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Location is still the top consideration when buying a home in the UK

Europe
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
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The old cliché location, location, location when it comes to buying a home is still relevant with new research showing it is the top reason for buyers making up their mind.
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CML warns of negative impact of new 3% tax on second homes on UK housing market

Europe
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
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The UK property market is facing a slowdown in buy to let activity due to tax changes for private landlords, says a submission to the Treasury over the extra surcharge on second properties.
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High supply level keeping rents on prime property in London down

Europe
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
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Residential rents across the prime property market in London rose by just 1.3% on average in 2015, while those in the commuter zone increased marginally by 0.6%, new data shows.
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Half of UK home owners think their property value will rise in value in 2016

Europe
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
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Half of home owners in the UK expect the value of their property to increase in 2016 and only 2% are concerned that prices will fall, a new survey shows.
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Rebound in property prices in Sydney and Melbourne in first month of 2016

Australasia
Monday, 01 February 2016
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Property values across Australia’s capital cities were 0.9% higher in January driven partially by a rebound in Sydney and Melbourne, the latest estate index data shows.
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Mortgage approvals end 2015 on a strong footing, bank data shows

Europe
Monday, 01 February 2016
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Approvals for home purchases in the UK increased towards the end of 2015 with December being a strong month, according to the latest figures from the Bank of England.
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Consumer group blasts new second home property tax as dangerous and flawed

Europe
Monday, 01 February 2016
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The new 3% surcharge on second homes in the UK is dangerously flawed and it could harm the very homeowner that the government wants to help, it is claimed.
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New home registrations up 7% year on year in UK

Europe
Monday, 01 February 2016
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The number of new homes registered to be built in the UK increased by 7% year on year in 2015, reaching an eight year high of over 156,000, new data shows.
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Residential rental prices up 2.5% in UK in 2015

Europe
Monday, 01 February 2016
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Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 2.5% in the 12 months to December 2015, according to the latest index from the Office of National Statistics.
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UK first time buyer market saw seasonal slowdown at end of 2015

Europe
Monday, 01 February 2016
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First time buyer activity in the UK saw a seasonal slowdown at the end of 2015 despite price for this type of buyer falling, the latest property index shows.
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US pending homes sales more or less unchanged in December

North America
Friday, 29 January 2016
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Pending home sales in the United States were mostly unchanged in December, but inched forward slightly, fuelled by a large increase in the Northeast that outpaced declines in the other three major regions.
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New buy to let tax regime set to lead to higher rents, research suggests

Europe
Friday, 29 January 2016
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The majority of landlords in the UK believe the Government’s tax changes last year will discourage investment in the buy to let sector, new research suggests.
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Irish property prices up 0.5% month on month, but fall in Dublin

Europe
Friday, 29 January 2016
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Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 6.6% in 2015 with home values outside of Dublin recovering well, the latest data shows.
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Average prices in England and Wales up over 6% year on year

Europe
Friday, 29 January 2016
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Average property prices in England and Wales increased year on year by 6.4% in December, taking the average property value to £188,270, the latest index shows.
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Housing market confidence remains strong in the UK, latest sentiment index shows

Europe
Friday, 29 January 2016
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Confidence in the UK housing market remains strong and the majority believe that property prices will be higher rather than lower in 12 months’ time.
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Florida is most popular state in the US for overseas buyers

Europe
Friday, 29 January 2016
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Florida remains the top State in the United States for foreign buyers with Miami one of the most popular locations for overseas real estate investors.
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Prime property markets in key UK towns set to see continued demand

Europe
Thursday, 28 January 2016
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Price growth for prime properties in key urban markets in the UK is likely to continue this year, driven by growing demand among buyers, new research suggests.
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Demand remains strong in all commercial property sectors in UK

Europe
Thursday, 28 January 2016
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Commercial property prices in the UK continue to rise as demand remains strong in all sectors according to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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UK govt puts public land up for sale for new home building

Europe
Thursday, 28 January 2016
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The UK Government has published details of 600 acres of surplus public sector land for sale as part of its drive to see tens of thousands of new homes built across the country.
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