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KEYWORD "Housing Market" - 370 RESULTS
Overall asking prices will remain flat in 2019, Rightmove predicts

The national average asking price of property coming to market is to remain flat at 0% in 2019, according to a...

12 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of home movers move less than 10 miles

Just under half (48%) of property movers move less than 10 miles from their current home, with just 27% moving less...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Propertymark’s analysis offers overview of 2018 property market

Propertymark has studied its sales and lettings data to reveal trends from the year, with the findings revealing that first-time buyer...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

There are signs of growth in the Cyprus property market

Over the course of this year, the economy of Cyprus has begun to stabilise and confidence started to return to the...

05 December 2018

From: Breaking News

October saw slowing housing market due to Brexit uncertainty

Demand from prospective buyers and supply of available homes both fell by 13% in October amidst uncertainty surrounding Brexit. NAEA Propertymark’s October...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Uncertainty over Brexit leads to many British expats returning home

The number of British expats living in Spain has dropped by 40%, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. What’s more, between 2012...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Drop in available rental homes pushes rents to record high

Asking rents have reached a record high this quarter following an ongoing trend of fewer property investors purchasing buy-to-let properties, according...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit causing concern among landlords despite steady rental growth

Brexit concerns continue to loom large for landlords despite average UK rental values growing steadily over the last month. That’s according...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain the 16th most expensive place in the world for a city centre flat

The average price for a two-bed city centre flat in the UK is £227,000, nearly £100,000 more than in Europe (£131,000)...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool property market approaches £1 billion milestone ahead of digital switch-over

Liverpool’s property market is set to reach a £1 billion valuation this year as the total spent on house sales has...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits prefer country living to city life, research shows

Some 18% of relocating Brits are more than twice as likely to move to the country than the city, according to...

31 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Home-movers warned to act now to move by Christmas

Average asking prices of newly-marketed property show a fall of 2.3% in August as new sellers launch a ‘late summer sale’,...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

House price growth increases but rate continues to slow

UK national house price growth is on an upward curve, according to Carter Jonas. But it continues to slow with rates...

10 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Winner’s prize fund at Wimbledon wouldn’t buy a home in SW19

Winning a singles title at Wimbledon wouldn’t cover the cost of a detached home in the tournament’s SW19 postcode, according to...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

NAEA says housing market now back in favour of sellers

The housing market has swung back in favour of sellers, according to NAEA Propertymark's April Housing Report.  The research found that demand...

30 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits are regaining confidence in the property market

Some 84% of British homeowners expect property prices in their area to rise over the next six months, up 14% from...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Housing wealth of last time buyers set to surpass £1 trillion this year

New research from Legal & General and economics consultancy CEBR has revealed that last time buyers now own £938 billion of...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Five expert predictions – what is the outlook for investors?

Fresh from his keynote speech at the Landlord Investment Show last month, property expert Kam Dovedi shares his five property predictions with...

11 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors targeted as over 500 London flats cost more than £1m

London currently contains 585 one-bed flats for sale for more than £1 million, according to research by online estate agents HouseSimple.com. The...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Asking prices hit record highs in the FTB and second-stepper markets

Strong demand from home movers at the beginning of the year has led to the average asking price of a newly-marketed...

21 March 2018

From: Breaking News

House-hunters flood the market

The number of house-hunters looking for new homes rose by 37% in January in line with the supply of available properties...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Uri Geller and Equinox Living offer buyers the chance to win brand new apartment

A new competition offering the chance to win a one-bedroom apartment in Bracknell has been launched by Uri Geller and Equinox...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

New-build luxury London homes could outlast existing properties on the market

New-build developments in the capital’s most popular areas could remain on the market for longer and be sold with higher discounts...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Government encourages responses on rent-a-room relief

The government is awaiting responses from anyone with evidence on rent-a-room relief following its announcement to better target it towards longer-term...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

London rental supply falls as sharp rise is recorded in other major UK cities

The latest Property & Homemover Report, released by marketing consultancy TwentyCi, has shown a sharp rise in the number of rental...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Spanish property market continues to thrive

Demand for Spanish property continues to increase, the latest market analysis from Lucas Fox has revealed. The number of Lucas Fox sales...

29 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: housing supply is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahead of today’s Budget, property experts are waiting to see whether their predictions will be dispelled, or whether they will prove...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals that temporary stamp duty cut would encourage home moving

More than a fifth of recent home buyers (those who purchased less than three years ago) would consider moving home if...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Firm’s biggest auction of the year raises £23 million

Over £23 million of land and property was sold by Clive Emson Auctioneers at its autumn auction. Achieving a sale rate of...

15 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Crowdfunding model launches equity-only platform

MercyCrowd has become the first international platform to enable investment in buy-to-let properties. With an aim to safeguard investors from negative leverage...

25 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of flats collapse due to lack of demand from FTBs

First-time buyers in London are taking a step back to wait for a reasonable deal, causing a lack of demand in...

18 October 2017

From: Breaking News

England’s new homes shortfall will reach over 1m by 2022

England has encountered a rift between new build completions and new households being added to the population after a slow output...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

St Albans commands highest premiums for those looking to upsize

St Albans has been ranked as the most expensive location for a family to upsize from a two-bed flat to a...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Scotland experiences strongest property market since 2008

Scotland's property market is at its strongest since 2008, despite the EU Referendum, this year’s general election, higher tax rates than the...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Europeans expect rising house prices over the next 12 months

Three in five (59%) consumers across Europe believe that prices will rise over the next 12 months, according to the ING...

15 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish property sales up 19% in June

There has been a sharp increase in the number of home sales in Spain, according to the latest figures from the...

01 September 2017

From: Breaking News

No end in sight to UK’s housing shortage

The UK’s housing market showed further signs of weakness in July, as the number of property sales fell as uncertainty and...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

British house prices will ‘struggle to rise much’ this year

Residential property price growth across Britain eased to a three-month low in August, as cooler economic conditions and political uncertainty continued...

