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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%]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
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]
 
Million dollar sales push up Auckland’s average house price in September
2014-10-06 11:51:11 [Australasia]
The average price of homes sold in Auckland, New Zealand, reached a record high last month, according to the latest published figures.Read full article: [Million dollar sales push up Auckland’s average house price in September]
 
UK house prices set to fall in 2015 after rising too much this year
2014-10-06 08:31:33 [Europe]
UK house prices are set to fall next year as price growth as got ahead of itself in 2014, but they will start rising again in 2016, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [UK house prices set to fall in 2015 after rising too much this year]
 
Property value growth in Australian capital cities flat in September
2014-10-03 16:52:09 [Australasia]
Residential property values across Australia’s capital cities were virtually flat over the month of September, according to the latest RP Data CoreLogic Home Value Index.Read full article: [Property value growth in Australian capital cities flat in September]
 
London housing bank being created
2014-10-03 15:28:24 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has announced what is described as an innovative new £200 million investment scheme for developers and housing associations that will help accelerate the building of thousands more low cost homes in the city.Read full article: [London housing bank being created]
 
Americans more confident about the nation’s housing market, new research shows
2014-10-02 19:01:56 [North America]
Overall Americans are more confident about the housing market than at the start of the year, according to the latest Zillow Housing Confidence Index.Read full article: [Americans more confident about the nation’s housing market, new research shows]
 
Property prices in Ireland up almost 15% in last year
2014-10-01 06:23:56 [Europe]
Residential property prices in Ireland have increased by almost 15% in the last 12 months, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics.Read full article: [Property prices in Ireland up almost 15% in last year]
 
US pending home sales fall slightly, latest NAR data shows
2014-09-30 14:50:48 [North America]
Pending home sales in the United States slowed modestly in August but contract signings remain at their second highest level over the past year, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors.Read full article: [US pending home sales fall slightly, latest NAR data shows]
 
UK house price fall after 16 monthly rises in a row
2014-09-30 09:03:46 [Europe]
UK house prices fell by 0.2% in September, following 16 consecutive monthly price rises but the picture on a quarterly basis is still relatively strong.Read full article: [UK house price fall after 16 monthly rises in a row]
 
Agents report rush of business in Scotland after referendum vote
2014-09-30 08:30:21 [Europe]
Scotland has seen renewed activity in the residential real estate market in the weeks after the historic referendum vote.Read full article: [Agents report rush of business in Scotland after referendum vote]
 
Latest data from UK estate agents shows younger buyers priced out of market
2014-09-29 14:17:19 [Europe]
People aged in their thirties are dominating the first time buyer market in the UK with those who are younger prices out of the market, according to a new report from the National Association of Real Estate Agents (NAEA).Read full article: [Latest data from UK estate agents shows younger buyers priced out of market]
 
Low cost rental property programme launched in the UK
2014-09-29 09:11:28 [Europe]
A new pioneering £400 million programme has been launched in the UK to boost the building of new affordable rental homes available at below market rates.Read full article: [Low cost rental property programme launched in the UK]
 
Average House prices in England and Wales up 8.4% year on year
2014-09-26 16:58:31 [Europe]
Average house price in England and Wales increased 1% in August to reach £177,824, according to the latest index from the Land Registry.Read full article: [Average House prices in England and Wales up 8.4% year on year]
 
London’s Mayfair once again becoming top prime market
2014-09-26 16:26:43 [Europe]
Mayfair has not always justified its status as the premier address on the London Monopoly board but it is now on track to be a prestigious location again.
Read full article: [London’s Mayfair once again becoming top prime market]
 
Latest Help Buy figures show over 50,000 have bought new homes in England
2014-09-26 10:55:06 [Europe]
Almost 53,000 households have bought a home in England through the government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme, according to the latest figures to be released.Read full article: [Latest Help Buy figures show over 50,000 have bought new homes in England]
 
Homes in England near top performing schools cost an average of 16.6% more
2014-09-26 09:51:53 [Europe]
The average value of a home within a mile of one the top 50 best performing schools in England is 16.6% higher than average values in the surrounding local authority area, new research shows.
Read full article: [Homes in England near top performing schools cost an average of 16.6% more]
 
