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The number of applications for Help-to-Buy mortgages in the United Kingdom has surpassed £1 billion.

According to Bloomberg, over £1 billion in mortgages have been applied for under the UK government's Help-to-Buy scheme.

During the first three months of the initiative, which guarantees loans to homebuyers who can only afford a modest downpayment, more than 6,000 mortgage applications were file…

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Commercial Investment in London Hits a Six-Year High.

According to Cushman & Wakefield, commercial property transactions in Central London hit £19.9 billion in 2013, the highest level since 2007. The £13.5 billion in transactions was up 47% from the previous year. However, it is still less than the pre-crisis high of £20.54 billion set in 2007.


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The City Marina of Port Vell, Spain, is taking shape.

According to owners Salamanca Group, the first berths at Marina Port Vell, Barcelona's new mega yacht marina, will be delivered this spring. Port Vell is expected to have 167 fully serviced berths by the end of 2014, making it Europe's first city center mega yacht marina.

Barcelona's deep-water h…

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China is planning to invest in a new airport in the United Kingdom.

One of China's largest construction firms has agreed to back an £800 million ($1.3 billion) development around Manchester Airport, the first indication that Beijing is following through on a pledge to significantly raise its infrastructure spending in the United Kingdom.

The Greater Manchester P…

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For the world's ultra-wealthy, a new 'amenity of choice' has been created by a designer pool.

The world's ultra-wealthy now own over $5.3 trillion in real estate properties, according to World Property Channel. With the recent influx of newly minted billionaires around the world, many luxury property developers are waging a battle to entice them to their projects by any means necessary.


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In Q2, London received $5.7 billion in commercial investment, with 75% of it coming from overseas.

Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately-owned real estate services company, reported £3.38 billion in central London commercial property sales in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the overall investment in the first half of 2014 to £7.6 billion.
The figure for Q2 2014 is down from £…

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