Sunday, December 16, 2018

RICS March 2013 UK Housing Market Survey.

April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The amount of homes sold in the UK reached a three year high during March as increased confidence in the market continued to translate into sales, says the latest RICS housing market survey.

RICS and Ulster Bank housing market survey, Northern Ireland

April 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The three-month period to the end of March 2013 was the first since the summer of 2007 in which Northern Ireland house prices didn’t fall, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank Housing Market Survey.

New Homes Bonus warning: TCPA welcomes National Audit Office report

April 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Leading housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), has today welcomed the findings from the National Audit Office on the New Homes Bonus (the Bonus), which confirms concerns that the Association raised two years ago in the report, ‘Policy analysis of housing and planning reform’, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Void periods on steady decline

April 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- According to the latest research from the National Landlords Association (NLA), void periods in private-residential property have fallen to their lowest level in over a year, helped by strong and consistent tenant demand.

Countdown to opening of New Addington Centre

April 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- In just a few days, a new home will open to bring community services in New Addington under one roof. Access Croydon launches on 2 April in the New Addington Centre in Central Parade, giving residents in the area their own face-to-face council enquiry service. The building will continue to house Croydon Adult Learning and Training (Calat) classes, Little Stars nursery and Jobcentre Plus

Water End flood defences work starts

April 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A multi-millon pound scheme to help protect residents’ homes and businesses from the risk of flooding is now underway in the Water End area of York, thanks to a partnership between City of York Council and the Environment Agency.


TORONTO, CANADA and SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - March 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U) announced today that its subsidiary, Colliers International, has acquired controlling interests in Colliers Schauer & Scholl and Colliers Brautigam & Kramer (collectively, “Colliers Germany”), market leaders in Munich, Stuttgart and Berlin. Senior management of both operations will retain the balance of the equity under Colliers’ unique enterprise partnership model. The acquisition of Colliers Germany further strengthens Colliers’ real estate services platform in Europe and complements the recent acquisition of Colliers UK last year. The terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

IHG set to expand Crowne Plaza presence in Muscat

Muscat, Oman - March 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (Omran) to open Crowne Plaza Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat.

IHG first in the industry to commit to free internet for all loyalty members...

March 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today announced that it will be providing free internet to all its 71m loyalty programme members, worldwide. The announcement comes as IHG reveals the results of a global online survey* which show that nearly half of adults (43%) would choose not to stay in a hotel that charged for internet.

IHG signs first Holiday Inn Express in Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - March 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- : IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) will introduce one of the world’s fastest growing hotel brands to Australia, with the signing of the Holiday Inn Express hotel in a prime Perth CBD location.

Budget failed the anti-poverty test and the struggle for families shows no sign of...

March 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said Chancellor George Osborne had failed to deliver an anti-poverty Budget that would boost living standards and ease the strain on poor families

BSA Budget comment

March 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- "The BSA welcomes the Chancellor's focus on home ownership as a core part of an 'aspiration nation'. It is good to see that the measures proposed are focused not only on first time buyers and new properties but on the market as a whole. This is a positive indicator as a fully functioning housing market includes those looking to move up as well as onto the housing ladder

Council supports tenants affected by ‘bedroom tax’

March 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- City of York Council is visiting over 800 of its tenants known to be affected by the bedroom tax as part of a proactive programme of support around benefit changes. Visits started in January and will be completed before the end of March, follow-up visits will also take place to discuss tenants’ options in more detail. Matters discussed will include supporting tenants to undertake a full financial health check, examining the effects of benefit changes and

London rents up average of £80 in 18 months

March 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The report shows that instead of falling as the government had hoped, rents increased on average £80 (nine per cent) for private housing in the lower band of rented property since housing benefit reforms took effect in April 2011. During the same period homelessness increased from 2640 to 3760.

£4.5 billion Budget deal to help homebuyers and boost economy

March 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today (20 March 2013) welcomed a new multi-billion pound housing package that will help aspiring homebuyers move up the housing ladder and build thousands of new homes


CIH Scotland comments on Budget 2016

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has commented on the 2016 Budget, presented to the House of Commons today (16th March 2016) by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.