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Down-valuations on the rise - warning

Down-valuations appear to be on the rise and it is shocking agents and mortgage brokers. Property professionals have seen an uptick in...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

 Chancellor finalising ‘high-risk’ 1% mortgage scheme - reports

Rumours of the launch of a 1% mortgage deposit scheme have re-emerged with just weeks to go until the Spring Budget  Chancellor...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank: House prices set for ‘modest fall’

Lloyds Bank is predicting a “more modest” fall in house prices during 2024. The lender had predicted in September that average prices...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla marks record month for vendor leads

Zoopla is rolling out more branded taxis as it recorded a record January for unique vendor leads, the portal claims. The property...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to show your talent

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: First-time buyer homes selling at 8% below local average

Properties favoured by first-time buyers are typically selling for an average of 8% or £20,300 below the local market average, Zoopla...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where downsizers could earn the most (and free-up housing stock)

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two-bed home, according...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents losing Facebook leads to competitors - warning

Almost one if five leads generated by Facebook ads go on to instruct an agent, research suggests, but many are missing...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark joins calls for interest rate cut

Propertymark has joined growing calls for the Bank of England to cut interest rates. Interest rates have been held at 5.25% since...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Gazundering is becoming ‘more prevalent’ – warning

A quarter of sellers have been gazundered in the past 12 months, research has revealed. Analysis by quick-buy firm Open Property Group,...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country partners with international marketplace to boost global presence

Fine & Country has partnered with James Edition, a marketplace for international luxury real estate.  This strategic collaboration will help Fine &...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rate cut needed ‘sooner rather than later’ as mortgage pricing rises - warning

Increasing numbers of mortgage lenders are pulling decent deals as swap rates rise. Santander has become the latest high street lender to...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK home sale times are ‘embarrassing’ - claim

The UK timeframe for selling a property has been branded as “embarrassing.” New research shows the UK ranks as the slowest country...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Auction market ‘shattered records’ in January

January 2024 has shattered records to become the busiest ever for UK property auctions, data suggests. Auction data provider Essential Information Group...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agent adds new acquisition

Pattinson Estate Agency has announced its second acquisition in as many months. The North East brand has acquired Browns Estate Agents.  The news...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils ‘flexible’ training options

Alto has unveiled a range of changes to its training offering to make it more flexible for agents. The agency software provider...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - AI and Big Data to be major gamechangers, says survey

Industry leaders in both real estate and PropTech view AI/Automation and Big Data as the two major gamechangers in the next...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to older borrowers drop 37.1% amid higher rates - data

Older borrowers were deterred by high mortgage rates last year, bank data suggests. Quarter four figures from UK Finance show a 37.1%...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Greater London homes taking up to 147 days to sell – research

It’s taking an average of 17.61 weeks to sell a property across Greater London, with some parts taking up to 147 days on...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country unveils ‘iconic’ themed annual conference

Fine & Country is gearing up to host its International Annual Conference and Awards Gala titled ‘Dare to be Iconic’.  The event...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent turns proptech founder to tackle poor prospecting

An estate agency founder and industry coach has launched a new artificial intelligence-powered prospecting tool. John Paul, who built an 11-branch agency...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget provides opportunity to support buyers - survey

More than a third of property professionals view the Spring Budget as an opportunity to boost new build and the first-time...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices rise but sellers are waiting 16 days longer to find a buyer

Average asking prices have grown on an annual basis for the first time in six months but properties are taking longer...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons expands into Andorra with new partnership

Hamptons expands into Andorra with new partnership Hamptons has launched a partnership with Roc Propietats Estate Agents in Andorra that will include...

19 February 2024

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And the winners are… Kerfuffle names suppliers of the year

Kerfuffle has revealed the winners of its Supplier of the Year awards The awards are based on agent reviews and net promoter...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm launches recruitment drive to support agents

Proptech platform iamproperty has launched a recruitment campaign to boost its 575-strong team. There are more than 10 tech roles currently live, from senior...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with Belvoir to boost agent standards

Propertymark has launched a new working relationship with the Belvoir Group to help further improve standards and enhance financial protection for...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

The Guild secures new homes referral arrangement for members

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a referral arrangement for its members with The Land & New Homes Network.  New home...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: New estate agency sale stock has hit a four-year high

New Year momentum in the property market has carried into February and new listings are at a four-year high, Zoopla claims. The...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society building safety guide clarifies agent and conveyancer responsibilities

Conveyancers shouldn’t give buyers and sellers assurances about building safety remediations unless they are confident doing so, the Law Society has...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices drop at fastest level for five years - LonRes

The number of properties going under offer and new instructions are on the rise but this has yet to translate into...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: A week is a lifetime in the property market

If a week is a long time in politics, then I’d say it’s a lifetime for anyone working in the property...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - get your boxing gloves ready!

