100,000 new homes are set to be built by the River Thames in the coming five years.
Competition for residential land in some of the UK's leading regional cities means that values are rising faster than house prices.
Workload and confidence are both climbing in the UK's construction industry, according to builders.
As America's inventory of foreclosures is bought up, more and more investors are renovating old properties and renting them out again to families in need of accommodation. But what kind of work is involved in repairing a distressed property? How long does it take to renovate, for example, a water-damaged bathroom?
Ahead of next week's Budget statement, RICS has today prompted the government to act on its promises and deliver the funds needed to boost the housing market and provide the infrastructure that the UK badly needs.