North East bucks national trend

Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday November 12. ''File photo dated 19/09/13 of a general view of an estate agents sign, on a street in south London as the number of surveyors reporting house prices lifting across the country has surged to an 11-year high as the Government's new Help to Buy scheme fuels "soaring" demand from buyers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 12, 2013. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), which released the findings for October, said urgent action must be taken to tackle the problem of demand outstripping the supply of homes for sale, which is "nowhere near" the levels needed to cope. See PA story ECONOMY House. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday November 12. ''File photo dated 19/09/13 of a general view of an estate agents sign, on a street in south London as the number of surveyors reporting house prices lifting across the country has surged to an 11-year high as the Government's new Help to Buy scheme fuels "soaring" demand from buyers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday November 12, 2013. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), which released the findings for October, said urgent action must be taken to tackle the problem of demand outstripping the supply of homes for sale, which is "nowhere near" the levels needed to cope. See PA story ECONOMY House. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Latest figures from NHBC detailing new-home volumes showed a decrease in the number of new homes registered in quarter three in the North East compared to the same period in 2012, with a drop from 1,169 to 929.