The most important UK property news aggregated from leading twitter commentators

Foreigners buy nearly 75% of new homes in inner London - FT.com

http://www.ft.com

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Most new homes in central London are being sold at overseas events before being advertised to UK buyers, helping to fuel a boom that threatens to freeze out domestic purchasers. Foreign buyers accounted for nearly three-quarters of new home

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Dominic Farrell @DominicFarrell 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Foreigners buy nearly 75% of new homes in inner London: http://t.co/RxItmYXSZD #FT

House sales sizzle ahead of usual downturn, says our man with the boards

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

The heatwave has sent sales hotting up in seven out of 12 regions, our 'man with the board' survey has revealed. Agency Express said that last month, there was a national increase of 8.5% in numbers of Sold boards, with robust figures from London and the southern regions.

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Ian Watson @AgentMediaUK 8 months, 3 weeks ago

House sales sizzle ahead of usual downturn, says our man with the boards http://t.co/vmL2qKnkD0

Nationwide warns on housing supply as prices jump in July

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Britain's biggest building society said July's monthly house price increase of 0.8pc was "robust" and "further evidence of an upturn in the housing market". The figure was by far the largest rise this year where other months have produced, on average, increases of 0.3pc. It puts year-on-year growth at 3.9pc, the highest since August 2010.

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Irving and Sons @Irvingandsons 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Nationwide warns on housing supply as prices jump in July via @Telegraph http://t.co/8Y6bwdClpV

Overseas investors become UK landlords

http://www.thetimes.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

With institutional investors buying into private rentals, your new landlord may soon be a Swedish pension fund manager If you have bemoaned the hit and miss standards of landlords and wondered why we don't have gleaming condos with concierges and gyms as standard, as they do in New York or Singapore, you will be heartened to know that an influx of cash into the private rental sector is about to change the way we rent.

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Emma Ward Hunt @ewardhunt 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Interesting @CarolLewis101 article re overseas institutional investment and how it's affecting the rental market: http://t.co/hRCTM2eIhR

Agents' Mutual announces another significant recruit

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Agents' Mutual Ltd has announced its latest recruit to back its plans for a new 100% agent-owned property portal - the Thamesview Group. Thamesview is one of London's largest fastest-growing independent estate agency groups with over 60 offices in and around the capital.

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Sharon Foote @thomaslegal 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Agents' Mutual announces another significant recruit - Estate Agent Today - http://t.co/LJkwFFJYbe via @Shareaholic

How to Get a Council House, episode one, Channel 4, review

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Here's an interesting fact: one in 12 families in Britain now finds itself languishing on the waiting list for social housing. In the first of a provocatively titled new three-part series, How to Get a Council House (Channel 4), we learnt how local authorities are dealing with a lack of affordable properties, compounded by an ever-burgeoning demand for them.

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Montrose Properties @MontroseProps 8 months, 3 weeks ago

@TeleProperty: How to Get a Council House, episode one, Channel 4, review http://t.co/lHh9qQHbLx

July house prices see strongest annual growth since 2010

http://www.financialreporter.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Friday, August 02, 2013 Published by AMY LODDINGTON UK house prices increased 0.8% in July, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index. Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, said: The typical UK home is now worth £170,825 which is 3.9% higher than the average price in July last year - meaning July saw the strongest rate of annual price growth since three years ago (August 2010).

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Leaders @LeadersLettings 8 months, 3 weeks ago

UK house prices increased 0.8% in July, acc. to the latest Nationwide House Price Index. Details: http://t.co/AXgLgCjmz0 (via @F_Reporter)

House prices 'rise 3.9% in a year'

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

UK house prices recorded their biggest year-on-year increase for nearly three years in July, according to the Nationwide building society. Annual price growth hit 3.9%, the lender said, which meant the average home cost £170,825. Average prices rose by 0.8% compared with June, with the building society describing the increase as "robust".

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BBC Business @BBCBusiness 8 months, 3 weeks ago

House prices 'rise 3.9% in a year' http://t.co/UOmuOV4BsS

Ministers unveil an end to 'rabbit hutch' homes

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors show the average British home has shrunk in size by 40 per cent in 80 years. In 1920, the average new large family home boasted five bedrooms and occupied 3,440 square feet.