30 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers are currently ‘supporting’ the UK housing market

Demand from first-time buyers is driving the UK housing market as landlords and homeowners hold off making any big decisions, according...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices in the UK fall

The average asking price of property coming on to the market has dropped by 0.9%, or £2,758, this month, according to...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sales and prices are falling in Canada

Canada’s property market continues to run out of steam, with the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) revealing...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Aston Mead backs MPs call to cut stamp duty

Land broker Aston Mead has backed calls for a reduction to stamp duty across all property price brackets in order to...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Growth in UK property prices increased at a slower pace of 4.9% in June, down from 5% a month earlier, according...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK’s largest auctioneer has offered record number of lots this year

Auction House, the UK’s largest property auctioneer, has offered more lots in the seven months to August than in any other...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possession rates falling

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance fell during the second quarter of 2017. This...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Annual growth slowing as market 'pauses' for summer break

Annual house price growth slowed in July, according to the latest figures from LSL Property Services. Last month, annual growth dipped by...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property price growth is coming to a standstill

Residential property prices in the UK increased at the slowest rate in over four years in July, due to ongoing political...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Cut stamp duty to free up mobility, says report

Improvements to the existing stamp duty regime would significantly boost the number of housing transactions across England and Wales, according to...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Political uncertainty deters property sellers

The shock result of the recent UK general election which returned a hung parliament, coupled with ongoing concerns about the impact...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

How millennials shape the UK housing market

Millennials are the generation born between the early 1980s and the early years of the 21st century, which means that at...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for UK property at a five-year high, says Strutt & Parker

Strutt & Parker, one of the UK’s largest independent estate agents, has seen demand for property in the UK increase significantly...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage drives up UK house prices

A chronic shortage of properties continues to drive house prices upwards across Britain, according to Nationwide Building Society’s latest house price...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in new build sales in Hong Kong

Wealthy foreign investors, particularly from mainland China, are continuing to invest in Hong Kong’s ultra-luxury housing market as part of a...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property asking prices slashed across London as market stalls

Many vendors in London are now reducing the asking price of their homes by tens of thousands of pounds as the...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing market activity bounces back as buyers push through transactions

Following May’s fall in property sales, the number of homes sold in the UK during June improved significantly, as buyers and...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Plan to ban leaseholds on new-build houses is ‘step in right direction’

The government’s plan to ban housebuilders from selling houses as leasehold in England and reduce ground rents on flats to zero...

26 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Online property portal for landlords eyes IPO

Ezylet, a property portal aimed at private landlords, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor, seeking fresh funds to grow...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth continues to slow

Growth in residential property prices in the UK continued to slow, but the cost of the average home still increased by...

19 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Cheaper house prices cause surge in prime London housing market activity

The decline in property prices at the upper end of London’s housing market has led to a sharp rise in home...

18 July 2017

From: Breaking News

New home prices rise in Canada

New home prices in Canada continued to increase month-on-month in May, led by growth in Toronto and Vancouver, according to the...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing market hit by political uncertainty, says RICS

Residential property price growth in the UK has fallen to its lowest level for almost a year as political uncertainty continues...

14 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Slowdown in UK housing market ‘doesn't mark the start of a sustained fall in prices’

UK house price growth may have currently flattened to the lowest level since 2013, but this does not necessarily mean that...

10 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Manchester establishes itself as a major buy-to-let property hotspot

Despite recent turmoil, it seems Manchester is a city on the up, as it is now being identified as a true...

07 July 2017

From: Breaking News

London house prices are ‘vulnerable to an exceptionally painful correction’

Residential properties in London are generally increasing in value each year by more than their owners receive in salary, new figures...

06 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales activity picking up for prime country homes in the UK

There was a marginal rise in prime country prices in the UK in the second quarter of the year, thanks in...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

House price growth in Canada set to slow sharply

Canada’s red-hot housing market looks set to cool next year, with property prices heading for a ‘soft landing’, according to the...

05 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property in affluent parts of London viewed as a ‘safe bet’

People borrowed more than £17bn in new mortgages last year in order to buy property in London, as homeowners, investors and...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging sector returns to growth, thanks to high demand from investors

A growing number of property investors are turning to alternative finance options to overcome tougher mainstream mortgage lending criteria and stress...

30 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Government urged to do more to ‘bring house price inflation in line with earnings’

The annual rise in UK house prices picked up again in May, the latest figures show, with prices continuing to rise...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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,...

19 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

18 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

12 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

09 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

09 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Which party do you think is best suited to preside over the UK housing market?

With housing high on the political agenda ahead of tomorrow’s general election, all the major parties have pledged to tackle the...

07 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Public trusts Conservatives more than Labour to fix housing crisis, poll says

More British homeowners trust the Conservatives more than Labour to fix the country’s ‘broken’ housing market, according to a new poll. With...

06 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The days of surging UK house prices ‘are gone’

The tide has definitely turned against the seller in the UK housing market, a leading property expert has yesterday, following the...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential property sales drop ahead of general election

The number of residential property sales has fallen by 20% as many prospective purchasers adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach ahead...

31 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Low interest rates will ‘continue to support demand’ for property

Cheap borrowing levels should boost demand for property across the UK in the coming months, despite a recent fall in the...

26 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost a quarter of homebuyers forced into bidding war

Many buyers desperate to purchase their desired home have been asked to enter into a bidding war, which can often include...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Fife’s housing market remains ‘strong and resilient’

The residential property market in Fife continues to flourish following a strong start to the year thanks to growing buyer confidence,...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £317,281

Home sales this month remained robust as buyers shrugged off pre-election jitters, signalling growing confidence in the UK economy and bolstering...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish housing market remains ‘stable and reliable’

There was a sharp rise in the number of property transactions north of the border in March, as demand for property...

22 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Top ways to reduce stamp duty on prime property

Sales of homes at the top end of the housing market have collapsed over the past 12 months or so, especially...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Lib Dems manifesto fails to address ‘lack of supply’ in the housing market – claim

The Liberal Democrats launched its manifesto yesterday ahead of next month’s general election pledging to deliver 300,000 new homes a year,...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand from investors leads to increase in bridging loans

Demand for short-term loans continued to increase in the first quarter of the year, with more property investors turning to bridging...

16 May 2017

From: Breaking News

UK asking prices edge higher

Asking prices increased across most of England and Wales between March and April, with the exception of London where values continued...

15 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Most U.S. homes are worth less than before the real estate crash of 2007

Despite the recovery in housing markets across some part of the U.S. in recent years, most notably in large metropolitan areas,...

12 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Political and economic uncertainty ‘takes its toll on the UK property market’

There was a 9% decline in the number of residential property sales recorded last month, owed in part to a fall...

12 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Lack of property for sale in the UK intensifies as new listings drop by 4%

April is traditionally a busy time for the UK housing market, but fewer homeowners put their properties up for sale last...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Foreign property investors hit hard in Australian budget

International property investors have been hit by a number of measures in the budget in Australia this week in a bid...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

London’s property market is booming – if you know where to look

Despite weakening growth in the capital, where values are around 80% higher than in 2009, there are still plenty of good...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Rise in cash buyers due to ‘over-zealous’ lending rules

There was a sharp rise in the number of home buyers using cash to buy property last year, with mortgage lending...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Vendors starting to realise ‘their homes aren’t worth as much as they thought’

UK house prices fell again in April, as growing uncertainty and affordability constraints continue to have an impact on buyers across...

