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Survey shows confidence in UK housing market increasing
2014-04-16 11:32:27 [Europe]
Confidence in the UK housing market is leading to an increase in positive selling sentiment, with 56% thinking it is a good time to sell in the next 12 months, according to a new survey.Read full article: [Survey shows confidence in UK housing market increasing]
 
UK Home lending fell slightly in February, but still strong year on year, says CML
2014-04-11 08:21:28 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in the UK dipped in February but this was in line with expected seasonal factors and year on year growth remains strong, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK Home lending fell slightly in February, but still strong year on year, says CML]
 
Few home hunters in the UK would take on a major renovation property, research suggests
2014-04-08 06:58:58 [Europe]
The majority of house hunters in the UK don’t want to buy a property that needs a lot of work with one in three only searching for a new build, new research reveals.Read full article: [Few home hunters in the UK would take on a major renovation property, research suggests]
 
Further real estate market growth expected in Turkey after election brings continuity
2014-04-07 12:17:45 [Europe]
The re-election of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party in Turkey should help to maintain healthy conditions for growth in the country's real estate markets, it is claimed.Read full article: [Further real estate market growth expected in Turkey after election brings continuity]
 
Many UK first time buyers underestimate the time needed to buy their first home
2014-04-07 11:12:05 [Europe]
First time buyers don’t have reasonable idea of how long it takes to get onto the housing ladder in the UK with two thirds badly underestimating the timescale, new research shows.
Read full article: [Many UK first time buyers underestimate the time needed to buy their first home]
 
Period detached homes with a garden and close to amenities tops home desire list
2014-04-03 14:04:23 [Europe]
Future home buyers in the UK are looking for a better lifestyle and want period, detached homes with gardens that are close to amenities, a new survey has found.Read full article: [Period detached homes with a garden and close to amenities tops home desire list]
 
Average billionaire now owns four properties worldwide, survey finds
2014-04-02 08:26:51 [Global News]
The average billionaire owns four homes, with each one worth £12.5 million, with most having one in a leading city and also a dream weekend of holiday home, new research shows.Read full article: [Average billionaire now owns four properties worldwide, survey finds]
 
Fewer overseas buyers in prime central London market, research suggests
2014-04-01 12:40:34 [Europe]
UK buyers are returning in growing numbers to the prime central London housing market and accounted for almost half of sales in 2013 in some key locations, according to new research.
Read full article: [Fewer overseas buyers in prime central London market, research suggests]
 
Number of buyers for each property on sale in England reaches 12, new report reveals
2014-04-01 08:26:18 [Europe]
The number of buyers chasing each property in England hits highest level since 2008 in the first quarter of 2014, research shows.
Read full article: [Number of buyers for each property on sale in England reaches 12, new report reveals]
 
Prices in England and Wales up 0.6% in March says latest housing survey
2014-03-31 13:32:42 [Europe]
House prices in England and Wales increased by 0.6% in March, slightly less than the 0.7% recorded in February, due to lower growth in London and the South East, according to the latest monthly house price survey.Read full article: [Prices in England and Wales up 0.6% in March says latest housing survey]
 
Australian policy on foreign investment in property under review
2014-03-31 11:42:03 [Australasia]
The law surrounding the purchase of property in Australia by foreign nationals is being reviewed amid concern that buyers, especially from China, are pricing locals out of the market in popular locations.Read full article: [Australian policy on foreign investment in property under review]
 
Property prices up in Edinburgh for fourth quarter in a row
2014-03-31 09:34:27 [Europe]
Property prices in Edinburgh increased by 1.3% in the first three months of 2014 and by 4.6% annually, according to the latest index figures from Knight Frank.Read full article: [Property prices up in Edinburgh for fourth quarter in a row]
 
Deposits and interest rates still causing concern for UK home buyers
2014-03-31 08:52:23 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK are growing more concerned over their ability to raise a deposit, getting access to mortgage finance and about interest rates, according to new research.Read full article: [Deposits and interest rates still causing concern for UK home buyers]
 
More foreign buyers in Spain but less Brits, according to Spanish notaires
2014-03-28 11:04:43 [Europe]
More foreign buyers are buying property in Spain but the traditional purchasers from the UK are in decline, according to new data from property lawyers.Read full article: [More foreign buyers in Spain but less Brits, according to Spanish notaires]
 
UK house price expectations fuelling first time buyer spending, new research says
2014-03-28 09:28:12 [Europe]
The number of first time buyers in the UK increased 42% year on year in February, as buyers snapped up property in anticipation of future price rises and took advantage of better mortgage availability, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK house price expectations fuelling first time buyer spending, new research says]
 
Detailed figures reveal the success of UK’s Help to Buy scheme
2014-03-25 09:50:38 [Europe]
Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed his government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme which aids people buying a new home, as a great success after figures show over 17,000 benefitted in the months since its launch.Read full article: [Detailed figures reveal the success of UK’s Help to Buy scheme]
 
