost two thirds of tenants think they will never be able to buy a home
2014-09-29 08:16:25 [Europe]
Nearly two thirds of tenants in private rental accommodation in the UK believe they will never be able to buy a home of their own, according to new research.Read full article: [Almost two thirds of tenants think they will never be able to buy a home]
 
Latest Help Buy figures show over 50,000 have bought new homes in England
2014-09-26 10:55:06 [Europe]
Almost 53,000 households have bought a home in England through the government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme, according to the latest figures to be released.Read full article: [Latest Help Buy figures show over 50,000 have bought new homes in England]
 
Under 35s pay thousands more for housing than pensioners in England and Wales
2014-09-24 11:53:24 [Europe]
A soaring divide in housing means older people pay just a fraction of the money towards housing that younger people in England and Wales, new research shows.Read full article: [Under 35s pay thousands more for housing than pensioners in England and Wales]
 
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]
 



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