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KEYWORD "The Housing " - 310 RESULTS
Market snapshot: Sellers boosted as buyers bid above asking price

The property market is defying the traditional summer lull in activity as buyers and sellers continue to flood the market post-lockdown. Last...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Making modular the new normal - is it the future?

Modular housing is growing in popularity, with many viewing it as one fast, eco-friendly way of solving the housing crisis. An...

27 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers confident buy-to-let business will grow over next year

Some four in 10 mortgage advisers expect to write more buy-to-let business in the next 12 months, according to Paragon Bank. The...

13 July 2020

From: Breaking News

What did the Chancellor’s Summer Statement say about housing?

Investors buying homes worth up to £500,000 won’t have to pay stamp duty on these purchases until the end of March...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Call for downsizer and second home stamp duty cuts to kickstart UK economy

A leading property market commentator suggests that an urgent review of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Land and Buildings Transaction...

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing beyond lockdown: how can we create a positive legacy?

The last 12 or so weeks have been rather nerve-wracking for the property sector. The lockdown has raised many questions, from...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing minister caught up in ‘bias’ development row

In a potential scandal that has rather gone under the radar thanks to the ongoing fallout from the Dominic Cummings affair,...

03 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A – why should investors be considering tertiary towns?

With lockdown starting to ease, investors across the country will be considering their next steps and where might represent the best...

25 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Why virtual staging will be crucial post-lockdown

While mindful of the present circumstances, it is encouraging to see the housing and property market remaining high on the government’s...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Regeneration - new images released of £1bn Purfleet-on-Thames transformation

New images have been released to highlight how the £1 billion regeneration of Purfleet-on-Thames will transform the Essex town’s town centre...

15 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best performing PRS assets and how to find them

The whole world is currently dealing with the challenge of Covid-19. Huge government support is being promised on a scale even...

24 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Urgent government stimulus is needed to reignite the housing market - claim

Covid-19 and the subsequent government lockdown will result in a loss of 526,000 home sales in 2020, according to further analysis...

22 April 2020

From: Breaking News

UK property market is ‘paralysed’ by lockdown – analysis

The lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has frozen the housing market, according to Home.co.uk’s Asking Price...

20 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Is house flipping still a profitable strategy in 2020?

Buy a property below market value, renovate it and then make a tidy profit by selling it at a higher price,...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Eco property - do all options need to be on the table for green developments?

One of the very few silver linings of the current coronavirus pandemic has been the seemingly positive impact lockdowns across the...

27 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Forecast: Spring surge expected, despite spread of coronavirus

The housing market in England and Wales remains on course to record strong growth this spring, according to reallymoving.com. Its House Price...

16 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Budget 2020 – wish-lists and predictions

The latest Budget – Rishi Sunak’s first as Chancellor following his dramatic promotion – is set to take place on Wednesday...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should use Budget to encourage growth in the PRS – claim

Newly-appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak should use the forthcoming Budget to ‘produce a level playing field for taxation’ with the short-term letting...

09 March 2020

From: Breaking News

The eco-friendly revolution – how is the property industry going green?

We’ve previously reported on everything from sustainable living developments to eco-villages, and recently covered a major trade body’s call for the...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Regen: new homes in Bournemouth and conversions in Kilmarnock

Across the country, new developments continue to pop up everywhere you look – from the south coast of England to the...

12 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership enquiries soar as buyers seek a quicker route

There has been a huge surge of enquiries from buyers considering Shared Ownership, according to results from Property Booking. Property Booking, the...

12 February 2020

From: Breaking News

From much-mocked to cool – Slough’s transformation continues

A start date has been announced for a ‘much-anticipated’ housing development in central Slough, as the town continues to transform itself...

10 February 2020

From: Breaking News

With Brexit upcoming, should UK investors be alarmed?

In this guest piece, Yaroslava Tkalich, chief marketing officer of Smartlands - a global investment platform for the tokenization of real economy assets by issuing...

27 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Property predictions – what could happen to the housing market in 2020?

Now that 2020 is underway, activity in the property market is likely to start picking up due to the traditional seasonal...

17 January 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Development update: new homes in Stafford and Barking

In our latest development round-up, we zone in on projects in Staffordshire and Barking. A Worcestershire-based developer has won planning permission for...

17 January 2020

From: Breaking News

How are the Bristol and Portsmouth property markets performing?

While Bristol and Portsmouth might seem like two very disparate locations to focus on, NEXA Properties has offices in both –...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A  - will the built environment ever be completely digital?

To kick off the new year, we conduct a Q&A with Tzvete Doncheva, who looks after the PR and ecosystem building at Round...

06 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: what is going on in the Portsmouth property market?

Portsmouth-based agency NEXA Properties has released its latest report on the city which analyses how its property market is currently functioning. The...

