Average house prices rise 0.4% in England and Wales in May, the highest pace in six years, says Hometrack.
Gross mortgage lending in April rises to £12.1bn, 4% up from March.
Average home prices in London rises 7.6% on year to £398,000.
Home prices increased 1.1% in April to an average £166,094, says Halifax.
David and Victoria Beckham are selling their Hertfordshire property, which has been valued at £18m.
Housing sector experiencing gradual recovery helped by improvement in job market.
Europe's biggest casino and conference centre is coming to Spain later this year, creating thousands of jobs.
Singapore increases stamp duty of residential purchases by foreigners to 15 percent from previous 10 percent.
RICS survey indicates optimism in construction sector as workloads picked up in the final quarter of 2012.
Egerton Crescent, near Harrods, costliest street in UK at £8.1m.
Average cost of renting declines 0.4 percent in November as landlords try to fill vacant properties ahead of Christmas.
House prices to go up 2 percent, while rents to rise about 4 percent.
Despite decline, optimism on housing market rises.
House rents are expected to go up in 2013 though the average rate of growth has eased about two percent from the 4.5 percent growth rate recorded for the past three years, says Rightmove.
Increase shows stabilisation of Chinese property market.