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KEYWORD "2021" - 100 RESULTS
How can agents capitalise on the green shoots of recovery?

From the uptick in house sales in January to a house price rise the first time in over a year in February,...

09 April 2024

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JONATHAN ROLANDE: We don’t need rising prices but we do need stability

Zoopla’s property announcement last week was welcome reading for many of us feeling a bit beleaguered by seller over-expectation, buyer lethargy...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing affordability ratio remains high but are second steppers worse-off?

Housing affordability ratios have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels but remain high, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The latest figures...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock has hit a three-year high but short-term price falls remain likely

Estate agency stock has hit the highest level since February 2021, new figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: The barriers and benefits for estate agents

Female agents have shared their view on representation and opportunities in the sector to mark International Women’s Day. Industry data shows while...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket launches new town hall tour dates

OnTheMarket is set to bring back its popular town hall meetings with agents. It will be the first since its acquisition by...

07 March 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

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

Downsizer enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels but dropped last year – research

Downsizers could free up an estimated £209,215 worth of equity, according to research from national estate agency Jackson-Stops. Its annual research on the ‘downsizer...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: ‘We are locked in a buyers’ market’

The housing sector remains locked in a buyers’ market and prices are unlikely to rise nationally this year, Zoopla claims. While some...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Average home sale profits drop 9% - which region performed the best?

The average household in England and Wales who purchased in the past 20 years and sold last year achieved profits of...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: £5m-plus market slowed in 2023

Momentum within London’s £5m-plus residential market slowed in 2023, according to Savills, but sales remain well above the pre-pandemic average. Research across...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket seals high-profile agency listing agreement

OnTheMarket has signed a multiyear listing agreement with Leaders Romans Group (LRG). The CoStar-backed portal has been selected as one of just...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during May’s local election campaigning,...

13 January 2024

From: Features

The Unrealised Potential of Shared Ownership

In the current challenging market, housebuilders are increasingly looking for novel and engaging means of marketing to achieve the necessary supply/demand...

13 January 2024

From: Features

London agent unveils expansion plans

London agent Maskells has expanded further into the capital. Having opened its second office in Kensington and Notting Hill in 2021 to...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

 Four countries drove ultra-prime 2023 sales

London’s ultra-prime housing market for multi-millionaire and billionaire buyers rose by 10% in unit sales and 25% by value of property...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Why agents must closely monitor their local market to be successful in 2024

We’re now just 2 days away from the end of 2023 and what a year it’s been for the property industry....

30 December 2023

From: Features

Record numbers of first-time buyers leave London to get on property ladder

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Great Britain has fallen back this year but first-time buyers...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents should still prepare for festive leads - claim

It’s a myth that the property market slows over the festive period, The ValPal Network (TVPN) claims. Data from the lead generation...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying agent boosted by increased cash sales

Prime buying agency Black Brick has seen cash buyers double this year. Data from the buying agent shows 66% of clients have...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove urges agents to prepare for Boxing Day bounce

Rightmove is forecasting a Boxing Day bounce this festive period. Analysis by the portal suggests that the number of new properties coming...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-employed models ‘driving growth’ of agency brands

Self-employed agency models are helping drive growth in the estate agency sector, while larger firms struggle to maintain positive momentum, research...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England: Interest rate rises haven't fully hit UK yet - warning

Household finances remain stretched and the full impact of higher interest rates and mortgage pricing has yet to fully hit the...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: October property market activity hits two-year low

HMRC recorded the slowest October for property sales since 2021 last month. The latest property transaction figures from the taxman estimates that...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent sacked by eXp after TV allegations

Self-employed agency brand eXp has terminated the contract of agent Ian Wyn-Jones following allegations about his working practices. Wyn-Jones, who joined eXp...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should provide targeted support to both landlords and tenants, says industry expert

When Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gets to his feet on Wednesday to deliver his Autumn Statement, he should consider offering support to...

18 November 2023

From: Features

‘Good news for buyers’ as inflation hits two-year low

The rate of inflation has fallen to the lowest level in two years, raising hopes of a boost for the property...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime prices hit new low but sellers are ‘more motivated’ - LonRes

Achieved prime London sale prices fell by their largest levels since May 2021 last month, research suggests. Analysis by property data firm...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Alto customers are integrating with Canopy to save time and level-up their service.

In this interview, Riccardo Dawson, Chief Operating Officer at Alto and Chris Hutchinson, CEO of Canopy discuss the benefits of their...

