January 2011

News that property sales levels have stabilised could encourage those keen to up sticks and move house this year. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) December UK Housing Market Survey published this week, the level of house sale completions steadied towards the end of last year. In the quarter ending at the…

November 2010

Prices up; prices down; prices stagnating? What is actually happening? Having acted as a buying agent in North Yorkshire for the last 6 months I take a very different view of the market from a buyers perspective.  I work incredibly closely with my clients’ – indeed during my involvement I almost feel like a member…

October 2010

House prices remained broadly unchanged during September as activity in the market continued to be muted. The cost of a home edged ahead by just 0.1% during the month, following a 0.8% slide in August, to leave the average property worth £166,757, according to Nationwide. But the quarter-on-quarter growth rate, which is generally seen as…

August 2010

So we read again that house prices are falling again. According to the RICS survey of chartered surveyors, the housing market weakened in July for the first time in a year, and some banks now expect prices to be stagnant for the 3rd and 4th quarters this year. But is this really such bad news?…