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The debate: is the London housing market broken?

If you want to get a Londoner talking, talk to them about their housing. From sky-rocketing prices, to shortages in the affordable housing supply, to renters’ rights, it is a topic that fires debate like few other. With less than three months to go before the general election, it is also an area where the […]

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Rics : Scottish property prices predicted to rise

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said the forecast was made by a net balance of 49% of respondents to its monthly survey. It said the increase was in part being driven by a decline in the number of houses coming onto the market. Rics added that supply continued to fall behind demand in […]

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London Housing market 2015 : A review

Over the past few years, the surge in house prices have been shocking Londoners from Shepherd’s Bush to Stratford. Many potential buyers have hoped that signs of a slowdown that emerged in the summer would continue, and so it has proved. But what is exactly a slowdown for a market that has been outperforming away […]

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The value of Great Britain’s homes has rocketed by £1.412 trillion to £5.752 trillion over the past 10 years – more than the combined GDP of France, Germany and Italy.

New analysis, which has measured the collective worth of all homes in England, Wales and Scotland and cut it by local authority, has revealed which areas have seen rocketing house prices over the past decade and which have been untouched by the 2006/2007 housing market boom and, latterly, the recovery. More than half of Great […]

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Signs of a strong house market recovery in the UK regions

The outlook for the UK housing market in 2015 is positive, despite some challenges, with signs of a strong recovery in the regions, according to the latest quarterly analysis report. National estate agent Strutt & Parker is forecasting UK house price growth of 5% in 2015 overall and 9% in the Greater London area. But […]