08 November 2023

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Stamp Duty holiday needed more now than in pandemic - claim

A Stamp Duty holiday would be more beneficial now than at the start of the pandemic, Knight Frank has suggested. The latest...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Search company founder to head up key sales office for leading agent

Savills has appointed Mark Redfern to head its Notting Hill sales department. Having worked in the prime central London property market for...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The Increasing Value of Natural Public Spaces in Urban Design

Over a hundred years before the climate emergency became a global concern, it was recognised that, ‘He who plants a tree,...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Tenants need choice when it comes to spiralling rental costs

An opinion piece by Sam Reynolds, CEO of Zero Deposit Just weeks ago, the Bank of England brought a halt to its...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Buyers turn to demolition to boost property potential - research

The number of homes being demolished and rebuilt from scratch has increased by 3.7% over the past year, research reveals. The analysis...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents are changing the way they work and growing FAST

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss the evolving world of Estate Agency and Estate Agents. 2020...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Price sensitivity’ continues to hit prime markets

September has been ‘underwhelming’ for sales in prime London except for at the high-end £5m price point, figures suggest. Separate analysis from...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but how long will ‘correction’ last?

House prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in a row during September and dropped at the fastest rate since August...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ‘ticking time bomb’ set to explode - warning

The “ticking time bomb” of Help to Buy repayments could be set to explode due to the cost of living crisis,...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Get Real With Vendors On Price

The old adage that estate agency is a people business is rarely more relevant than right now, when the market is...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fees give Zoopla a financial boost

Higher agency fees and the end of pandemic support boosted Zoopla’s revenue in 2022. The portal’s annual accounts for the year to...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency bosses reveal party conference housing wish list

Stamp Duty changes and planning reform should be high on the party conference season agenda, agency executives have suggested. Leaders Roman Group...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Have mortgage rates peaked?

Since the Bank of England base rate started making large jumps around the middle of last year, mortgage rates have increased...

23 September 2023

From: Features

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Detached Houses Surge in UK Property Prices

A recent analysis of the UK property market by Zoom Property Buyer reveals that detached houses have seen the most significant...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Interest rates unchanged but it’s not the end for house price drops

The Bank of England has held off on further interest rate rises for now but agents warn that there is still...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - supportive September

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners facing ‘Christmas mortgage crisis’ - warning

Around half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Should landlords receive BTL mortgage support?

To help or not to help: that is the question the government is facing with regard to under-pressure private rented sector...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Knight Frank: The super-rich can’t escape the property market slump

Even the super-rich don’t seem to be immune from the property market slowdown, Knight Frank’s latest Global Super-Prime Intelligence Report, following sales...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage rates drop and choice rises

Mortgage borrowers now have the greatest choice of home loan products since February 2022, Moneyfacts data suggests. It is a boost for...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour appoints Rayner to take on Gove

Labour’s Deputy Leader, Angela Rayner is to add the housing brief to her deputy leader role. She takes over from Lisa Nandy...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Expert reveals the risks of getting home insurance in high-risk flood areas

It’s no secret that sea levels are rising, leaving millions of homes at risk globally and according to a recent report,...

02 September 2023

From: Features

New warnings issued over student property fraud

The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) and Gumtree have teamed up to help fightback against fraudsters, particularly when it comes...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart maintains turnover but posts 2022 loss after year of investment

Spicerhaart’s shift to a hybrid model and investment in the business and staff has contributed to a £5m loss for 2022,...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Ready or not, the digitally enabled consumer is here

Changes to consumer behaviour usually arrive in waves. Most of the time these waves are small. They drive minimal impact, with...

19 August 2023

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Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during recent local election campaigning,...

19 August 2023

From: Features

Big rise in agents registered with HMRC but thousands more to come

Over 20,000 UK agency branches have now registered with HMRC for anti-money laundering supervision. A new analysis from risk management platform Thirdfort...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Retail guru takes over at Savills as agency’s profits tumble

Retail queen Stacey Cartwright will succeed Nicholas Ferguson as chair of Savills from December 31 - but she inherits a company...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property tax grab up 50% in two years - agency chief’s claim

Property taxes collected in Scotland have risen nearly 50 per cent in just two years according to analysis of the latest...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction house market is booming – but for how long?

The size of the UK property auction house market hit the highest point in a decade in 2022, approaching half a...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency speaks out on lack of LGBTQ+ accommodation

Knight Frank has spoken out over what it claims is a severe lack of appropriate accommodation being marketed exclusively to the...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - 'Swipe right for business revolution'

After a bumpy six months media-wise, I was fascinated to see that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose a tech-based project...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Is the rental market still profitable?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

05 August 2023

From: Features

The UK regions with the highest and lowest average first-time buyer deposits

The property market is unstable at the moment making it increasingly difficult for first-time buyers to get on the ladder. As a...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Phil Spencer: It's the age of the older customer

We all want more transactions - the Holy Grail when it comes to agencies’ bottom lines - but an interesting aspect...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Introducing BTR Suburban Communities

Andrew Jones, Group Director, Corporate Lettings & Build to Rent, Leaders Romans Group (LRG) In the past 10 years, the Build to...

