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  1. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ebbsfleet As prices surge, fuelled by a lack of properties for sale, a new report suggests Britain needs to build one million homes to meet huge demand 'Desperate housing ... crisis hit the construction industry. However, now, under a new government-backed plan, more than 20,000 new homes will be built in Ebbsfleet, which is only 17minutes from the centre ...

  2. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Londoners priced out of home market blast foreign buyers

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... Developers have refocused their sales efforts on local buyers in response to criticism of their efforts to market some homes exclusively abroad. They have stopped short of closing the door on foreign ... Bloomberg in London As wealthy foreign buyers snap up supply and some developers favour luxury sales, locals say they are being forgotten Londoners priced out of market Cheryl Coyne ...

  3. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London home prices at new high on economic recovery, market stimulus

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London London homes prices hit record high amid government stimulus Asking prices for homes in London surged to a record this month, as the buoyant outlook spread to other ... recovery and a government stimulus plan known as Help to Buy, which allows people to buy a home with a down payment of as little as 5 per cent. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said ...

  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London homes selling at fastest pace since 2007

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Still, the supply of housing for sale failed to keep pace, with agents reporting a 2.8 per cent increase in homes coming to the market. "In each of the last three months, the growth ... of homes sold valued at more than £1 million (HK$12 million) rose 2 per cent to 7,397 last year, the highest level in five years. Still, the Lloyds Banking Group unit said sales of homes worth ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Lloyds banker bearish on London's luxury property market

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by BLOOM

    ... the development of projects in London's luxury- home market, where it sees losses ahead for investors, according to the lender's head of corporate real estate. "I'm worried about ... as investors, particularly from overseas, snapped up houses and flats in the capital to shield wealth from political and economic instability. Annual home-price gains in Britain beat increases ...

  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain's Help to Buy homes plan a mixed blessing for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by RUCHARD WARREN

    ... Property website Rightmove calculates that the mortgage guarantee will affect more than 90 per cent of the housing market, because most homes for sale are valued at under £600,000. Consultancy ... and mortgage guarantees for lenders. The plan is open to first-time buyers and home movers, but not Hong Kong investors or other second-home buyers, although they will be indirectly affected. Under ...

  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Half of new homebuyers in London market are foreigners

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... The Bloomberg UK Home Builders Index has gained 36 per cent this year as rising sales to foreigners boosts shares. Berkeley Group Holdings, Britain's third-largest homebuilder by market value, ... haven attracting rising investment and sustaining development. Foreigners spent more than £3 billion (HK$35.7 billion) on new homes in Britain's capital last year, a 25 per cent increase ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive; police await toxicology test results

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... dead at her home on Monday. Police in Kent, southern England, said her passing was being treated as "a non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death". "A post-mortem examination held ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Geldof family 'beyond pain' after mystery death of Peaches, 25

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:45pm by GDN

    ... The journalist and model was pronounced dead by an ambulance crew called to her home on southern England's Kent coast at 1.35pm after "a report of concern for the welfare of a woman". A postmortem examination will take place today. Police declined to confirm or deny reports that neither drugs or a suicide note were found at the home, where inquiries were continuing. The news broke ...

  10. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London developers to build more luxury homes, EC Harris forecasts

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... achieve their pre-sales targets. However, profit margins may be squeezed by rising building costs, the firm said. EC Harris, based in London, defines luxury homes as those that will sell ... Bloomberg Builders plan to increase supply despite slowing price gains and prospect of higher taxes London luxury-home development to speed up Luxury-home developers plan to build more ...




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