09 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors target property in main German cities

Real estate markets across Germany’s main cities are starting to look increasingly attractive to international property investors, especially those in southern...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Looking to invest in Portugal?

Portugal has long appealed the Britons looking to buy property overseas, and with housing market conditions continuing to improve now could...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Planning consents for new homes in the UK continue to increase

The number of residential properties receiving planning consent continues to increase and reached almost 300,000 last year, fresh figures show. According to...

03 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Irresponsible lending in the UK could lead to return of ‘negative equity’

TSB has reduced mortgage lending to first-time buyers, especially in London, amid growing concerns that many homeowners without significant equity in...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House price inflation at 12-year high in large regional cities

City level residential property price growth gained momentum in the first quarter of the year, rising by 3.5%, led by large...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Irish developer targets UK property investors

With four of the eight luxury houses in a new exclusive development in Kenmare, County Kerry in the South West of...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect interest rates and the mortgage market?

Article 50, the starting gun for the UK to leave the European Union was triggered on the 29th March and now...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices rise across Scotland

The average price of a home in Scotland in February reached £173,862 – a rise of 3.3% on the previous year,...

25 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Consumer confidence in UK housing market settling into a new lower ‘normal’

Households’ expectations on UK house prices for the coming year remains rather subdued following the outcome of last year’s EU referendum,...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Typical property asking price up £3.5k in April 2017

Homeowners across the UK planning to sell up are being warned of the risks of listing their home at an unrealistic...

24 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Canadian housing starts hit near 10-year high

Canadian housing starts in March hit their highest level since September 2007, driven by a significant increase in the Toronto market...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing market activity ‘will pick up again’ despite ‘gloomy’ housing report

Despite new figures from the RICS Residential Market Survey showing a rather ‘gloomy’ outlook about the state of the residential property...

18 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Cheap borrowing and a severe lack of supply will ‘support’ UK house prices

UK house price may growth may have slowed to a four year low in March, but indications are that prices will...

14 April 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

More home loans were secured to buy property in the UK during the first two months of 2017 than any year...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Softening housing market in London offers inventors ‘better value for money’

London’s housing market continues to slow, with the latest figures revealing that prices increased at their slowest rate for nearly five...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing market boom: Sydney records £460m auction weekend

Investors are cashing in on Sydney’s strong pre-Easter property market by selling homes across the city, a trend which contributed towards...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to rise by over £50,000 by 2021

Residential property prices will surge by more than £50,000 over the next four years despite Brexit uncertainty, economists predict. The average UK...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of homes listed for sale increase across the UK

The number of new properties listed for sale across the UK was up 21.7% in March compared to February, fresh figures...

06 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor confidence runs high

Confidence about investing in property continues to grow, as many property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, predict a good year ahead for...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Over a third of home sales in England and Wales fall through before completion

More than a third of home sales fell through in the UK prior to completion during the first quarter of the...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Squeeze on consumers weighs on UK property market

Growing economic uncertainty in the UK is starting to weigh on consumer confidence and willingness to engage in major transactions such...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

UK home sales hit 10-year high in February

UK home sales agreed by estate agents increased to a 10-year high in February, suggesting that confidence in the housing market...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Central London housebuilding collapses 75% as prices continue to fall

The number of new homes breaking ground in central London has plunged by 75% year-on-year as housebuilders put planned projects on...

31 March 2017

From: Breaking News

An oldie but a goodie – reversionary ground rents in 2017

From the vantage point of the rostrum, in unprecedented economic times with historically low interest rates and persistently low inflation, the...

29 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty prompts decline in UK property deals

Demand among home buyers has seen a modest recovery following initial post-referendum jitters, but with just 24 hours until Theresa May...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Fall in property sales threatens London’s status as economic powerhouse

Residential property sales across many parts of the UK will fall in the year ahead, especially in London, if demand for...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

US investors target homes in Ireland

Property investors in the US flocked to an Irish property show in Boston last week with a view to taking advantage...

27 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors ‘undeterred by the changing economic and political landscape’

There is nothing that markets dislike more than uncertainty and surprises, and the Brexit vote unleashed considerable forces of uncertainty. But...

23 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Spain sees a sharp rise in residential property sales

The number of Spanish homes changing hands increased significantly in January, the latest figures show. Data from the Association of Spanish Notaries...

23 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Shortage of ‘suitable property for sale’ drives up asking prices

Asking prices in the housing market in England and Wales continued to rise in March, led by gains in the Midlands,...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

The widening gulf between salaries and house prices is “extremely worrying”

Residential property prices in England and Wales now cost 7.6 times the average income, up from 3.6 times earnings in 1997,...

20 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Sales of prime London property pick up as prices become more ‘realistic’

Sales volumes are increasing in the prime central London property market as purchasers look to take advantage of more ‘realistic’ asking...

17 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investment demand in London's prime residential markets improves

Competitive bidding, lower asking prices, a weak pound, the residential property market in the capital continues to appeal to many prospective...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Midlands Engine strategy will ‘provide a welcome boost for housing levels’

The government yesterday launched its Midlands Energy strategy, which is expected to boost the supply of much needed new homes in...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Chancellor fails to deal with Britain’s ‘broken’ housing market

Yesterday’s rather low-key Budget statement failed to mention the housing market as the government continues to bury its head on the...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Sellers return to test the UK housing market

Supply of property increased during February, as sellers returned to the test the housing market, according to the latest research from...

09 March 2017

From: Breaking News

New guide to investing in a leasehold property

The leasehold system is a feudal form of property ownership in England and Wales, which many investors believe is a flawed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Property expert calls for VAT reform to shore up UK housing market

This week’s Budget statement will present the Chancellor Philip Hammond with a prime opportunity to address the inequality in VAT between new...

06 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer Britons buying property in Spain post-Brexit

There has been a significant fall in British demand for Spanish homes since the EU referendum, despite the overall Spanish housing...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Low borrowing costs and shortage of homes for sale will ‘support prices’

A chronic lack of homes for sale and historically low mortgage borrowing costs will continue to push UK house prices even...

02 March 2017

From: Breaking News

U.S. home sales hit 10-year high

U.S. home resales rose to a 10-year high in January despite higher prices and mortgage rates, suggesting that confidence in the...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Northern regions are ‘now a primary focus’ for UK property investors

With London’s housing market continuing to slow, a growing number of property investors are reportedly now turning their attentions to England’s...

