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  • Case-Shiller: Home Prices Rise for 4th Straight Month on Summer Buying

    September 27 2011 10:51 AM

    Home prices in the 20-city Case Shiller Index rose for the fourth straight month in July, but the operative phrase remains: let the buyer beware. Demand conditions in most major U.S. cities remains soft, and even though home prices are attractive now, price retrenchments are possible.

  • Buy-to-Let Celebrates its15th Birthday

    September 27 2011 9:22 AM

    The UK buy-to-let sector celebrated its 15th birthday this weekend, as students return to university halls.

  • New Home Sales Fall to Six-Month Low - Housing's Summer of Discontent

    September 26 2011 6:40 PM

    U.S. new home sells fell in August to a 295,000-unit annual rate, the fourth straight monthly decline for the beleaguered sector. The slump means that housing is likely to be a drag on U.S. GDP for at least the next two quarters, perhaps for longer. New home prices are attractive, but potential buyers should tread carefully: they may drop in many markets.

  • World’s First Lego Greenhouse on Show in London

    September 26 2011 9:22 AM

    The world’s first Lego greenhouse is now on show in Covent Garden, as part of the London Design Festival.

  • Man Builds Stunning ‘Hobbit House’ for Just £3,000

    September 23 2011 9:22 AM

    A man has built a hillside home reminiscent of a Hobbit house from JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings — on a budget of just £3,000.

  • US housing starts fall in August

    September 22 2011 9:24 PM

    The number of housing starts in the US dropped in August by five per cent, compared to July, and were down by 5.

  • New world billionaires boosting property prices in top ten cities

    September 22 2011 9:22 AM

    World class cities not only attract international business, they are also the haunt of a growing number of global billionaires who are increasingly important investors in residential real estate and their wealth is creating a new global super class of real estate, according to new research.

  • U.S. Existing Home Sales Leap 7.7%

    September 22 2011 9:22 AM

    Existing home sales rose more than expected in August to the fastest annual pace since March as falling prices and low interest rates drew more buyers into the market, the National Association of Realtors said.

  • Dubai project fund to bring back investor confidence

    September 22 2011 9:22 AM

    Dubai developers have welcomed a new initiative to bolster and supplement the emirate’s housing market, saying that it will bring investors back in.

  • Top 10 Houses that Look like Cakes

    September 21 2011 3:22 AM

    It's National Cupcake Week in the UK and to celebrate, TheMoveChannel.com has combined its hunger for overseas property with its appetite for cake and combined it into one sweet list.

  • US commercial real estate market rebound predicted

    September 20 2011 6:17 AM

    Real estate investors are expecting a widespread rebound in US commercial real estate markets, according to a new analysis of the market.

  • Steady sales activity keeps Canadian real estate market on track

    September 19 2011 12:22 PM

    Sales activity in the residential real estate market in Canada held steady last month and has seen considerable year on year growth, according to the latest report from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

  • Heathrow unveils futuristic transport pods

    September 19 2011 12:22 PM

    Automatic pods to transport passengers using Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport have been unveiled following a year-long trial.

  • Hotel Investment Market 'Will Remain Active'

    September 15 2011 12:16 PM

    Despite uncertainty in global markets, the hotel investment sector will continue to generate interest among a range of investors.

  • European Office Rents 'Display Modest Growth'

    September 14 2011 12:16 PM

    Figures published in a Jones Lang LaSalle report into the state of Europe's office markets during the second quarter of the year have revealed that rents grew at a modest pace over the course of the three-month period, with an average rise of 2.

  • Australian Property Market 'Will Return To Growth'

    September 14 2011 12:16 PM

    Australia's economic fundamentals are strong enough to warrant a forecast of strong growth for the country's property market in the long-term, according to one expert.

  • Auction.com Announces $2 Billion Online Auction of 325 Southeast U.S. Commercial Notes, Properties

    September 14 2011 7:54 AM

    Auction.com, the nation's leading real estate auctioneer and loan sales advisor,has announced its upcoming online auctioning of over 325 Non-Performing Notes & Commercial REO Properties located throughout the Southeastern U.S., representing the largest online auction of commercial real estate to date for the company that pioneered modern real estate auctions.

  • High negative property equity holding back re-financing and sales in US

    September 14 2011 6:17 AM

    Some 10.9 million, or 22.5%, of all residential properties with a mortgage in the United States were in negative equity at the end of the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.

  • French House Prices Rise

    September 05 2011 9:24 PM

    The value of homes in France has risen dramatically in the year ended during the first quarter, Global Property Guide has reported.

  • Property Values in Australian Capitals Fall

    September 05 2011 9:24 PM

    House prices in Australia's capital cities dropped by 0.6 per cent in July, according to the latest figures in the RP Data-Rismark Home Value Index.