London among least ‘liveable’ cities

‘Social unrest’ a factor in slide down rankings

Persimmon brick Laying House building

Homes demand boosts Persimmon earnings

Underlying profits surge 57% and revenues rise a third

China property slump gathers pace

Prices fall for third month and developers reduce investment

Polypipe shares rise on profits growth

Doncaster-based piping manufacturer buoyed by UK property market

Nationwide reports mortgage lending fall

Tougher loan criteria take their toll

Arm lifted to top of FTSE by broker moves

Goldman Sachs puts chip designer on ‘conviction buy’ list

Blackstone and TPG near Kensington deal

Possible purchase of UK subprime mortgage lender

Money inheritance tax

Chart that tells a story . . . inheritance tax

Inheritance tax is getting harder to avoid

Mortgage rates continue to drop

Barclays and Virgin latest to cut interest rates

Austria’s Signa buys Karstadt for €1

Move ends weeks of speculation over the German group

Balfour rejects Carillion savings claims

Builder says bid is opportunistic and would cut UK exposure

House price boom to lift death duty take

Forecasts suggest levy to yield nearly 0.3% of national income

Housing costs hit UK disposable incomes

Nearly 1m spend more than half their cash on accommodation

Home improvements market left in cold

UK sector lags behind housing boom

Zoopla releases first update since IPO

Property portal’s average revenue per user trails behind rival

Homeowner relief over deferred rate rise

Little chance of immediate rise, says Bank of England

Crown Estate in £345m China tie-up

Gingko Tree to own 50% stake in Fosse Park

Capital & Regional profits rise

Shopping centre group’s net profits rise threefold to £11.7m

Swiss Life to buy Corpus Sireo for €210m

The German group manages about €16bn in real estate assets

London house price rally spreads down

Rises are driven by fundamentals rather than speculative fever

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