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UK house prices 3.6% higher than their previous peak

UK house prices 3.6% higher than their previous peak

The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, according to official figures.

16 Apr 2014

Think tank calls for restrictions on wealthy foreigners buying London property

Think tank calls for restrictions on wealthy foreigners buying London property

Rich foreigners should be restricted from buying houses in Britain and purchasing newbuild homes solely as an investment, a leading think-tank has said.

20 Mar 2014

European real estate returns rise

European real estate returns rise

A report compiled by the Urban Land Institute and PwC puts Munich at the top of the rankings in the annual Trends in Real Estate Europe survey.

11 Feb 2014

Europe remains the preferred investment destination for ultra high net worth individuals

Europe remains the preferred investment destination for ultra high net worth individuals

200,000 people or 0.003% of the world’s population hold $5.3 trillion worth of real estate across the globe according to a report published by real estate consultant Savills, in associati...

09 Feb 2014

The top 10 most expensive streets in England & Wales

The top 10 most expensive streets in England & Wales

Lloyds Bank have used Land Registry house sale figures between 2008 and 2013 to compile a report revealing the ten most expensive streets in England and Wales.

14 Jan 2014

Nationwide reports UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013

Nationwide reports UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013

As the UK economy started to gather momentum again Nationwide, of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders, reported that average home prices had increased by 8.4% and the average home was ...

10 Jan 2014

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2013 and consequences for foreign property buyers in the UK

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2013 and consequences for foreign property buyers in the UK

Some measures in the Autumn Statement, such as Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for foreign owners, and a boost for regional cities were expected but there was disappointment that the Chancellor h...

07 Dec 2013

BNP Paribas bullish on UK commercial real estate

BNP Paribas bullish on UK commercial real estate

Strong rental growth is predicted to return in all sectors by 2016, according to forecasts from BNP Paribas Real Estate, with 2015 forecasted as the best year for total returns for both r...

25 Nov 2013

UK rents soar and lenders cut loan rates

UK rents soar and lenders cut loan rates

A report in This is Money has highlighted a record number of buy-to-let mortgage deals at less than 3 per cent.

18 Nov 2013

John Lennon's first home sold

John Lennon's first home sold

John Lennon's first home was sold for £480,000 at an auction at the Cavern Club and was bought by an anonymous American bidder.

31 Oct 2013

Malaysian developer expanding in London

Malaysian developer expanding in London

IJM Land Berhard, a Malaysia-based real estate firm, is to expand its operations in the UK with a new development in London.

09 Oct 2013

RICS report UK house prices rise at fastest rate in 11 years

RICS report UK house prices rise at fastest rate in 11 years

A survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed British house prices rose at their fastest rate in 11 years in September and sales hit a four-year high.

08 Oct 2013

Britain’s Help to Buy scheme launched this week

Britain’s Help to Buy scheme launched this week

A controversial scheme allowing people across the UK to take out 95% mortgages was launched this week - three months earlier than planned.

03 Oct 2013

Thais shopping for real estate in London

Thais shopping for real estate in London

Land securities, one of London’s leading property developers, reports that Thai buyers have purchased 200 units worth over £200 million in the UK over the past 24 months.

01 Oct 2013

Renting is more expensive than buying in the UK

Renting is more expensive than buying in the UK

According to research by Halifax, homebuyers in the UK are £875 a year better off buying their own home instead of renting.

26 Sep 2013

UK landlords profit from huge jump in prices and rentals

UK landlords profit from huge jump in prices and rentals

Lettings agency LSL Property Services, have reported that near record rental values combined with the rise in house prices will generate average returns of 13% in the next twelve months, ...

25 Sep 2013

St. James’s offers a ‘cheaper’ alternative to Belgravia and Mayfair

St. James’s offers a ‘cheaper’ alternative to Belgravia and Mayfair

At the heart of London’s clubland, St James’s is defined by its four corners – Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and Buckingham Palace.

11 Sep 2013

UK housing prices rising at their fastest since 2006

UK housing prices rising at their fastest since 2006

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says prices are rising at their fastest since November 2006 and that home buyer activity is increasing fastest in parts of the UK where...

18 Aug 2013

Help-to-Buy scheme in the UK raises concerns about future housing bubble

Help-to-Buy scheme in the UK raises concerns about future housing bubble

Speaking to the BBC recently, Vince Cable, Britain’s business secretary, voiced concerns that the government’s Help-to-Buy incentive scheme could inflate house prices in the UK.

29 Jul 2013

UK house prices increase at their highest rate for nearly six years

UK house prices increase at their highest rate for nearly six years

According to property analysts Hometrack, prices grew in 31% of postcodes in England and Wales last month, marking the highest proportion recorded since September 2007.

01 Jul 2013

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