Brickonomics takes an in-depth look at the RICS' latest housing market survey and what it means

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 the British Retail Consortium showing the worst January sales data for 15 years