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    Estate agents expect housing prices to fall


    Latest RICS survey shows more estate agents are expecting price falls than rises

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    Are we on the edge of a second house price crash?


    Is the market heading for a protracted decline or will prices stabilise and hold or continue to creep up from the trough of a year or so ago.

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    Signs of life for housing?


    This week has seen the release of data from CLG, covering the second quarter’s housing starts, and CML, providing the latest data on mortgage lending. Both have seen sharp increases. Housing starts in England during the second quarter of 2009 were 63% higher than in 2009 Q1 following the high ...

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    House building figures show huge jump in starts and completions


    There were two big boosts in the numbers released today for house builders. First, the latest Government data on homes built in England are by far the best for more than a year with a massive leap in the quarter to June. Second, gross mortgage lending in July was up ...

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    Homes sales continued to perk up in April, but it's too early to call it a recovery


    The official figures for property transactions will make comforting reading in April for those selling homes. They seem consistent with the prevailing view that the housing market, in terms of sales and not prices, is showing some signs of bouncing back up from the floor reached at the turn of ...