27 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in UK housing market remains strong

The UK housing market remains remarkably solid, as reflected by the 4.9% increase in the volume of residential property transactions between...

22 February 2017

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Canadian home prices rise further

Residential property prices in Canada continued to increase in January, led by gains in Toronto’s red-hot housing market, fresh figures show. The...

22 February 2017

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Asking price growth slows for homes in England and Wales

Asking prices for residential properties listed for sale in England and Wales increased by 2% in the month to early February, the...

20 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish house prices rise 2.2%

The average price of a home in Scotland in December 2016 increased by 2.2% compared with the previous year to reach...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing shortage and cheap borrowing will continue to support UK house prices

UK house prices may have ended last year around £15,000 higher on average than when the year started, but the signs...

16 February 2017

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Why I’m investing in the North of England

House prices continued to rise towards the end of last year, with the last three months seeing a 2.5% increase, according...

13 February 2017

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Irish house prices forecast to rise by 5% in 2017

Moody’s has warned of a severe shortage of housing in Ireland, which is continuing to drive up prices. The global ratings agency...

13 February 2017

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Supply shortage pushes Northern Irish house prices up

The supply of residential properties in the Northern Ireland market continued to decline last month, prompting prices to rise, according to...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Green belt policy ‘should be reappraised’ to solve the housing crisis

There is a well documented housing crisis in England, especially in the south of the country where property prices are at...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Caution to dominate UK housing market in 2017

Political and economic uncertainty and a dip in sentiment and transactions generated in part by the outcome of the EU referendum...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Shortage of UK homes means prices will hold up

A chronic shortage of homes for sale is pushing house prices in the UK even higher, a property investment specialist has...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Specialist finance provider reviews products to suit investor needs

Specialist lender Together has increased its maximum mortgage loan amount to £1m to enable more investors to invest in property in light of...

02 February 2017

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Private housing wealth in the UK exceeds £5trn

The total value of all privately owned homes in Britain has increased above £5trn for the first time - almost three...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK housing market remains remarkably resilient

Home sales in the UK increased in December compared with the previous month, but were significantly lower than 12 months earlier,...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

U.S. home sales plummet to 17-year low

Fewer people are buying resale properties in the U.S., mainly because there is a shortage of housing on the market, new...

26 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Barcelona property sales increase by 73%

The number of property sales made in Barcelona by Lucas Fox International Properties increased by 73% last year when compared with...

24 January 2017

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UK housing market activity slows for first time since July

The UK housing market ground to a virtual halt in December as price growth cooled and fewer homes changed hands, according...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Average asking prices in Britain break £300,000 barrier, says Rightmove

Asking prices for homes in Britain have increased marginally in the last month, while demand on the house-hunting website Rightmove has...

16 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New Zealand property prices fall as glut kicks in

New Zealand's housing market was one of the best performers in the world in 2016, but home owners and property investors...

11 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending restrictions having a ‘chilling effect’ on housing market

People over the age of 55 are being frozen out of new mortgages, according to a new study. Stricter lending criteria means many...

10 January 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s a buyer’s market in Hong Kong

Filled with glitzy glass towers and a fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, Hong Kong proudly proclaims itself to be ‘Asia’s...

09 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Confidence in housing market ‘knocked’ by aggressive taxation and Brexit

Confidence in the UK housing market has weakened in recent months amid economic uncertainty, together with pressure on householders’ finances from...

06 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Where in the world are house prices growing fastest?

Global house prices rose 5.3% on average in the 12 months to September 2016, with Turkey, New Zealand and Iceland recording...

04 January 2017

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Richard Barber – what to expect in 2017

Richard Barber, director at Prime Central London estate agency W.A.Ellis, part of the JLL Group, offers his thoughts on what property market...

03 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices rise in December

Residential property prices in the UK remained broadly stable in 2016 but is likely to slow next year, the Nationwide has...

30 December 2016

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Marc Langdon – what to expect in 2017

Marc Langdon, a partner at Bidwells, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we can expect over the coming year. I...

29 December 2016

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Will Herrmann – what to expect in 2017

Will Herrmann, director at West Eleven, a property developer and investment company, offers his thoughts on what property market trends we...

29 December 2016

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Investors ‘remain motivated’ regardless of the looming festive period

The UK housing market is showing signs of cooling as it enters the traditionally calm period in the run-up to Christmas...

20 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices set to rise across major UK cities in 2017

Residential property prices across many of the UK’s largest 20 cities appear to offer plenty of room for growth in 2017,...

19 December 2016

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UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices in England and Wales edge up in November

The average residential property price in England and Wales edged up by 0.1% in November, according to the latest the LSL/Acadata...

13 December 2016

From: Breaking News

New buyer demand in the UK falls by a fifth

Demand from homebuyers in the UK continued to fall in November and is now down by more than a fifth year-over-year,...

09 December 2016

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UK house price growth picks up pace, says Halifax

UK house prices rose at their fastest pace for eight months in November, fresh property price data has revealed. The Halifax, part...

08 December 2016

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Hong Kong property sales rise sharply

Residential property sales in Hong Kong have increased significantly despite the government’s decision to more than double stamp duty last month...

08 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Sydney property market slows despite end of year rush to purchase homes

The residential property auction market in Sydney started summer on a weaker note, as sellers continued to flood the market ahead...

07 December 2016

From: Breaking News

November was a ‘surprisingly buoyant’ month for the UK housing market

The UK housing market remained ‘surprisingly buoyant’ last month with only a marginal decline in the volume of homes changing hands,...

06 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Stable house prices represent a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to buy

With mortgage borrowing costs at a record-low, home price growth relatively flat and new housing supply failing to meet demand, one...

02 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals recover in October as consumer appetite for credit grows

The number of mortgages approved for residential property purchases rose for the second consecutive month in October as the housing market...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Auckland property auction clearance rates plummet

New Zealand’s housing market is under growing pressure with auction clearance rates in Auckland falling sharply, but estate agents report that...

01 December 2016

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Change and uncertainty has contributed to ‘slowdown in market activity’

The housing market is currently seeing more cautious behaviour by property investors due to greater political and economic uncertainty, according to...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Aberdeen property sales plummet, but good prospects for a long-term recovery

New research into Aberdeen’s housing market suggests the prospects for a long-term recovery are good, despite the fact that sellers’ price...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Residential transactions up 1% in October, says HMRC

The number of residential property transactions increased by 1% in October compared with the previous month, according to the last HMRC...

