“There are Bad Time Just Around the Corner” – Noel Coward

Noel Coward


“The latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has shown that demand for UK property is still falling with the housing market slowing again in October.

According to the RICS Housing UK Market Survey, the reason for the drop in new buyer enquiries is due to the inability to get mortgage finance and a cautious attitude from people generally.

Falling prices, falling stock

In addition, the number of new instructions to sell has also seen a decline, the first drop since January and against the rising trend which started around July last year.  The survey reports that 49% of surveyors say that house prices fell in October compared to 36% in September, which is now at its lowest level since April 2009.  The average number of properties on surveyors books was down to 67.2 from 69.1 and completed sales down to 15.2 per surveyor, the worst figure since June 2009.  The report points that the numbers are dropping despite the stamp duty holiday and the stronger GDP data over the last couple of quarters.”

“Hurrah, harrah, hurrah! Misery’s on the way!” – Noel Coward


About stevehollier

Steve Hollier is the editor of AZ Magazine, an English language lifestyle magazine based in Baku, Azerbaijan. He began his career working for a firm of stockbrokers in the City of London then went on to attend the University of Essex where he was awarded an MA in Sociology in 1984. After a career in arts and cultural development work, he became a freelance arts consultant, writer and photographer.
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