Hometrack’s monthly house price index for England and Wales, made up of data from between 2,000 and 3,000 agents, has been scrapped after 14 years.
The Bank of England has slightly relaxed some of the mortgage constraints it discussed at the start of summer, in response to the cooling housing market.
JLL, one of the world’s largest residential sector companies, has announced what it calls a ‘merger’ with the single office central London sales and lettings agency W A Ellis.
A business which prospered under the title Isis Estate Agents has now changed its name to avoid any connection with the terrorist group known as Isis.
The eight-office Aspire estate agency in south west London has rebranded for the first time in 11 years to play on the aspirational theme of its name.
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is the latest big-brand organisation to move into online property, with plans to acquire the US website giant Move for $950 million.
Cluttons has recruited one of Britain’s top international agents, Joanna Leverett, to be its head of international residential markets where she will lead UK and global sales.
Average house prices in England increased by 1.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 and were up 12.8 per cent year-on-year according to the Nationwide - but the society emphasises that the rate of growth is slowing in most areas.
The UKIP candidate who was challenging Tory housing minister Brandon Lewis at next year’s general election is standing down to fight allegations of electoral fraud.