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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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Demand for property in the UK is now at an 11-year high, meaning those considering real estate investment will need to come to the table with adequate financial backing...
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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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House sales in the UK were at a near four-year high in the three months to September, according to the latest Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...
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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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The UK residential property sector is prime for investment, with the balance between prices, finance opportunities and demand just right. However, like all good things, this must come to an end and time is running out for those hoping to take advantage of current market conditions.
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Residential property sales in the UK are now at their highest level since January 2010, according to the residential market report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Activity is certainly starting to return to the market...
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Europe is trailing behind other global commercial property investment markets, according to the latest Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has emerged that Europe has seen falls in its commercial activity, whilst analysts have forecasted further declines in values and rents for the rest of the year.
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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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2013 is to see house prices in the UK rise by two per cent, while the cost of renting is forecast to go up by approximately four per cent. Against a backdrop of continuing economic uncertainty...
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The UK property market is witnessing the return of buyer confidence, according to new research. The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) housing market survey revealed that investment interest grew...
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Factors that encourage investment in European property markets have been revealed by a new report compiled by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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Homebuyers looking to get a step on the property ladder have been encouraged by mortgage brokers who have said it is getting easier to secure home loans...
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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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In the UK, the supply of distressed real estate far outstrips demand, according to Rics, which may go at least part of the way to explaining why the UK's recovery is lagging behind the US...
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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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Investors who are willing to look at assets in the UK's regional commercial real estate markets could stand to generate some healthy returns, according to new research from DTZ...
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The global appeal of the prime central London property market means it is unlikely to be affected by any dips experienced elsewhere in the UK...
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Several organisations have recently released figures showing how the Scottish housing market is faring. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Scotland saw...
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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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Rental and capital value growth prospects for commercial real estate in Europe are lagging behind other world regions...
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A decrease in tenant demand for commercial real estate will have a marked impact on the sector over the course of 2012. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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A shortage of homes in the UK is expected to restrict the amount that the value of residential property falls by, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has predicted...
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According to data just released by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, financial institutions invested £2.2 billion in UK houses and apartments in the year ending April 2011, a 189% increase over the previous year...
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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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Commercial real estate investors should not put all their eggs in one basket by ensuring they have properties in a mix of locations in their portfolios...
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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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New research carried out by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) in the US has revealed that green office buildings can not only command higher rents than their older counterparts, but also tend to have better occupancy rates....
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The value of residential real estate in the UK has held up better than may have been expected at the beginning of the financial downturn...
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A group of US real estate companies has come together to trail a programme in New York to help make the city's office space more environmentally-friendly...
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The sustainability of a property should be considered when a valuation is being carried out, according to the latest guidance issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...
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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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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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An increase in the number of distressed commercial real estate assets for sale in the UK could result in values falling rather than rising...
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Demand for distressed property rose significantly around the world during the second quarter of the year, the latest research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows...
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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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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 commercial property sector in London has continued to perform well, despite many other regions in the UK failing to keep up with the capital...
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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 data published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that the UK's commercial property sector is experiencing mixed success...
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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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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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Despite positive signs, it will be a while before all Europe's housing markets return to full strength, with large disparities present between countries....
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A lack of supply of good quality land in the UK has caused land values in the country to soar, with farmland prices reaching an all-time high in the last half of 2010.This is according to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), which noted that on average there was an increase of six per cent in land values....
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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, investor feeling towards commercial real estate purchases is picking up, with Latin American and Asian markets leading the way in terms of opportunities. ...
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There are pronounced regional and sector differences present in the UK commercial real estate market, with prime London office space continuing to outperform the rest of the country, the latest index has found....
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The recovery seen in the UK construction sector during 2010 appears to have "run out of steam", the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has claimed....
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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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An increasing number of real estate investors will be looking to take advantage of the distressed property market during the fourth quarter of this year as banks start to take a tougher line on failing loans....
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