Scottish housing market reopens

Scottish housing market reopens

People in Scotland can buy and sell homes once again from today. The Scottish government stressed the importance of physical distancing and hygiene, while it encouraged virtual viewings and other parts of the process to…

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The housing market won’t recover overnight

The housing market won’t recover overnight

Despite talk of pent up demand fuelling a housing market recovery the rebound will likely be a slow and gradual process, warned James Durham, economist at PwC. The Brexit deadline, losses to the hospitality and…

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Coronavirus mortgage bailouts suddenly swell as homeowners face new struggles

Coronavirus mortgage bailouts suddenly swell as homeowners face new struggles

After declining for three weeks, the number of borrowers delaying their monthly mortgage payments due to the coronavirus rose sharply once again. The number of active forbearance plans rose by 79,000 in the past week,…

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Pending home sales spike a record 44.3% in May, as homebuyers rush back into the market

Pending home sales spike a record 44.3% in May, as homebuyers rush back into the market

Pending home sales spiked a stunning 44.3% in May compared with April, according to the National Association of Realtors. That is the largest one-month jump in the history of the survey, which dates to 2001.…

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Covid-19 will increase the cost of new homes and renovations

Covid-19 will increase the cost of new homes and renovations

Covid-19 will increase the cost of new homes and renovation projects in Spain. New sanitary regulations, and social distancing in the workplace, coupled with less responsive planning departments, will drive up the cost of building…

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COVID19: Europe’s changing real estate landscape

COVID19: Europe’s changing real estate landscape

The knock-on effects of the coronavirus – widespread panic, quarantine, falling oil prices, and weakening oil-dependent currencies like the Russian ruble – are hitting the real estate market hard. The hotel and retail segments were the…

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What will happen to house prices in Italy after the coronavirus crisis?

What will happen to house prices in Italy after the coronavirus crisis?

The pandemic hasn’t yet had a major impact on house prices in Italy, studies show, but it is changing the market in some ways. Here’s what could happen next. There has been much speculation about…

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Hong Kong Property Market Proves Resilient as Crises Mount

Hong Kong Property Market Proves Resilient as Crises Mount

A controversial security law that threatens to upend Hong Kong’s status as an Asian financial hub hasn’t slowed the world’s most expensive real estate market. Dozens of would-be buyers lined up in the rain last week for…

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The Ultimate Guide To The Portuguese Golden Visa

The Ultimate Guide To The Portuguese Golden Visa

The Portuguese Golden Visa program is one of the most popular both in Europe and the world, and for good reasons: You can choose from a range of relatively affordable investment options that will give…

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Coronavirus: housing rental prices are decreasing in Portugal

Coronavirus: housing rental prices are decreasing in Portugal

Data contained in Portugal’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) show falling rental prices and reflect the effects of COVID-19. The average value of housing rent in Portugal registered a monthly variation…

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