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Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show
2015-01-23 15:10:54 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.5 billion in December, unchanged month on month compared to November but down 1% compared to December 2013, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Gross mortgage lending in UK stalled in December, latest CML figures show]
 
Middle market set to benefit from new property tax rates for Scotland
2015-01-22 10:20:49 [Europe]
Changes to the rate of property tax payable in Scotland from April have been confirmed with the middle sector of the market benefitting.Read full article: [Middle market set to benefit from new property tax rates for Scotland]
 
Report highlights potential property hotspots in emerging markets
2015-01-20 12:33:59 [Global News]
Most people buying an overseas property look to the safest markets such as France, the UK and the United States, but a new report highlights potential real estate hotspots in emerging markets.Read full article: [Report highlights potential property hotspots in emerging markets]
 
UK asking prices up 1.4% this month, latest index shows
2015-01-20 10:03:15 [Europe]
The price of property coming to the market in the UK increased by 1.4% in January at a time of year when prices usually fall, according to the latest index from Rightmove.Read full article: [UK asking prices up 1.4% this month, latest index shows]
 
New Scottish property tax rates being reviewed
2015-01-19 15:08:42 [Europe]
The new property tax rates due to replace stamp duty in Scotland in April are being reviewed amid concerns that families buying in areas like Edinburgh face unfair bills.Read full article: [New Scottish property tax rates being reviewed]
 
Home movers in the UK increased in 2014 but well below recent highs
2015-01-19 08:46:49 [Europe]
Last year there was an 8% rise in the number of home movers, the highest annual total since 2007 but still little more than half the average between 2004 and 2007, new data shows.Read full article: [Home movers in the UK increased in 2014 but well below recent highs]
 
British buyers returning to the French property market
2015-01-16 02:30:52 [Europe]
British buyers returned to the French property market in 2014, buying homes for holidays and investment, according to a leading overseas estate agency.Read full article: [British buyers returning to the French property market]
 
UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014
2015-01-14 17:37:48 [Europe]
Lending trends to first time buyers, home movers and remortgaging in the UK have declined but there has been an annual rise in buy to let lending, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage market sees lending fall off toward end of 2014]
 
New home building set to remain strong in Australia, it is claimed
2015-01-13 15:13:23 [Australasia]
Lending figures shows that new home building activity in Australia is set to remain at a strong level, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [New home building set to remain strong in Australia, it is claimed]
 
Help to Buy boost for smaller developers in Scotland
2015-01-13 10:49:57 [Europe]
A £30 million scheme to open doors for people to buy new homes in Scotland from small and medium sized house builders has been launched.Read full article: [Help to Buy boost for smaller developers in Scotland]
 
Latest data shows UK Help to Buy scheme has now helped over 73,000
2015-01-08 12:30:19 [Europe]
The majority of sales under the UK government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme continues to be to first time buyers representing 83% of total sales, the latest figures show.Read full article: [Latest data shows UK Help to Buy scheme has now helped over 73,000]
 
Funding boost for affordable new homes in London
2015-01-06 10:35:08 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has announced his intention for millions of pounds of funding for two new schemes to help Londoners into affordable home ownership and accelerate the delivery of new homes.Read full article: [Funding boost for affordable new homes in London]
 
Number of first time buyers in UK rises for third year
2015-01-06 09:14:37 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK increased by more than a fifth in 2014, the third successive annual rise, new data shows.Read full article: [Number of first time buyers in UK rises for third year]
 
Ski property market in French Alps likely to be boosted by low interest rates
2014-12-31 15:19:35 [Europe]
With snow finally arriving across the French Alps a flurry of interest is expected in ski property, especially since interest rates offered by lenders in France are so low.
Read full article: [Ski property market in French Alps likely to be boosted by low interest rates]
 
Year ahead set to see more British buyers in popular European markets
2014-12-29 14:36:33 [Europe]
Rising confidence and a resurging pound are set to boost overseas property market as British buyers once again look for homes overseas, it is claimed.Read full article: [Year ahead set to see more British buyers in popular European markets]
 
UK buyers and sellers concerned about property prices, research suggests
2014-12-26 10:09:50 [Europe]
Both buyers and sellers in the UK are concerned about the price of property with 86% of buyers feeling it deters them and 91% worried about selling up.
Read full article: [UK buyers and sellers concerned about property prices, research suggests]
 
Demand for UK property down 8% since February, new data shows
2014-12-23 13:24:30 [Europe]
Demand for homes in the UK has dropped by 8% since February with London seeing an even bigger fall of 28%, according to the latest property hotspots index review.Read full article: [Demand for UK property down 8% since February, new data shows]
 
Scottish property prices bounce back after dip due to referendum vote
2014-12-17 07:38:18 [Europe]
After a cooling in the market due to the referendum vote on independence, house prices in Scotland have now recovered, according to the latest index figures.Read full article: [Scottish property prices bounce back after dip due to referendum vote]
 
New starter home initiative announced by UK government
2014-12-17 07:20:05 [Europe]
A new scheme offering 100,000 first time buyers in the UK new homes with a 20% discount has been announced by the Prime Minister as part of a major push to help people onto the housing ladder.Read full article: [New starter home initiative announced by UK government]
 
Return of foreign buyers to Italian property market set to continue in 2015
2014-12-16 15:44:39 [Europe]
The last year has been a good one for the Italian real estate market and going into 2015 there are still good buys to be found in many areas, it is claimed.Read full article: [Return of foreign buyers to Italian property market set to continue in 2015]
 
