Rightmove has received a series of positive assessments from City analysts following its well-publicised success at resisting any significant threat from the challenger portal OnTheMarket.
Online estate agency eMoov has come up with its latest bid to take the human element out of selling and letting homes - by creating a prototype robot to handle vendors and landlords.
The National Association of Estate Agents says 45 per cent of its member agents believe the Conservatives' flagship housing policy of building 200,000 more homes will have the most favourable impact on the housing market.
High-end estate agency Savills is set to redraw its map of 'prime' UK as a result of the growth of £1m-plus homes in areas where they were previously scarce or absent.
A council is consulting over a potential ban or restrictions on estate agents' and letting agents' boards.
OnTheMarket agents have recorded significant reductions in the time their clients' properties are advertised for sale according to rival portal Home.co.uk.
Some 30 per cent of all sales in February were made to first time buyers, the highest proportion in eight months according to the National Association of Estate Agents.
Good news for agents as the spring sales season gets into full swing - the number of mortgages being granted has hit a six month high.
North London residents who thought they had saved a traditional pub from being converted into flats have now found the doors shut to drinkers - and an estate agent inside using it as a branch.
OnTheMarket chief executive Ian Springett says he did not expect 90 per cent of agents advertising on the new site to drop Zoopla and stick with Rightmove as a result of the ‘only one other portal rule’.