The proportion of so-called For Sale By Owner private house sales in the US has slumped from 13 per cent of all transactions in 2000 to just nine per cent last year - a sign that estate agents’ work is recognised as invaluable for most deals.
The Bank of England should be prepared to introduce even stricter mortgage controls if the housing market looks to be over-heating, warns the International Monetary Fund.
Hunters Property Group is merging with Hunters Group Limited to form a 112-branch agency conducting around 10,000 sales and lettings transactions annually - with the promise of substantial new acquisitions later this year.
Home owners expect house prices to rise further but are becoming increasingly concerned about mortgage constraints according to research by Zoopla.
The Welsh version of Help To Buy has been given a boost by the announcement that participating housebuilders no longer have to hold a consumer credit licence.
There’s a new twist to the story about how tough it is for first time buyers to get a mortgage - it turns out it may be harder to borrow money from someone of the opposite sex.
An MP is to stage a special all-party parliamentary debate on the future of stamp duty on homes and the way in which, she says, it distorts the housing market.
The millionaire leader of Hunters franchise agency, Kevin Hollinrake, has been selected to stand as the Conservative candidate in the safe seat of Thirsk and Malton.