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Demand for houses rises at fastest rate for over a year

The RICS say buyers want to see what's available before Christmas Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Demand for houses in the South West rose at its fastest rate since summer last year, according to a survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Despite this, prices continued to fall, although the RICS said the amount of homes coming onto the market also improved.

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