Over half wanting to move home in the UK can’t see it happening this year
2014-03-24 14:29:37 [Europe]
Over 50% of people in Britain ay they are considering a house move but most can’t see themselves being in a position to do so in the next 12 months, according to new researchRead full article: [Over half wanting to move home in the UK can’t see it happening this year]
 
More first time buyers entering the UK housing market
2014-03-21 13:46:59 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK have increased their dominance of the housing market but other buyers have fallen in number, according to estate agents.Read full article: [More first time buyers entering the UK housing market]
 
Estate agents see signs of improved property supply in the UK
2014-03-21 09:53:24 [Europe]
A sharp rise in home owner equity in the UK is set to increase the property supply as even first time buyers in London seem undeterred by property price increases, it is claimed.Read full article: [Estate agents see signs of improved property supply in the UK]
 
Lending for homes in UK up 43% compared to a year ago, latest figures show
2014-03-20 14:27:06 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK was £15.2 billion in February, down some 6% compared with January but still 43% higher than the £10.6 billion lent in February last year, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.Read full article: [Lending for homes in UK up 43% compared to a year ago, latest figures show]
 
Owning a home costs less than renting in the UK, says leading lender
2014-03-18 09:01:41 [Europe]
The cost of owning a home in the UK is now on average £124 per month or £1,488 a year lower than renting, according to new research from the HalifaxRead full article: [Owning a home costs less than renting in the UK, says leading lender]
 
Help to Buy for new homes in UK to be extended to 2020
2014-03-17 11:05:17 [Europe]
The UK government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme phase one is to be extended until the end of the decade, it has been announced.Read full article: [Help to Buy for new homes in UK to be extended to 2020]
 
Many UK first time buyers still struggling to save a deposit, research suggests
2014-03-17 10:35:20 [Europe]
The need for a large deposit to buy a first home in the UK is still hampering the hopes of many buyers despite government schemes like Help to Buy, it is claimed.Read full article: [Many UK first time buyers still struggling to save a deposit, research suggests]
 
Upward trend in new buyers in the UK easers off, surveyors report
2014-03-17 10:16:41 [Europe]
The continuing increase in would be buyers in the UK eased off to the lowest point in almost a year during February, as the initial clamour from those previously shut out of the property market started to relent, a new survey shows.Read full article: [Upward trend in new buyers in the UK easers off, surveyors report]
 
This year likely to be another strong one in the UK residential lending market
2014-03-14 13:01:09 [Europe]
This year is likely to see a strong lending market for homes in the UK with the underlying trend strong annual growth set to continue, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Read full article: [This year likely to be another strong one in the UK residential lending market]
 
Central heating top consideration for UK buyers, but broadband becoming more important
2014-03-13 09:59:18 [Europe]
Efficient central heating systems, double glazing, and secure doors and windows top UK home buyers’ lists of must haves, according to new research.Read full article: [Central heating top consideration for UK buyers, but broadband becoming more important]
 
UK mortgage industry expects the early demise of Help to Buy phase two
2014-03-11 09:52:44 [Europe]
Mortgage lenders and brokers have credited the second phase of Help to Buy with the biggest impact so far of the government’s flagship two part scheme for home owners but are now predicting an early end to the popular scheme.Read full article: [UK mortgage industry expects the early demise of Help to Buy phase two]
 
Rising UK house prices making city properties more expensive
2014-03-10 09:36:05 [Europe]
Two popular cities, Oxford and Winchester, have been named as the least affordable in the UK as rising property prices make many locations are still out of reach of ordinary buyerRead full article: [Rising UK house prices making city properties more expensive]
 
UK’s Help to Buy scheme is successful but costs are substantial, says new report
2014-03-06 14:51:20 [Europe]
Help to Buy equity loans are making homes more affordable to buyers and improving access to mortgage finance, according to a report from the UK’s spending watchdog.Read full article: [UK’s Help to Buy scheme is successful but costs are substantial, says new report]
 
Research shows impact of stamp duty on UK property buyers
2014-03-03 09:30:34 [Europe]
Almost a quarter of first time buyers in the UK are not considering the cost of stamp duty before making an offer on their potential home, according to new research.Read full article: [Research shows impact of stamp duty on UK property buyers]
 
Home loans in Scotland reach highest level since 2008, latest CML data shows
2014-02-28 10:15:39 [Europe]
The number of loans for house purchase in Scotland reached its highest level since the second quarter of 2008 in the fourth quarter of 2013, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.Read full article: [Home loans in Scotland reach highest level since 2008, latest CML data shows]
 
Govt property schemes have helped 100,000 get on property ladder since 2010
2014-02-27 17:56:29 [Europe]
Over 100,000 households in the UK are being helped onto the property ladder thanks to government backed schemes, it has been announced.Read full article: [Govt property schemes have helped 100,000 get on property ladder since 2010]
 
Growth in lending for first time buyers in London, latest CML data shows
2014-02-26 12:00:08 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in the UK is continuing to trend upwards with London seeing particularly strong levels, including for first time buyers, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.
Read full article: [Growth in lending for first time buyers in London, latest CML data shows]
 
