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UK investors wanted for Brazilian scheme

In a global market where finance is hard to come by, EcoHouse are enabling UK investors to help Brazilians onto the property ladder. The Brazilian government launched its Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House, My Life) scheme in 2009 with the aim......[MORE]

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As tourism booms, so does investment in Cape Verde

The Resort Group have this week announced that Dunas Beach Resort Spa on Sal Island, one of the most popular islands in Cape Verde, has entered its final stages of completion and will open in November 2014. The property development brand ha......[MORE]

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Home building in Australia reaches strongest level since 2004

Home building in Australia is recovering with the states of Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland leading the revival, according to the latest quarterly data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There were 163,250 new homes......[MORE]

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Home equity release in the UK sees third year of growth

The equity release market in the crossed the 1 billion barrier in 2013 with hot spots in Scotland, Northern Ireland and London, according to the latest analysis of the sector. It is the third year of growth in the market and highlights a co......[MORE]

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Home News Europe Mortgage market growth expected to continue into 2014, says latest CML report

:: Remarkable growth in Miami sales and prices not felt at lower end of market :: Property valuations up 34% in 2013, latest analysis report shows :: Quarter of UK buyers visit a home just once before deciding to buy :: Prime property marke......[MORE]

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Home News North America US property prices rose almost 12% in 2013, latest data says

Residential property prices increased 11.8% year on year in November 2013, according to the latest home price index from residential analytics firm CoreLogic. It is the 21st consecutive monthly year on year increase in home prices nationall......[MORE]

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Crime and safety rated important by majority of home seekers in the UK

More than two thirds of home hunters in the UK rate safety and absence of crime as the most important factors when searching for a property to buy or rent, research has found. The survey by secured loan broker Ocean Finance also found that......[MORE]

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Property sales and prices in Canada set to rise in 2014, according to CREA forecast

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales due to stronger than expected activity through the summer and early autumn months. Although monthly sales volatility has increased in recent years, particul......[MORE]

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India sees a boost in searches for property from overseas buyers

Some 52.65% of overseas property locations on the Rightmove Overseas real estate portal saw an increase in search activity last month, according to the latest monthly report from the firm. The data also shows that 47.3% of locations fell in......[MORE]

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Previous price record broken in New Zealand as values continue upwards

Prices are rising in New Zealand with the latest index recording a rise of 4.3% taking the median high price for property to $425,000, some $17,475 above the previous record high. Auckland, Canterbury/Westland, Wellington and Waikato/Bay of......[MORE]

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FX markets steady ahead of FOMC

FX markets steady ahead of FOMC FX markets have been relatively quiet as investors await the outcome of the FOMC meeting tomorrow night, UKForex reports. United States Dollar: GBP/USD slipped under 1.63 overnight to a low of 1.6290 but has......[MORE]

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Expo 2020 win set to boost Dubai property market

The Dubai property market is likely to see greater growth in 2014, supported by the emirates successful Expo 2020 bid, according to Mahdi Amjad, CEO of real estate company Omniyat. Amjad told the press that his Dubai-based firm started to f......[MORE]

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Canada property market prospects look promising

With residential property prices and sales levels at an historic high, prospects for the market and further capital growth look good heading into 2014, according to the RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook 2014. The Outlook forecasts that property......[MORE]

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Cash is king in the USA, says expert

British cash buyers in the USA will continue to hold all the cards going into 2014, thanks to the dollars ongoing weakness against Sterling and the edging up of mortgage rates, according to Richard Way, editor at the Overseas Guides Company......[MORE]

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Spanish property price crash could end in 2014, says bank

Deutshe Bank is the latest in a growing number of organisations to suggest that the Spanish property market could be edging closer to finally bottoming out. The German bank believes that Spains property market crash could finally bottom out......[MORE]