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Rents overtake home values in the US, latest index shows
2015-05-22 06:32:33 [North America]
Residential rents in the United States grew 4% year on year in April, overtaking home values growth which was at an annual rate of 3%, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Rents overtake home values in the US, latest index shows]
 
UK property sales down month on month and on an annual basis
2015-05-21 11:18:47 [Europe]
UK residential property sales fell by 3.4% between March and April and were 5.6% lower compared to the same period last year, the latest published figures show.Read full article: [UK property sales down month on month and on an annual basis]
 
Real estate agents report an increased confidence in Spanish property market
2015-05-21 09:49:05 [Europe]
There is a renewed confidence in the Spanish property market with both Spanish and English speaking agents recording an increase in overseas buyers.Read full article: [Real estate agents report an increased confidence in Spanish property market]
 
Prime central London annual price growth at lowest since 2009
2015-05-21 08:27:10 [Europe]
Annual price growth in prime central London fell to 2.8% in April, the lowest rate since November 2009 and is unlikely to change much this year, according to a new market analysis.Read full article: [Prime central London annual price growth at lowest since 2009]
 
US commercial real estate recovery lags behind residential, say agents
2015-05-20 17:06:12 [North America]
The US commercial real estate market still faces its share of challenges but property agents specialising in the sector are confident that marked improvement seen over the last year will continue.Read full article: [US commercial real estate recovery lags behind residential, say agents]
 
UK property market sees lowest annual price growth since 2013
2015-05-19 11:32:55 [Europe]
Annual UK property price growth was 3.7% in April, taking the average price of a home to £208,717, the lowest level of annual growth since July 2013, the latest index shows.Read full article: [UK property market sees lowest annual price growth since 2013]
 
Research finds UK first time buyers support Help to Buy schemes
2015-05-19 08:41:05 [Europe]
The housing policies from the Conservative Party seem to be most in-tune with the needs of first time buyers in the UK, particularly Help to Buy according to new research.Read full article: [Research finds UK first time buyers support Help to Buy schemes]
 
Property sales in Canada up for third month in a row, latest data shows
2015-05-18 16:49:56 [North America]
Home sales across Canada increased in April month on month for the third time a row, according to the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association.Read full article: [Property sales in Canada up for third month in a row, latest data shows]
 
Industry professionals believe supply shortage is holding back UK property market
2015-05-18 14:56:33 [Europe]
The vast majority of property professionals in the UK believe that the residential housing market is being held back, with a shortage of stock the main problem.Read full article: [Industry professionals believe supply shortage is holding back UK property market]
 
UK property market picks up but shows signs of pricing expectation gap
2015-05-18 11:43:38 [Europe]
The UK property market is set to see a pick-up in activity due to an election result that was positive for real estate markets but there is evidence of an ‘expectation gap’ emerging, new research suggests.Read full article: [UK property market picks up but shows signs of pricing expectation gap]
 
Houses in areas of low unemployment in UK have seen biggest property rises
2015-05-18 11:06:19 [Europe]
British home owners in local authorities with the lowest levels of unemployment have seen the value of their property rise by almost £65,000 since the trough of the last housing market cycle in 2009, new research shows.Read full article: [Houses in areas of low unemployment in UK have seen biggest property rises]
 
Global prime city property prices experience a mixed quarterly performance
2015-05-15 16:21:18 [Global News]
Prime property prices in key cities around the world continue to outperform the mainstream residential market but it is a mixed picture depending on location, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Global prime city property prices experience a mixed quarterly performance]
 
Mortgage arrears and repossession downs in the UK, latest data shows
2015-05-15 15:23:03 [Europe]
The proportion of UK mortgages in arrears or ending in repossession fell in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Read full article: [Mortgage arrears and repossession downs in the UK, latest data shows]
 
English regions start to outpace house price growth in London
2015-05-15 06:20:41 [Europe]
House price growth in the South East and East Anglia has overtaken London for the first time in four and a half years, according to the latest index covering England and Wales.Read full article: [English regions start to outpace house price growth in London]
 
British people aspire to build their own home with the very latest technology
2015-05-15 06:09:00 [Europe]
There is still strong demand in the UK from people who want to build their own home with new research showing that 27% aspire to do so and many want the very latest technology.Read full article: [British people aspire to build their own home with the very latest technology]
 
Metro home prices in the US continued to accelerate in first quarter of 2015
2015-05-14 15:30:04 [North America]
Stronger demand combined with lagging inventory levels caused home prices in the US to accelerate in many metro areas during the first quarter of 2015, new data shows.Read full article: [Metro home prices in the US continued to accelerate in first quarter of 2015]
 
UK house prices up in all regions in April, latest RICS index shows
2015-05-14 11:48:23 [Europe]
General election uncertainty saw new instructions fall and house prices rise in all parts of the UK in April, according to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [UK house prices up in all regions in April, latest RICS index shows]
 
