The Cut Throat World of Real Estate: What’s Next?

Let’s face it, even in bright economic times business is just plain cutthroat anyhow. Still, learning of shady deals by real estate agents is not exactly good news for sellers, buyers, or their intermediaries. As news people we have a duty to report, but it pains us a bit to make the following report. With 75 percent or more of buyers looking online and via mobile before buying, the digital revolution is a double edge sword that will severely cut the unethical. You had better read this.

RICS launches commission to address UK housing crisis

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has created a special commission to determine the best approaches in dealing with the UK housing crisis. The decision was made as a year after a new housing strategy had been announced by the UK government, house building was still stalling while Britons showed a stringent need of more

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RICS Cyprus’ Liana Toumazou: Way Above & Beyond

Speaking of dedication and giving, a story from the Sophia Foundation for Children tells of RICS Cyprus Country Manager Liana Toumazou going way above and beyond for a good cause. If Earthbound efforts to help support the the “Blessed Orphanage” in Kenya, then Liana decided to ascend the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in all Africa.

RICS European Housing Review Shows True Extent of fall in UK Market

The latest RICS European Housing Review for this year shows that overall the housing market in Europe remained subdued throughout last year, and has price declines in the UK slowed with property prices falling by an average of 1.5%.

Distressed Properties Top Out: Now What?

In a story from the Wall Street Journal this morning the level of distressed properties around the world is expected to rise. The even worse news is, demand for said properties is expected to decline as well. What this means is, those inflated stories citing sales increases will cease to over inflate an already dismal economic consensus. When you next hear of sales volumes, a more true picture may be gleaned.

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