Hous­ing mar­ket still in dol­drums

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE UK hous­ing mar­ket is still in the dol­drums, ac­cord­ing to the RICS hous­ing mar­ket sur­vey.

Eight per cent more sur­vey­ors in York­shire re­ported a fall in new buyer en­quiries and in prices, though all re­ported a rise in the num­ber of homes for sale.

The av­er­age num­ber of com­pleted sales per sur­veyor re­mained sta­ble at 13 over the three months to June. The na­tional av­er­age is 15.5.

Over­all ac­tiv­ity has strug­gled since the ex­piry of the Stamp Duty hol­i­day back in March, says the RICS.

Ken Bird, of Ren­ton and Parr, Wetherby says: “Buy­ers still lack con­fi­dence and mo­ti­vated ven­dors are hav­ing to con­sider dis­counts on their sale prices to achieve a sale.”

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