Demand for prime properties in London hotspots up 6% since February
2015-05-13 11:27:31 [Europe]
Demand for properties in prime central London has increased by 6% since February with areas like Islington and Chiswick more popular than Kensington, new research suggests.Read full article: [Demand for prime properties in London hotspots up 6% since February]
 
New Zealand sees strongest new home figures for almost a decade
2015-05-13 10:27:23 [Australasia]
New building consents in New Zealand have increased to the country’s strongest house building rate for nine years, according to the latest official figures.Read full article: [New Zealand sees strongest new home figures for almost a decade]
 
Asking prices up across the UK, latest index shows
2015-05-13 09:36:55 [Europe]
Asking prices in the UK have increased over the last month despite political uncertainty due to the general election, according to the latest index to be published.
Read full article: [Asking prices up across the UK, latest index shows]
 
Bath tops list of most desirable urban location for buyers outside of London
2015-05-13 08:17:05 [Europe]
Town and city living is becoming more popular in the England with Bath, Exeter and Bournemouth named as the top locations for urban living.Read full article: [Bath tops list of most desirable urban location for buyers outside of London]
 
As US home price growth continues to soften, expert says market is not back to normal
2015-05-12 17:33:10 [North America]
Home price growth across the US has softened for six months in a row with experts warning that the overall health and recovery of the residential real estate market is far from guaranteed.Read full article: [As US home price growth continues to soften, expert says market is not back to normal]
 
Rich West Africans now buying in London’s prime property sector
2015-05-12 14:07:55 [Europe]
Russians and the Chinese are known to be keen buyers in London’s prime property market but now investors from West Africa are entering this prestigious market.Read full article: [Rich West Africans now buying in London’s prime property sector]
 
Prime central London real estate agents report major boost from election
2015-05-12 13:29:26 [Europe]
Reports from estate agents in the prime London property market shows there has been a surge of high end deals since the election result just a few days ago.Read full article: [Prime central London real estate agents report major boost from election]
 
Dubai sees property sales plummet compared to a year ago
2015-05-12 09:55:46 [Middle East]
The sales market in Dubai is slowing with the latest figures from the Land Department showing that they halved last month compared with a year earlier.Read full article: [Dubai sees property sales plummet compared to a year ago]
 
Majority of US metro areas experiencing falling home ownership rates, new research shows
2015-05-11 15:33:49 [North America]
Rising home prices in many metro areas in the United States have helped home owners build housing wealth in recent years, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors.Read full article: [Majority of US metro areas experiencing falling home ownership rates, new research shows]
 
UK buy to let landlords increasingly looking for semi-detached properties
2015-05-11 14:21:02 [Europe]
There has been a big jump in UK landlords looking to buy semi-detached property with demand for terraced houses almost half previous levels, new research shows.Read full article: [UK buy to let landlords increasingly looking for semi-detached properties]
 
Shortage of property for sale keeping UK prices high, latest index data suggests
2015-05-11 08:21:56 [Europe]
House prices in UK in the three months to April were 2.2% higher than in the preceding three months, according to the latest data from the Halifax.Read full article: [Shortage of property for sale keeping UK prices high, latest index data suggests]
 
Spanish property markets such as Marbella see recovery, new analysis shows
2015-05-08 14:32:32 [Europe]
After seven years of stagnation the property market in Spain is experiencing an uptick in sales and prices have reached bottom, according to a new analysis report.Read full article: [Spanish property markets such as Marbella see recovery, new analysis shows]
 
UK property market set for further growth due to stable election result
2015-05-08 12:42:22 [Europe]
House prices in the UK, especially the prime property market in London, are set to rise on the back of the Conservative win at the general election, according to property experts.Read full article: [UK property market set for further growth due to stable election result]
 
Prime central London property starting to outperform other areas of the city
2015-05-08 06:40:08 [Europe]
Homes in prime central London saw the biggest rise in value during the first quarter of 2015, as the centre starts to outperform outer prime parts of the capital for first time since June 2013.Read full article: [Prime central London property starting to outperform other areas of the city]
 
More top end luxury properties sold worldwide in 2014 than ever before
2015-05-07 17:46:15 [Global News]
More luxury properties than ever before were both sold and listed for sale at US$100 million or higher in 2014, according to new research.Read full article: [More top end luxury properties sold worldwide in 2014 than ever before]
 
Improved economy helps UK commercial property markets
2015-05-06 11:50:34 [Europe]
The last year has seen a marked shift in the commercial property markets in the UK, powered by improved economic fundamentals which drive the underlying occupier base, according to new reports.Read full article: [Improved economy helps UK commercial property markets]
 
