Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 25 Nov 2017 03:47:59 GMT Housing survey finds US homebuyers are less likely to use online sources to obtain housing information http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-survey-finds-US-homebuyers-are-less-likely-to-use-online-sources-to-obtain-housing-information-03959 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-survey-finds-US-homebuyers-are-less-likely-to-use-online-sources-to-obtain-housing-information-03959 Survey reveals Brits are in favour of social housing builds http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Brits-are-in-favour-of-social-housing-builds-03949 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Brits-are-in-favour-of-social-housing-builds-03949 High housing costs contribute to homelessness figures, recent report finds http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-housing-costs-contribute-to-homelessness-figures-recent-report-finds-03946 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/High-housing-costs-contribute-to-homelessness-figures-recent-report-finds-03946 2017 could see a decline in the private rental sector, survey finds 2017 could see a decline in the private rental sector, survey finds: According to the National Landlords Association (NLA), the private rental sector in the United Kingdom could be set to decline, as property sales to existing landlords are forecasted to outstrip purchases by the end of 2017. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2017-could-see-a-decline-in-the-private-rental-sector-survey-finds-03612 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/2017-could-see-a-decline-in-the-private-rental-sector-survey-finds-03612 Figures show house price increase is at the slowest rate since 2013 Figures show house price increase is at the slowest rate since 2013: Figures from the property website, Rightmove, have revealed that the increase in house prices have slowed down to the lowest rate since 2013 as a result of tighter lending criteria, Brexit uncertainty and the ever-increasing cost of living. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-house-price-increase-is-at-the-slowest-rate-since-2013-03523 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-show-house-price-increase-is-at-the-slowest-rate-since-2013-03523 Home Ownership at Record Low for Under 25s According to new figures published today by the Local Government Association and Savills, home ownership among people aged under 25 has fallen to just one in five (20%) - compared to almost half (46%) two decades ago. In its report, the Local Government Association suggested that the Government needed to take action to tackle the shortage of affordable homes ' including both those available to rent, and those available for purchase. Figures from the survey suggest that the average private-renter spends more than a third (34%) of their household income on rent, whilst people living in social and affordable rented properties spend approximately 29% of their household income on rent. Notably, the figure for home owners fall dramatically ' they spend less than a fifth (18%) of their household income on their mortgage on average. However, it should also be noted that the average deposit required to secure a mortgage is now almost two thirds of annual income (62% of annual income) and this rises to 131% in London. The Government is due to launch a whitepaper tackling the issue of housing in early 2017. In the meantime, a spokesman for the Department for Communities and Local Government said that 335,000 people had been helped in to homeownership since 2010, as a result of schemes backed by the Government in that time. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Home-Ownership-at-Record-Low-for-Under-25s-03433 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Home-Ownership-at-Record-Low-for-Under-25s-03433 Survey finds most estate agents have not been impacted by Brexit Survey finds most estate agents have not been impacted by Brexit: A recent housing survey has revealed that almost 2 in 3 estate agents in the United Kingdom have not been affected by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and they have not experienced a decrease in activity as a result of the referendum. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-estate-agents-have-not-been-impacted-by-Brexit-03407 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-estate-agents-have-not-been-impacted-by-Brexit-03407 Majority of estate agents have not got a Brexit contingency Majority of estate agents have not got a Brexit contingency: The findings of a recent housing survey by Dezrez, a cloud-based estate agency software provider, have revealed that 64 per cent of estate agents have not developed a contingency for Brexit and still do not feel like they need to. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-estate-agents-have-not-got-a-Brexit-contingency-03360 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-estate-agents-have-not-got-a-Brexit-contingency-03360 Property prices increasing at a slower rate, survey finds Property prices increasing at a slower rate, survey finds: According to a recent survey, property prices are rising at approximately half the annual rate they were six months ago. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-prices-increasing-at-a-slower-rate-survey-finds-03331 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-prices-increasing-at-a-slower-rate-survey-finds-03331 Only half are confident about the housing market, survey finds Only half are confident about the housing market, survey finds: A recent survey by Comparethemarket ' which gathered the opinions of 1,000 people who are in the process of buying or selling a home - has revealed that only 50 per cent of respondents are either extremely or fairly confident in the United Kingdom's housing market. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-half-are-confident-about-the-housing-market-survey-finds-03299 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Only-half-are-confident-about-the-housing-market-survey-finds-03299 Survey finds house prices in London have dropped post-Brexit Survey finds house prices in London have dropped post-Brexit: According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), property prices in the centre of the capital have taken the most significant hit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-house-prices-in-London-have-dropped-post-Brexit-03230 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-house-prices-in-London-have-dropped-post-Brexit-03230 Survey finds family households to be the most common A recent survey has found that households in the private rental sector are most commonly rented out to families. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-family-households-to-be-the-most-common-03174 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-family-households-to-be-the-most-common-03174 Survey finds 3 in 5 under-45s are on hold because of housing crisis A recent survey has revealed that 3 in 5, or 59 per cent, of Brits aged between 18 and 44 said that they have been forced to put their life plans on hold as a result of the housing crisis. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-3-in-5-under-45s-are-on-hold-because-of-housing-crisis-03151 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-3-in-5-under-45s-are-on-hold-because-of-housing-crisis-03151 Survey finds majority are worried about saving for house deposits According to a new survey which was conducted on behalf of BLP Insurance and HomeOwners Alliance, the majority of Scottish people are worried about saving money for a deposit on a house as well as the availability and quality of homes on the market. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-are-worried-about-saving-for-house-deposits-03104 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-are-worried-about-saving-for-house-deposits-03104 Survey finds councils worry about Government housing reforms A recent survey by the Local Government Association has revealed that councils worry that the Government's housing policies will result in a spike in homelessness and lengthy waits on housing lists. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-councils-worry-about-Government-housing-reforms-03051 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-councils-worry-about-Government-housing-reforms-03051 Starter homes won’t solve affordable housing crisis, survey finds According to a recent survey, 93 per cent of local authorities - representing all the political parties ' do not believe that starter homes will solve the housing crisis and address the needs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Starter-homes-wont-solve-affordable-housing-crisis-survey-finds-03002 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Starter-homes-wont-solve-affordable-housing-crisis-survey-finds-03002 Rise in buy-to-let pushes up house prices A recent survey has found that a new wave of investors looking to avoid the increased 3% stamp duty charge has caused house prices to increase. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rise-in-buy-to-let-pushes-up-house-prices-02951 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rise-in-buy-to-let-pushes-up-house-prices-02951 Buyers getting cold feet results in a quarter of property sales failing It has been revealed that around 25% of property sales fall through due to a growing number of buyers getting cold feet after receiving poor results from surveys. The figures show that nearly 28% of house sales failed in the last quarter of 2015; an 8.32% rise from the previous three months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Buyers-getting-cold-feet-results-in-a-quarter-of-property-sales-failing-02920 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Buyers-getting-cold-feet-results-in-a-quarter-of-property-sales-failing-02920 House prices increasing faster than salaries, survey finds According to the latest official data, house prices increased at a faster rate in November 2015, than October 2015 and far surpassed the increase in wages within the last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/House-prices-increasing-faster-than-salaries-survey-finds-02916 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/House-prices-increasing-faster-than-salaries-survey-finds-02916 More than a quarter worry about housing costs, survey finds A recent survey by the charity, Shelter Scotland, has revealed that more than a quarter of tenants and homeowners are concerned about housing costs, worrying that they may not be able to afford their home payments during 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-a-quarter-worry-about-housing-costs-survey-finds-02845 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-a-quarter-worry-about-housing-costs-survey-finds-02845 Survey finds those in North and North East Yorkshire struggle with house prices A report by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has discovered that house prices in some areas of North Yorkshire is now an average of £250,000, which is more than 10 times the local average salaries. