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KEYWORD "Affordability" - 100 RESULTS
The true cost of green space premiums faced by dog-owning house-buyers

Dog-owning house buyers who want to live in areas of abundant green space in which to walk their four-legged friends are...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Share of first-time buyer sales hits record high

The share of homes purchased by first-time buyers so far this year has been pushed to record levels, but most are...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise as agents prepare for spring market

Estate agents are hopeful for a busy spring market after official data showed a small rise in property sales in recent...

02 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

Better news for economy gives confidence boost to property market

The best news for the property sector to come from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget statement came not from any fiscal...

20 March 2024

From: Features

What would a real property industry Budget look like?

The Spring Budget last Wednesday rounded out to be mostly a disappointment for the property industry, but it was also perhaps...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Major house builder warns of subdued property market

Property market conditions in the new-build sector are likely to remain subdued this year. Persimmon has claimed. An outlook in the house...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

Following the disappointment of his Autmn statement, many property professionals were hoping for a kick-start to property sales in Jeremy Hunt’s...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Home mover mortgage lending hit 50-year low in 2023

The level of mortgage approvals for home-movers hit the lowest level since the 1970s amid the cost of living crisis in...

05 March 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

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

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

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

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

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: ‘The best first-time buyer policy is to build more homes’

Building more homes is a better solution than mortgage schemes to support first-time buyers, a Zoopla executive has claimed. Richard Donnell, executive...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

UK watching as EU house prices respond to green measures

While our own Government continues to tentatively encourage homeowners to carry out energy-efficient measures, they will no doubt be eagerly watching...

27 January 2024

From: Features

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Treasury ‘considering’ 1% deposit mortgages for first-time buyers - report

The Government’s latest attempt to bolster the property appears to be 1% deposit mortgages. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is reported to be considering...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: House prices will rise this year

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and said it now expects average values to rise this year rather than...

15 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

Hamptons: Record number of homes sold at a discount in 2023

A record 50% of homes sold in England & Wales last year were purchased following a price reduction, Hamptons analysis has revealed. The...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - New beginnings and cups of kindness

Let’s start at the very beginning - Happy New Year. Now, let’s give thanks to the guy who made January 1st...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Nationwide: Average prices fell in 2023 and rebound unlikely in 2024

Average house prices ended 2023 down 1.8%, according to Nationwide. The lender’s December House Price Index, based on its own mortgage lending...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending to remain weak in 2024

Mortgage lenders are expecting a quieter year for home loans in 2024. Forecasts from banking trade body UK Finance suggest lending for...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Lower rates will bring some buyers back to the market in 2024

Lower interest rates and real wage growth will halt price falls next year but sales will remain lower, Hamptons has predicted  Forecasts...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The best month for completions and what buyers wanted in 2023

March was the most popular month for completions this year as sales took longer and buyers focused on affordability, analysis has...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

T'was three nights before Christmas, when all through the site, We’ve delivered thousands of stories to bring you delight. We’ve had Strike turn...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Sales recovering but houses still too expensive

The final weeks of 2023 have recorded above average levels of new sales with a 17% increase compared to the same...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Five questions everyone is asking about the 2024 property market

What will happen to house prices? Should I rent or buy? Will a Labour or Tory Government be better for homeowners....

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Affordability pressures’ set to push house prices down again in 2024 - reports

House prices are set to fall further next year, two major lenders claim. The house prices indices of Halifax and Nationwide have...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good for movers? Bank of England holds interest rates again

The Bank of England maintained interest rates at 5.25% yesterday, raising hope among agents that this would boost buyer confidence and...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising fraud in the lettings industry: why we need faster and more accurate referencing solutions

Fraud in the lettings industry is reaching unprecedented heights. Now, more than ever, there is a need for a revolution in...

