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SW house prices set to rise by 22 per cent

Authored by George Dawson

House prices are expected to rise in the South West by 4 per cent per annum, over the next five years (a cumulative increase of around 22%)

Rising property prices in the Home Counties could be having a knock-on effect in the South West, encouraging urbanites to downsize into the region’s small holdings, says a local RICS spokesperson. Anecdotally, chartered surveyors in the South West...

SW sees slowest rise in output in 2.5 years

Authored by Mary

The South West private sector grew at the slowest rate in nearly two-and-a-half years in September, according to the latest PMI® survey data, mirroring the trend shown across the UK as a whole.

This mainly reflected the first decline in new business since March 2013. Employment continued to rise, but at the slowest rate seen across the UK. The latest survey also signalled a decline in...

SW house prices continue to rise

Authored by George Dawson

Acceleration in house price growth in the South West continues with 63% more respondents seeing a rise in prices over the last three months, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. This is the highest level since April 2002.

The South West region, along with Yorkshire, is also the most confident of price rises in the near term, with 52% more respondents expecting to...

Stamp price rises at end of month

Authored by George Dawson

The Royal Mail is reminding people that, from the 30th March, the price of first and second class postage stamps will increase by 1p each. This means first class postage stamps will be 63p and second class postage stamps will be 54p.

As part of these changes, there is also an implication to the cost of sending a large letter first class from previous levels meaning these too will...