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It doesn't require rocket science to work out that house prices took a hit when the world went into recession in 2008. Six years on we have the benefit of hindsight, so what is the general consensus on how house prices will fare?
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House prices in Scotland are set to rise seven per cent next year, a new report suggests. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the average cost of a home will increase...
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Home building in the UK is certainly rebounding from the financial crisis, with more chartered surveyors noting growth in Q3. According to the latest construction market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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Intensifying competition in the market to buy up arable land has driven up the price of UK farmland to GPB 7,440 per...
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Buyer numbers in the UK have reached a four-year high, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
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All signs point to a recovery for the UK housing market, but activity remains suppressed. Peter Bolton King, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) global residential director, explained that by historic standards, activity is still low.
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Home sales in the UK have hit a 3 year high according to the latest data from RICS. According to the industry body its members handled an average of 17.9 sales in the three months ending May...
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A lack of knowledge among buyers about the home purchase process is causing them to accrue unnecessary costs, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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House sales in the UK have reached a two-and-a-half year high, meaning more property investment deals could soon be in the pipeline. The latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) housing market survey revealed that despite a threat of a triple-dip recession...
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With economic contraction and high deposits, the UK may not look like a traditional property investment hotspot at the moment. However, buyers shouldn't be fooled by this seemingly bleak outlook...
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Property investors are making hay while the sun shines - often literally - in the farming sector, with new statics showing the price of rural land hit a record high in the second half of 2012...
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Residential sales in England and Wales increased in August, according to the latest LSL/Acadametrics index. Residential prices were up 2.6 per cent compared to last year...
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There was no significant drop in activity in the UK's residential property market during August, despite the Olympic Games taking centre stage...
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The construction and real estate sectors in Europe are "likely to remain under pressure" for the rest of 2012 and into 2013. In an article for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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The strong performance of commercial property in central London means that, when the UK's real estate sector is looked at as a whole, it appears to be strong. However, data published recently...
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Tenants renting UK housing have experienced rental increases in the past year, according to new figures published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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Although a few countries - most notably Canada, Thailand and China - had a strong second quarter of the year, there was a general weakening in sentiment across the majority of the commercial real estate markets...
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The value of residential property in the UK continued to fall in May, while the number of completed sales was also down...
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Sentiment among real estate professionals around the world improved in the first quarter of 2012. According to the Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics)...
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Retail property in the UK has experienced a fall in tenant demand, as well as negative rental expectations. The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) UK Commercial Market Survey...
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has made several suggestions about how the government could help encourage institutional investors to enter the UK's residential property sector....
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Demand for distressed real estate investments climbed during the final quarter of 2011, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) Global Distressed Property Monitor...
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Many people feel like - "if I hear one more commentator say it's a mixed bag I am going to shoot him/her and then myself", but there is no other way to describe it. In fact it is so mixed...
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In the interim management statement released earlier this month by Barratt Developments, group chief executive Mark Clare announced that the firm "is delivering a significant improvement in operating performance". This is despite the challenging environment for UK house builders at present...
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As an increasing number of people turn to the private rented sector in search of accommodation, landlords are finding themselves under ever more scrutiny...
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The lack of new office space coming on to the market in London has seen quarterly take-up figures decline; however, pre-lets are at their highest level since the third quarter of 2007...
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will be hosting a conference about the reliability and accuracy of real estate valuations later this month...
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During the third quarter of this year, demand among commercial tenants fell into negative territory for the first time in 12 months, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows....
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Fewer people have been putting their properties up for sale in September, resulting in a slight constriction on the supply of residential real estate in the UK, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed....
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The latest House Price Sentiment Index compiled by Knight Frank and Markit has revealed that homeowners believe property values have fallen in September, although the pace of decline is thought to be slowing....
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Economic uncertainty is weighing on the property market in the UK, the latest survey carried out by the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS) shows...
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Europe has launched a Valuer Registration Scheme with the intention of improving confidence among investors, asset managers and lenders...
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The sustainability of commercial property is set to become an increasingly important factor that investors will need to consider when they are looking at the mid to long-term returns a particular asset can offer....
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The new rules on leases being proposed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) will have a noticeable effect on the way in which business is conducted...
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Property in North Surrey valued at more than four million GBP has been popular among international buyers over the past few months...
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Investors are still being drawn into Asia-Pacific commercial property markets, with a new report showing that during the second quarter of the year...
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Investors are being drawn to residential real estate in the east of London due in part to strong occupancy levels among those working in the financial services sector...
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There are opportunities for investors to generate a good return on student accommodation in Germany, according to Savills...
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Improvements in London's commercial property market should filter through to other locations around the country, it has been claimed...
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The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Survey has described the majority of markets around the world as "robust"...
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Despite new developments to bring more office space to the London market, there will continue to be a shortage of suitable properties...
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A new report from one of the biggest financial services companies in the UK has predicted that property investors could see house prices remain subdued for the remainder of the decade...
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The latest Global Commercial Property Survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) is positive on the prospects for growth in many global markets...
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Commercial real estate in Germany is successfully luring real estate investors back to the market. Property consultancy Savills revealed that EUR 5.53 billion of commercial property changed hands in Germany in the first three months of 2011....
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The exponential growth of the middle classes in a number of emerging markets around the world makes them the ideal place for foreign property investment, it has been claimed...
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While the traditionally strong property markets of Latin America and Asia are performing well, emerging markets are continuing to post further improvements....
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Globally, commercial markets are beginning to attract investment once again. Rics Global Commercial Property Survey for the first quarter has revealed that many investors appear increasingly bullish towards market prospects....
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New research has suggested that Hong Kong will face a severe housing shortage for the next 20 years, unless the government provides more land to build on. According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the overheating of the market has made property unaffordable....
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There are major geographical differences in Europe's residential property markets, according to the findings of the new European Housing Review 2011. Published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), it notes that many countries have seen improvements....
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Better employment prospects, growing business confidence and an expectation for solid economic growth over the course of 2011 have helped to bolster the commercial real estate market in Russia during the fourth quarter of 2010....
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Encouraging growth in the UK's residential and commercial property markets should be a primary concern for the coalition government, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has said....
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Globally there is expected to be an increase in the number of sustainable real estate solutions being commenced, with emerging Asian markets forecast to lead this growth, a new report has suggested....
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Government austerity measures in the UK and continued concern relating to accessing finance has meant that confidence in the construction industry turned negative during the third quarter of 2010....
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There has been a decline in the demand for commercial property in the UK, new figures have shown. In particular, the office sector has seen the largest falls during the third quarter of 2010, the latest Commercial Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) shows....
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Occupier demand and investment activity has increased in the majority of European commercial real estate markets, a new survey has found. However, despite the improving investor sentiment, the gap between emerging and developed countries is rising....
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Commercial real estate located in emerging countries has been found to be outperforming its more established counterparts. And, according to the latest global survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), this trend is likely to continue....
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An increasing number of global commercial property investors have retreated back to their home country to find the safest returns, it has been claimed. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said that the downturn in many overseas markets had forced many investors back home....
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Performance in emerging destinations and Asian real estate markets are among the best in the world.

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Survey has highlighted that destinations within the two regions are comfortably outperforming more developed countries....
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Globally commercial real estate appears to be performing strongly. Interest in the area remains strong and in many markets transaction levels are heading back to the level previously seen during its 2007 peak....
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