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Low interest rates helping to keep repossessions and mortgage arrears down says CML

The UK is seeing a continuing reduction in the number of both repossessions and mortgages in arrears, across all categories, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders for the third quarter of 2014. At the end of t......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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UK property prices up over 12% year on year, latest data shows

UK house prices increased by 12.1% in the year to September but there is considerable variation with London driving national prices up, the latest data shows. Overall, house price annual inflation was 12.5% in England, 5.8% in Wales, 7.6% i......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Rents fall across majority of UK regions in October, latest monthly index shows

Most regions in the UK saws rental prices fall in October and while they are still higher than a year ago the last three months data indicates a cooling in the market, according to the latest index. Outside of London the average monthly ren......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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NAEA issues advice for selling a property in the cold, dark winter months

Selling a home in the UK in winter can be difficult but ensuring the garden looks it best even in these darker months can help, according to estate agents. For the best chance to sell your home it is important to make sure the property stan......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Help to Buy boost for smaller developers in Scotland

A 30 million scheme to open doors for people to buy new homes in Scotland from small and medium sized house builders has been launched. The Scottish Government said that its Help to Buy (Scotland) Small Developers scheme will spread support......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Property prices in Northern Ireland set to outpace rest of UK in 2015

The Northern Ireland housing market ended 2014 as it began it, with prices and sales rising and surveyors expecting the trend to continue, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank survey. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors exp......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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European commercial property sales set to continue with growth in 2015

European commercial property transaction volumes for 2014 are likely to exceed the 160 billion mark, up 10% on 2013, new research shows. A significant amount of capital continues to target commercial real estate and forecasts from real esta......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Irish property prices up over 16% year on year amid bubble concerns

Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 16.3% year on year in December 2014, up marginally on the 16.2% recorded in November, the latest index data shows. But it is a substantial increase on the 6.4% recorded in the 12 months to......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Regional Queensland Set for Growth as Southeast Real Estate Continues to Strengthen

Real estate markets in regional Queensland are gearing up for growth in the wake of a strengthening property market in the Southeast, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ). The REIQ Queensland Market Monitor (QMM) for t......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Chinese investment surges in Canadian commercial real estate

In 2014, the global outflow of Chinese capital into overseas property markets reached a record amount of $18.3 billion, significantly up from $2.3 billion in 2010, real estate company Colliers International said in a report released this mo......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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China may relax limits on individuals investing overseas

China is studying regulatory changes that would make it easier for individuals to invest overseas, central bank Deputy Governor Yi Gang said at a forum today. While participating on a panel at the China Development Forum in Beijing, Yi was a......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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China easing on outbound investment policies

With China ramping up its offshore investments, countries worldwide are rejoicing. And as China continues its push for global outbound investment diversification via policy liberalisations, they have even more reasons to cheer. So far, one......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Japan, SK new hot destinations for Chinese property investors

Chinese investors are eyeing Japan and South Korea as new destination choices, after Australia and the US, to add to their worldwide property shopping spree. An index gauging willingness to buy Japanese real estate has spiked more than 20 t......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Chinese investors encouraged to tap Malaysian market

Malaysian Ambassador to China Datuk Zainuddin Yahya is encouraging more Chinese investors to tap the Malaysian market, despite being actively involved in the construction sector. Malaysia continued to be the preferred destination for foreig......[MORE]

2017-12-07
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Vancouver real estate a bargain for Chinese investors

A real estate executive who specializes in selling properties to Chinese investors says Vancouver is often seen as a cheap deal, despite local perceptions that prices are astronomically high. Dan Scarrow moved to Shanghai in February to open......[MORE]

2017-12-07