Renters pay more in the UK
A recent survey of property owners in the UK, Spain, France and Italy reveal that tenants in the UK have the highest monthly rental costs of all four European countries.
Sydney not the best place to live
A recent survey of Australian cities reveals Sydney to be at the bottom of the list regarding city planning and general day to day running of amenities.
Household running costs lower for UK homeowners
Recently published data from the Halifax reveals that on average the expense of owning a home and the monthly upkeep has dropped by 6 per cent for UK property owners during the last two years.
London house prices keep on rising
UK property prices increased for the sixth month in a row during June but the increase of 0.3 per cent is less than half the 0.7 per cent increase seen during May. London property prices however rose by more than 2 per cent.
US real estate recovery still in question
Despite record low mortgage rates and government stimulus packages home loan apllications and re-mortgage requests continue to fall, this coupled along with the massive oversupply of housing continues to threaten any hope of recovery within the USA real estate markets.
Melbourne real estate auctions slide
Melbourne real estate auctions are seeing the knock on effect of rising interest rates as poor clearance results are starting to be a regular occurrence.
Real estate prices still falling in US
The debate continues in the States regarding the real estate recovery since the end of the recession. While some experts claim the tide has turned and that green shoots of recovery are now apparent in some regions of the USA real estate market others believe the road to have many more stumbling blocks yet to overcome.
New rules for UK mortgage lenders
As promised some months ago the Financial Services Authority (FSA) are introducing new rules to safeguard home owners that are finding it difficult to keep up with their monthly mortgage payments in this troubling financial climate.
Australian government pledge to improve housing supply
Concern has been raised by many property professionals about the housing crisis facing the Australian property market, in a speech last week Treasurer Wayne Swan assured the audience that the government was taking the matter seriously.
Brits chasing top notch properties in France
The love affair with the French property market continues as agents see rising numbers of property investors from the UK crossing the channel to check out the variety of dwellings in several areas of France.
Osborne increases CGT to 28% in emergency budget
A collective sigh of relief was heard around the UK property community on Tuesday as George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced changes to the capital gains tax in the emergency budget.
Bel Air property sale breaks 2010 record
The company that handled the sale of a multi million mansion in Bel Air, California claims the deal has broken the record for the most expensive home sale across the USA real estate market for 2010.
Limited choice for UK's FTB's
Banks and building societies across the UK are being urged to increase lending quotas that were severely restricted during the credit crisis. The stricter loan criteria now in situ are still a huge stumbling block for the majority of first time buyers.
UK builders believe in a better future
One of the worst affected areas of the UK business economy over the past couple of years was the building trade but according to recent reports the captains of the construction industry are confident that the tide has turned.
Housing bubble denied down under
There has been much speculation during the last few months on the state of the Australian real estate sector, it it bubbling? Well according to REIA (The Real Estate Institute of Australia) it is most definitely not!
UK home loans up but still below par
Recent figures show new UK mortgages issued in May totaled almost £11.5 billion an increase from April but still below levels expected at this time of year.
Canadian real estate sales drop
Real estate in Canada saw sales during April almost reach record numbers but then fell away almost ten per cent during May.