11 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Housing market slows as rent costs hit record high

Buying demand has slightly risen this year, with an average of 320 house buyers registered per branch, compared to 318 on...

09 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Why are homes flying off the shelves in Scotland?

The two biggest Scottish cities - Edinburgh and Glasgow - are currently the fastest places to sell a property, with homes...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reform is needed to solve the housing crisis

Reducing stamp duty is the key to unlocking the housing crisis, according to new research from retirement living provider Audley Group. With...

25 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The later living sector - an opportunity for investors?

In recent weeks we have featured articles on the investment potential of retirement living and care homes. Here, Alex Pelopidas - partner at...

18 November 2019

From: Breaking News

New York, New York – what does the Big Apple’s property market look like?

It conjures up so many images – from that Sinatra song and the Statue of Liberty, to the bright lights of...

15 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Legal & General invests £750m into developing new affordable housing

Legal & General Affordable Homes has committed £750 million to new affordable housing projects throughout the UK. The projects would see an...

23 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Are modular homes the solution to the worldwide housing crisis?

With stories of housing crises crossing borders and seas, politicians, policymakers, architects, developers and housebuilders from across the world have been...

18 October 2019

From: Breaking News

House prices set to dip over next quarter

Average house prices in England and Wales are set to see an average 0.9% monthly drop over the next three months,...

20 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Could a Norway-style sustainable living model be the future?

With climate change, global warming and environmental issues at the top of the news agenda, all industries are looking for ways...

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

UK’s most expensive cities become more affordable

The average house price in London now stands at £483,100, which is 13 times more than typical earnings in the capital,...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Roll up, roll up - here’s your chance to win 2x free tickets to major renovation show

The Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Surrey between 29-30 June at Sandown Park racecourse. And here at Property...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

How can Brexit be a property investor’s opportunity?

Brexit! Whether you’re a Brexiteer or a Remainer, no one can deny that this is probably the number one issue on...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Client Money Protection – what do landlords need to know?

On April 1 2019, the rental sector shifted into a new era of even greater professionalisation with the introduction of mandatory...

09 April 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Brexit effect has forced one in three home moves since 2016

A third of homeowners who have moved house since the referendum in June 2016 say Brexit was behind their decision to...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Spring bounce dampened by Brexit uncertainty, says Rightmove

In some parts of the country the typically busy spring market is on hold, weighed down by Brexit uncertainty, according to...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Could you be a more ethical landlord?

Private sector buy-to-let landlords sometimes get a bad rap from renters, who blame property investors for fuelling a housing boom which...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Where are Brits buying holiday homes?

Nearly 40% of British holidaymakers have the funds to buy a holiday home and plan to do so in 2019, according...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Big investment in housing deals set to deliver thousands of new homes

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire recently announced that nearly £250 million of housing deals facilitated by the government will deliver almost 25,000...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Brexit uncertainty is heavily impacting rental and house prices, says agent

Uncertainty over Brexit is thought to be having a significant impact on rental and house prices, according to a recent Belvoir...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental platform welcomes government’s redress reform

Plans for an extensive reform of the housing redress system have been welcomed by RentalStep, but it says landlords need to...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

House price growth slowed annually in 2018, Zoopla reveals

House price growth across UK cities reduced steadily throughout 2018, according to new analysis carried out as part of Zoopla’s UK...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Rents in Europe’s major cities on the increase, research finds

Rental prices in major European cities are on the rise, according to research by housing platform HousingAnywhere. The HousingAnywhere European Rent Index...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of older renters fear that they will never afford own home

The number of 35 to 54-year-olds renting a home has risen by 15% in the least three years, according to new...

16 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit law

Some 98% of tenants are not fully aware of the correct rights of the tenancy deposit law, according to a recent...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Protecting your investments from going up in smoke

How can effective fire risk management help protect the value of your property investment?   When investing in property, potential ROI or yield...

21 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in number of renters looking to buy

New data from AA Financial Services recently revealed that the number of British adults who say they want to move from...

09 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

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

Income required to buy a home rises by almost a quarter since 2015

The minimum income first-time buyers require to purchase a home in the UK has rocketed by 18% in the past three...

28 September 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

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

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

Average UK rents drop for the first time in six years

The UK has seen average rents decrease for the first time since 2017 during the first quarter of 2018, according to...

18 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

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

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

Large investment set to bring new homes to Sunderland

More than £7 million is being ploughed into a new housing estate in Sunderland, giving hope to eager first-time buyers looking...

07 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

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

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

New barn conversions drop 34% in six months

The number of agricultural to residential conversions in the UK has dropped from 574 in the third quarter (Q3) of 2016...

27 September 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

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

First property investment platform for new homes launches

Last week saw the official launch of Homegrown, the UK’s first residential property investment platform focused solely on the construction of...

