RICS: September was booming marvellous for agents, but what about next year?

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » RICS: September was booming marvellous for agents, but what about next year? previous nextHousing MarketRICS: September was booming marvellous for agents, but what about next year?Buyer enquiries, agreed sales and new listings all increased last month and will continue to do so until Christmas.Nigel Lewis8th October 202001,274 Views Buyer enquiries, agreed sales and new listings continued to boom last month, RICS member estate agents have reported.Its monthly market report reveals a net balance of 52% of those surveyed experiencing an increase in buyer enquiries, the fourth month in a row strong demand has driven the housing market.A similar proportion of estate agents reported increasing requests for appraisals, saying the sales pipeline will remain ‘solid’ for several months to come.This is along with a net balance of 55% enjoying strong growth in sales, particularly in East Anglia, the South West and Yorkshire & the Humber.Many agents also expect the sales boom to continue right up until the Christmas shutdown, says RICS, although fewer are certain that house prices will continue to rise in the longer term.Andy Soloman (left) of Yomdel, says: “Agents tell us triaging leads and prioritising next best steps are their main concern.“They’re even talking about not taking more instructions and concentrating on preventing chains breaking so deals go through.“But while pipelines are at record levels, the real challenge is not only closing existing transactions and keeping costs down, but also building new opportunities while planning for more uncertain times to come.”RICS says more estate agents are worried about the future, particularly after Boris Johnson this week predicting that social distancing rules will continue for another year.“There is increasing concern that the combination of significant job losses over the coming month allied to the scaling back of policy initiatives in early 2021 will have an adverse impact on transaction levels,” says Simon Rubinsohn (left), RICS Chief Economist.Also, letting agents have reported similar market buoyancy across the UK except in London, where the closure of thousands of offices has severely weakened demand among younger tenants for rented property. RICS Simon Rubinsohn Andy Soloman Yomdel October 8, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

AJ Dillon has his way, other fast reactions to Syracuse’s 42-14 loss to Boston College

first_imgWithout its starting quarterback and running back for the second straight game, Syracuse got blown out at home, 42-14, in its final game of the 2017 season. Boston College (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast), a bowl-eligible team that had already beaten Preseason Top 25 teams in Louisville and Florida State, beat the Orange (4-8, 2-6) convincingly on Saturday afternoon in front of an announced attendance of 30,302.Here are three quick reactions to the game.No-win NovemberWith the loss, Syracuse fell to 0-8 over the past two Novembers. The Orange has not won a game in the month since beating Boston College two years ago this weekend in former head coach Scott Shafer’s sendoff victory. The Syracuse senior class is the first since 2009 to graduate without appearing in a bowl game, as the Orange lost its final five games of the year. Its last win came in the Carrier Dome on Oct. 13 against then-No. 2 Clemson. Over the final 10 quarters of the 2017 season, SU was outscored 114-29.The AJ Dillon showAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDillon, a 6-foot, 240-pound true freshman running back, proved to be one of Syracuse’s toughest tailbacks faced all year. He entered Saturday averaging 5.1 yards per carry to go along with 10 rushing touchdowns, including four in a 272-yard showing at Louisville. In his last three games, he ran for 149, 196 and 200 yards, respectively. Saturday against the depleted Syracuse defense, he erupted for 193 yards and three touchdowns.In his footstepsSyracuse senior wide receiver Steve Ishmael broke a pair of program records Saturday. First, he snapped Amba Etta-Tawo’s single-season receptions record of 94, which Etta-Tawo set a year ago in a rout at Clemson. Then Ishmael, on the final touchdown catch of his college career, broke Marvin Harrison’s career receiving yards record (2,728). Ishmael idolized Harrison as a kid, and he broke his idol’s record in his final game at Syracuse. Ishmael finished the day with 11 catches for 187 yards. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more