Lenders and brokers have concerns about new mortgage rules in the UK
2014-02-26 09:01:07 [Europe]
Concerns are growing that new mortgage regulations in the UK will limit access for consumers with research showing that nearly two thirds of lenders and half of brokers are worried about the impact of the changes.Read full article: [Lenders and brokers have concerns about new mortgage rules in the UK]
 
Mortgage approvals in the UK reach seven year high
2014-02-25 13:52:51 [Europe]
Mortgage approvals for new properties in the UK have climbed significantly and are now at their highest since September 2007, according to the latest lending figures from the British Bankers’ Association.Read full article: [Mortgage approvals in the UK reach seven year high]
 
Developer adds Lego themed bedrooms for children to its family homes
2014-02-24 15:24:14 [Europe]
Decorating a child’s bedroom can be a headache at any time, especially when you are moving into a new home and developers do not always think in a child friendly way. But now one is offering a dream bedroom for youngsters based on the world famous Lego bricks.
Read full article: [Developer adds Lego themed bedrooms for children to its family homes]
 
Reports reveal the stark contrast between London property and elsewhere in the UK
2014-02-24 13:48:09 [Europe]
There is a stark contrast between the property markets in London and the rest of the UK with two new reports showing just how wide the gap has become in terms of prices, buyers and growth.Read full article: [Reports reveal the stark contrast between London property and elsewhere in the UK]
 
Mortgage lending in the UK growing at a sustainable rate, experts believe
2014-02-20 16:57:51 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK was an estimated £15.5 billion in January, a third higher than the year before, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Mortgage lending in the UK growing at a sustainable rate, experts believe]
 
Phase two of iconic Battersea development in London announced
2014-02-20 08:27:39 [Europe]
Phase Two of the iconic Battersea Power Station development is to be launched in London in May, it has been announced, with buyers and investors needing to register in advance.
Read full article: [Phase two of iconic Battersea development in London announced]
 
Survey reveals what puts off buyers the most
2014-02-19 13:58:09 [Europe]
Damp stains and poor maintenance top the list of house hunters’ biggest turn offs, followed by bad smells and unfinished building work, new research shows.Read full article: [Survey reveals what puts off buyers the most]
 
New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows
2014-02-19 09:48:37 [Europe]
Home owners in the UK rent for an average of seven years, spending £41,900 on rental payments before buying their first property, according to new research.Read full article: [New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows]
 
Most first time buyers want a three bedroom house, new research shows
2014-02-18 16:37:42 [Europe]
A three bedroom home tops the wish list for the largest percentage of first time buyers in the UK, according to the latest annual survey from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.
Read full article: [Most first time buyers want a three bedroom house, new research shows]
 
Last month saw number of first time buyers in UK soar
2014-02-14 08:58:12 [Europe]
First time buyers returned to the UK property market in January faster than any other type of buyer, according to the latest report from chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.Read full article: [Last month saw number of first time buyers in UK soar]
 
German property market not overheated
2014-02-13 09:00:08 [Europe]
German housing markets continue to show improvement with values up by 3% year on year in 2013 compared to 4.5% in the previous year, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [German property market not overheated]
 
Strong momentum in UK mortgage market with more loans for first time buyers
2014-02-12 14:17:59 [Europe]
There are encouraging signs for the continued recovery in the UK housing market as the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that in December 2013 loans to first time buyers were up 37% year on year.Read full article: [Strong momentum in UK mortgage market with more loans for first time buyers]
 
Flagship Help to Buy mortgage scheme adapted for Islamic finance
2014-02-12 10:26:25 [Europe]
The UK government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has been adapted and accepted to be used with Islamic finance mortgage products, it has been announced.Read full article: [Flagship Help to Buy mortgage scheme adapted for Islamic finance]
 
Aberdeen named as most cost effective town in the UK for buyers
2014-02-11 14:49:28 [Europe]
Aberdeen is the most cost effective town in Britain for buying property compared to renting with buyers in the Scottish town £99,000 better off after seven years, new research has found.Read full article: [Aberdeen named as most cost effective town in the UK for buyers]
 
Flipping up 114% in the United States since 2011, new data shows
2014-02-10 15:17:56 [North America]
Flipping, where a home is bought and sold again within six months, is on the increase in the United States with the latest data showing the practice up 16% in 2013 compared with the previous year.Read full article: [Flipping up 114% in the United States since 2011, new data shows]
 
Research reveals how the next generation will take longer to pay off their mortgage
2014-02-07 16:45:29 [Europe]
The current generation of 25 to 36 years olds, the traditional age group for first time buyers in the UK, are split into property haves and property have nots, according to a new report.Read full article: [Research reveals how the next generation will take longer to pay off their mortgage]
 
First time buyers prepared to make sacrifices to save for a home deposit
2014-02-04 09:12:09 [Europe]
Over a third of non home owners in the UK aged 18 to 34 are hoping to get on the property ladder in the immediate future and are making big sacrifices to do so, new research suggests.Read full article: [First time buyers prepared to make sacrifices to save for a home deposit]
 



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