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    Is the housing market on the turn again?

    2010-03-09T10:39:00Z

    Today’s release by the surveyors’ body RICS of its latest housing market survey provides a little bit of support to both sides of the will-they-won’t-they debate on house price rises. Looked at nationally, the broad measures of estate agents experiences and expectations of house prices remain positive. A majority of ...

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    Was it just the cold or is it a relapse?

    2010-02-09T10:36:00Z

    There are plenty of people, “experts” indeed, who fully expect a double-dip recession for both the economy and, for that matter, house prices. For them the data emerging for January’s performance appears to be, albeit gently, vindicating their position. They will no doubt seize with alacrity the retail figures from ...

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    CIPS figures show construction activity in 2009 ending with a whimper

    2010-01-05T12:17:00Z

    The buyers’ body CIPS has released its first construction statistics of the New Year and they show the industry continuing to decline in December. The construction index finished the year on 47.1, below the 50 no-change mark for the 22 nd consecutive month. But there was some good news. ...

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    Pundits on balance point to flat house prices in 2010

    2009-12-28T00:10:00Z

    It's the time of the year for reflections, resolutions and prognostications. And what can be more fun than guessing the likely path of house prices? Well I can think of a few things. And I'm also left wondering why anyone would wish to state a house price forecast publicly and ...

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    Forecasters call the bottom of the house price slump

    2009-08-08T17:45:00Z

    The increasing stretch of stable house prices is leading forecasters to call the bottom of the slump. The Nationwide late last month tentatively said it may be time to think the unthinkable that house prices may exit 2009 higher than they entered it. Last week much was made of ...