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Long term property renting set to rise in the UK

RAY CLANCY Property Community 27.02.2012
Long term renting has become a necessity for many Brits who cannot afford to buy

Millions of Britons are resigning themselves to the possibility of never owning their own home as they become more comfortable with the prospect of long term renting, according to new research.

UK Hotel Property Market Still Busy – Colliers International

Despite the reports by certain commentators suggesting the market of hotel property in the UK is stagnant, Colliers International claims that the outlook is still positive.

Analysts fear the fragile housing market could be disrupted next month when the stamp duty holiday comes to an end

The first-time buyer proportion of the housing market has reached an eight-month high as people rush to make the most of a stamp duty holiday before it runs out, estate agents have said.

Rising central London property prices have increased interest from foreign buyers. Pictures: Getty

Middle Eastern investors are increasing interest in the Central London residential market, the latest Central London Residential Market report, published by Jones Lang LaSalle, has found.

Aviva backs real estate investments in 2012 Aviva backs real estate investments in 2012

Aviva says returns in the real estate market this year will come from focusing on quality assets that provide secure income streams and are low in risk.

People walk past a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) building in the City of London January 12, 2012.

(Reuters) - Europe's banks face growing pressure to offload bad property debt as the economic outlook worsens, capital rules get tougher and private equity firms take a hard-headed approach to the value of loan books bought from lenders like Royal Bank of Scotland.

Buy-to-let booms despite faltering property market

The number of buy-to-let properties soared by 84,000 last year, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) revealed on Thursday. Buy-to-let mortgages now account for nearly 13 per cent of the total outstanding value of home loans in the UK.

Londoners looking to make money out of homes

(Reuters) - Harriet Howse is one of many Londoners looking to make a profit out of their property during this summer's Olympics, leaving the city and their homes to strangers to avoid the anticipated mayhem of an overcrowded capital.

Lack of options: First-time buyers are struggling to find cheap enough property, as 'first-time seller' numbers dwindle   Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2097277/First-time-buyers-struggle-property-ladder-lack-time-sellers.html#ixzz1liEuTbWT

A lack of ‘first-time sellers’ is severely limiting the availability of affordable homes for first-time buyers, as those who bought in recent years cannot afford to move up the ladder, a new report says.

UK Commercial Property Trust unveils big plans for Shrewsbury

LONDON (SHARECAST) - UK Commercial Property Trust (UKCPT) has unveiled plans for a £150m redevelopment of Shrewsbury town centre, Shropshire, combining its three shopping centres into a single, combined centre called New Riverside.

The prime London new build residential market is now being driven almost exclusively by international buyers, generating a net £1.4 billion inflow of equity in 2011, according to new analysis from international real estate adviser, Savills.

Property guardians protect empty offices as well as residential properties. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

Last year, Channel 4's Great British Property Scandal drew attention to the million homes lying vacant in Britain, 350,000 of which have stood empty for more than six months. With demand for housing soaring, and housing providers struggling to find affordable ways to regenerate empty properties, private businesses have spotted a gap in the market.

Is property better than a pension? Photo: HOWARD McWILLIAM

Britons are turning their backs on pensions in record numbers even though the main alternatives – Isas and buy-to-let – lack the generous tax relief that pension contributions attract.

Scottish prime property market relatively resilient, says Knight Frank

Prime Scottish property prices fell by 3.2% in 2011 but the Scottish Borders has bucked the trend, rising by 1.2%, according to the latest figures from Knight Frank published today (Monday 30 January).

British people say they cannot afford to move house in 2012

RAY CLANCY Property Community 27.01.2012
Stagnation in 2012 as young unable to buy and older home owners unwilling to sell

Only 12% of British people plan to buy or sell a property in first six months of 2012 with young people in particular saying they cannot afford to, research unveiled today (Friday 27 January) shows.

Commercial property market to pick up for property owners in late 2012

Property owners have been advised by Andrew Burrell, head of forecasting at Jones Lang LaSalle, that London's commercial property market will pick up during the second half of 2012.

Buying a house in London

Abhishek Raghunath Money Control 20.01.2012
Investment in UK property last year ended superbly

Investment in UK commercial property hit 32.5 billion British Pounds in 2011, in part due to a boost in the final quarter of 2011 as transactions were pushed through before the close of the year, according to new research from CBRE.

Buying a house in London

The bleak real estate scene in Western countries is an opportunity for Indians with some extra cash. The Americans are foreclosing, the Greeks are defaulting, the Spanish are abandoning and the English are selling. Sound familiar? It's the story of the real estate sector in the West that has shown no sign of any new twist since it began in 2008.

Lack of supply holding back UK property market, says Rightmove

There was a surge in interest from property buyers in the UK in the first few weeks of 2012 but they are being hampered by a lack of new real estate coming onto the market, research suggests.


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