Small signs of market recovery

Small signs of market recovery



Latest figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors show that the pace of house price decline slowed in May, while sales picked up. Around 6 per cent of estate agents said property values had risen in May, while 42 per cent said prices fell. Buyer inquiries rose for the seventh consecutive month, and at the fastest rate in a decade. The number of transactions completed in the three months to May was 11.8 up from 10.6 in April, although it remained 31 per cent lower than the same period a year earlier.