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The British government have announced a new affordable homes programme that is set to change the way properties are built in the country with many being largely constructed off-site....
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A survey published by The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) this week reported that UK house prices rose faster than expected in May...
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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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Property prices across the UK rose by 1.4 per cent through December to mark a strong end to the year and leave the property market having grown repeatedly throughout 2013...
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Despite criticism from industry experts, the government´s Help to Buy scheme is showing results in the UK property market. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors´ (Rics) Residential Market Survey showed the government´s announcement of the programme has had an immediate impact on sentiment.
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A three-year high for house sales was recorded in March, thanks to growing market confidence. The latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) housing market survey revealed that activity is increasing...
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The UK housing market received the boost it had hoped for in the 2013 Budget. George Osborne revealed that the government will be giving GBP 5.4 billion of financial support to tackle long-term problems in the sector and support those looking get on or move up the property ladder...
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The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is calling on the government to deliver on its promises to get Britain building. Ahead of next week's Budget, the organisation has urged funds to be released to give the property market a much needed boost...
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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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With a report from the House Builders Federation (HBF) revealing that saving a deposit for a home will now take the average first-time buyer ten years, it may seem as though the future isn't particularly bright...
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According to a new study by Banner Homes, people actually define the perfect house as being just two miles from a supermarket, ten miles from the coast and within walking distance from the pub - meaning that if you want to have tenants clamouring for your property, you need to focus on location, location, location...
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Now, around 5 years since the UK housing market went from boom to bust and all that has happened during what has been a volatile 5 years is that the market has fallen into a state of stagnation...
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The fact that many first time buyers have been forced to rent has helped fuel the recent rent rises, but as with all similar policies to get them back, the stamp duty concession brought a short term rush...
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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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New research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has revealed that the central London office market helped buoy the rest of the sector in the UK after a further positive month in July...
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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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The Jones Lang LaSalle Global Market Perspective has described global real estate markets as following "a resilient recovery path during the second quarter"...
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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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A lack of growth in buyer demand combined with a drop in supply led to the UK property market staying flat in June...
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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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UK farmland has continued to be one of the best-performing asset classes so far this year, with demand far outstripping supply. Farmland values in the country have climbed to an all-time high during the first quarter of 2011 and now stand at GBP 7,900 per acre....
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Globally the number of distressed properties listed for sale is expected to increase, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has claimed....
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Below market value (or BMV as it has become known) has always been the coveted golden chalice for most investors over the years - the very idea that one can invest in a "bargain" investment for less than it is worth and theoretically gain an instant profit in the process...
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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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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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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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