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Alpine ski property market gaining momentum, new report suggests
2014-04-18 08:06:48 [Europe]
The market for ski property in the Alps is gaining momentum with prices stabilising following falls in both 2011 and 2012, according to a new analysis report.Read full article: [Alpine ski property market gaining momentum, new report suggests]
 
Developers offering discounts to new home buyers in Hong Kong
2014-04-17 10:23:25 [Europe]
Developers in Hong Kong are continuing to launch new residential projects with incentives which are proving attractive to buyers, especially first time buyers, according to the latest monthly residential report.Read full article: [Developers offering discounts to new home buyers in Hong Kong]
 
UK asking prices up 8.4% year on year, latest index shows
2014-04-17 09:20:39 [Europe]
Home asking prices across England and Wales leapt a further 1.3% over the last month, bringing annual rise to 8.4%, according the latest data from home.co.uk.Read full article: [UK asking prices up 8.4% year on year, latest index shows]
 
US sellers advised to spruce up the outside of their properties for a fast sale
2014-04-16 15:39:32 [North America]
Home owners in the United States putting their properties on the market should focus on making them look good on the outside rather than undertake large scale renovations, a survey has found.Read full article: [US sellers advised to spruce up the outside of their properties for a fast sale]
 
Help to Buy is boosting property market recovery in Scotland, latest index shows
2014-04-16 12:34:51 [Europe]
The government’s Help to buy scheme is helping the Scottish property market recovery with average prices up 3.6% in the last 12 months, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Help to Buy is boosting property market recovery in Scotland, latest index shows]
 
Foreign buyers attracted to Corfu and some Balkan property markets, says new report
2014-04-15 12:13:30 [Europe]
Corfu’s position as a high end recreation destination means that its property market has proved resilient when set against the markets of mainland Greece, according to a new analysis from real estate firm Savills.Read full article: [Foreign buyers attracted to Corfu and some Balkan property markets, says new report]
 
Prime property price growth in UK varies according to location, latest index shows
2014-04-15 09:07:40 [Europe]
Prime country house prices in the UK increased by 1.9% in the first quarter of this year and are 4.5% higher on an annual basis, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Prime property price growth in UK varies according to location, latest index shows]
 
New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia
2014-04-14 14:23:32 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals remained close to record levels during February despite falling slightly, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).Read full article: [New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia]
 
House prices up 6% in New Zealand to new record high, latest monthly index shows
2014-04-11 11:13:44 [Australasia]
Median house prices in New Zealand have reached a new high of $440,000 and sales have also increased, according to the latest index from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.Read full article: [House prices up 6% in New Zealand to new record high, latest monthly index shows]
 
UK property recovery well under way as sales reach highest level for six years
2014-04-10 09:44:55 [Europe]
The average number of houses sold in the UK in the first quarter of 2014 has increased to its highest level in six years, confirming that the country’s property market recovery is well underway.Read full article: [UK property recovery well under way as sales reach highest level for six years]
 
Analysis suggests how politics can affect the prime London property market
2014-04-09 12:26:30 [Europe]
Prime central London prices have risen by more than two thirds since their post Lehman Brothers low point but it is politics as much as economics that have had an impact on values, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Analysis suggests how politics can affect the prime London property market]
 
Large properties on private estates near London proving a major draw, analysis suggests
2014-04-08 08:16:39 [Europe]
Private property estates in England, especially near London, have proved themselves to be strong performers in the post credit crunch era and continue to evolve, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [Large properties on private estates near London proving a major draw, analysis suggests]
 
Prime property sales in some central London areas slowing
2014-04-08 08:07:40 [Europe]
Prime property sales in some of the most desirable locations in London are slowing and price growth at the upper end is patchy, according to a new market analysis.Read full article: [Prime property sales in some central London areas slowing]
 
Prices in Australian capital cities up 2.3% but growth unlikely to be sustained
2014-04-08 07:32:09 [Australasia]
Prices in capital cities in Australia increased by 2.3% in March with values up in every state month on month, the latest real estate index showRead full article: [Prices in Australian capital cities up 2.3% but growth unlikely to be sustained]
 
Property prices and sales in Canada forecast to rise steadily in 2014 and into 2015
2014-04-04 14:46:35 [North America]
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales and prices, saying it expects transactions and values to increase during the spring months and into 2015.Read full article: [Property prices and sales in Canada forecast to rise steadily in 2014 and into 2015]
 
Auckland prices up 7% last month, latest data shows
2014-04-04 11:02:04 [Australasia]
Residential property prices in Auckland, New Zealand, increased by 7% last month with average house prices reaching $725,708, according to the latest data from agents Barfoot & Thompson.Read full article: [Auckland prices up 7% last month, latest data shows]
 
Prime property prices in Scotland record largest annual rise for six years
2014-04-04 09:43:12 [Europe]
Low stock and rising demand is pushing up prices in the prime property market in Scotland with the latest index showing they increased by 1.1% over the first three months of 2014.
Read full article: [Prime property prices in Scotland record largest annual rise for six years]
 
National home prices in the US flat over the first quarter of 2014
2014-04-03 15:48:39 [North America]
Non-seasonally adjusted national home prices in the United States remained mostly flat over the winter, up 0.7%, with five metro markets show quarterly declines, according to the latest home data index from ClearCapital.Read full article: [National home prices in the US flat over the first quarter of 2014]
 
UK property prices rise for 15 months in a row with 0.4% growth in March
2014-04-02 12:51:43 [Europe]
UK property prices increased by 0.4% last month and are now 9.5% higher than a year ago, according to the latest index from the Nationwide Building Society.Read full article: [UK property prices rise for 15 months in a row with 0.4% growth in March]
 
Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia
2014-04-02 10:17:51 [Australasia]
Detached properties in Australia drove a strong result for new home sales in February, up 6.9%, according to the latest data from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia]
 
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]
 
Strong sales and price growth in popular prime locations in London
2014-04-01 09:23:02 [Europe]
Prime property locations in London saw strong sales growth in 2013 and prices per square foot was also up, according to the latest market intelligence report from agents Crayson.Read full article: [Strong sales and price growth in popular prime locations in London]
 
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]
 
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]
 
US pending home sales down for eighth month in a row
2014-03-28 16:12:39 [North America]
Pending home sales in the United States declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the latest index from the National Association of Realtors.Read full article: [US pending home sales down for eighth month in a row]
 
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]
 
Cash buyers and first time buyers dominating UK property sales market
2014-03-27 13:24:53 [Europe]
Cash buyers and first time buyers in the UK are more active than any other buyer groups and are driving growth in both housing market transactions and prices, new research shows.Read full article: [Cash buyers and first time buyers dominating UK property sales market]
 
Scottish properties spending too long on the market before being sold, new report suggests
2014-03-27 10:30:24 [Europe]
The average asking price for a Scottish home is now 15.5% lower than the boom time peak registered in October 2007 with the country not seeing the same real estate market growth as neighbouring England, a new report suggests.Read full article: [Scottish properties spending too long on the market before being sold, new report suggests]
 
Irish property prices up 8.1% year on year but Dublin prices fell slightly last month
2014-03-26 16:12:18 [Europe]
Residential property prices in Ireland at a national level, increased by 8.1% in the year to February, according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office in Dublin.Read full article: [Irish property prices up 8.1% year on year but Dublin prices fell slightly last month]
 
Canadian property prices up over 10% year on year, latest index shows
2014-03-26 15:48:13 [North America]
Property prices in Canada increased by 10.1% compared with a year earlier, taking the national average price for homes sold in February to $406,372, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association.Read full article: [Canadian property prices up over 10% year on year, latest index shows]
 
Strong real estate market in Miami with properties selling near asking price
2014-03-25 15:36:51 [North America]
The performance of the Miami real estate market remained strong in February, as prices continue to rise while properties are selling rapidly and near asking price, according to the latest report from the Miami Association of Realtors.Read full article: [Strong real estate market in Miami with properties selling near asking price]
 
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]
 
Distressed sales fall in the US as transaction increase overall, latest index shows
2014-03-24 17:12:41 [North America]
US home sales increased by 8%  year on year in February and 3.8% month on month, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.Read full article: [Distressed sales fall in the US as transaction increase overall, latest index shows]
 
Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years
2014-03-24 16:06:12 [Europe]
Nine out of ten Independent Financial Advisers expect UK house prices to increase during the next three years.Read full article: [Majority of IFAs expect UK house prices to rise in next three years]
 
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]
 
Scottish prime property market sees strongest year start since 2008
2014-03-24 09:15:14 [Europe]
The prime residential market at £400,000 and above across Scotland experienced a strong performance last year, with a 22% annual increase in activity.Read full article: [Scottish prime property market sees strongest year start since 2008]
 
Rising prices and bad weather hit home sales in the US in February say agents
2014-03-21 16:29:31 [North America]
Home prices in the US continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing home sales to slip in February.Read full article: [Rising prices and bad weather hit home sales in the US in February say agents]
 
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]
 
UK property prices forecast to grow by over 30% in next five years
2014-03-21 11:41:56 [Europe]
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) as revised its forecast for house price growth in the UK in the next five years from 27% to 30.8%.Read full article: [UK property prices forecast to grow by over 30% in next five years]
 
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]
 
US home prices expected to rise 3% in next 12 months, says latest forecast report
2014-03-20 16:35:39 [North America]
US property prices are expected to rise 3% in the next 12 months but growth will depend on location, according to the latest real estate market report from Zillow.Read full article: [US home prices expected to rise 3% in next 12 months, says latest forecast report]
 
Property prices and rents continue falling in Cyprus and sales are down considerably
2014-03-20 11:21:51 [Europe]
Property prices and rental values are continuing to fall in Cyprus but there are much fewer sales than normal due to the banking crisis, according to the latest quarterly index report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Read full article: [Property prices and rents continue falling in Cyprus and sales are down considerably]
 
Independence debate having no effect on improving Scottish property market
2014-03-20 10:20:09 [Europe]
Scottish house prices have so far shown no negative response to the independence debate with prices up 1.1% in January, the largest monthly increase for over four years.Read full article: [Independence debate having no effect on improving Scottish property market]
 
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]
 
Shortage of property in the UK means eight new buyers after every new instruction
2014-03-17 09:42:05 [Europe]
Eight new buyers are chasing every new property instruction in the UK and new buyer registrations have risen by over quarter, according to new research.Read full article: [Shortage of property in the UK means eight new buyers after every new instruction]
 
Millions of first time buyers want to buy a home in the US, new index shows
2014-03-14 16:22:47 [North America]
More than four million first time buyers want to enter the housing market in the United States in 2014, buoyed by strong housing market confidence, it is claimed.Read full article: [Millions of first time buyers want to buy a home in the US, new index shows]
 
Asking prices up across the UK apart from in Scotland last month
2014-03-14 14:54:08 [Europe]
Asking prices for homes across England and Wales rose a further 1.4% over the last month, bringing the mix-adjusted average price to £253,758, around £8,000 higher than in March 2008.Read full article: [Asking prices up across the UK apart from in Scotland last month]
 



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