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyEA goes mobile with lead generation

TwentyEA has unveiled a suite of new marketing solutions combining its data tools, giving estate agents greater flexibility over their prospecting...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Belvoir shareholders back TPFG merger

Belvoir shareholders have backed the agency brand's merger with The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), paving the way for the high-profile deal...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Land Registry reveals 1.4% house price drop in 2023

Average house prices fell 1.4% during 2023, Land Registry data has revealed. The latest Land Registry House Price Index for December 2023...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate remains steady in ‘silver lining’ for property market

The rate of inflation remained at 4% in the 12 months to January, but housing costs remain high, Office for National...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Homeowners mistaking common garden plants for Japanese knotweed - warning

Concerned homeowners and gardeners are frequently mistaking common garden plants such as bindweed, dogwood and lilac for highly invasive Japanese knotweed,...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Inspirational speaker named for Propertymark One conference

Author and broadcaster Katie Piper is set to take to the stage at the Propertymark One Conference at the ExCel London...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agency services provider recruits ‘ingenious’ director

Estate agency services provider Agent and Homes has appointed a professional investor and former asset manager as a non-executive director. Guy Bowles...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency training platform launches in Scotland

Industry training platform The Able Agent has launched in Scotland. First to launch is the ABBE Ofqual regulated Level 3 Certificate in...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Housing market has “firmly turned the page” as activity improves

The housing market is "turning a page" with fewer price reductions and higher achieved prices, Hamptons claims. A January market activity update...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing stock value dips for first time since 2012

The total value of all homes across the UK has dropped for the first time since 2012. Research by Savills shows the...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Brownfield building sites ‘not silver bullet’ to solve housing crisis - warning

Building on brownfield sites may not be the silver bullet it is made out to be, the government has been warned. Housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent gets on board with Valentine’s Day video

A local estate agent is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day with a video aiming to get people “on board.” Surrey and...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nominations open for Midlands property awards

The search for the very best of the property industry is officially on for The Midlands PROPS Awards 2024. The awards is...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth unveils board appointment

Winkworth has appointment its former general counsel to join the board. Tara Tan has become an executive director of the agency franchise...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Kerfuffle unveils major acquisition and is keen for more

Kerfuffle has finalised the acquisition of agency reviews platform View Agents. With the acquisition of Kerfuffle founder Simon Whale said the brand’s...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Southern England will be worst hit by house price decline

Zoopla is holding onto its predictions of a 2% average house price drop this year and said high- value regions in...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Eddisons unveils proptech partnership

Eddisons has signed a partnership deal with proptech firm Valos in a collaboration which is designed to streamline the property consultancy’s...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co franchisee adds fifth office

Martin & Co in South West London’s long-standing franchisee Michael van de Vyver has added a fifth branch to his growing...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa accounts shed light on restructure

Yopa’s latest accounts for 2022 have revealed a “material uncertainty” that the business could continue ahead of a restructure in 2023. The...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary suggests homebuyer support is coming

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the strongest hint yet that housing measures could be included in the Spring Budget. Chancellor Jeremy...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst: Don’t assume the housing market will be healthy throughout 2024

A drop in house prices remains likely for 2024 despite recent rises and improving sentiment. The latest Halifax house price index showed...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth expands country house operation

Winkworth is expanding its country house operation to capitalise on demand from UK and international buyers. The operation will work from Winkworth’s...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Information Works acquired by iamproperty

Proptech firm iamproperty has acquired data and prospecting firm Information Works for an undisclosed sum. It will help the platform’s partner agents...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Family business marks 70 years in estate agency

Nottinghamshire estate agency Gascoines is marking 70 years of serving the property market in Southwell and surrounding areas. Founded by Doug Gascoine...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG shareholders back Belvoir deal

The majority of shareholders of The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) have backed a merger of the brand with Belvoir. TPFG and Belvoir...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Interest rate cut needed as mortgage arrears rise

Propertymark has urged the Bank of England to cut interest rates “as soon as practically possible” after the trade body noted...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Fall in new home registrations is creating crisis for the sector

With the exception of lockdown, new home registrations have bumped along consistently for the last 15 years. But things are changing...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fresh property sale stock rises 80% - research

There has been an 80% annual increase in the number of homes entering the market in the past two weeks across...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank unveils customer portal to improve buyer and seller journey

Knight Frank has launched a bespoke customer portal after 18 months of development. Coined ‘My Knight Frank,’ the firm says it is a digital customer experience platform, accessible...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Experienced property professionals launch new estate agency

A team of seasoned industry professionals with a combined experience of more than 140 years is set to launch a new...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on the (bug) house