23 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London’s super prime housing market is not ‘dead in the water’

London remains among the most desirable cities in the world for the super wealthy, but with property prices reaching record-breaking levels...

22 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Scottish property prices hit post-Brexit high

Residential property prices in Scotland rose 0.6% month-on-month in September, taking the average price above £170,000 for the first time since...

21 November 2016

From: Breaking News

 Sharp rise in number of new homes built

The number of new homes recorded in England has increased to its highest level since the financial crash, official figures have...

16 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability hits record low

It is now more affordable than ever before to take out a mortgage, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

16 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Now is a good time to invest in property as prices start to fall

If you time your property investment right you could potentially save thousands of pounds on your acquisition, as reflected by historical...

14 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing shortage means no letup in rising home prices

A chronic shortage of housing in the UK is continuing to place upward pressure on residential property prices, according to the...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Estate agents talk up UK housing market post-Brexit

The UK housing market is returning to ‘business as usual’ after the vote to leave the EU, estate agents have claimed. According...

11 November 2016

From: Breaking News

London's property market set to benefit from Trump's election win

World trade markets plunged after billionaire property developer Donald Trump won the US election and is now set to become the...

10 November 2016

From: Breaking News

How will Brexit affect house prices?

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to the EU referendum with the now former...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Eurozone house prices continue to rise

Residential property price growth in the eurozone continues to exceed the long-term average with no sign of a bubble last seen...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Change of strategy needed to tackle UK housing crisis

Business leaders have called for a "step change" in housebuilding if the government is to meet its ambition of delivering one...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices increase unexpectedly in October - Halifax

There was a surprise rise in UK home prices in October, despite the slowdown in the housing market in recent months,...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords cut rents across U.S.

A growing number of landlords in the U.S. are open to negotiating on asking prices, reflecting the fact that it is...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Rental yields in Barcelona’s most popular districts unveiled

Rental yields in Barcelona’s most popular districts currently range between 4% and 5%, according to fresh research by the Spanish property...

04 November 2016

From: Breaking News

The Fife property market continues to thrive

The housing market in Fife continues to go from strength to strength on the back of strong buyer confidence, particularly in...

04 November 2016

From: Breaking News

House price inflation grinds to a halt

Residential property prices in the UK were unchanged in October compared with the previous month following 15 consecutive months of house...

03 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices to remain broadly unchanged until 2019

Residential property prices in the UK are expected to remain largely flat until the Brexit negotiations are concluded in 2019, according...

02 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage approvals hit post-Brexit high in September

UK mortgage approvals rose last month as the housing market continued to show signs of recovery following June's vote to leave...

01 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Check out the world's best - and worst - performing housing markets

Prime residential property prices across the world’s major cities increased on average by 3.8% in the 12 months to September 2016,...

01 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market sees a ‘reverse ripple’

Historically, UK property prices have demonstrated a distinct spatial pattern over time, rising initially in a cyclical upswing in prime central...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

London house prices forecast to fall next year

Residential property prices in London are set to fall next year as uncertainty about the UK’s exit from the European Union...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Scottish property prices rise £4.3% year-on-year

The average price of a residential property in Scotland rose by 4.3% in the 12 months to August 2016, fresh figures...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market continues to ‘show signs of underlying weakness’

The number of mortgages approved by British banks rose last month from a 19-month low in August, according to fresh data...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing market in Nine Elms ‘remains robust’

The Nine Elms’ borough of Southwark has experienced a boom in residential property prices over the past 12 months, but with...

28 October 2016

From: Breaking News

London's luxury property market slowdown appeals to ‘savvy’ investors

The slowdown in prime central London’s residential property market caused by overinflated house prices, higher taxes, increasing housing supply, weaker demand...

25 October 2016

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Property sales drop 11.3% amid housing shortage

The number of home sales fell sharply in the year to September, the latest figures from the tax office show. According to...

24 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market is ‘continuing to hold strong’

The UK housing market remains resilient post-Brexit, as illustrated by the latest house price index which shows a housing market that...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Where are the Gulf’s wealthiest investors likely to invest next year?

The property markets in London, New York and Singapore have been among the most popular international destinations for the Gulf’s wealthiest...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

September mortgage lending hits nine year high

Gross mortgage lending last month hit a nine year high for the month of September, despite a 7% month-on-month drop, new...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Demand for building work remains ‘remarkably resilient’, says FMB

Consumer demand for building work remained strong in the three months following the vote for Brexit, new figures from the Federation...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Student property investors target homes in continental Europe

There has been a significant increase in the number of property investors acquiring student housing assets in mainland Europe, new research...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors snap up homes in Dublin

First-time buyers are being squeezed out of the housing market in Ireland, especially in Dublin, because of a surge in cash-rich...

13 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Steps towards greater market transparency in Spain

Fresh moves are being made to help increase transparency in Spain’s second-home market which is sure to appeal to those investing...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows in September – Halifax

Residential property prices continued to cool in September as the property market softens, with the latest data from Halifax revealing that...

10 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Optimism in property market as more homes change hands

Confidence appears to be returning to the UK housing market as new figures reveal an increase in the number of homes...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Swift recovery’ in housbuilding as Brexit fears fade

Housebuilding activity in September rose at the fastest pace since January with various developers reporting resilient demand and generally improving market...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Property industry welcomes government’s £5bn building fund

The government’s plan to tackle the housing shortage by building 25,000 new homes using a £3bn Home Building Fund has been broadly...

08 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government urged to scrap tax on land to boost new housing supply

The government is being urged to take fresh steps to tackle the shortage of homes by incentivising landowners and developers to increase...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

South Africa's housing market remains weak

South Africa's price index for medium-sized apartments fell by 0.32% during the year to Q2 2016, its fourth quarter of annual...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Mexico’s housing market continues to grow stronger

Mexico's housing market continues to go from strength to strength, buoyed by strong foreign demand in resort communities, the latest market...

06 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Brazil’s property market continues to deteriorate

Brazil's housing market remains depressed, amidst the ongoing economic crisis and an uncertain political landscape, according to the latest market analysis...

05 October 2016

From: Breaking News

New Zealand's housing market growing strongly

New Zealand's housing market was the second best performer after China in the Global Property Guide’s latest survey, with the average price...

04 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty receipts fall as George Osborne’s reforms take their toll

Stamp duty receipts fell 2.5% to £7.3bn as the reforms made by former chancellor George Osborne take their toll on the...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Middle East's housing markets losing steam

Of the four Middle Eastern housing markets included the latest Global Property Guide survey, all, except UAE, performed worse in the...

