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House prices 'rising in Wales'

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says the UK's housing market confidence is picking up following the vote to leave the EU with both property sales and prices expected to increase in the months ahead.

It says in Wales, a net balance of 13% of surveyors reported prices rising rather than falling.

There are clear signs that the housing market is settling down after the initial surprise of the outcome to the EU referendum. Buyer enquiries did dip again in August but only modestly, and more significantly, sales expectations are beginning to edge upwards once again

– Simon Rubinsohn, RICS Chief Economist



Housing in Wales: Your questions answered

As part of our In Focus series, our correspondent Rob Osborne has been looking into the problem of buying houses in Wales.

This chart shows the falling number of new homes being build in Wales. Credit: Source: Welsh Assembly Research Service Credit

Estimates suggest that over the next 15 years, we need to build as many as 12,000 homes a year to keep up with demand - but at the moment that figure is falling way short of the target.

Read more: How Brexit could mean Wales has fewer new homes

After this evening's Wales at Six Rob spoke to Jenny Bibbings, a housing expert at Shelter Cymru, to answer your questions on the issue:

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Wales' holiday habits revealed

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People in Wales are the least likely to go on holiday with another generation of their family.

That's according to a survey by Nationwide FlexPlus. It quizzed people across the UK and found the average Briton packs their suitcase with:

  • Six pairs of socks
  • Seven T-shirts
  • Four pairs of shorts
  • Two swimsuits
  • Eight pairs of underwear
  • Two pairs sandals
  • Two towels
  • Two bottles of sun cream
  • One pair of sunglasses
  • One hat
  • Two pairs of trainers or shoes
  • One jumper
  • One bottle of insect repellent
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