Sell your house. NOW.

10 September 2013

Sellers are returning to the housing market in their droves, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. They’ve been 26% busier in August compared to 16% in July. There’s also been 66% more inquiries from potential buyers last month, thanks to the government Help to Buy scheme.

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All this activity is an encouraging sign, says Peter Bolton King of RICS, who said: ‘It’s not surprising that more and more people are looking to sell their homes. The buyers are out there and prices are on the up, so if you’re looking to move, it’s a good time to do so.’

The big question is – is the housing market recovery REAL or is it just a government sponsored, self inflating bouncy castle of lies? Well, surveyors are keeping a sceptical eye on this flurry of activity, wondering whether house prices will go up so much that they will simply become unaffordable.

House prices are 5.4% higher than last year, and surveyors expect house prices to keep on rising.

So polish your dado rail now and get your hovel on the market before people realise that it’s all just a bubble with Phil Spencer’s face on it, ready to pop and drown us all in a soapy river of debt. (By the way, you might want to brick up your sex dungeon before you put it on Rightmove).

TOPICS:   Investments   Government   Home   Real Estate

11 comments

  • Darren
    no
  • Old H.
    But how... how did you know about the sex dungeon?
  • Justin A.
    @Old Harrovian, Lucy has one and is assuming it's normal and that we all have one.
  • james
    "wondering whether house prices will go up so much that they will simply become unaffordable." Uh, where have you been for the last decade. Houses have been unaffordable for years. "Food prices have gone up" Boooooo! "Petrol prices have gone up" Boooooo! "House prices have gone up" Hoooray! People are morons.
  • Phuck Y.
    It doesn't make a fucking difference. You sell your house for £1 you buy a house at £1. You sell your house for £1m you buy a house at £1m Fucking morons.
  • jim
    price of herb is rising as well. tuff times for flexers
  • shiftynifty
    Welcome to shit or bust time Mark 2.....Another government sponsored recovery....the come down is going to be soooooo bad ....very bad
  • Alexis
    "It doesn’t make a fucking difference. You sell your house for £1 you buy a house at £1. You sell your house for £1m you buy a house at £1m Fucking morons." WFT? If your paid £1 for your house, you can now sell it for £1.20 and buy a bigger house. If you bought before 2008 you probably paid £5 and aren't going anywhere.
  • Ribald H.
    @Alexis: I bought mine in 2000. Do you think it's worth more than I paid for it?
  • kv
    prices are rising so sell now? sarcastic slow clap for Lucy
  • Captain W.
    @Alexis You think that £1 houses went up to £1.20, but the bigger £1.20 houses stayed the same price so you can buy them now? YFM

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