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-those-in-North-and-North-East-Yorkshire-struggle-with-house-prices-02762 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-those-in-North-and-North-East-Yorkshire-struggle-with-house-prices-02762 The cost of renting in London is rising, survey finds According to HomeLet's rental index for October 2015, those who rent in London are paying 7.5 per cent more per month than they did during the same time last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-cost-of-renting-in-London-is-rising-survey-finds-02690 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-cost-of-renting-in-London-is-rising-survey-finds-02690 UK tenants are positive about renting, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that the vast majority of UK tenants in the private rented sector are happy with their current landlord, however, 5 per cent were declined a longer term tenancy. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-tenants-are-positive-about-renting-survey-finds-02620 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-tenants-are-positive-about-renting-survey-finds-02620 Survey reveals what men and women look for when buying a new home A recent housing survey by Santander Mortgages has revealed what the different sexes look for when buying a property. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-men-and-women-look-for-when-buying-a-new-home-02615 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-what-men-and-women-look-for-when-buying-a-new-home-02615 Survey finds that nearly half of people renting fear they will never own their own home A recent study, consisting of 900 participants, found that around 45% of people currently renting are of the opinion they will never be able to afford to own their own home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-nearly-half-of-people-renting-fear-they-will-never-own-their-own-home-02489 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-nearly-half-of-people-renting-fear-they-will-never-own-their-own-home-02489 Young home buyers don’t spend enough time at viewings, survey finds A recent survey by Which? Mortgage Advisers, has revealed that young home buyers, and people new to the housing ladder, on average spend less than an hour viewing a house before purchasing it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-home-buyers-dont-spend-enough-time-at-viewings-survey-finds-02481 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Young-home-buyers-dont-spend-enough-time-at-viewings-survey-finds-02481 40 per cent of homes bought under the Right to Buy scheme are now rented privately According to the findings of a recent survey, conducted by Inside Housing magazine, approximately 40 per cent of all council flats sold under the Right to Buy scheme in England are now being rented out privately. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-of-homes-bought-under-the-Right-to-Buy-scheme-are-now-rented-privately-02450 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40-per-cent-of-homes-bought-under-the-Right-to-Buy-scheme-are-now-rented-privately-02450 Many UK tenants worried about rising rent, survey finds According to the findings of a recent survey, many UK tenants are worried about the rising cost of renting. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-tenants-worried-about-rising-rent-survey-finds-02414 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-tenants-worried-about-rising-rent-survey-finds-02414 Price of renting in London soaring, survey finds A recent survey on behalf of HomeLet has discovered that the cost of renting a property in London is soaring, with the average rented home reaching £1,500 per month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Price-of-renting-in-London-soaring-survey-finds-02330 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Price-of-renting-in-London-soaring-survey-finds-02330 Tenants back the idea of a dedicated minister, survey finds A survey by Your Mover and Reeds Rains has discovered that approximately 60 per cent of tenants support the idea of having a minister dedicated to managing tenants. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tenants-back-the-idea-of-a-dedicated-minister-survey-finds-02300 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Tenants-back-the-idea-of-a-dedicated-minister-survey-finds-02300 Estate agents warn fracking is affecting property sales in the UK A recent survey of estate agents ' commissioned by Greenpeace UK ' has found that agents believe that the prices of properties near potential fracking sites will be profoundly affected. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-warn-fracking-is-affecting-property-sales-in-the-UK-02226 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-warn-fracking-is-affecting-property-sales-in-the-UK-02226 Estate agents caused 88 per cent of Londoners to have bad experiences A recent survey ' on behalf of estate agency, Strawberry Star - has found that in the UK, more than 4.4 million people believe that an estate agent broke a promise. Respondents from the capital had the worst experience than any other area. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-caused-88-per-cent-of-Londoners-to-have-bad-experiences-02179 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Estate-agents-caused-88-per-cent-of-Londoners-to-have-bad-experiences-02179 UK house prices impacted by lack of homes, survey finds A recent survey by Your Move and Reed Rains has found that both a lack of homes and the recovering economy are increasing house prices and rent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-house-prices-impacted-by-lack-of-homes-survey-finds-02147 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-house-prices-impacted-by-lack-of-homes-survey-finds-02147 1,400 per cent return for property buyers in 1996, survey finds During a time when many people are having trouble getting onto the property ladder, landlords are said to be benefiting a 1,400 per cent return on buy to let properties. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1400-per-cent-return-for-property-buyers-in-1996-survey-finds-02140 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/1400-per-cent-return-for-property-buyers-in-1996-survey-finds-02140 The positive impact of tenant involvement is often ignored, survey finds A new report entitled 'An Investment Not a Cost' ' which was created as part of an on-going Tenants Leading Change programme ' has highlighted that tenant involvement can produce benefits of a financial and social nature, as well as having a positive impact on the community. However, the survey found that the benefits are often ignored. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-positive-impact-of-tenant-involvement-is-often-ignored-survey-finds-02120 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-positive-impact-of-tenant-involvement-is-often-ignored-survey-finds-02120 Confidence in the housing industry at its highest level in three years The latest Annual Housebuyers Survey by the Banks has found that confidence within home owners is at its highest in three years. The results support the Council of Mortgage Lenders recent survey, which identified 2014 as having the highest lending levels since 2007. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confidence-in-the-housing-industry-at-its-highest-level-in-three-years-02032 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confidence-in-the-housing-industry-at-its-highest-level-in-three-years-02032 Asking prices increased by £5,000 in February due to a lack of houses, Rightmove says A survey by Rightmove has found that February 2015 has seen property asking prices in England and Wales increase by over £5,000, due to a severe lack of properties going up for sale. The UK's biggest online property portal, Rightmove, attributed the lack of houses on the market to a rise in the number of buy-to-let investors due to the fact that, landlords usually keep houses for a longer period of time, than those who buy a house to live in. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Asking-prices-increased-by-5000-in-February-due-to-a-lack-of-houses-Rightmove-says-02017 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Asking-prices-increased-by-5000-in-February-due-to-a-lack-of-houses-Rightmove-says-02017 A sharp decrease in young homeowners is identified by official statistics Official analysis of Britain's housing market has discovered a decrease in individuals under the age of 30 who own a house. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-sharp-decrease-in-young-homeowners-is-identified-by-official-statistics-01980 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-sharp-decrease-in-young-homeowners-is-identified-by-official-statistics-01980 Empty homes need filling, survey finds Of the 2,000people in Britain polled, 78 per cent have disclosed that they want to seeGovernment making a greater effort to fill empty homes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Empty-homes-need-filling-survey-finds-01859 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Empty-homes-need-filling-survey-finds-01859 15 per cent of homeowners in the UK think their house is haunted, Halloween poll finds A Halloween poll by Ocean Finance has found that 15 per cent of UK homeowners think that their home is haunted. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/15-per-cent-of-homeowners-in-the-UK-think-their-house-is-haunted-Halloween-poll-finds-01730 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/15-per-cent-of-homeowners-in-the-UK-think-their-house-is-haunted-Halloween-poll-finds-01730 Almost One Third of Tenants Dissatisfied with their Landlord, Market Research Reveals More than three in 10 tenants are dissatisfied with their landlord, according to the Housing Partners' 2014 Big Tenant Survey. Of the 61,000 tenants questioned, around one sixth (17.5%) said they were 'dissatisfied' with their landlord, and 13.6% said they were 'very dissatisfied.' In comparison, almost three in 10 (28.5%) said they were 'satisfied' and 15.4% said they were 'very satisfied.' The remaining one quarter (25%) were neutral. When asked about their satisfaction around specific areas, 28% of the survey's respondents said they were dissatisfied with the quality of their homes, one quarter (24%) were unhappy with their area as a place to live and one fifth (22%) said they were not proud of their home - tenants in the North West (60%), generally, were prouder of their homes than people in Greater London (49%). Furthermore, just under one third of the tenants questioned did not think that their rent represented value for money. The study also highlighted that landlords are not communicating well enough with their tenants. More than two fifths (44%) of the survey's respondents were dissatisfied with how their landlord listened to them and acted upon their views - one quarter (24%) were 