The most important UK property news aggregated from leading twitter commentators

One in 10 parents make house purchase choice based on schools, study shows

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Nearly a quarter of UK parents of children of school age would be prepared to pay between 2% and 10% more for a new home - potentially thousands of pounds extra - in order to be in the catchment area of a good state school, according to research by Nationwide.

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Winkworth Wimbledon @WimbledonHouses 6 months, 2 weeks ago

One in 10 parents make house purchase choice based on schools, study shows: Research by Nationwide demonstrate... http://t.co/D8W4cVkW8K

UK house prices to rise by a quarter with London average to hit £500,000 by 2018 - CEBR

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 6 months, 2 weeks ago

A think tank has upgraded its forecasts in figures that will trigger yet more concern about the long-term effects of the Government's Help to Buy cheap credit scheme to kick-start the property market. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said prices across the country will rise 2.9 per cent to an average of £225,000 this year, followed by a 3.9 per cent jump in 2014.

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Dominic Farrell @DominicFarrell 6 months, 2 weeks ago

UK house prices to rise by a quarter with London average to hit £500,000 by 2018 http://t.co/EpyrV1CvhY

The Government's Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme launched early - Rightmove Property Blog

http://www.rightmove.co.uk

Published 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Property news | The next phase of the Government's Help to Buy scheme is to launch to buyers next week, three months earlier than anticipated. If you want to get on or move up the housing ladder but find the large deposit required with current mortgages a struggle, this scheme could make buying more accessible for you.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 6 months, 2 weeks ago

The Government’s Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme launched early http://t.co/Y9ztVieT8A via @rightmove

Think carefully before joining the rush to beat the house price boom

http://www.independent.co.uk

Published 7 months, 1 week ago

Worried about rising house prices? Want to rush to get on the housing ladder while interest rates are at a record low? There's a growing fear among potential homeowners that they could miss out if they don't move quickly. But is it being generated by commission-hungry estate agents?

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Julian O'Dell @agencytrainer 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Think carefully before joining the rush to beat the house price boom http://t.co/f1yofzy71Q

House prices spiral up in 'virtuous circle'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 1 week ago

David Newnes, director at LSL, said: "Mortgages are much more affordable for first-time buyers compared to last year, which has opened the door to thousands of would-be buyers who were shut out of the market. "Economic confidence is returning, nudging many more buyers in the direction of property, and nudging lenders to offer more loans to buyers with smaller deposits.

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Andrew Oxlade @andrew_oxlade 7 months, 2 weeks ago

House prices spiral up in 'virtuous circle' via @Telegraph http://t.co/D08WSW8sp4

Greek Shipping Magnates Replace Russian Oligarchs - My London Home - Sales, Lettings, Property Management

http://www.mylondonhome.com

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Our latest research on recorded visitor data and buyer / tenant registrations from our web site shows a significant change in visitor demographics. Surprisingly, Russia has fallen from 6th to 22nd in just three years, China has dropped from 3rd to 23rd but Greece has shown steady growth climbing from 28th to 16th as the effects of the Eurozone crisis continue to be felt.

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My London Home @My_London_Home 7 months, 2 weeks ago

What does everyone think of our latest research? http://t.co/Y5oiShoT5U @Anthony_Lonres @passionforhomes @ldnpropertynews #europeans

Grown-up children live at home as rents and house prices rise - FT.com

http://www.ft.com

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

"Empty nest" syndrome has become a problem of the past for millions of parents who have adult children in their twenties and early thirties still living at home. The trend of young adults returning to live in the parental home - generation boomerang

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Sharon Foote @thomaslegal 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Grown-up children live at home as rents and house prices rise - http://t.co/NHDGyE8VS1 http://t.co/sJaCZvQn1h via @FT

House prices rise at fastest rate for three years

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Halifax's house price index for August revealed that house prices increased for the seventh straight consecutive month, and the annual rate of growth was faster than in July, when prices rose 4.6pc year-on-year. The average price of a house in the UK was £170,231 - the highest level since September 2008.

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Telegraph Property @TeleProperty 7 months, 2 weeks ago

House prices rise at fastest rate for three years http://t.co/9bZfzlUzwK

Shared ownership flaws reveal void in young people's housing options

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Without tens of thousands of pounds in the bank, or wealthy parents able to help out, the home ownership prospects for young people in Britain are bleak. Shared ownership was designed to help people unable to put down huge deposits and secure large mortgages get on to the property ladder.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Shared ownership flaws reveal void in young people's housing options http://t.co/kGFP9L2El2 via @guardianmoney

Which era of house do people like best?

