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HMRC figures shows UK property sales cooling
2014-10-21 14:04:11 [Europe]
Sales of properties in the UK fell by 4.8% between August and September but are still 5% higher compared to the same period in 2013, the latest data shows.Read full article: [HMRC figures shows UK property sales cooling]
 
Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds
2014-10-21 12:00:17 [Europe]
When looking for rented accommodation in the UK the overriding priority for tenants in every age group and in every region is affordability, new research shows.Read full article: [Affordability is the most important factor for UK tenants, research finds]
 
Overseas investors become largest investors in UK commercial property
2014-10-21 10:02:21 [Europe]
Overseas investors have for the first time overtaken UK institutions to become the largest owners of UK commercial property, new data shows.Read full article: [Overseas investors become largest investors in UK commercial property]
 
UK property prices expected to rise 9% this year and 5% in 2015
2014-10-21 09:31:37 [Europe]
Property prices across the UK are set to finish 2014 up by 9% and rise another 5% in 2015, according to the latest outlook report.Read full article: [UK property prices expected to rise 9% this year and 5% in 2015]
 
Falling property prices in Singapore expected to dive next year by up to 20%
2014-10-21 08:07:37 [Asia]
Singapore's private residential property prices experienced steady declines in September, according the latest quarterly data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority.Read full article: [Falling property prices in Singapore expected to dive next year by up to 20%]
 
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]
 
Sales up over 50% year on year in prime Alpine resorts
2014-10-20 13:38:10 [Europe]
The prime ski property market in the Alps is continuing on its upward path with sales volumes up 52% year on year, according to the latest index from Savills.Read full article: [Sales up over 50% year on year in prime Alpine resorts]
 
UK mortgage activity has reached a plateau, latest data suggests
2014-10-20 11:47:22 [Europe]
Lending for homes in the UK has reached a plateau with concerns about interest rate rises affecting activity, according to the latest figures.Read full article: [UK mortgage activity has reached a plateau, latest data suggests]
 
Average rental prices down across much of the UK in September
2014-10-20 10:19:48 [Europe]
Rental price growth across the UK continued to ease in September, with twice as many regions in the UK seeing rental price falls than those recording an increase in rental prices, the latest figures show.Read full article: [Average rental prices down across much of the UK in September]
 
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]
 
Madrid set to outperform other European office property markets
2014-10-17 15:24:30 [Europe]
There has been good news for the residential market in Spain with sales steadily increasing and now the country’s commercial property market, particularly in Madrid, is striding ahead.Read full article: [Madrid set to outperform other European office property markets]
 
UK mortgage lenders braced for further interventions despite market growth cooling
2014-10-17 14:21:45 [Europe]
Mortgage lenders and brokers expect further interventions by the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) despite market growth cooling, according to new research.Read full article: [UK mortgage lenders braced for further interventions despite market growth cooling]
 
Average rents in England and Wales hit all-time high
2014-10-17 10:43:32 [Europe]
Average rents across England and Wales have reached a new all-time record high of £768 per month despite a slowdown in annual rises, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Average rents in England and Wales hit all-time high]
 
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]
 
Half of over 40s think they will still have a mortgage or rent during retirement
2014-10-17 08:06:10 [Europe]
Half of people aged over 40 believe they will still be repaying their mortgage or paying rent when they retire, new research has found.Read full article: [Half of over 40s think they will still have a mortgage or rent during retirement]
 
Review of UK housing and planning policies widely welcomed
2014-10-16 14:50:12 [Europe]
Changes need to be made to housing and planning policies in the UK to ensure enough new homes are being built, according to a property market review.Read full article: [Review of UK housing and planning policies widely welcomed]
 
Dubai sees strongest prime rental price growth, latest global cities index shows
2014-10-16 14:26:42 [Global News]
Dubai has seen the strongest prime rental market growth in the second quarter of 2014 although overall many cities have seen falling rents.Read full article: [Dubai sees strongest prime rental price growth, latest global cities index shows]
 
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]
 
Average house prices in the UK fell by 1.1% last month, the latest data shows
2014-10-16 09:31:13 [Europe]
Average house prices in the UK fell 1.1% in September but are still up 6.9% on an annual basis, according to the latest index figures to be published.
Read full article: [Average house prices in the UK fell by 1.1% last month, the latest data shows]
 
