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Autumn Statement: New UK Stamp Duty rates announced

The government has unveiled plans to reform the way stamp duty is charged. Read full article

Where have the most £1m sales outside of London taken place in 2014?

The number of properties sold for £1m+ in England and Wales, excluding London, during the first six months of 2014 was 44% higher than the corresponding period last year. Read full article

Knight Frank release new residential market forecast for 2015 to 2019

Last October we took the view that 2014 would see a widening of the residential upturn, which up to that point had been limited to London. Read full article

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Housing recovery taking root in South Korea

After three rounds of policy interest rate reduction by a cumulative of 75 basis points (bps) and a permanent lowering of property acquisition tax from 2-4% to 1-3% (see Figure 2), house prices have finally turned the corner and begun edging upwards in September 2013.

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