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

As another British property price boom gathers steam, many are searching for their dream "period property". But why do people favour certain architectural eras? Ask a Briton to describe their ideal home, and the chances are their reply will include the adjective "period". Depending on who you ask, however, the period in question might vary wildly.

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Chinneck Shaw @ChinneckShaw 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Which era of house do people like best?http://t.co/N1a8tqWxMN http://t.co/dp8DXHP87X

Zoopla buys Mirror's property portals for £3.3m

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Friday 6th September 2013 Zoopla has bought the property portals owned by the Daily Mirror's parent company, Trinity Mirror, for £3.3m. The entire Trinity Mirror Digital Property business is now part of the Zoopla group and includes Zoomf, SmartNewHomes, HomesOverseas and Email4Property.

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Steve Tolfree @StvRav 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Zoopla buys Mirror's property portals for £3.3m - Estate Agent Today http://t.co/QIcFtNAGUW

One in four parents live with adult children: High property prices and landlords' demands mean thousands can't move out

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

ONS says three million 20- to 34-year-olds have no home of their own Cost of renting nationally hits £740 a month Men are more likely than women to live with their parents - 1.8million compared with 1.1million By Becky Barrow, Business Correspondent PUBLISHED: 18:26 EST, 5 September 2013 | UPDATED: 18:39 EST, 5 September 2013 A quarter of parents have at least one grown-up child living with them at home, a study reveals today.

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Brock Taylor @BrockTaylor1 7 months, 2 weeks ago

1 in 4 parents live with adult children: High property prices and landlords' demands mean thousands can't move out http://t.co/eu1aOGuUHs

Most rental properties flout law on EPC, say officials

http://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Thursday 5th September 2013 Most rental properties do not have Energy Performance Certificates, an answer to a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The request was put by Dave Timms, acting executive director of environmental charity 10:10 to the Department for Communities and Local Government. Timms asked about levels of compliance regarding EPCs.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Most rental properties flout law on EPC, say officials - Letting Agent Today - http://t.co/bkhNq35xWo

Rental Security top tips - Rightmove Property Blog

http://www.rightmove.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Industry News | Residential rental activity in the UK is at an 11 year high with demand pushing up rents to a monthly average of £751, according to the latest Sequence National Rental Report. With so many now relying on rented accommodation, many different pressures are placed on landlords to provide for their tenants, including a requirement to present safe and secure accommodation.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Rental Security top tips http://t.co/b5HlgGFcRZ via @rightmove

First-time buyers look to cheaper properties abroad

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

The US is followed by Spain, Australia, France and New Zealand. The boom in property tourism is not reflected across the board as purchases by the over 69s, who have traditionally dominated the international property scene, fell 79pc between 2007 and 2012.

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Telegraph Money @MoneyTelegraph 7 months, 2 weeks ago

First-time buyers look to cheaper properties abroad http://t.co/d6cyjz0M3F

Elephant and Castle skyscraper: rental homes | Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners architects | Renting in London | Homes & Property

http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Elephant and Castle skyscraper will be Britain's first "build-to-rent" housing scheme A new 44-storey skyscraper in Elephant and Castle will be a rental housing complex offering longer than usual tenancies, says David Spittles The new-look Elephant and Castle has been chosen as the location for Britain's first "build-to-rent" housing scheme - a 44-storey skyscraper designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

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Tracy Kellett @buyingagent 7 months, 2 weeks ago

“@HomesProperty: Britain's first "build-to-rent" housing scheme will be in London http://t.co/0LdBkl4cL9” < need more of this

Sizzling summer sees property prices rocket

http://www.zoopla.co.uk

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

The warm summer across the UK has seen more people out and about looking for homes, pushing the prices in the UK property market ever higher, according to new reports. It is normally the case that the summer will see house sales drop as people head off on holidays, but this has not been true this year.

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Zoopla @zoopla 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Sizzling summer sees property prices rocket: http://t.co/8R1GdharkW #propertynews

The US housing market: how firm is its recovery?

http://www.knightfrankblog.com

Published 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Posted in News Headlines The US remains the dominant world economy, and trends in its housing market have significant global implications. Knight Frank's new US Insight report examines the outlook for the market as price growth begins to build momentum.

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Global Briefing @KFGlobalBrief 7 months, 2 weeks ago

The US housing market: how firm is its recovery? http://t.co/XcUEbVE9L6