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Last month, CSC shareholders approved its £1.6bn acquisition of Manchester's Trafford Centre, the highest price ever paid for a British property. Photo: Getty Images

Capital Shopping Centres (CSC), the UK’s biggest shopping centre owner, was back in profit on Wednesday, after its property portfolio gained in value and more shoppers flocked to its centres.

Leafy Glasgow suburbs become most expensive place for property in Scotland

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, has long been the most expensive place to buy property in the country but it has now lost out to a West coast rival.

Property prices and lending down in the UK

RAY CLANCY Property Community 03.02.2011
Stirling was one of five areas to show increased sales, while prices in Bearsden are up 10.5%

Scottish house prices have held their value in the final quarter of 2010 despite the number of sales showing a noticeable drop compared to the same period the previous year.

Property prices and lending down in the UK

Residential property prices in the UK have fallen five times in seven months as the latest figures from the Nationwide show they decreased by 0.1% in January. Lending to buyers is also down; to the lowest levels since Bank of England records began.

Fewer buyers for £1 million plus properties in the UK, research suggests

Competition for properties worth £1 million in the UK has fallen over the last two years, with just five buyers for each compared with eight previously.

Property to rent in London 'still required as mortgages remain restricted'

property to rent in London, especially in prestigious boroughs such as Kensington, could continue to be in demand by Britons who cannot afford a mortgage for houses in the area.

Low cost property auctions set to become more popular in the UK

Property auctions could be set to become more popular in the UK with more estate agents likely to take up the model as a low cost and efficient selling method, it is claimed.

What will happen to London Property in 2011?

In 2011 we anticipate the continuation of the two tier system. The prime London properties will continue to outperform the rest of the market as they have done throughout 2010, this compares favourably with the general London market which has slipped back during the second half of the year.

London’s newest urban landmark makes its debut in Asia

Kanchana Paha Property Report 14.01.2011
London’s newest urban landmark makes its debut in Asia

London’s newest urban landmark, Strata SE1 is making its debut in the Asian market with a series of invitation-only events in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Aikwood Tower was bought by the Steels in 1989

The family home of Lord Steel, the former leader of the Liberal party, is being transformed into a boutique hotel and venue for exclusive events.

New sustainability vision for commercial property needed

Sarah Dudley Mellersh & Harding 06.01.2011

Commercial property deals near £10bn

Graham Ruddick The Telegraph 05.01.2011
New sustainability vision for commercial property needed

As sustainability becomes an increasingly pertinent issue in the real estate sector, commercial property stakeholders will need to adopt a new framework for measuring and controlling the cost of using energy, it has been stated.

The opening of the One New Change shopping centre was one of many commercial property developments in London in 2010. Photo: AFP

Investment in central London commercial property fell just a whisker short of £10bn in 2010 following a dramatic increase in activity.

Mixed forecast for property market despite latent demand

HELEN PRIDHAM Herald Scotland 02.01.2011
New venture: Neath Port Talbot, home to the first council-run estate agent

In common with councils across the country, Neath Port Talbot is feeling the pinch. It is cutting 750 jobs and slashing the wages of the remaining 7,000 employees. Schools, bus services and social care services all face cuts. But it is also expanding into an area where no local authority has ventured before: estate agency.

Stuart McDonald and Clare Ewen

Scottish property prices could fall by up to 2.5% in 2011 and may not start rising again until 2013 according to one set of predictions for the coming year.

SCOTS HOMEOWNERS END YEAR WITH SURGE IN PROPERTY VALUES

Judith Duffy Daily Express 02.01.2011
Scotland's beleaguered property market has received a welcome boost

SCOTLAND’S beleaguered property market has received a welcome boost after ­recording some of the ­biggest gains in house prices in the UK over the past year.

UK commercial property values set to stall?

After a period of strong growth and high expectations in 2010, there is the possibility that the value of commercial property in the UK could ‘stall’ next year.

London’s commercial property market will probably draw the most investment for the second consecutive year as prospects of rising rental income attract cash from as far afield as Hong Kong, Qatar and Canada. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

London’s commercial property market has probably drawn the most investment for the second consecutive year as prospects of rising rental income attract cash from as far afield as Hong Kong, Qatar and Canada.

London commercial property

London’s commercial property market has probably drawn the most investment for the second consecutive year as prospects of rising rental income attract cash from as far afield as Hong Kong, Qatar and Canada.

 
Gloom: Prices falls of between 5 and 10 per cent are expected next year - although London and the south-east will escape the worst   Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1342385/House-prices-set-plummet-10-2011-experts-predict.html#ixzz19W0vU5zz

First-time buyers need a £29,000 deposit before they can get on the property ladder - and in London they need £56,000

 
 

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