'very dissatisfied' and one fifth (20%) were 'dissatisfied.' Around three in 10 (31.9%) were either 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied.' In addition, almost half (46.8%) of the tenants included in the survey do not believe their tenant cares about them or their family. And, finally, just one quarter (25%) of the study's participants said they fully understood the current welfare reforms, and more than two fifths (42%) of those receiving full housing benefits said they were anxious about having their rent paid straight to them instead of their landlord. Richard Blundell, CEO of Housing Partners, spoke: 'The most important opinions in our sector belong to tenants. We believe that by giving a voice to the UK's millions of social housing residents, we can establish better channels of communication between them, their Landlords and Government, and help to restore the all-important trust in that relationship.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-One-Third-of-Tenants-Dissatisfied-with-their-Landlord-Market-Research-Reveals-01669 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-One-Third-of-Tenants-Dissatisfied-with-their-Landlord-Market-Research-Reveals-01669 Fewer Younger People on the Mortgage Ladder, Survey Shows The number of young people who own a mortgage has decreased in the last five years, according to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Younger-People-on-the-Mortgage-Ladder-Survey-Shows-01630 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-Younger-People-on-the-Mortgage-Ladder-Survey-Shows-01630 Survey Shows Support for New Home Construction has Increased Findings from the latest British Social Attitudes survey show that the number of people who oppose new homes being built in their local area has decreased. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Support-for-New-Home-Construction-has-Increased-01625 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Support-for-New-Home-Construction-has-Increased-01625 London House Prices Have Significantly Increased, Survey Shows House prices in London have taken a considerable hike ' rising over 30% in the last four years alone, according to recent research findings. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-House-Prices-Have-Significantly-Increased-Survey-Shows-01581 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/London-House-Prices-Have-Significantly-Increased-Survey-Shows-01581 Report Shows Overall Satisfaction Levels For Most Mortgage Applicants Is Low According to a report by YouGov just 34% of mortgage holders are satisfied with the application stage of the mortgage buying process, with the other two thirds rating it poorly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Overall-Satisfaction-Levels-For-Most-Mortgage-Applicants-Is-Low-01538 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-Shows-Overall-Satisfaction-Levels-For-Most-Mortgage-Applicants-Is-Low-01538 Survey Reveals Potential High Demand for UK Properties A survey, conducted by Markit and Ipsos Mori, suggests that some five per cent of UK households plan to buy a property in the next year and a further fifth (20%) plan to do so within the next five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Potential-High-Demand-for-UK-Properties-01530 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Potential-High-Demand-for-UK-Properties-01530 Survey: UK House Prices See Fastest Growth In Five Years According to a recent Halifax report, British house prices have jumped sharply in February, rising at the fastest monthly pace since May 2009. Halifax said that house prices rose 2.4% in February compared with a 1.1% rise in January, far outstripping a Reuters poll consensus for a 0.7% gain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-UK-House-Prices-See-Fastest-Growth-In-Five-Years-01477 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-UK-House-Prices-See-Fastest-Growth-In-Five-Years-01477 Survey: 25 Per Cent Of Americans Believe The Government Should Assist Those Who Cannot Pay Their Mortgage A recent survey of 610 U.S. adult homeowners shows a quarter (25%) believe the government should assist those who can't make their mortgage payments. Just five percent of U.S. homeowners admit to missing or being late on a mortgage payment in the last six months, but the majority (93%) have not missed or been late on a payment, up slightly from 91 per cent in December 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-25-Per-Cent-Of-Americans-Believe-The-Government-Should-Assist-Those-Who-Cannot-Pay-Their-Mortgage-01473 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-25-Per-Cent-Of-Americans-Believe-The-Government-Should-Assist-Those-Who-Cannot-Pay-Their-Mortgage-01473 Survey Finds British Homes Warmer Than Summer’s Day A Government-backed study for the UK Housing Energy Fact File found that the average property is kept at around 17.7C during winter months ' a significant rise on 13.7C in the 1970s. However, a separate poll, commissioned by emergency repair firm HomeServe, found the average temperature even higher, at 23C, warmer than a typical summer's day. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-British-Homes-Warmer-Than-Summers-Day-01470 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-British-Homes-Warmer-Than-Summers-Day-01470 Raising The Deposit ‘Main Problem’ For New Homeowners: Survey According to a survey carried out by ICM for the Castle Trust, more than a quarter (27%) of adults has given up on ever getting on the property ladder ' including 28% of people ages 25 to 44. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Raising-The-Deposit-Main-Problem-For-New-Homeowners-Survey-01462 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Raising-The-Deposit-Main-Problem-For-New-Homeowners-Survey-01462 Survey Finds Consumer Confidence In A Fragile State New research carried out by accountants KPMG and housing charity Shelter has highlighted the fragile state of consumer confidence in the economy with just one in ten claiming to feel any benefit from the economic recovery. Even though the findings show a third of people think the economy is picking up, far less actually feel part of the recovery with half saying they wouldn't feel the recovery until their wages rise. The findings echo fears that post-recession Britain is becoming increasingly divided with wealthier households seeing an improvement in their finances but those at the other end of the scale missing out. The recent growth has also seen the property market pick up, driven by lower mortgage rates. However, critics argue that the bigger picture is the property values, which are already too high, compared to wages. Furthermore, property company Savills estimate that house prices will rise by a further 25% on average over the next five years. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumer-Confidence-In-A-Fragile-State-01415 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Consumer-Confidence-In-A-Fragile-State-01415 Survey Finds First Time Buyers Being Left Confused By The "Help to Buy" Scheme A new study carried out by the Building Societies Association (BSA) has been revealed that two fifths (43%) of first time buyers and other home movers are confused about the benefits that the government's flagship 'Help to Buy' mortgage scheme will give them. The same survey revealed that a third (31%) of people looking to buy or move home don't know the differences between a 95% mortgage offered by a lender who has signed up to the scheme and a 95% mortgage from a lender who hasn't. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-First-Time-Buyers-Being-Left-Confused-By-The-Help-to-Buy-Scheme-01400 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-First-Time-Buyers-Being-Left-Confused-By-The-Help-to-Buy-Scheme-01400 Parents In The North West Paying The Highest Premium To Live Near The Best Schools In a new study carried out by Lloyds Bank, it has been discovered that parents would typically pay a premium of £31,000 to buy a house near to one of England's top performing state schools although many parents on an average wage would struggle to afford a house near one of the best performing schools. The study reveals that house prices in these areas are on average £295,972 which is a shocking nine times the gross average wage of £33,740. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-In-The-North-West-Paying-The-Highest-Premium-To-Live-Near-The-Best-Schools-01383 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Parents-In-The-North-West-Paying-The-Highest-Premium-To-Live-Near-The-Best-Schools-01383 Housing Market Research Suggests Renewed Confidence Confidence in the housing market returns as new research carried out by Halifax reveals that seven in ten Britons think house prices will rise in the next few months. Almost 2,000 people took part in the research in September in which seventy per cent expect to see prices increase over the next year. Only sixteen per cent believe they will fall. This signals the most positive findings since the research began in summer 2011. The report coincides with the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme which gives home buyers with deposits as low at 5% a helping hand. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-Market-Research-Suggests-Renewed-Confidence-01375 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Housing-Market-Research-Suggests-Renewed-Confidence-01375 New Zealand Market Research Finds Growing Numbers of People No Longer Think Now is the Right Time to Buy a House According to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey, there has been a marked downturn in the number of people picking now as a good time to buy a house. The survey shows that a fifth (21%) ' of respondents thought now was a good time to buy a house ' whilst the same proportion said now was a bad time to buy. This leaving a net 0% of respondents picking now as a good time to buy, down from a tenth (8%) in April and (13%) in January 2013. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Zealand-Market-Research-Finds-Growing-Numbers-of-People-No-Longer-Think-Now-is-the-Right-Time-to-Buy-a-House-01296 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Zealand-Market-Research-Finds-Growing-Numbers-of-People-No-Longer-Think-Now-is-the-Right-Time-to-Buy-a-House-01296 Market Research Shows Lack of Funding and Land is Preventing People from Building their Dream Home BLP Insurance, a UK housing warranty insurance provider, has recently released findings from their latest survey ' showing that, among respondents, half (54%) said that a lack of funding is the key factor that is stopping them from building their dream home, whilst two fifths (17%) blamed a lack of land in the right place. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Lack-of-Funding-and-Land-is-Preventing-People-from-Building-their-Dream-Home-01297 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Lack-of-Funding-and-Land-is-Preventing-People-from-Building-their-Dream-Home-01297 Index Shows US House Prices Are Still Rising In the first month of the summer housing season home prices continued to rise, with a 0.9% increase in figures for June from the month before ' according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The rate of increase slowed minimally, with two cities (Atlanta and Chicago) posting price jumps of more than 3% (3.4% and 3.3%, respectively). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Index-Shows-US-House-Prices-Are-Still-Rising-01295 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Index-Shows-US-House-Prices-Are-Still-Rising-01295 Survey Finds UK Landlords Optimistic about On-going Rental Demand Housing market research commissioned by Paragon Mortgages has revealed that UK landlords continue to be optimistic - demand for private rented property has remained high during the second quarter of this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Landlords-Optimistic-about-On-going-Rental-Demand-01231 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-UK-Landlords-Optimistic-about-On-going-Rental-Demand-01231 Market Research Finds Londoners Struggling with Exorbitant Rent Hikes http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Londoners-Struggling-with-Exorbitant-Rent-Hikes-01162 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Londoners-Struggling-with-Exorbitant-Rent-Hikes-01162 Survey Finds Lack of Home Buying Knowledge Has Many Britons Owning a Lemon http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Lack-of-Home-Buying-Knowledge-Has-Many-Britons-Owning-a-Lemon-01155 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Lack-of-Home-Buying-Knowledge-Has-Many-Britons-Owning-a-Lemon-01155 Happiness Index Survey Uncovers Best and Worst Places to Live in Britain http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Happiness-Index-Survey-Uncovers-Best-and-Worst-Places-to-Live-in-Britain-01144 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Happiness-Index-Survey-Uncovers-Best-and-Worst-Places-to-Live-in-Britain-01144 Market Research Uncovers Top Rated Dream Locations in the UK http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Top-Rated-Dream-Locations-in-the-UK-01133 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-Top-Rated-Dream-Locations-in-the-UK-01133 Market Research Reveals Difficulty of Buying Bigger Second Home in Britain http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Difficulty-of-Buying-Bigger-Second-Home-in-Britain-01129 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Difficulty-of-Buying-Bigger-Second-Home-in-Britain-01129 Market Research Reveals Most Popular UK Retirement Spots http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Most-Popular-UK-Retirement-Spots-01123 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Most-Popular-UK-Retirement-Spots-01123 Market Research Discovers the New Locked Out Generation in Britain Following a nationwide study, a report published by the Home Builders' Federation has shown that young Britons have become the 'locked out generation', since it is now extremely difficult for them to jump onto the housing ladder. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Britains-Locked-Out-Generation-01102 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Discovers-Britains-Locked-Out-Generation-01102 Market Research Shows UK Property Rental Industry Urgently Needs Regulation http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-UK-Property-Rental-Industry-Urgently-Needs-Regulation-01028 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-UK-Property-Rental-Industry-Urgently-Needs-Regulation-01028 Market Research Finds UK Rental Prices Continuing to Escalate http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-UK-Rental-Prices-Continuing-to-Escalate-01007 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-UK-Rental-Prices-Continuing-to-Escalate-01007 New Report Predicts Difficult Decade For Commercial Real Estate New research, published by RSA (the UK's largest commercial insurer) and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), has revealed that the market for commercial real estate in the UK may not return to pre- economic crisis levels before 2023 ' more than a decade in the future. The CRE industry has seen an enormous £13 billion fall in the value of outputs since 2007. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Report-Predicts-Difficult-Decade-For-Commercial-Real-Estate-00961 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-Report-Predicts-Difficult-Decade-For-Commercial-Real-Estate-00961 Market Research Shows Britons More Upbeat about Property Prices http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Britons-More-Upbeat-about-Property-Prices-00959 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Shows-Britons-More-Upbeat-about-Property-Prices-00959 Survey Discovers Top Trick or Treating Locations in Britain this Halloween http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Top-Trick-or-Treating-Locations-in-Britain-this-Halloween-00957 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Top-Trick-or-Treating-Locations-in-Britain-this-Halloween-00957 Figures Show 1.6 Million Still Living With Parents According to a recent survey conducted by YouGov for housing charity Shelter, more than 1.6 million adults aged between 20 and 40 are still living with their parents due to the fact they cannot afford to buy or rent a home. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-Show-1.6-Million-Still-Living-With-Parents-00938 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Figures-Show-1.6-Million-Still-Living-With-Parents-00938 Survey Discovers Top 20 Places to Raise a Family in the UK A nationwide survey commissioned by Family Investments has seen the Berkshire town of Wokingham crowned as the best place to live and bring up a family in the UK. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Top-20-Places-to-Raise-a-Family-in-the-UK-00917 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Discovers-Top-20-Places-to-Raise-a-Family-in-the-UK-00917 Market Research Finds Landlords Pleased but Tenants to Suffer Rise in Rental Fees Due to weak mortgage lending levels for first-time buyers and the generally poor economy preventing many Britons from being able to afford to get onto the property ladder, there has been a major increase in rental demand ' this is cause for celebration amongst landlords but consternation amongst tenants a new survey has found. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Landlords-Pleased-but-Tenants-to-Suffer-Rise-in-Rental-Fees-00868 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Finds-Landlords-Pleased-but-Tenants-to-Suffer-Rise-in-Rental-Fees-00868 Survey Finds Mortgages Least Expensive in Scotland A survey report has revealed the most affordable mortgage regions in Britain, with the Top 10 local authority districts all being located in Scotland. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Mortgages-Least-Expensive-in-Scotland-00863 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Mortgages-Least-Expensive-in-Scotland-00863 Market Research Uncovers New Trend of Rooted Renters According to a study by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the average length of tenancy in the UK has risen to a record high. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-New-Trend-of-Rooted-Renters-00824 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Uncovers-New-Trend-of-Rooted-Renters-00824 Survey Gives Insight In To The World's Most Expensive Cities Research has recently been carried out by Mercer in to the cost of living in various cities across the world. Their research looks at 214 cities across five continents and measures the comparative costs of 200 items including food, drink, entertainment, transport, clothes and property. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Gives-Insight-In-To-The-Worlds-Most-Expensive-Cities-00797 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Gives-Insight-In-To-The-Worlds-Most-Expensive-Cities-00797 Confidence High in Property Investment A survey which took place throughout March this year by The Worldwide Property Group has shown that 84% of the respondents believed now to be a good time to buy a property in the UK. Overall, confidence in property investment both in the UK and abroad is high. The last time a survey recorded such a positive percentage was in November 2010. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confidence-High-in-Property-Investment-00077 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Confidence-High-in-Property-Investment-00077 Survey Shows Majority of Britons Now Choose Renting Over Buying A recent survey by Halifax of 8,000 people aged between 20 and 40 has revealed that two thirds of people who do not own their own home are not expecting to buy a property. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Majority-of-Britons-Now-Choose-Renting-Over-Buying-00103 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Majority-of-Britons-Now-Choose-Renting-Over-Buying-00103 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey Uncovers Most Expensive Cities London has been rated the most expensive city in the UK and Belfast the cheapest, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey carried out by investment consultancy Mercer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Worldwide-Cost-of-Living-Survey-Uncovers-Most-Expensive-Cities-00130 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Worldwide-Cost-of-Living-Survey-Uncovers-Most-Expensive-Cities-00130 Survey Reveals Current Housing Benefit System Not Acceptable to British Landlords A survey of over 1,000 UK landlords by SpareRoom.co.uk has shown that UK landlords are increasingly negative about housing benefit tenants because of payment problems. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Current-Housing-Benefit-System-Not-Acceptable-to-British-Landlords-00271 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Reveals-Current-Housing-Benefit-System-Not-Acceptable-to-British-Landlords-00271 Market research shows UK house prices are expected to rise Prospects for UK house prices appear positive, with approximately 29% of households expecting their homes to rise in value over the next year. Expectations for UK house prices have now remained positive for the past three months, according to Knight Frank's House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-shows-UK-house-prices-are-expected-to-rise-00344 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-research-shows-UK-house-prices-are-expected-to-rise-00344 HSBC Survey Reveals Changing British Budget for Garden Enhancements The annual HSBC Gardens Survey has shown that despite the woeful economic climate, British homeowners are increasing their spend on landscaping to boost their property's value. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/HSBC-Survey-Reveals-Changing-British-Budget-for-Garden-Enhancements-00362 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/HSBC-Survey-Reveals-Changing-British-Budget-for-Garden-Enhancements-00362