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RICS @RICSnews 8 months, 3 weeks ago

End of rabbit hutch homes? Figures show average British home has shrunk in size by 40 per cent in 80 years http://t.co/gy7po9LfO0

Ultimate in downsizing: The £17,000 micro-house that covers just 65sqft and has a kitchen, bedroom and shower

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

The wooden Diogene house has a living space of 2.5 metres by 3 metres Its interior is split in two and has a living room, shower, bed and storage Diogene was created by the architect who designed The Shard in London The energy-efficient micro-house is available to buy for £17,000

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Ian Watson @AgentMediaUK 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Have you seen this? Ultimate in downsizing: The £17,000 micro-house that covers just 65sqft http://t.co/DYEKhkMndV

Agents being caught in Trading Standards 'stings' over fees

http://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thursday 1st August 2013 Letting agents are being caught by Trading Standards officers in a series of 'stings' over the disclosure of letting fees, following the Advertising Standards Authority ruling. Potential 'tenants' are allegedly catching agents out and accusing them of breaking the law, as Trading Standards attempt to police the issue.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Agents being caught in Trading Standards 'stings' over fees - Letting Agent Today - http://t.co/CWWGa7BApI

First advice on letting agent fees due out this month

http://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thursday 1st August 2013 The lettings industry looks set to have to comply with the ruling that agents must show their charges to tenants in all adverts, including listings on portals within weeks - even though official guidance is still being written.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 8 months, 3 weeks ago

First advice on letting agent fees due out this month - Letting Agent Today - http://t.co/D8YdnWKKJq

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http://www.countrywide.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Bob Davies, Chairman at Countrywide plc, commented: "We are pleased to announce encouraging results for the first half of the year, representing a positive start to our return as a listed company. Continuing improvements in the availability of mortgage finance, developing customer sentiment and the impact of Government initiatives should help to stimulate further the level of activity in the UK housing market.

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Countrywide @CountrywideUK 8 months, 3 weeks ago

@CountrywideUK reports strongest first half financial performance since 2007 http://t.co/pTdG3gBuTR

'The only conceivable way of paying': Boom in lifetime mortgages predicted as banks brace for interest-only shortfalls

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

By Adam Uren PUBLISHED: 09:55 EST, 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:33 EST, 30 July 2013 Major UK banks may find themselves re-entering the equity release market as they find themselves landed with thousands of customers unable to pay off their interest-only mortgages.

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Peter Lawrence @lawrencerandea 8 months, 3 weeks ago

'The only conceivable way of paying': Boom in lifetime mortgages predicted http://t.co/QEudOFCtnS http://t.co/LdmS6KI2Zf

Another major signing for Agents' Mutual

http://www.primeresi.com

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago
July 31, 2013 The big sign-ups to new-property-portal-in-town Agents' Mutual keep on coming: the Thamesview Group - which operates the likes of Chard, Friend & Falcke, Dexters, Square Mile and Waterview estate agents - is the latest major signing to the agent-owned operation that's eyeing-up Rightmove's 80% share of the property portal market.

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PrimeResi @PrimeResi 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Another major signing for Agents' Mutual: http://t.co/Z47s0gUfni

Facebook's Property Network launches 'revolutionary' Community Pages

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Wednesday 31st July 2013 Property Network, the property app which is aiming to topple Rightmove and Zoopla via its use of Facebook and other social media, has launched a new function. It claims that its Community Pages - 200 so far - are unique and will 'revolutionise the property market'.

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Sharon Foote @thomaslegal 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Facebook's Property Network launches 'revolutionary' Community Pages - Estate Agent Today - http://t.co/ZPoMBoYnXJ via @Shareaholic

Repossessions fall as mortgages become more affordable

http://www.zoopla.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

The number of homes being repossessed across England and Wales is falling, as more people have managed to see the repayments on their mortgage come more in line with their income, reducing the risk of not being able to afford payments.

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Zoopla @zoopla 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Repossessions fall as mortgages become more affordable: http://t.co/aiKeAaf7YN #propertynews

Rightmove profits rise as agents pay more

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Rightmove announced its half-year results this morning, showing a big rise in both profits and revenue, with agents paying 14% more on average per month to list their properties than last year. Revenue for the six months to the end of June was up 16%, to £57.9m.

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Mark Bevan @jupixtraining 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Rightmove profits rise as agents pay more - Estate Agent Today - http://t.co/gKR2LYp2hM