Rightmove claims its asking prices show a North-South divide in the housing market that is even starker than many anticipated - and has even produced yet another index to show it.
Statistics collated by the government show that independent international economists predict stronger-than-expected UK house price rises over the next five years.
A new website for owners and landlords to advertise their properties for sale or let has opened - but so far has a meagre five properties on its books.
eMoov chief executive Russell Quirk says the role of traditional estate agents has been overstated and that their principal purpose in many transactions is to act as “a conduit to get properties on to the portals.”
A London estate agent has taken the unusual step of explaining to clients why his firm would be “selling them short” if he did not continue to advertise properties on Zoopla and Rightmove, despite what he calls their horrifying fees.