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: House price growth hits 12-month high but risks remain

Annual house price growth hit a 12-month high last month as values rose for the fourth consecutive month but future drops...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property market is turning positive

Homebuyer and seller activity has finally started to turn positive, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggests. The latest...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: UK housing costs hit record high of £200bn

UK housing costs hit £200bn for the first time in 2023, according to the latest research by Savills.  The analysis of private...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent appraisal requests hit record levels in January - Rightmove

Record numbers of future vendors sent a request for an estate agent to come and provide a market appraisal of their...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Barratt seals £2.5bn takeover of Redrow

The UK’s largest housebuilder has agreed a deal to acquire its rival Redrow. The £2.5bn deal, backed by both company boards, would...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bob Dylan Was Right About Changing Times!

The times, they are indeed a-changin’. But what Dylan may not have appreciated, however, was how fast that change would be...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent signs listings deal with OnTheMarket

An independent agency brand has become the latest firm to sign a listings agreement with CoStar-backed OnTheMarket. Edward Mellor, one of the...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to help ‘normalise’ self-build for buyers

Potential self-builders are struggling to find suitable plots and many are planning to turn to estate agents for support. A survey by...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers launch upfront information provider to cut sale times

A new upfront information provider has launched, promising to shorten the homebuying and conveyancing process. Home Sale Pack has said it will...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

ESTAS launches Big Postcode Reveal event

The ESTAS Group has scheduled a Big Postcode Reveal event in April to detail winners of its latest award category. The Best...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency app launches material information report

HOP (the Home Owner’s Passport) has released its upgraded material information report to support agents with Trading Standards compliance. The list of...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Industry-Specific AI Tool Flooded with Requests in Just 3 Days

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss Uzair, an industry-specific artificial intelligence (AI). Iceberg Digital, the creators...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Real estate dubbed most distressed sector - warning

The European property market is the most distressed sector, new research suggests. The latest Distress Index, from restructuring firm Weil, has warned...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

ESPC: Homebuyers picked up bargains at the end of 2023

Buyers in Scotland took advantage of the high levels of competition in the market between November January, research suggests. Analysis by Scottish...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Reapit trials chatbot as it shows its artificial intelligence

Reapit has unveiled a range of artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives to support agents. The agency software provider has launched an AI-powered property...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

London agent reveals new acquisition

London agent Martyn Gerrard has acquired Palmers Green-based estate and lettings agent Range Homes.   The deal, worth almost £1m, will see the...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL completes TenetLime acquisition

LSL Property Services yesterday announced the completion of its acquisition of TenetLime  The property brand announced in August that it had acquired the mortgage...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Secure share product aims to boost agency referrals and speed up sales

Client compliance platform Thirdfort has launched its updated Secure share product to help estate agents boost referrals through the secure sharing...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Property market activity is lagging positive sentiment

Prime market activity hasn’t caught up with more positive sentiment, Knight Frank claims. It comes as figures from the agency brand showed...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: So how was January for you?

Did you manage to make it through the month without reaching for the bottle to console yourself.  No, I’m not enquiring if...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop 3.6% in first quarter of 2024 – research

Average house prices will fall 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, according to forecasts by reallymoving.com. The research is based...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Irish estate agency unveils major acquisition

Irish estate agent Sherry FitzGerald Group has acquired Simon Brien Residential (SBR), described as of Northern Ireland’s leading estate agents. SBR will...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild conference to share how agents can charge higher fees

The Guild of Property Professionals has set a date for its Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony on 22 March 2024. It will...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

CRM provider launches showcase event to unveil new features

CRM provider Street.co.uk is inviting agents to a virtual showcase event this month to unveil its latest features. Scheduled for 28 February...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate freeze: ‘Buyers and sellers will welcome Bank inaction'

Agents are becoming more confident about a busy Spring market after the Bank of England held interest rates for the fourth...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL ‘on track’ for profit increase in 2024

LSL’s estate agency network has performed ahead of its plans since shifting to a franchised model last year. The LSL estate agency...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Architecture and interior designer launches pre-offer advice service for prime buyers

A new service has launched to provide buyers of prime and super-prime residential properties with an appraisal of the property’s suitability,...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - get your coat!

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark to host Ivory Act forum

Propertymark is encouraging auctioneers to attend its upcoming open forum on the 2018 Ivory Act to make sure they are complying with this important law.   The Ivory...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to help tackle digital divide for home movers

A digital divide has emerged when it comes to moving home.  Research by anti-money laundering (AML) platform Thirdfort has found that 46%)...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: House prices rose in January but ‘rapid rebound’ is unlikely

Average house prices rose between December and January but a rapid rebound is unlikely, Nationwide has warned. The latest Nationwide House Price...

01 February 2024

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