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Housing demand falls amid election uncertainty

There has been a fall in demand for homes across much of the UK, enabling buyers to negotiate better prices, fresh data from the National Association...

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a deposit to buy their own...

House prices rebound in June – Nationwide

Residential property price in the UK rebounded in June after falling for three months, fresh data from Nationwide has revealed. House prices rose 1.1% in June alone...

Demand falls due to ‘increasing house prices and limited housing stock’

Mortgage approvals and household credit growth both slowed last month, adding to growing signs that prospective purchasers in the UK are starting to be deterred by...

UK property auction activity is ‘strong and stable’ despite political instability

Investment activity in residential property across the UK continued to perform well despite the political uncertainty from a snap general election. Some to 2,422 lots were sold...

Average lot size of deals in the City of London hits almost £110m in May

The average lot size for commercial property investments in the City of London reached almost £110m last month, up 52% on May 2016 levels, fresh data...

Buy-to-let networking event to take part in Southport

From unfavourable tax changes to tougher mortgage lending conditions, the past 18 months or so have been difficult for many buy-to-let investors, and yet there may...

Property hotspot: Manchester is still ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest

The property market in northern England, supported in part by the Northern Powerhouse concept, has attracted a lot of media attention, not to mention both domestic...

Strong demand fuels surge in Portugal house prices

Residential property prices in Portugal increased by 7.9% in the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period of last year, the latest figures...

Property auction calendar – 26th June – 2nd July

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place at venues across the UK,...

One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by ‘Brexit scaremongering’

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the government now gets on with...

London’s West End investment market dominated by £100m+ deals

Property deals worth £100m+ are dominating London’s West End investment market at the moment, with ten deals of this size totalling £2.175bn transacted this year, a...

US home sales rebound as prices hit new high

Residential property sales in the US rebounded last month following a fall in April, helping to drive up prices in the process, the latest figures show. High...

Rents continue to rise in Spain

Rental asking prices are increasing fast across many parts of Spain, particularly in hot markets like Barcelona and the Balearics; an attractive proposition for property investors. Rental...

UK home sales set to drop significantly amid political uncertainty

Residential property transactions in May dropped by 3.3% on the previous month, following two successive months of growth, in what could be a sign of things...

Commercial property investors turn attention to industrial market

Commercial property investors across the UK are turning their attention to the industrial market, which has seen a rise in transactions in the past few weeks,...

Buying property is best investment most of us can ever make - just ask retirees

If you want to build your wealth in the short-term, the easiest way to do so is by saving more money. If you want to build your...

Safe as houses still holds true in uncertain times

American investor Howard Marks once said about investing in uncertain times, “move forward, but with caution”. The past 18 months or so would definitely be regarded...

Major deal will sees further investment for the Welsh creative industry sector

Cardiff will be home to one of the biggest film and TV studios in Wales, following the Welsh government’s decision to acquire the 250,000 sq ft...

How much have home prices increased by since end of The Great Recession in 2009?

Eight years of quantitative easing (QE) and record low interest rates is estimated to have cost savers more than £160bn, but supported strong increases in the...

UK property price growth is ‘occurring at an unattainable rate’

The average asking price in the UK fell 0.4% in June compared with the previous month according to new data released by Rightmove yesterday, but property...

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign property investors, as the prudential...

High property prices in Hong Kong prompts housing bubble fears

Despite the introduction of higher property taxes, demand for residential property in Hong Kong shows no signs of slowing, especially from investors in mainland China, pricing...

Housing shortage drives up property prices in Scotland

Residential property prices rose by an average of £3,217 north of the border in April, the latest Your Move’s Scotland House Price Index shows. After stalling in...

Leeds is an ‘increasingly desirable location’

Economically vibrant and at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, Leeds is a magnet for businesses, which partly explains why office take-up in the city is...

Housing output in Scotland continues to flatline

Overall housing output north of the border continued to flatline with just 88 more homes, the equivalent of around 1%, built in 2016 compared with the...