29 July 2023

From: Features

 Homebuyers facing retirement shortfall by borrowing for longer - warning

The number of people taking out mortgages with terms of 35 years or more hit a high of 88,059 in 2022,...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - caring for communities

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker raises negative equity fears over Government mortgage schemes

A mortgage expert has expressed concern about the level of borrowers still taking out high loan-to-value government-backed home loans despite falling...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agency AML fines on the rise

The average anti-money laundering (AML) fine issued to estate agents for non-compliance so far during 2022/23 has already crept beyond the...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Price-sensitive buyers returning to ‘best in class’ £5m-plus homes

London’s £5m-plus residential market is back in business after a slow first quarter, according to new analysis from Savills. The agent does...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents need to know: How can digital ID tools help you with AML?

Tackling economic crime is part of the day job for estate agents. But how can the latest digital ID tools help...

12 July 2023

From: Features

Energy policy confusion hitting the sale of rural homes - claim

There’s a warning today that confusion over plans to transition rural properties to greener heating systems may be deterring buyers. Trade association...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New private equity owners for prominent PropTech company

TM Group, a high profile provider of data and technology services such as tmconvey, mio, and tmconnect, has been sold to...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform: a mistiming in regulatory direction?

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill was finally introduced in Parliament in May, but is it really good news for tenants? Several...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Welsh agent wins startup award

Ceredigion estate agent Cardigan Bay Properties has been recognised as one of the top start-ups in the UK. The brand overcame competition...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Leveraging technology: choosing the ultimate estate agency CRM

In the fiercely competitive property industry, staying ahead of the game is essential for thriving and achieving success. That's where the...

30 June 2023

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Sellers head to auction houses to combat cooling market - claim

Increasing numbers of sellers are turning to auction rooms to combat the cooling housing market conditions, research suggests. Upfront information provider Moverly...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Dexters looks to greater London to continue agency acquisitions

Dexters has hinted at more acquisitions, particularly around greater London. Andy Shepherd, chief executive of the London agent, suggested the brand is...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising mortgage rates are worse than 2p tax hike - claim

The hit to the economy from soaring mortgage rates will be equivalent to a 2p income tax hike, new analysis by...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise: Agents warn of weaker demand and forced sales

The latest interest rate rise has heightened the risk of forced sales and buyers shying away from the market, agents have...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Level of fall-throughs decline - but for how long?

Fall-throughs are at their lowest quarterly level since the start of 2019, new data suggests. Analysis by House Buyer Bureau has found...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells boss announces retirement plans

Connells group chief executive David Livesey has announced his intention to retire during 2024. Highly respected throughout the industry, Livesey joined Connells...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New generation rebrands family business

A family-owned Surrey estate agent has rebranded as the next generated takes over. Grosvenor Billinghurst, which serves the towns and surrounding areas...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rumours surround future of another Keller Williams market centre

Keller Williams UK’s (KWUK) Gatwick market centre is rumoured to have closed but the self-employed agency network’s chief executive Ben Taylor...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to be more suspicious

Increasing numbers of estate agents are submitting suspicious activity reports (SARS) but questions are being raised about whether there should be...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Prime property sales remain slow amid reduced buyer confidence

A standoff between sellers looking back at the 2021 and 2022 markets and buyers anticipating a weaker one is stifling the...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can keep growing in a challenging market

It’s no secret – 2023 is a difficult year for the property industry. While rising rents should lead to increased income...

07 June 2023

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Scottish agent celebrates record month for home sales

House price growth may be slowing but Sottish agency brand DJ Alexander has revealed that it recorded its highest ever sales...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Prison for conman who stole thousands from property buyers

A man has been jailed for fraud after conning potential property buyers out of nearly £16,000. Jaspal Singh Juttla, 64 of Northwood...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Government slammed by public over housing failures

A new survey suggests the overwhelming majority of the public are critical of the government’s apparent housing failures. A study of 1,323...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Woe - prices and deposits soar despite market slowdown

The average first-time buyer in Britain has seen the cost of a home increase by £25 per day since interest rates...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

How the circular economy can defend the holiday let industry

Sustainability has become a watch word for businesses the world over but there’s one element of this equation that is too...

27 May 2023

From: Features

House price growth continues to slow – Land Registry

Annual house price growth slowed for the fifth consecutive month during March and remains negative on a monthly basis, Land Registry...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla founder falls-off UK Rich List

Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman has fallen out of the 2023 Sunday Times Rich List while Foxtons supremo Jon Hunt has seen...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals bounce back but home loan rates rise

Mortgage approvals bounced back in March but buyers are borrowing less at higher rates. The latest Bank of England data has showed...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group aims to go more green

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has extended its sustainability partnership with conservation company Green the UK.  In July 2021, LRG announced a partnership...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

More agencies launching but fewer women are at the helm

Just 8% of estate agencies launched last year were started by women, new research suggests. Companies House data analysed by Instant Offices...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike falls deeper into the red as it eyes Purplebricks

Strike has fallen further into the red, its latest annual accounts show. The online agent’s financial statement for the 12 months to...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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