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Stock shortage or increased demand? House prices rise again

House prices increased for the second consecutive month in November, according to Halifax. The lender’s latest House Price Index recorded monthly growth...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

A turning point? House prices rise for third successive month

House prices increased for the third month in a row during November but are still down annually, Nationwide data shows. The lender’s...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Major mortgage lender calls for first-time buyer market review

Nationwide has called for an independent review of the first-time buyer market as it urges the Chancellor to boost support for...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top tips to promote the real value of your letting agency

The role of a residential landlord has changed considerably over the years. What was once a relatively straightforward means of generating...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Stamp Duty rates should reflect current conditions, claim

Stamp Duty should reflect the current market conditions, an agency boss claims. Speaking exclusively to Estate Agent Today,  Michael Polzler, chief executive...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry records first annual house price drop for a decade

The Land Registry has recorded the first annual drop in property values for a decade in its house price index. Both the...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

How to make the most of your marketing spend this Winter

As we enter the winter months and a traditionally quieter time for the property industry - agents are still contending with...

11 November 2023

From: Features

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

From: Sponsored Content

Interest rates held but will it tempt homebuyers back to the market?

Interest rates were held for a second consecutive month yesterday, giving agents renewed hopes that the cost of borrowing has reached...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market remains weak despite monthly price rises - Nationwide

Nationwide has cautioned property market commentators about being too optimistic as its own house price index showed average prices surprisingly rose...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to agents - more house prices falls expected in 2024

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

How trading down can help save you money and live a little

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group As the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact the UK, many of us...

28 October 2023

From: Features

The cost of living crisis highlights the need for a choice of rental deposits

As the UK economy faces a period of uncertainty characterised by a cost of living crisis and soaring inflation rates, many...

25 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

Property market suffering from ‘prolonged stagnation’ - research

The usual post-summer uplift has failed to materialise for the property market, new figures suggest. Analysis by data company the Landmark Information...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Party leaders quiet on PRS at conferences

Housing supply rather than the private rented sector (PRS) made the headlines during the Conservative and Labour Party conferences this year...

14 October 2023

From: Features

RICS: No signs of short-term property market improvements

Property professionals remain negative about the prospects for the housing market over the coming months amid low buyer demand and fewer...

12 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

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

One year later: Market remains tough for buyers after mini-Budget mayhem

It is just over one year since former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-Budget and homeowners and...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Hamptons: ‘House prices are correcting not crashing’

House prices won’t fall by as much as the 1990s and 2008 financial crashes but it will take until 2025 for...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 but 'soft landing' is possible

House prices fell at their fastest rate since July 2009 last month, according to Nationwide.  The lender’s latest House Price Index shows...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mark Bevan, Sales Director at Loop.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Mark Bevan and I am the Sales...

30 August 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Fewer buyers stretching affordability to get on property ladder

Mortgage lending has dropped and buyers are no longer stretching their affordability limits, UK Finance claims. New data from the banking trade...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Are we set for a day dedicated to home ownership dreams?

Uncertainty over interest rates continues to dominate the thoughts of many working in the property sector.  Here in his latest column property...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax predicts further declines in house price to income ratios

Housing affordability is improving but the benefits are being offset by high mortgage rates, Halifax claims. Analysis by the lender found the...

24 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

From: Sponsored Content

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

Adam Pigott, CEO of OpenBrix

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Adam Pigott, CEO of OpenBrix What is ‘company name’ and what...

09 August 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Sellers settling for “middle ground” still turn a profit - Propertymark

Propertymark says that sellers who strive to find a “middle ground” in today’s difficult market can still turn a healthy profit...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009

House prices dipped at their fastest rate since 2009 last month, new data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index revealed average...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals rise but buyers remain cautious

The number of mortgage approvals edged up for a second month in a row during June but remains below 2022’s monthly...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: June property sales hit three-year low

HMRC has recorded the lowest level of UK property sales for the month of June since 2020. The latest property transaction data...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Only top 10% of English earners can afford average home in under five years - ONS

