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Buying a home instead of renting will save you thousands of pounds over your lifetime, says Barclays

Stepping on to the property ladder instead of renting will save people almost £200,000 over a lifetime, according to new research.

Luxury renovation properties nearly sold out at East Sussex scheme

Homebuyers hoping to find a property of distinction in the south east should act quickly to bag one of the few remaining refurbished apartments at Mayfield Grange, a luxury development of a Grade II-listed former college in the East Sussex countryside. The Great Hall and Chapel of the Victorian Gothic building have been converted into spacious and beautifully appointed properties priced from £515,000, from leading regional housebuilder Weston Homes.

Designers behind Moleta Munro revamp period property for 21st century

Juliet Moleta and Justin Baddon team modern design classics with their Victorian home in Edinburgh JULIET Moleta and Justin Baddon set up their design and lifestyle store Moleta Munro in 2007 after relocating to Edinburgh from London and now champion the coolest of European brands.

Homebuyers offered chance to try before they buy in Oakham

Larkfleet Homes has launched a brand new scheme that will allow potential homebuyers to ‘test-run' a Larkfleet property.

Real Estate News: Regulators Delay Mortgage Rules

The Wall Street Journal 08.06.2012
Real Estate News: Regulators Delay Mortgage Rules

Regulators Delay Mortgage Rules: Federal regulators delayed new rules to establish standards for the mortgage-lending industry, a move that could further hold back the thin market in mortgage-backed securities not supported by the federal government.

House prices rise 0.5% in May, says Halifax, but property market goes back into hibernation after stamp duty rush

The property market has gone back into hibernation following the brief rush delivered by the end of the first-time buyer stamp duty break, figures from Halifax revealed today.

Property prices set to rise with new development control rules

The new Development Control Rules (DCR) has led to increase in property prices. And this is just a start; many large developers are set to increase prices by almost 10 -15%.

High-end property like St Katharine Docks in London offer a stable investment for wealthy buyers in countries stuck in the eurozone crisis. Photograph: Alamy

As the eurozone lurches from crisis to crisis and Greece teeters on the brink of default and exit from the euro, the number of wealthy European property buyers in London has surged. Greeks, Italians, Spaniards and even the French are desperate to convert their euros into bricks and mortar in the capital.

Rising Safe-Haven Investments Boost Central London Property

Prime central London property prices have risen to fresh highs in recent years as–among other factors–many overseas investors view it as a safe-haven investment, particularly amid the tumultuous debt crisis currently sweeping across the euro zone.

Foreign demand should continue to push prime London property prices higher

The residential property market in prime central London is in a league of its own. While property prices across much of the UK stagnate or depreciate, prices in the heart of the English capital continue to increase. This is in spite of the UK recession or wider Eurozone crisis.

End of stamp duty holiday led to higher value property purchases in Scotland

First time buyers in Scotland bought higher priced property than usual in the first quarter of 2012, taking advantage of the stamp duty concession, according to new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

Licence to thrill: Sebastian Gibson (centre), Laura Welfare and Jonty Morris plan for a sale in Addison Road, Kensington

Max Davidson learns how a London property firm finds homes to match world class expectations.

Terraced houses are seen in Hackney north east London November 27, 2011.

(Reuters) - When Hong Kong businessman Mr. He paid a 35,000 pound deposit on a four-bedroom apartment in Britain, he believed it was a 40-minute walk from central London, his lawyer says. In fact it was a 40-minute journey by high-speed train.

Property prices in Scotland rise but there are regional variations

A glut of first time buyers trying to beat the March stamp duty changes pushed Scottish property prices up by 0.5%, figures published today (Wednesday 16 May) show.

Cheaper to rent than buy prime property

Mortgage Strategy 09.05.2012
The total number of buy-to-let mortgages now stands at just over 1.4m, worth some £160bn Photo: Alamy

Lending to the buy-to-let property market took a hit in the first three months of this year, with the first fall in mortgage loans to the sector for five quarters blamed on the faltering UK economy.

Cheaper to rent than buy prime property

The average cost of renting a prime property in the UK is £1,238, some £369 a month less than the mortgage, research from PrimeLocation reveals.

NAB to quit UK property lending market

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UK property market has had strong start, analysis of indices reveals

The residential property market in the UK has had a strong start to the year despite continued economic gloom, according to an analysis of data from the leading house price indices.

Lloyds begins sale of Irish property loans

Lloyds has launched the sale of its €360m portfolio of Irish property loans as the government-controlled lender pushes to shed the legacy of its ill-timed takeover of HBOS.


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