03 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Government terminates Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, which has attracted strong demand from borrowers looking for higher loan-to-value (LTV) home loans,...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in sentiment among bridging lenders post-Brexit

While buy-to-let lenders brace themselves for further interventions, confidence in one often-overlooked corner of the market is currently booming. Sentiment among bridging...

29 September 2016

From: Breaking News

London property prices at risk of ‘severe correction’ – UBS

House prices in London are at risk of falling sharply because they are grossly overvalued, according to research from UBS Global...

28 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Banks could slash Spanish property prices

Banks in Spain may be left with no alternative but to cut the price of repossessed Spanish homes on their books...

28 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors buoyant ahead of busy autumn period

There may be a high level of uncertainty in the UK economy at the moment, but this is doing little to...

28 September 2016

From: Breaking News

U.S. housing market remains strong

The U.S. housing market remains strong, despite a slowdown in the economic recovery. The S&P/Case-Shiller seasonally-adjusted national home price index rose...

28 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Largest surge in UK house price sentiment for seven years

Households in all regions of the UK believe the value of their homes increased in September as confidence continued to improve...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing supply hits six-month high, says NAEA

The number of properties for sale on the UK housing market has hit a six month high, helping to alleviate the...

27 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Now is a ‘great time’ to invest in UK property, says LSLi director

It is now a ‘great time’ to invest in the UK housing market despite a new report showing that house price...

26 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Canada’s house prices continue to surge

Residential property prices in Canada's eleven major cities rose by an rather impressive 8.4% during the year to Q2 2016, up...

26 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market ‘remains alive and active’ three months after EU poll

Three months on from the EU referendum and economists are still trying to assess what impact the decision to leave the...

26 September 2016

From: Breaking News

The strongest global housing markets unveiled

Residential property prices continued to boom in some parts of the world, with the five strongest housing markets in Global Property...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Asia’s housing markets are now two-tiered

Five of the eleven Asian property markets for which figures are available saw house price increases during the year to Q2...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth in UK’s major cities continues to slow

The annual rate of residential property price growth across 20 of the largest UK cities slowed to 8.2% in August, from...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

European house price boom continues unabated, market analysis shows

Residential property prices rose in 17 of the 22 European housing markets for which figures were available during the year to...

21 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Australian house prices continue to rise despite ‘weaker’ conditions

Residential property prices rose in all Australian capitals in the June quarter of 2016 except Perth and Darwin, according to new...

21 September 2016

From: Breaking News

A third of homes in main Spanish cities owned by buy-to-let landlords

The Buy-to-let market is booming in Spain with as many as one in three homes in the country’s main cities now...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth slows in July, ONS reveals

House price inflation across the UK dropped to 8.3% in the year to July, down from 9.7% in June, according to...

14 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Australia’s housing market could be ‘six weeks’ from collapse, report warns

Australia’s housing market could crash within the next six months unless banks act swiftly to prevent a sharp decline in foreign...

13 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilding rises but numbers still below target

An increase in housebuilding levels helped to ensure that overall construction output remained flat in July following a 1% drop in...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in buyer interest offers room for ‘cautious optimism’ in prime London

There has been a significant rise in the volume of prospective property purchasers in the prime central London since the EU...

12 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Where in the world are property prices growing fastest?

Residential property prices across the world increased on average by 4% in the 12 months to June 2016, with New Zealand,...

09 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to 6.9%, says Halifax

The annual rate of UK house price growth cooled further in August, after slowing the previous month, fresh data shows. Halifax said...

08 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Spanish property prices tipped to rise in closing months of 2016

With the summer nearing an end, it is traditional for the experts to look ahead to what property markets have in...

07 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Property sales in August ‘surprisingly robust’

There was a ‘surprising’ rise in the number of property buyers going through with sales in August irrespective of any uncertainty...

06 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK needs to prepared for “difficult times” ahead, says May

The Prime Minister Theresa May has warned that Britain’s exit from the European Union will not be straightforward for the economy,...

05 September 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices rise further says Nationwide, but outlook looks ‘cloudy’

Residential property prices in the UK rose marginally in August to reach yet another all-time high, according to fresh data from...

01 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Scottish property market hampered by LBTT

Scotland’s housebuilding industry has expressed concern over the impact of the land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) following its introduction in...

31 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Greek property prices fall at slower pace

Residential property prices in Greece fell at a slower pace in the second quarter of the year compared with the previous...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Spanish property sales increase significantly

There has been a sharp rise in the number of homes sold in Spain as more buyers, including investors, look to...

26 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices could fall as mortgage approvals slump to 18-month low

The volume of mortgages approved dropped to an 18-month low in July suggesting that housing market activity will slow during the...

25 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Commercial property market hit hard after Brexit vote

Activity levels in the UK’s commercial property market have slowed considerably following the UK vote to leave the European Union, as...

25 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents continue to fall in Dubai

It is a tenants’ market in Dubai, as reflected by weakening rental values across many areas in the emirate, owed in...

25 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Outlook for Scottish housing market ‘looks favourable’ as prices rise

Residential property prices in Scotland rose in June and the signs are that values will increase further as demand continues to...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to fall next year

Residential property prices look set to fall across many part of the UK next year as the housing market and wider...

23 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Number of house hunters falls sharply

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has played a major role in deterring many people from buying property, with...

23 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices in the UK fall sharply

The average asking price for a residential property in England and Wales fell by 1.2% in August compared with the previous...

15 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth slips to three-year low

Residential property price growth dropped to a three-year low in July 2016 as the UK’s decision to leave the EU continued...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Regulator could step in to curb property investment activity in Australia

The banking regulator in Australia may step in to curb lending in the investment sector of the country’s housing market if...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market “remains remarkably resilient” post-Brexit

The former chancellor George Osborne may have predicted pre-Brexit that UK house prices could take an 18% hit over the next...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Surveyors call on UK government to take ‘radical action’ to stimulate growth

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) is calling on the government to consider some radical measures to stimulate all aspects of...

10 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Europe’s housing markets’ recovery on track, but UK adversely affected by Brexit

The German housing market is forecast to show the strongest growth in 2016, with prices set to rise by 7% due...

09 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Top global property investment hotspots unveiled

Prime residential property prices across the world’s major cities increased on average by 4.4% in the 12 months to June 2016, with...

08 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Hong Kong home sales tumble 39% in past six months

Residential property sales in Hong Kong have plunged by 39% in the six months ending June compared with the same period...