12 September 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to soar

The price of the average UK home will rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years, say online estate...

01 September 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

Housebuilding in England at highest level since 2008

The number of new build homes being started across England is at its highest level since 2008, the government claims. Fresh figures...

25 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

Over 1m open Help to Buy ISAs to buy their first home

More than 1 million aspiring homebuyers have opened Help to Buy ISAs, government-backed savings accounts, designed to help people save money...

23 August 2017

From: Breaking News

More than five million Brits own a second home

One in 10 adults in this country now own a second home - either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Housing will be ‘top’ of the political agenda this autumn

The UK housing crisis will be top of the political agenda in September and October when the main political parties hold...

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

Planning review proposals ‘offers a distinct overall lack of detail’

Taking into account the wide range of views expressed to the proposals set out in the ‘places, people and planning’ consultation,...

17 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

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

Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 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

Bank of England MPC decision has ‘direct implications for every household’

The Bank of England has warned households to expect interest rates to rise over the 12 months but also predicted living...

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

Many ‘unhappy’ couples stay together in order to buy a home

Some 1.8 million UK adults have primarily stayed or would stay in a relationship in order to get a foot on...

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

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

Strong demand for residential land in areas where ‘housing need is greatest’

The average price of urban brownfield land rose 1.2% in the second quarter of 2017, and by 6.3% year-on-year, fresh data...

24 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Mayor of London urged to speed up housebuilding process

The mayor of London’s plan to build an additional 50,000 affordable homes across the capital’s 33 local authority districts over the...

20 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

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

New investment fund will help ‘unlock building thousands of new homes’

Various major physical infrastructure projects will be supported by the new £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) launched by the communities secretary,...

11 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

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...

19 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

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

‘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...

13 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

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

Conservative councils more likely to allow ‘Nimbyism to get out of control’

A new report suggests that a decisive general election victory for the Conservative party this week will empower NIMBYs (Not in...

05 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

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

UK house prices stall amid affordability issues

Annual house price growth continues to slow, as affordability issues deter many prospective homebuyers. With 2017 proving to be a rather challenging time...

17 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

House prices in England and Wales rise marginally

Residential property prices continued to increase at a modest pace in April, the latest figures show. The average home in England and...

16 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

Caridon Calls for Coherent Housing Policies from Politicians

The policy focus of the upcoming election will be on Brexit, but political parties will do well to remember that housing...

11 May 2017

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

House prices fall in Sydney for first time in 18 months

House prices in Sydney dipped for the first time in 18 months in April, according to new data, as regulators continue...

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

UK housing supply falls to record-low for March

The supply of available housing dropped to the lowest level ever for March, according to the latest figures from the National...

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

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

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

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

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

Crossrail 2 ‘vital’ to tackling London’s housing crisis, say experts

Leading housebuilders and housing associations, including British Land and the Berkeley Group, are urging the government to back Crossrail 2 as...

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

Mortgage accessibility in the UK hits three-year high

Mortgage accessibility in the UK has improved to its highest level since tougher lending conditions came into play as part of...

04 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

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

House prices in England and Wales ‘remain indestructible’

House prices were at the forefront of the EU debate in the run-up to last year’s referendum, with various experts, including...

22 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

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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

Fears for Scotland’s ‘future success’ as number of new homes falls

A sharp fall in the number of homes being built north of the border is likely to push up house prices...

16 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

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

Plans approved for 270 new homes as part of wider regeneration plans

More than 270 flats will be built in North Liverpool after plans for the scheme were given the go-ahead this week. The...

23 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of office to residential conversions drops 19% year-on-year

A lack of funding and uncertainty over Brexit contributed to a sharp decline in the volume of office to residential conversions...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

CBA suspends property investor loans

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation's biggest property lender, will stop accepting refinancing applications for investment home loans from...

09 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

House price boom ripples beyond Greater Toronto Area

High residential property prices in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are rippling out into nearby markets, especially those within commuting distance,...

07 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Spanish politicians call for rent controls in Barcelona and Madrid

Rental prices are continuing to race ahead across some of Spain’s main cities, led by gains in Barcelona and Madrid, where...

06 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

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

Record numbers acquiring their first home

There has been a surge in the number of first-time buyers cashing in on low cost mortgages and stalling property price...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Redrow boss welcomes ‘strong and sustained upward trend in new housing’

With close to 200,000 homes built last year, the government looks to be on course to meet its target of building...

13 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

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

New pilot scheme to boost housebuilding

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, a...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Garden villages to create thousands of new homes

England's first garden villages have been proposed for 14 sites across the country along with three larger garden towns in Buckinghamshire,...

04 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

UK house prices set to remain flat in 2017 amid Brexit uncertainty

UK property prices are expected to remain largely unchanged in 2017, owed largely to uncertainty over Brexit negotiations, according to the...