Only the top 10% of income earners can afford an average house with less than five years of income in England,...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds raises house price expectations despite mortgage woes

Lloyds Banking Group has issued a slightly more positive house price outlook despite warning of increased pressure on mortgage affordability from...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent over-valuations keep asking prices higher - claim

Over-valuations remain a factor behind why asking prices haven’t fallen further yet, agents suggest. The latest Rightmove House Price Index for July...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sales are falling but ‘right-priced’ homes are moving

The level of sales agreed has fallen below its normal market trend for this time of year but the “right-priced” properties...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Average mortgage rates enter ‘devilish’ territory

The average rate for a two-year fixed rate mortgage has passed the “devilish” 6.66% point, figures show. Moneyfacts yesterday revealed the average...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket admits agent cancellations running higher than expected

OnTheMarket has admitted to shareholders that the cancellation of agent contracts has been “higher than expected”. In results from the company issued...

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

Slowdown in housebuilding will lead to chronic lack of supply, warns RSM UK

The UK is heading for a further drop in housebuilding, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index data by S&P and...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Lenders urged to review mortgage criteria to reflect EPC ratings

Mortgage lending criteria and products are failing to keep up with more energy-efficient homebuilding techniques, it has been claimed. The Home Builders...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing affordability ratio more than doubles since 1970s – research

New research aims to address the age-old debate of which generation has it worse when it comes to housing affordability. Quick-buy firm...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

House price declines continue ‘but soft landing is possible’

Annual house price growth remained negative in June as mortgage rates hit buyer budgets but there is still a chance of...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher interest rates are already hitting prime regional markets - research

Higher interest rates have already softened UK prime regional markets but cities are proving resilient, Savills claims. Research by the agent shows...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Treasury outlines mortgage borrower support but landlords are excluded

The majority of mortgage lenders have committed to showing more flexibility to struggling borrowers but the Government has confirmed that support...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices drop for first time since 2012 and more will follow - Halifax

Two sets of housing data have suggested a declining property market, with further price drops on the horizon. Halifax has recorded the...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Housing market ‘freezes’ as it hits the summer months

The property market appears to have stalled in April and May, with official data showing a dip in house prices and...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Building a fairer future through technology

As a property market expert, I have been closely monitoring the challenges faced by the housing market, particularly the issue of...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest rates: Estate agents react as cost of borrowing hits new high

The Bank of England’s strategy to tackle inflation isn’t working, an agent has claimed, after policymakers hiked rates for the 12th...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

New 100% LTV mortgage aims to help tenants escape ‘rental trap’

Skipton Building Society has unveiled details of the first 100% loan-to-value mortgage launched since the 2008 financial crisis. Aimed at renters, the...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing policy must go beyond election cycles - warning     

Housing policy formation must go beyond electoral cycles, academics have warned. A group of Cambridge University alumni has teamed up to urge...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer market share drops as prices rise

First-time buyers in the UK are paying almost a third more to get on the property ladder than they were five...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Property market heading for 1.1m sales but prices will be lower

The worst of the pricing adjustment in response to higher mortgage rates appears to be behind us, Zoopla has claimed. The portal’s...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 21 use ‘ overstated’, according to LRG research

A controversial change due to be brought about in the proposed Renters’ Reform Bill is the abolition of Section 21 ‘no...

15 April 2023

From: Features

Homebuyers shun whiff of air pollution

New data reveals nearly two-thirds of homebuyers actively avoided areas of high air pollution when on the hunt for their current...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices hit by largest annual decline since 2009

Average UK house prices were hit by the largest annual decline since July 2009 last month. Nationwide’s latest House Price Index suggests...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Younger UK buyers lured by cheaper continental house prices - claim

Increasing numbers of young buyers are looking abroad to boost their chances of getting on the property ladder. New data from international...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget 2023: Childcare reform could provide mortgage boost

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s first Budget yesterday failed to include any specific measures to boost the housing market but a mortgage broker...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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