Studies show more people in UK planning to downsize to fund retirement
2014-09-26 06:48:09 [Europe]
Some 12% of the UK’s retired population are planning to downsize their property within the next five years, potentially unlocking an estimated £136.5 billion of housing equity in the process.
Read full article: [Studies show more people in UK planning to downsize to fund retirement]
 
Dubai to introduce new measures to ensure broker transparency
2014-09-25 12:00:23 [Middle East]
New measures are being introduced in Dubai next year to make sure hundreds of new real estate brokers are monitored.Read full article: [Dubai to introduce new measures to ensure broker transparency]
 
Rising residential and office rents make London costliest city in world to live
2014-09-25 08:40:26 [Global News]
London has become the world’s most expensive city to live and work due to the increased costs of renting homes and office space, new global research shows.Read full article: [Rising residential and office rents make London costliest city in world to live]
 
Demand for new properties in Miami impacts on existing home market
2014-09-24 14:02:01 [North America]
Demand for new construction properties continued to impact the Miami existing real estate market in August as reflected by sales activity, prices, and rising inventory, according to the latest report from the Miami Association of Realtors.Read full article: [Demand for new properties in Miami impacts on existing home market]
 
Bidders announced for new fast track housing developments in London
2014-09-24 12:57:57 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has selected preferred bidders for two sites owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to fast track the creation of more than 1,200 new high quality homes.Read full article: [Bidders announced for new fast track housing developments in London]
 
Referendum waiting game pushes rents to all-time peak in Scotland
2014-09-24 09:50:56 [Europe]
The Scottish independence referendum contributed to the recent rise in rents to a new record high of £537 per month, up 2.7% in the last 12 months, the latest index shows.Read full article: [Referendum waiting game pushes rents to all-time peak in Scotland]
 
Spanish property sales now regarded as stable as they increase five months in a row
2014-09-23 15:01:21 [Europe]
Year on year property sales in Spain have increased for five months in a row, signalling that the residential real estate market is becoming more stable.Read full article: [Spanish property sales now regarded as stable as they increase five months in a row]
 
Expectations for future house price growth in the UK eases to 13 month low
2014-09-23 13:32:18 [Europe]
Home owners in the UK still perceive that the value of their home increased in September but at the slowest rate for eight months, the latest property market sentiment index shows.Read full article: [Expectations for future house price growth in the UK eases to 13 month low]
 
US house price growth cooling but likely to still rise over 3% in next year
2014-09-22 16:12:44 [North America]
Some housing markets in the United States are starting to cool but overall home values are expected to rise another 3.1% between now and August 2015.Read full article: [US house price growth cooling but likely to still rise over 3% in next year]
 
UK continues to see average property prices grow, but biggest rise still in London
2014-09-22 12:44:09 [Europe]
Average UK property price growth remains strong across the country, up 8.9% annually to £206,578, according to the latest monthly index.Read full article: [UK continues to see average property prices grow, but biggest rise still in London]
 
Rent rises in England and Wales slowing but reach record high
2014-09-22 10:16:46 [Europe]
Residential rents have eased across England and Wales, slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak, according to the latest buy to let inRead full article: [Rent rises in England and Wales slowing but reach record high]
 
Canadian prices expected to rise 5.9% this year but only 0.7% in 2015
2014-09-19 11:03:43 [Europe]
The national average home price in Canada is now projected to rise by 5.9% to $405,000 in 2014 and a further 0.7% in 2015, according to the latest forecast.Read full article: [Canadian prices expected to rise 5.9% this year but only 0.7% in 2015]
 
New report warns only well-off will be able to afford to buy a home in the UK
2014-09-19 10:01:24 [Europe]
Only the wealthiest of the next generation will be able to buy a home if current trends continue in the UK, according to a new report from the National Housing Federation.Read full article: [New report warns only well-off will be able to afford to buy a home in the UK]
 
UK govt announces new building standards proposals
2014-09-19 09:58:30 [Europe]
New measures will save UK house builders and councils £114 million per year by cutting red tape and ensuring homes are built to demanding standards.Read full article: [UK govt announces new building standards proposals]
 



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