29 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning system continues to slow housing delivery

With the number of new homes being built across the UK still significantly below the level needed to meet demand, housebuilders...

21 December 2016

From: Breaking News

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

UK housebuilding robust but construction sector flags

New housing remained the strongest strand of construction output in October, despite the surprise slowdown in overall construction output, the latest...

17 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Developer starts work on £43m Bradford housing scheme

Keepmoat has broken ground at a new £43m residential property development in Bradford; which will see major local infrastructure improvements and...

15 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

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

From: Breaking News

Foreign investors are the real drivers of London property

Since the shock Brexit result was announced in June, and the consequent drop in value of the pound, there has been...

05 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

Green belt ‘swaps’ set to boost supply of new homes

Ministers are expected to back the construction of thousands of much needed new homes on green belt land when it releases...

30 November 2016

From: Breaking News

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

New measures to boost housebuilding

The chancellor Philip Hammond announced a range of housing measures in his first Autumn Statement, including £1.4bn of cash to help build...

24 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Big housebuilders’ profit margins soar

Profitability at the UK’s largest housebuilders has increased at more than twice the rate of new housing output, shows new research...

19 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

Major shortage threatens to push up prices in Leeds City Region

A severe undersupply of residential development sites and office space created by strong economic growth in Leeds City Region, which includes...

14 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some 43% of residential properties do not meet ‘Home Living Standard’

Shelter is calling for greater protection for tenants after new research by the housing charity found that 43% of homes in...

18 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The young prioritise property over pensions

There was more bad news for the pensions industry after a new study found that young people feel saving for property is...

22 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

Planning consents fall short

The government has been accused of 'failing to put its money where its mouth is' when it comes to housing after...

19 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 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

UK property market looks ripe for investment

They say no man is an island, however the UK is – and there is only so much land available, says...

08 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

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

Government housing schemes are pushing up UK house prices

More than two-thirds of government spending on house-buying incentive programmes, such as Help to Buy, may have boosted demand for property,...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers continue to push for reform of leasehold legislation

The Conveyancing Association (CA) is determined to press ahead with its campaign to reform and amend the leasehold transaction process, despite...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Planning overhaul needed to speed up housebuilding

The latest housebuilding data shows that there was an increase in the number of new build housing schemes started in England...

30 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Price of a first-time buyer home hits record high

Brexit concerns have not dented first-time buyers’ appetite to own their own home, according to estate agents Your Move and Reeds...

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

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Plans for almost 18,500 new homes in Redbridge discussed

Councillors met last week to discuss a draft version of the Local Plan for housing in Redbridge which outlines plans for...

06 June 2016

From: Breaking News

New homes sales fall in Australia

Sales of new homes in Australia fell in April following a surprisingly strong surge the previous month, according to the latest...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

‘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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Scotland election 2016: What the parties propose on housing

There has been a notable rise in Scottish property sales and prices in recent months, although activity in the market has...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in planning consents

A chronic shortage of properties continues to drive house prices upwards across Britain. But a significant increase in the number of...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Berlin bans Airbnb rentals

Fresh caps on private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms have been introduced in Berlin, Germany, in a bid...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

We are becoming a nation of renters

The decline in the rate of homeownership seen over the past decade in this country looks set to continue as a...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

What is the future of buy-to-let?

Representatives and stakeholders from various leading property industry bodies, including the National Landlords Association, British Property Federation, Department for Communities and...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding boost for construction sector

There was a sharp rise in the number of new homes under construction in February, despite an overall fall in construction...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Rents set to increase as landlords exit the market

Tenants will bear the cost of recent buy-to-let tax hikes for landlords as they will almost inevitably result in a fall...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

The rise and rise of pensioner property wealth

The property wealth of the over-65s has grown by almost £13.7 billion in the past three months. This comes as rapidly...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

New homes announcement won’t solve the real problems, think tank says

The Centre for Policy Studies has argued that solving the housing crisis will require a broader approach to “affordability” and “sustainability”. The...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

 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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Average pensioner earns an additional £1,200 a month in property wealth

Retired homeowners have seen their property wealth grow by nearly £17.5 billion in the past three months, with the average pensioner...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Younger generation keen to join the 'buy-to-let party'

Almost half of 18-39 year-olds believe that purchasing a buy-to-let property is the best investment opportunity available at the moment, according...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Right to Buy a cynical ploy for more votes, planning expert argues

A town planning expert from Birmingham City University has warned that reviving the ‘Right to Buy’ scheme is simply a cynical...

05 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Survey reveals top 10 property wishes

The UK’s top 10 property wishes have been revealed by Strutt & Parker’s latest Housing Futures survey. Polling 2,000 adults from...

24 April 2015

From: Breaking News

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