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Lancashire Evening Post 09.04.2012
Sellers can get benefit from focus on London

With the Olympics fast approaching, everybody’s eyes from across the globe are focused on London. Throughout April and May, Fine & Country, Leamington Spa is joining in with the capital events, offering sellers in the Midlands the opportunity to showcase their homes at an exclusive luxury property exhibition, held at their associated Mayfair office on Park Lane.

Hollie Cartwright office manager; Debbi Evans lettings advisor, Monique Wright lettings advisor

‘Here at Prestons we have some great deals but landlords need to act fast!’ Attention landlords: All our amazing offers end April 16....

Decline of prime property prices in Scotland coming to an end

The price of prime properties in Scotland fell by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2012, slightly lower than the 1.3£ decline seen in the last three months of 2011, according to new figures published today (Monday 09 April).

Last-minute rush: Stamp duty holiday for first-timers ended on March 24, prompting a stampede to get deals done before the deadline   Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2124905/Halifax-house-prices-Average-property-massive-2-2-March.html#ixzz1r5223X3m

House prices jumped 2.2 per cent in March as first-time buyers rushed to get on the property ladder before the end of a stamp duty holiday, the latest Halifax survey suggests.

Manager warns about prime residential property

Value for commercial property lies in the secondary markets and investors should take advantage of the “mis-pricing” of much A grade secondary stock, Longcross Property Investment fund has said.

UK property year on year growth turns negative for first time in six months

The price of a typical UK residential property fell by 1% in March and prices are now averaging £163,327, some 0.9% lower than a year ago, according to the latest figures from the Nationwide Building Society published today (Thursday 20 March.

London real estate development expands

Property Report 27.03.2012
How to let your property for the Olympics

Many people are planning to rent out their property in London during the Olympic Games. A survey by FindaProperty.com suggests that rental prices in various Olympic boroughs have risen 35 times higher their usual price during the Games – Greenwich, host of the equestrian events and Windsor, close to the Olympic rowing competitions are two particularly popular areas.

London will have redevelopment apartments launched locally as well as in Asia.

London’s Nine Elms is seeing a new wave of progress with attendant redevelopment being planned and the US embassy moving in.

Budget day scramble for estate agents and lawyers

Sarah Krouse Finance News 26.03.2012
Property developers learn from London's dukes and earls

(Reuters) - A record number of London developers looking to build bespoke neighbourhoods from scratch will be emulating the success of centuries-old aristocratic landowning dynasties who have helped transform the capital city in the past 50 years.

Budget day scramble for estate agents and lawyers

Real estate agents across London spent what remained of the day following the Budget rushing to seal clients' deals before an increase in stamp duty hiked up costs for buyers. Tax lawyers, meanwhile, began work on the business implications of new measures designed to clamp down on the avoidance of property-related tax by the rich.

Selling your house back home

Gaurav Ghose Gulf News 24.03.2012
Selling your house back home

Disposing residential property can be a headache for an expatriate. There is often a maze of rules and regulations around bank accounts, tax liabilities, repatriation of sale proceeds and necessary documentation. It helps to know what you have to look out for. Here, Gulf News guides you through property sales in India and the United Kingdom

Property prices up 1.6% in England and Wales in March

Residential property prices in England and Wales have increased by 1.6% in March and 2012 is on course to be a better year for real estate sales and prices than 2011, according to the latest report from Rightmove.

Bank of England expert predicts future UK property boom

An ageing population and an increasing number of immigrants are set to fuel a property price boom in the UK, it is claimed. According to Professor David Miles, who sits on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee which sets interest rates, people will also be older when they buy their first property because of changes in the mortgage industry due to the credit crunch.

NewBuy Scheme to give boost to house builders and the economy

The launch of the UK government’s NewBuy scheme which provides 95% mortgages for people buying new homes has been widely welcomed by the property industry.

Can your property replace the need for a pension?

Michelle McGagh City Wire 17.03.2012
Can your property replace the need for a pension?

A lack of retirement savings and pitiful annuity rates are pushing more people to unlock cash from their homes. But can property ever be a substitute for a pension?

Average property prices in London and the South East doing best

In January UK house prices increased by 0.2% over the year and decreased by 0.7% over the month, according to the latest UK house price index statistics produced today (Tuesday 13 March) by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

New property site launched for Observer series

Chichester Observer 10.03.2012
UK property industry does not support a mansion tax

Amid speculation that UK Chancellor George Osborne intends to use the upcoming Budget to make changes to property tax, the property industry is advising against any such a moves.

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A brand new property website has been launched – giving homebuyers and sellers a huge boost. Observer owner Johnston Press has launched its new online property platform, in partnership with and powered by digital property leaders Zoopla, the UK’s second most popular property site and largest online property network.

Dream Living More Affordable for Homebuyers in Gloucester

Rising property prices and greater restrictions on mortgages have made it increasingly difficult for homebuyers to secure a new property. However, Crest Nicholson is making dream living more affordable for homebuyers in Gloucester with its EasyBuy scheme. At Whitsone Hundred, the latest phase of Crest Nicholson’s Hunts Grove development, homebuyers can secure a four bedroom home for just £174,208.


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