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The Algarve sees prices rise for the first time since 2008

The Algarve is back on the radar of second home buyers. The availability of cheap finance, investment in the region’s infrastructure, appealing tax initiatives and a return to sensible pricing has prompted renewed activity. Read full article

Geneva sees prime sales strengthen in 2016

The stability of the Swiss franc, a return to sensible pricing and greater clarity surrounding the Swiss second home cap has boosted market sentiment in Geneva. Read full article

Chinese city of Shenzhen leads new global cities house price index

Our new Global Residential Cities Index takes our Global House Price Index one step further, tracking mainstream residential prices on a city rather than country basis. Read full article

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5-minute UK market update

At a glance:  House prices rose by 0.2% in April, taking the annual average rise in prices across the UK to 4.9% Prime central London prices remained unchanged in April, with an annual growth rate of 0.5% Average UK rents up 2.6% on the year in March, and 3.7% in London Read the Residential Market Update in full.

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