Buying and Selling

Buying and Selling

Buying or selling a home? Be prepared with market trends and activity updates to tips on what will make your transaction go smoothly.

Cyprus: property rights ‘safeguarded’

Talks between opposition parties on the issue of property in Cyprus seem to be progressing well...

Stamp duty ban brings surge in demand

Estate agents and mortgage lenders are already reporting surges in demand from prospective first-time buyers after the Government's announcement of a two-year stamp duty holiday for them...

Sellers return to UK housing market

Sellers are returning to the UK’s property market as rising prices and growing demand see the number of homes up for sale increase, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Italy property prices stay steady

Prices of Italian property stayed steady in the second quarter of the year, according to new figures.

Forbes “shocked” to discover people in Detroit

US magazine Forbes were "shocked" this month to discover people in Detroit. Long considered a ghost town, Detroit lost a quarter of its population in the last decade as the Motor City's downward economic spiral seemed set to continue. But Forbes uncovered something sensational in July: people living there. And as more people return to Detroit for newly created jobs, demand for property is starting to exceed the city's supply...

UK house builder announces extension of stamp duty holiday

The end of the UK stamp duty holiday in March pushed up home sales and lending as buyers rushed to take advantage of the discount. Since then, figures have slumped with the re-introduction of the tax. But one developer has announced its own stamp duty holiday for UK buyers in an attempt to continue boosting transactions.

Cash buyers up one-third in the UK

Cash buyers have risen by a third in the UK, according to new figures from Hamptons International.

Reminder about’s auction action at the Property Investor Show and well-known property auctioneer Sutton Kersh Binstock are exhibiting at the Property Investor Show at ExCel London on Friday 19th September 2008.

Van Gogh’s London home sells for £565,000

The South London house where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1873-1874 was last week sold at auction for £565,000.

Government U-turn saves granny annexes from stamp duty surcharge

The UK government has spared granny annexes across the UK from being subject to the new stamp duty surcharge, after a surprise U-turn.
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