Chennai residential market proves to be the most resilient in India
2014-10-16 09:04:44 [Asia]
The Chennai residential market is one of the steadiest in India and has proved its resilience just after the global economic downturn which was one of the toughest periods for the country’s property market.Read full article: [Chennai residential market proves to be the most resilient in India]
 
Calls for key business districts in London to retain their office space
2014-10-15 15:55:39 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is bidding to preserve city’s key business districts by urging the government to reconsider proposals that could see valuable office space in the capital turned into homes.Read full article: [Calls for key business districts in London to retain their office space]
 
All regions of the UK see a year on year rise in residential rents
2014-10-15 15:28:20 [Europe]
Rents in the UK have continued to increase steadily throughout the year with the average rent in the third quarter of 2014 reaching £903 per calendar month, according to the latest index.
Read full article: [All regions of the UK see a year on year rise in residential rents]
 
Confidence in UK housing market falls to lowest level for a year
2014-10-15 10:29:00 [Europe]
After staying high and steady for the last year consumer confidence in the UK housing market has fallen to its lowest level in 12 months.Read full article: [Confidence in UK housing market falls to lowest level for a year]
 
House prices in Scotland fall for first time in a year
2014-10-15 10:03:46 [Europe]
Average house prices in Scotland fell by 0.2% in August, the first fall in a year as over half the country saw declines, the latest index shows.Read full article: [House prices in Scotland fall for first time in a year]
 
September real estate market moves on from election in New Zealand
2014-10-14 16:23:42 [Australasia]
There has been a notable increase in activity in the New Zealand residential real estate market with buyers and sellers putting the general election behind them.Read full article: [September real estate market moves on from election in New Zealand]
 
North American luxury ski property market sees strong price growth
2014-10-14 11:30:04 [Global News]
North America has outperformed Europe for luxury ski property value growth, seeing average prices increase by 13.3% compared to 1% in the 12 months to June 2014, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [North American luxury ski property market sees strong price growth]
 
House prices have increased strongly annually across the UK, says latest ONS index
2014-10-14 09:42:27 [Europe]
UK house prices increased by 11.7% in the year to August 2014, unchanged from the year to July 2014, according to the latest index from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).Read full article: [House prices have increased strongly annually across the UK, says latest ONS index]
 
UK asking price growth cooling but there is still momentum in some locations
2014-10-14 08:41:15 [Europe]
Recent data is showing house price growth in the UK has been cooling but the latest index report suggests there is considerable momentum, especially in the South where demand remains high.Read full article: [UK asking price growth cooling but there is still momentum in some locations]
 
Third of new homes in London in next five years set to be in the east
2014-10-14 07:45:07 [Europe]
Almost a third of all new homes planned for London over the next five years will be concentrated east of the city’s financial district, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Third of new homes in London in next five years set to be in the east]
 
New home sales pick up in Australia, but peak of growth has passed
2014-10-13 15:33:19 [Australasia]
Sales of new homes in Australia increased in August following a weak July but an overall downward trend in total seasonally adjusted new home sales is still apparent, the latest data shows.
Read full article: [New home sales pick up in Australia, but peak of growth has passed]
 
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]
 
Quarterly prime country house price growth slows
2014-10-13 08:34:42 [Europe]
Concerns over the introduction of a mansion tax, an impending interest rate rise and tighter mortgage lending in the UK has meant that quarterly price growth in the country house market slowed to its lowest level in almost two years.Read full article: [Quarterly prime country house price growth slows]
 
US residential property price growth moderates for eleventh month in a row
2014-10-10 15:57:16 [North America]
Residential real estate prices saw moderating price growth for an eleventh month in a row, according to the latest figures from property data provider Clear Capital.Read full article: [US residential property price growth moderates for eleventh month in a row]
 
New property tax rates for Scotland announced
2014-10-10 06:48:45 [Europe]
A new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is set to replace Stamp Duty (SDLT) for Scottish residential and non-residential property sales in April of next year.Read full article: [New property tax rates for Scotland announced]
 
Prime central London rental values up for seventh month in a row
2014-10-10 06:45:46 [Europe]
Rental values in prime central London rose for the seventh consecutive month in September, though at a slower rate than in recent months, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Prime central London rental values up for seventh month in a row]
 
