Brexit Uncertainty Tempers Scottish Country House Price Growth in Early 2019

Knight Frank | April 04, 2019

According to new research by global real estate consultant Knight Frank, rising uncertainty surrounding Brexit and its potential impact on the economy tempered growth in Scottish country house prices over the first three months of 2019. Knight Frank further reports values were unchanged compared with December 2018, though on an annual basis they remain 2.3% higher. The prime market in Scotland has outperformed the rest of the UK, where prime values fell 1.8% over the 12 months to March.

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GUESTS: Kathy Fettke CEO Real Wealth Network and Rick Sharga Executive Vice President Ten-X Discussing purchases of new homes declined in May from an eight-year high as the housing market continued to display the choppy progress that’s been a hallmark of the recovery.

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GUESTS: Kathy Fettke CEO Real Wealth Network and Rick Sharga Executive Vice President Ten-X Discussing purchases of new homes declined in May from an eight-year high as the housing market continued to display the choppy progress that’s been a hallmark of the recovery.

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Thompson Thrift | November 29, 2022

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Amrock | September 14, 2022

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WegoWise and Measurabl | September 02, 2022

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