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House Prices Rise as Property Shortage Persists

House prices are still being driven up by a relative shortage of properties for sale, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics). Its latest monthly survey, for November, suggests that prices have risen for the fourth month in a row. The number of surveyors...

House Prices up for Fifth Month In a Row

House prices have risen by 8.5% since April, the Halifax says House prices have risen for the fifth month in a row, says the Halifax, one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders. Its latest survey says prices went up by 1.4% in November, pushing the cost of the average UK home to &...

Will Property Prices Keep Rising Through 2010?

For close observers of the UK's property market, 2009 was a big surprise. Contrary to almost everyone's expectations, prices started rising in the spring and have kept on going pretty much every month since then. According to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) completed sales rose...

Wall To Wall Opportunities

  Ben Hudson of Hudson Moody surveys the property market landscape and finds that there is some good cheer in the run up to Christmas. Twenty years ago surprised but elated East and West Berliners rose up as one and broke down the Berlin Wall. Their action altered the...

 Buy ,Hold or Sell ?

  Ben Hudson of Hudson Moody looks into the options presented by the property market this autumn.   Just like the stock market there is a right time in the property market to buy, hold or sell. But, unlike the stock market, buying property is usually allied to...

Caught by the Tide

Ben Hudson Partner of Hudson Moody offers a timely warning for those playing the UK property market in the UK this summer. Anyone caught by a fast incoming tide will know the feeling. The children went off exploring caves and rock pools, and it was so nice sunbathing on the...