House price confidence is dropping away as prices fall and buyers melt away, according to estate agents.
One in five estate agents reported drops in April as hopes for future price rises hit the lowest level this year, and some expect property values to keep falling says the latest housing market survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Continue reading Confidence in housing market is falling, say estate agents
"Surveys of a survey"
Around a quarter of UK landlords are feeling more optimistic about the prospects for their property portfolios, rental income and yields, according to a sentiment survey by a buy-to-let lender.
The findings of the Paragon Mortgages research come at the same time as those of another sentiment survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors concludes the housing market is ‘flat’. Continue reading What’s Your Opinion About Sentiment Surveys?
Buying a home or investing in a letting property are important financial decisions, but many buyers fall in to the trap of relying on the wrong information that could cost them dear.
Findings from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) revealed around one in four homebuyers picked up bills averaging £1,800 for unplanned building work after picking up the keys to their new property.
This quick guide looks at the main points to consider about property surveys and valuations: Continue reading Quick guide to property surveys and valuations
Broadland Housing have won funding from the EU
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors believes more should follow Broadland Housing’s lead and look to the EU for funds through the European Regional Development Fund.
The Norwich-based association has won funding of over £500,000 to improve 11 houses in the area into eco-homes using the latest environment-geared housing advances. Continue reading Broadland Housing win eco-home money
Home sales slipped to the lowest level for 18 months as estate agents reported a poor month of trading.
Fewer sellers put their homes on the market while buyers are holding off because of worries about rising interest rates. Continue reading Homes sales have slowed again, say estate agents