House valuations increase in the UK despite house price growth falling
2014-10-10 06:36:09 [Europe]
House price growth in the UK may be falling but last month saw a rebound in valuations activity on a monthly basis, according to the latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation.Read full article: [House valuations increase in the UK despite house price growth falling]
 
Foreclosure and distressed property sales in the US fall considerably year on year
2014-10-09 17:22:20 [North America]
There are fewer homes in the United States being sold which are in foreclosure as the real estate market continues its recovery.Read full article: [Foreclosure and distressed property sales in the US fall considerably year on year]
 
Lending for homes falls in the UK, latest CML data shows
2014-10-09 10:18:28 [Europe]
Home buying lending in the UK has started to decline amid concerns that mortgage regulation is having an impact on the market.Read full article: [Lending for homes falls in the UK, latest CML data shows]
 
Consultation launched in Scotland on tenancy reform
2014-10-09 08:38:42 [Europe]
The Scottish Government has launched its consultation on tenancy reform, the first major overhaul of tenancy legislation in the private rented sector for 25 years.Read full article: [Consultation launched in Scotland on tenancy reform]
 
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]
 
Technology could help combat mortgage fraud, it is claimed
2014-10-09 07:26:55 [Europe]
Half of UK mortgage brokers believe greater use of technology by lenders when carrying out due diligence on borrowers would reduce mortgage fraud, according to new research.
Read full article: [Technology could help combat mortgage fraud, it is claimed]
 
Latest data suggests a sustained slowdown in US property prices in main cities
2014-10-08 16:38:04 [North America]
There has been a sustained slowdown in residential real estate prices in major US cities, according to the most recent published data from the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices.Read full article: [Latest data suggests a sustained slowdown in US property prices in main cities]
 
Prime property prices in Edinburgh up for fifth quarter in a row
2014-10-08 15:31:47 [Europe]
Property prices in the Edinburgh City prime market rose for the fifth consecutive quarter between June and September despite a slowdown due to the referendum vote.Read full article: [Prime property prices in Edinburgh up for fifth quarter in a row]
 
UK house prices down 0.6% in September, latest index shows
2014-10-08 10:22:45 [Europe]
In another sign that UK property price growth is slowing the latest index figures show that they increased by just 0.6% in September to an average of £187,188.Read full article: [UK house prices down 0.6% in September, latest index shows]
 
UK home owner confidence dips as mortgage concerns rise
2014-10-08 09:30:19 [Europe]
Home owners in the UK are less confident about further house price growth in the next six months and many are concerned about getting a mortgage, new research shows.
Read full article: [UK home owner confidence dips as mortgage concerns rise]
 
London prime rental market see strong demand, new research reveals
2014-10-07 14:52:37 [Europe]
London’s prime rental markets of London saw annual growth of 1.4% on the back of strong demand for one and two bedroom flats over the past three months in particular, new research shows.Read full article: [London prime rental market see strong demand, new research reveals]
 
Home sales in Spain up over 12% on a quarterly basis
2014-10-07 12:19:22 [Europe]
The number of homes sold in Spain increased by 12.1% in the second quarter compared to a year earlier and was boosted by an increasing number of foreign buyers.Read full article: [Home sales in Spain up over 12% on a quarterly basis]
 
UK commercial property set to see strongest returns for 25 years
2014-10-07 10:02:44 [Europe]
The UK commercial property market may achieve returns of over 20% for 2014, making it the strongest return the country has seen in the last quarter century, according to new research.
Read full article: [UK commercial property set to see strongest returns for 25 years]
 
Micro mansions set to become popular in UK, it is suggested
2014-10-07 08:20:59 [Europe]
Rising house prices, particularly in London, have left many people with little option but to opt for the most affordable, and sometimes smallest, home they can find, it is claimed.Read full article: [Micro mansions set to become popular in UK, it is suggested]
 
New research reveals how expensive homes are in UK National Parks
2014-10-06 12:06:42 [Europe]
Home buyers would pay over £125,000 extra to live in some of the UK's most beautiful landscapes, according to new research.Read full article: [New research reveals how expensive homes are in UK National Parks]
 



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