Residential property cash sales in the US falling, latest data shows
2014-12-15 18:09:00 [North America]
Cash sales in the United States made up 34.8% of total home transactions in September 2014, down from 37.2% a year ago, according to the latest data to be published.Read full article: [Residential property cash sales in the US falling, latest data shows]
 
Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising
2014-12-12 10:00:41 [Europe]
Lending to UK first time buyers increased by 12% in October compared to the previous month and is now 14% up on the same month in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising]
 
Renting costs twice as much as owning a home in US cities
2014-12-11 16:40:16 [North America]
People renting a home in the United States can expect to pay twice as much of their incomes on their rent than an owner on mortgage payments, new research has found.Read full article: [Renting costs twice as much as owning a home in US cities]
 
Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year
2014-12-11 08:51:57 [Europe]
Overall lending for buying homes in the UK gained much ground in the third quarter of 2014 compared to last year as the residential property market continued its recovery.Read full article: [Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year]
 
UK viewers take just 38 minutes on average to decide to buy a property
2014-12-09 10:50:43 [Europe]
On average it takes just 38 minutes to make a decision to buy a home and prospective buyers no longer spend as much time viewing, new research has found.Read full article: [UK viewers take just 38 minutes on average to decide to buy a property]
 
Large group of UK first home owners can’t afford to move up the housing ladder
2014-12-08 14:57:07 [Europe]
Over four million young home owners in the UK are frustrated middle movers who cannot afford to move up the property ladder, new research reveals.Read full article: [Large group of UK first home owners can’t afford to move up the housing ladder]
 
Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms
2014-12-08 10:09:04 [Europe]
Mortgage Market Reforms (MMR) in the UK are making it more difficult for certain customers to get a mortgage including over 40s and the self-employed, new research has confirmed.Read full article: [Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms]
 
Home sellers likely to benefit from new UK property tax rules as well as buyers
2014-12-04 09:37:33 [Europe]
House sellers in the UK could be set to save £213 million a year to the tune of almost £7,500 each, according to research by property website Zoopla.Read full article: [Home sellers likely to benefit from new UK property tax rules as well as buyers]
 
CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules
2014-12-04 09:14:16 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has welcomed the stamp duty changes which have now come into place in the UK and revealed only a small number of mortgagees will be affected.Read full article: [CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules]
 
UK residential property tax changes widely welcomed
2014-12-03 17:28:27 [Europe]
Sweeping reforms to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the UK have been announced which take effect immediately and will mean many people, especially first time buyers, will pay less property tax.Read full article: [UK residential property tax changes widely welcomed]
 
First time buyers and renters in UK underestimate their outgoings, research finds
2014-12-03 07:23:50 [Europe]
The majority of first time buyers and renters in the UK underestimate their monthly outgoing by almost £200 a month, suggesting they could have problems if their income reduced.Read full article: [First time buyers and renters in UK underestimate their outgoings, research finds]
 
Mortgage market in Wales looking strong going into 2015, says CML
2014-12-02 11:15:15 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in Wales remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with first time buyers in particular showing strong year on year growth, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Mortgage market in Wales looking strong going into 2015, says CML]
 
Emerging real estate markets expected to lead the way in online property searching
2014-12-01 16:40:43 [Global News]
In many emerging countries online property searches are overtaking more traditional methods of looking for a home to buy or rent, such as newspaper classifieds and word of mouth, new research has found.Read full article: [Emerging real estate markets expected to lead the way in online property searching]
 
Call for empty UK homes to be used to help young onto the housing ladder
2014-12-01 15:34:46 [Europe]
More than three quarters of British adults believe the government should prioritise the issue of empty homes, according to a new poll.Read full article: [Call for empty UK homes to be used to help young onto the housing ladder]
 
Annual rate of UK property price growth down for third month in a row
2014-12-01 09:14:53 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 0.3% in October but the annual pace of growth has slowed to 9%, according to the latest index from the Nationwide Building Society.Read full article: [Annual rate of UK property price growth down for third month in a row]
 
Highest level of house lending in Scotland since 2008, latest CML data shows
2014-12-01 08:34:49 [Europe]
Home lending in Scotland remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with remortgage activity showing a year on year decline, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Highest level of house lending in Scotland since 2008, latest CML data shows]
 
UK govt flagship Help to Buy scheme helps over 70,000 home owners
2014-11-28 16:38:29 [Europe]
Help to Buy, the UK government’s flagship scheme, has helped more than 71,000 people across the country buy a new home, the latest official figures show.Read full article: [UK govt flagship Help to Buy scheme helps over 70,000 home owners]
 
UK estate agents report a better balance between buyers and homes for sale
2014-11-28 15:29:54 [Europe]
A better balance between the number of homes for sale and the number of registered home buyers in the UK is emerging, according to the latest report from the National Association of Estate Agents.Read full article: [UK estate agents report a better balance between buyers and homes for sale]
 
Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows
2014-11-27 09:24:45 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows]
 
Next year looking optimistic for British buyers looking for dream home abroad
2014-11-27 09:08:25 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Next year looking optimistic for British buyers looking for dream home abroad]
 
Wealthy Chinese and Russian buyers return to top end London homes market
2014-11-26 07:19:44 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Wealthy Chinese and Russian buyers return to top end London homes market]
 
Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages
2014-11-25 11:31:16 [Europe]
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.Read full article: [Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages]
 
Gazumping is back in the UK with buyers in Brighton most affected
2014-11-25 09:21:21 [Europe]
Brighton leads the way as the gazumping capital of Britain with 34.9% of residents losing out in this way, new research has found.Read full article: [Gazumping is back in the UK with buyers in Brighton most affected]
 
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]
 



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