05 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Lack of supply pushing up property prices in South Florida

Buyer activity in South Florida’s housing market has picked up this year but the lack of homes for sale is pushing...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

1m new homes by 2020 possible thanks to Cameron’s ‘strong housing legacy’

The Brexit vote will undoubtedly dominate David Cameron's legacy as Prime Minister, but he should also be remembered for leaving behind...

02 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Estate agents ‘remain upbeat’ about UK housing market

Purchasers remained largely unfazed by the uncertainty in the lead up to the EU referendum as reflected by strong demand for...

01 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Canada's British Columbia aims to deter foreign property investors

As of today, foreign investors will have to pay an additional property transfer tax of 15% to acquire residential property in...

01 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit impact on house prices is ‘not certain’

Residential property prices increased at their fastest annual pace in four months in July, but the early impact of Brexit has...

29 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Lewis Hamilton’s win in Hungary sparks worldwide tour

Following Lewis Hamilton’s comfortable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, we delve into the fast lane to take you...

25 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage lending in June

Gross mortgage lending rose by 16% last month compared with May to reach an eight-year high for the month of June,...

22 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Dubai property market set for slowdown following Brexit

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union is expected to have an adverse impact on the Dubai property market in...

21 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Urgent need to ‘reshape Britain’s housing mix’

Gavin Barwell MP has been warmly welcomed by various property industry professionals to his new role as housing minister, but is...

20 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Dubai property prices continue to bottom out

The Dubai housing market continues to show signs that it is bottoming out, according to a local consulting firm. A new report...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices drop as summer lull falls on the market

The average asking price for a property in England and Wales has fallen 0.9% so far this month to £270,159, according...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK housing market grinds to a halt

The number of homes that came onto the sales market dropped at its sharpest rate to date while buyer demand fell...

15 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investor looks to profit from Brexit uncertainty

Marco Robinson successfully predicted that the UK would leave the EU two years ago, he also said that corporate tax would...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Britain may not leave the EU now that Theresa 'soft Brexit' May is PM

Andrea Leadsom’s decision to withdraw from the race for the keys to Number 10 Downing Street yesterday, has not just paved...

12 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Buyer confidence remains strong

There was no loss in confidence in the UK housing market at Network Auctions’ first property auction since the historic vote...

12 July 2016

From: Breaking News

New buyer demand starts to improve

New buyer demand for homes has improved in recent week now that the uncertainty over whether the UK would leave or...

11 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house prices look set to fall

Residential property prices in the UK look set to fall in the coming months as economic and political turmoil have an...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

London luxury property prices continue to fall

Property prices across London’s prime housing markets continued to fall in the run-up to the EU referendum, with further declines anticipated...

08 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property remains a ‘safe investment’, says Romans

Global markets have plunged, David Cameron has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister later this year, sterling...

06 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit could lift demand for property in Australia

The UK’s decision to exist the European Union could place upward pressure on residential property prices in Australia, new analysis shows. Research...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices rise by 0.8% in Spain as recovery continues

Spain’s housing market continues to recover, amid continuous improvement in economic conditions, with property demand picking up across many parts of...

04 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Dubai property prices rise

Residential property prices in Dubai increased slightly in May but were down by more than 5% year-on-year, the latest figures show. Reidin's...

04 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Leaving the EU will have varied impact on London’s property market

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is set to have a mixed impact on housing markets across London, according to...

01 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth picks up despite Brexit

Residential property prices in the UK increased marginally in June, despite greater uncertainty in the run-up to the EU referendum, the...

30 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Property deals fall through as buyers get cold feet over Brexit

A significant number of house sales fell through in the immediate aftermath of the win for Brexit as buyers got cold...

30 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House buyer demand at three-year low

Brexit uncertainty led to demand falling to the lowest level seen since 2013, according to the latest housing market report. The report...

30 June 2016

From: Breaking News

International investors eye London property deals

Despite widespread reports that international businesses are already pulling investment from the UK in light of the EU referendum result, one estate...

29 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Euro bargains for eurozone buyers

A sharp fall in the value of the UK pound against the euro, after Britons voted to leave the EU, will...

27 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices could fall following Brexit vote

Global markets have plunged, David Cameron has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister later this year and...

24 June 2016

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UK home sales rise but remain lower compared with a year ago

Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.5% in May compared with April but the month’s seasonally adjusted figure is...

22 June 2016

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UK house prices could fall by 20%, says Deutsche Bank

Residential property prices in the UK could fall by up to 20% as a consequence of the Chancellor George Osborne’s buy-to-...

20 June 2016

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Soaring house prices in Toronto and Vancouver are unsustainable

The Bank of Canada says surging prices in residential property markets like Vancouver and Toronto are not sustainable at their current...

20 June 2016

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Property price sentiment increases at slower pace in June

Fewer households across the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in June, according to the latest house price...

20 June 2016

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Pensioner property wealth up £9.24bn so far this year

Retired homeowners have seen the average value of their property rise by £500 a month since the start of this year...

17 June 2016

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Property auction market activity soars

Property auction sales rose sharply in May on the back of a significant increase in the volume of lots offered under...

16 June 2016

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Foreigners target homes in Marbella

Marbella is proving increasingly popular with overseas property buyers, with the latest figures showing that more than 80% of homes acquired...

16 June 2016

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Further signs of recovery in Spanish property market

The Spanish housing market continues to show signs of recovery with the latest national figures revealing that completed sales in April...

15 June 2016

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UK housing market hit by fears over EU referendum vote

The sense of gathering momentum for the Leave campaign ahead of the EU referendum is causing high levels of uncertainty in...

14 June 2016

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Homebuyers offered ‘Brexit clauses’

With bookmakers now offering the shortest ever odds on the UK voting to leave the EU, some homes are being sold...

14 June 2016

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UK house prices fall ahead of EU referendum

Residential property prices in the UK fell by 0.4% in May, the steepest decline since November 2011, as the European Union...

13 June 2016

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Hong Kong unlikely to relax cooling measures despite falling prices

Government measures to rein in property prices and curb speculation in Hong Kong, including a 15% stamp duty for foreign buyers,...

10 June 2016

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UK house prices set to fall, says RICS

House prices are still rising but surveyors are warning the market to be braced for a significant slowdown in the coming...

09 June 2016

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UK housing market activity remains strong despite EU referendum

Housing market activity in the UK remained healthy as overall valuation activity in May increased by almost a fifth on an...

08 June 2016

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UK house prices rebound after April dip

Residential property prices in the UK rose by 0.6% in May, twice the rate forecast in a Reuters poll of economists...

08 June 2016

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Portugal’s economy shows increasing signs of fragility

Portugal’s largest bank, Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), which holds almost one-third of all deposits in the country, is on the...