UK mansion tax could affect thousands of ordinary home owners, expert warns
2015-05-06 10:23:26 [Europe]
If a mansion tax is introduced in the UK on higher value homes the knock-on effects could prove disastrous for thousands of ordinary home owners, it is claimed.Read full article: [UK mansion tax could affect thousands of ordinary home owners, expert warns]
 
Sales and rental markets in prime central London feeling election effect
2015-05-06 08:27:47 [Europe]
Both property prices and the rental markets in prime central London are being affected by the uncertainty surrounding the next UK government as the election remains too close to call just hours before polling opens.Read full article: [Sales and rental markets in prime central London feeling election effect]
 
US pending home sales up 1.1% in March, but with regional variations
2015-05-05 16:26:15 [North America]
Pending home sales in the United States continued upwards in March and reached their highest level since June 2013, according to the latest index figures.Read full article: [US pending home sales up 1.1% in March, but with regional variations]
 
Irish property prices on the rise again and now up 16.8% year on year
2015-05-05 14:21:09 [Europe]
After two months of falling prices, property in Ireland is on the rise again with values up 0.9% across the country, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Irish property prices on the rise again and now up 16.8% year on year]
 
Property prices in Australian cities holding steady and up almost 8% year on year
2015-05-04 13:43:42 [Australasia]
Residential property values across Australia’s capital cities increased by 0.8% in April, down from the 1.4% increase recorded in March, the latest index data shows.Read full article: [Property prices in Australian cities holding steady and up almost 8% year on year]
 
Consultants say anti-London political rhetoric is harming the city’s property markets
2015-05-04 10:27:19 [Europe]
The uncertainty fuelled by this week’s general election on the London housing market is unparalleled and has resulted in a near flat lining of performance in both the sales and lettings markets, it is claimed.Read full article: [Consultants say anti-London political rhetoric is harming the city’s property markets]
 
UK help to buy schemes continue to benefit first time buyers, latest data shows
2015-05-04 09:58:24 [Europe]
The UK’s flagship housing schemes aimed at boosting the property market continue to flourish with first time buyers benefitting the most, the latest published data shows.Read full article: [UK help to buy schemes continue to benefit first time buyers, latest data shows]
 
Property prices and rents holding steady in the Gulf region
2015-05-01 15:32:04 [Middle East]
Residential property prices in Dubai have increased 1.5% year on year, led by villas, with apartment seeing prices grow at a slower rate, according to the latest index.Read full article: [Property prices and rents holding steady in the Gulf region]
 
Edinburgh property market sees strong start to the year
2015-05-01 14:38:44 [Europe]
The Edinburgh property market has had a flying start to the year with encouraging levels of demand and high quality property coming to the market, it is claimed.Read full article: [Edinburgh property market sees strong start to the year]
 
UK house hunters holding off until general election result, agents believe
2015-05-01 14:11:10 [Europe]
House hunters in the UK seem to be holding off making a decision with the country’s general election just a week away, according to the latest monthly report from estate agents.Read full article: [UK house hunters holding off until general election result, agents believe]
 
UK house prices up 1% in April, according to latest index
2015-05-01 06:06:13 [Europe]
Annual house price growth in the UK edged up to 5.2% in April from 5.1% in March, according to the latest index from the Nationwide building society.Read full article: [UK house prices up 1% in April, according to latest index]
 
Prime London market sees more first time buyers
2015-04-30 11:25:19 [Europe]
More first time buyers are active in the prime London property market with fewer real estate investors in the sector in the first quarter of this year, new research shows.Read full article: [Prime London market sees more first time buyers]
 
Property prices in England and Wales down 0.8%, latest official figures show
2015-04-30 10:32:04 [Europe]
Property prices in England and Wales fell by 0.8% in March, taking the average house price to £178,007, according to the latest data from the Land Registry.Read full article: [Property prices in England and Wales down 0.8%, latest official figures show]
 
More signs of recovery in Spanish property market
2015-04-29 18:07:20 [Europe]
The Spanish residential property market is showing further signs of recovery with the latest national figures showing that completed sales in February were higher than 2014 and 2012.Read full article: [More signs of recovery in Spanish property market]
 
Prices in Scotland up over 13% year on year, latest official data shows
2015-04-29 10:21:28 [Europe]
House prices in Scotland rose by 13.3% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to official statistics published by the Registers of Scotland (RoS).Read full article: [Prices in Scotland up over 13% year on year, latest official data shows]
 
Shortage of bricks and bricklayers in UK could hamper new home building
2015-04-29 08:03:51 [Europe]
The increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers in the UK could threaten future house building plans, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).Read full article: [Shortage of bricks and bricklayers in UK could hamper new home building]
 
UK landlords expect rent rises to slow by next year
2015-04-28 10:25:47 [Europe]
UK landlords expect annual rent growth to slow to 1.7% by next year, down from 3.7% currently, according to the latest sentiment survey.Read full article: [UK landlords expect rent rises to slow by next year]
 



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