Property auction calendar – 19th-25th June

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place at venues across the UK,...

Asking prices fall in June for first time in eight years

Asking prices for UK homes have fallen over the past month as current political uncertainty continues to deter some potential buyers, fresh figures show. Prices sought by...

Canadian home prices could fall up to 40%, warns Capital Economics

Residential property prices in Canada could fall by as much as 40% over the next five years, led by falls in Vancouver and Toronto where the...

Rental price declines in PCL less marked in lower and higher price brackets

The rental market in prime central London is showing signs that it is potentially on the road to recovery, as reflected by the latest figures from...

Plans approved for major development in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle Area

A major property scheme proposed for the Baltic Triangle Area in Liverpool, perhaps the most exciting part of the city, has secured consent from Liverpool City...

Home seller valuations fall as remortgage levels rise

The number of homes coming on to the market for sale continued to fall across the UK last month, adding to the widening supply-demand imbalance in...

UK house prices proving resilient despite political uncertainty

Britain’s housing market is once again proving resilient despite political turmoil caused by Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election and the looming Brexit...

Andermatt is a hidden gem, says first British buyer at Swiss ski resort

The first British purchaser of property at Swiss ski resort Andermatt Swiss Alps says she has been ‘blown away’ by how much the resort has developed...

Government urged to implement housing white paper

The Conservative party should stick to proposals put forward in February’s housing white paper, despite having to lead a minority government after the general election, according to...

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to obtain free expert advice to...

Top 10 global investment property hotspots

There was a 6.5% increase in global house prices in the year to March 2017, the highest annual rate of growth in three years, new figures...

‘Business as usual’ for UK housing industry despite election uncertainty

Following last week’s general election, many political commentators believe that currently the only certainty in Britain is uncertainty, after the Prime Minister Theresa May lost her...

REIT-backed BrickCoin unveils vision for real estate-backed cryptocurrency

BrickCoin, a blockchain financial platform backed entirely by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) has unveiled its vision for a ‘real estate-backed’ digital currency that will underpin...

New Q&A aims to make SDLT less complicated

A new ‘questions and answers’ resource designed to make it easier for those investing in property to understand their Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) obligations has...

House prices in England and Wales hit new record high

House prices in England and Wales returned to growth in May, pushing the average property value to a new all-time high of £303,200. Across England and Wales,...

Will overseas investors exploit weak pound to buy property in the UK?

The pound fell to an eight-week low after last week’s surprise general election result, which has increased uncertainty over both the forthcoming Brexit talks and the...

The DUP’s housing policies at-a-glance

After calling a surprise snap general election in a bid to increase her party’s majority in the House of Commons and secure a personal mandate, Theresa...

Property auction calendar – 12th-18th June

Property auctions are a good place for investors to pick up a bargain, and every week these events are taking place at venues across the UK,...

New government urged to make housing ‘a top priority’

The Conservative party, assuming it is able to form a new government, is being urged to make tacking the growing housing crisis an issue of primary...

Plans to transform Swansea city centre move a step closer to reality

Radical plans to transform Swansea city centre moved a step closer to reality this week after Swansea Council approved the first phase of the £500m regeneration...

Overseas buyers influencing US luxury home market

International buyers of residential property in the U.S. may not necessarily have a major impact on the overall housing market, but they do have a lot...

Custom and self build could deliver up to 50,000 new homes a year, says expert

A host of self build celebrities, including Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and George Clarke of Amazing Spaces, have backed the National Custom and Self Build...

Government’s SDLT reform has ‘shattered the property market’

The government’s decision to introduce stamp duty land tax (SDLT) reforms 12 months ago has had an adverse impact on the overall housing market across England...

Election day is here, but which party is capable of fixing the housing crisis?

With successive governments failing to build enough housing - particularly social housing - the UK is in the grip of a worsening crisis, with homelessness on...

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