07 June 2016

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One in five homes in Portugal sold to overseas buyers

The extent to which Portugal’s improving housing market is being propped up by foreign buyers was laid bare by figures showing...

01 June 2016

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House prices continue to rise in UK’s big cities

Residential property prices in cities such as Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester have increased significantly over the past year, a survey...

27 May 2016

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Demand for UK homes plummets ahead of EU referendum

Demand for residential property across the UK has fallen to one of the lowest levels on record as prospective buyers and...

27 May 2016

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UK housing market gains momentum

The number of people in the UK who believe that the value of their home increased in value remained high in...

25 May 2016

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US home prices continue to rise

Residential property sales in the United States rose further in April despite rising prices and a decline in housing supply, the...

24 May 2016

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Brexit could help first-time-buyers onto the property ladder

Significantly more first-time-buyers would have a chance of getting a foot on the property ladder if Britain votes to leave the...

19 May 2016

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House prices in London to hit £1m by 2030

The average London home will cost more than £1m by 2030, according to new analysis, as a growing population and severe...

18 May 2016

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Number of new house starts continues to grow

The level of housebuilding in the UK rose to its highest-ever level in the first quarter of this year, despite a...

18 May 2016

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Europe’s top buy-to-let property hotspots unveiled

UK property investors seeking lucrative buy-to-let investments should consider looking to the continent for higher rental yields, according to new research...

17 May 2016

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Lacklustre prime central property market continues to stagnate

The housing market in London’s traditional ‘prime’ market continues to slow as global economic turmoil and tax increases for high-value property...

17 May 2016

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Prime Milan apartments ‘in high demand’

High-end apartments in Milan are now selling for as much as €9,750sqm (£7,710sqm), which is a similar level to luxury homes...

16 May 2016

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Property prices to rise despite weaker demand

Demand for residential properties unsurprisingly fell in April following the introduction of higher stamp duty for buy-to-let and second home buyers,...

13 May 2016

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Australian house prices continue to rise

Strong demand from investors continued to place upward pressure on residential property prices in Australia last month, suggesting that the country’s...

12 May 2016

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‘Project Fact’ or further doomsday predictions from ‘Project Fear’?

A vote to leave the EU would have a ‘major hit’ on residential property prices across the UK and increase the...

10 May 2016

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The calm after the storm

Activity in the UK housing market is slowing, as reflected by a fall in the annual rate of property price growth,...

10 May 2016

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Dutch house prices set to grow by 5% in 2016

House prices in the Netherlands look set to rise by around 5% this year, as the number of homes coming on...

29 April 2016

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Surge of foreign investment in Australian state of Victoria anticipated

Foreign investors are expected to push through deals for properties in the Australian state of Victoria before an increase in taxes...

28 April 2016

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Amsterdam property market is overheating

The housing market in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is like a microwave that could easily overheat, a new report warns. House...

26 April 2016

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New body to improve multi home rental standards

With the volume of people living in the private rental sector continuing to grow, a new trade organisation has been launched...

19 April 2016

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Revealed: the UK regions tipped for growth

Residential property prices across many parts of the UK look set to cool over the next few months amid ‘Brexit’ uncertainty, but...

18 April 2016

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Sun shining on Spanish property market

Spanish property prices have been plummeting since the 2008 global financial crisis struck, but market conditions appear to be improving, according...

18 April 2016

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Buy-to-let investors storm the housing market as stamp duty deadline hits

As the deadline for stamp duty purchases before the 3% surcharge passed last night, it has been reported that investors have...

01 April 2016

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Households confident about price rises, research shows

Knight Frank has reported that households in all UK regions perceive that the value of their home increased in March, with...

23 March 2016

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Two million young buyers locked out of the housing market

Homeownership rates have massively declined in the last 15 years, with almost two million young buyers priced out of homeownership, according...

26 February 2016

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Average house prices peak at £292,000

Average house prices in England and Wales increased by almost £18,000 across 2015, meaning the UK average property price now stands...

15 January 2016

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Sales to first time buyers dip as demand continues to outstrip supply

The National Association of Estate Agents November Housing Market report has revealed that the number of sales to first time buyers...

05 January 2016

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Auction house achieves record year after sales of £145m

South England auction house Clive Emson Auctioneers has posted its end of year figures, which boast record sales of £145 million...

22 December 2015

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George Osborne’s efforts to boost housebuilding criticised

In George Osborne’s Autumn Statement last week, it was announced that efforts to increase home ownership were a priority. However, his words...

03 December 2015

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UK homeowners have saved £1.9bn since stamp duty changes

UK homebuyers have collectively saved £1.9bn since the stamp duty reform in December 2014, according to My Home Move. This equates to...

03 December 2015

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Sales made to first-time buyers at seven year high

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) October Housing Market Report has revealed that sales to first-time buyers are at their...

01 December 2015

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Is new housing legislation doing more harm than good?

The government will be extending mandatory licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in order to raise the standards in the...

26 November 2015

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Strongest November price growth in the South East

Households in all UK regions perceived that the value of their home increased in value in November, with those in the...

26 November 2015

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Homes “turnover” most frequently in the South East

Analysis by conveyancing firm My Home Move has revealed that homes in the South East, South West and London change hands...

13 November 2015

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Property investment returns to be helped by UK’s rising population, report claims

Population growth and a strong underlying economy will support property investment in the UK, a new report from Moody’s Investor Service has...

06 November 2015

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 Rise in activity in the Scottish housing market

Data released from the Registers of Scotland (RoS) suggest that the Scottish housing market has turned a corner, with a marked...

30 October 2015

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Property market slows, first-time buyers increase

A new report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has revealed that sales to first-time buyers grew in September,...

27 October 2015

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Is the influx of overseas investors a good sign for local investors?

I’ve seen a sharp rise this year in the number of foreign investors looking to establish a presence or even expand...

02 October 2015

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Britain a hotspot for residential property investors

Research conducted by high-end estate agency Savills has revealed that Britain’s dearth of housing supply and its growing economy have helped...

11 September 2015

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'Housing demand at eleven year high' - NAEA

Housing demand reached an eleven year high in June as property supply levels continued to fall, the National Association of Estate...

28 July 2015

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Aldermore Bank cuts two-year fixed rate mortgages

Aldermore, a retail bank which specialises in providing financial services to small and medium sized businesses, has cut its buy-to-let range...

19 June 2015

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Property prices near independent schools outstrip national average

Properties situated near to independent schools and university towns hold their value and are able to recover faster from a housing...

20 May 2015

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