Archive for November, 2012

Pending home sales up in the US for 18th month in a row

Pending home sales in the United States rose strongly in October with mixed regional results, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors.Its Pending Home Sales Index, … more »

UK’s most sustainable home builders named

The UK home building industry is becoming even more sustainable, according to the results of the 2012 NextGeneration benchmark, the only assessment of its kind that ranks the top 25 … more »

Star in the west keeps Peet upbeat

PEET chief executive officer Brendan Gore says the company’s projects in Western Australia are continuing to do well.

RE/MAX control comes home

The local arm of the RE/MAX real estate group has bought the rights to the Australian and New Zealand network of 61 franchises.

Chinese eye dairies for milk powder

WESTERN Australia’s largest dairying business, Lactanz Dairies, is for sale with a price tag of $30 million.

Shrinking Fairfax offloads space

FAIRFAX Media has embarked on a big review of its office requirements, placing several floors up for sublease in Sydney and Melbourne.

Interest rate cuts only the beginning

CONSUMER confidence is on the mend – so much so that it is at its highest level in more than 18 months.

Scotland leading farm land price increases

Unlike many other assets UK farm land has continued to rise in value this year with Scottish values outperforming the rest of Great Britain, according to latest figures from Savills.The … more »

Developers in UK no longer charged for changes to existing planning applications

New rules in the UK mean that developers will not longer be charged twice when they amend an existing planning application.Changes to the community infrastructure levy (CIL) under section 73 … more »

UK property prices unchanged in October, latest index data shows

Residential property prices in the UK remained unchanged in November with the typical home now worth $163,853, according to the latest index from the Nationwide Building Society.It means that prices … more »