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KEYWORD "August" - 100 RESULTS
Interest Rate Cuts on hold after disappointing figures

Inflation has eased to 3.2% down from 3.4%, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the lowest level since...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals pre-Easter surge in listings

New data suggests Thursday 28 March was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to market so far...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The property hotspots for London leavers

Epsom and Ewell, Epping Forest and Dartford have been named as the top London leaver hotspots as buyers continue to move...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain frozen – what does it mean for agent activity?

Interest rates were held for the fifth consecutive time after the latest Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday. The...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Just one estate agent has signed up to verify overseas property owners

Just one estate agency has signed up to become a UK-regulated agent to verify overseas entities for property ownership. The Register of...

27 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

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

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

AI's thrills and cyber-security's chills

The property industry is no stranger to shifts in the technology landscape. The past year in particular saw rapid growth in technology...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Buckle Up! It's Going To Be A Busy 2024

Happy New Year and welcome to what’s looking like a busy - perhaps even hectic - 2024! I thought it worth running...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Overseas property ownership register hits 30,000 milestone

The Register of Overseas Entities has hit the 30,000 registration milestone. The register, which is administered by Companies House, came into force...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers in housing for 2023?

This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising rents, and the threat of falling property prices. Although average...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Propertymark: Asking prices are too high

The number of agents reporting listings selling for under asking price has hit its highest level this year as Propertymark warns...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

CTS Cyber Attack: 'What lessons need to be learned?'

This week saw around 80 conveyancing firms across the UK paralysed by a service outage caused by a ‘cyber incident’ on...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Will Stamp Duty or Inheritance Tax cut be better for the property market?

A buying agent has given his backing to the prospect of a Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax (IHT) cut during this...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers for housing in 2023?

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales, Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising...

18 November 2023

From: Features

On your bike! Chestertons aims to get Londoners cycling by summer 2024

Chestertons has launched a new initiative with its e-Bike partner Forest that it hopes will get 5,000 of its customers and...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales slump in September as mortgage rates remain high - HMRC

The number of property sales recorded by HMRC is at its lowest level for almost a decade. New HMRC property transactions data...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit eight-month low

The number of mortgage approvals for home purchase hit an eight-month low during September, Bank of England data shows. Mortgage data from...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents hit highest quarter for online auction sales - iamproperty

Estate agents sold a record number of properties via online auction between July and September, figures from proptech firm iamproperty have...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s behind Scotland’s speedy home sales?

Simon Jackson is Managing Director of SDL Surveying If we look at the latest data, it looks like there is something of...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Jail for trio who set fire to estate agency branch with flat above

Three men who set fire to an estate agency branch in Luton while residents of upstairs flat were home have been...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer numbers and viewings down as agents become more pessimistic

The latest market snapshot from Propertymark suggests a more pessimistic view of the market. The trade body’s latest Housing Insight report says...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual price growth hits new low – Land Registry

House price growth fell to its lowest annual rate since 2012 in August, official data shows. The latest Land Registry House Price...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Why I fear the long winter period that lies ahead 

A few weeks ago I asked an estate agent friend how the market was treating him. "I feel like I’ve had a...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

 Buyers returning to London but market ‘remains fragile’

Demand for residential property remains fragile despite a pause in interest rate rises, Knight Frank claims. While the number of new prospective...

10 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

Hamptons: Some sellers still ‘holding out for last year’s prices

Agents are securing sales closer to asking price but properties are taking longer to sell, new data suggests. Analysis by Hamptons, using...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Realistic pricing ‘crucial’ to keeping the market moving

Prime London property values are not falling as far as the rest of the market but realistic pricing will be crucial...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Haus Properties founder aims to revive agency business

Jamie Lester is set to revive the HAUS Properties brand that he previously founded and quit. Lester, a former contestant on The...

04 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

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

Summer slump? Sales and mortgage approvals drop in August

Property sales and mortgage approvals both fell annually in August, official data shows. Figures from HMRC show UK residential transactions were down...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: What to consider if you drop an asking price?

Rising numbers of property owners are dropping the asking price of their homes in a bid to secure a quick sale.  Latest...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents more likely to sell off-market instructions than switched listings - research

Estate agents are 54% more likely to secure a sale agreed on an off-market instruction than a property switched to them...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: First-time buyer sales fall amid market slowdown

The number of first-time buyers has fallen this year but the proportion of sales to this cohort remains the same due...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Green Shoots? Early signs of market boost, insists latest survey

We might be at the start of an improving housing market, suggests Propertymark. In its latest market snapshot, concentrating mostly on August,...

26 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

‘Welcome news’ for buyers as inflation rate drops

The rate of inflation slowed from 6.8% to 6.7% in August, providing hope for homebuyers when it comes to high mortgage...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: Price reductions declining as buyers return to the capital

Fewer sellers are willing to cut their asking prices, Chestertons claims. The agent said vendors in the capital have already priced in...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Who needs experts? AI tool accurately predicts house price growth

The artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Bard, correctly guessed what the UK’s average house price would be in the Land Registry’s monthly...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Hypersensitive buyers reluctant to view ‘overpriced’ homes

The number of homes going under offer within 30 days of listing has dropped from 54% to 38% as buyers become...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Mortgage rate rollercoaster is ending

The mortgage rate rollercoaster is finally winding down but pressure will remain on the property market, Knight Frank claims. New commentary from...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction House sales rise as it tracks down ‘elusive buyers’

Auction House has sold a fifth more properties this year than the same period in 2022 despite the wider market slowdown. The...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Some sellers are still ‘too optimistic’ on pricing

Asking prices have fallen by the largest level since March 2019 and discounts are at their highest in more than a...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

The graft before the glamour at the ESTAS 'Big Day', 2023

The ESTAS team and I are now on the final countdown to Friday 20th October.  Having run the event for twenty...

16 September 2023

From: Features

LonRes: Quieter property market may continue until Christmas

High mortgage rates and a lack of supply may mean the prime property market misses its typical seasonal boost in the...

14 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

Marketing guru: ‘Why Strike brand must be retired for Purplebricks’

Marketing expert Simon Leadbetter has recommended that Purplebricks absorb its owner’s brand to consolidate its market position.  Leadbetter, former group marketing director...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers continue to rely on relatives for homebuying support - research

Mortgage searches on behalf of borrowers using gifted equity or making a concessionary purchase from a family member rose by 75%...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 - Halifax

House prices have fallen at the steepest rate since 2009, Halifax data shows. The latest Halifax House Price Index for August suggests...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: ‘It is a great time to be a buyer’

It’s a great time to be a homebuyer if purchasers can afford it, TwentyCi has claimed. It comes as the property data...

08 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

Housing outlook remains positive, unlike England’s rugby chances

If, like me, you’re an ardent England rugby fan or indeed a fan of rugby in general, you’ll be counting down...

02 September 2023

From: Features

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

Foxtons: The London market is still alive 

Foxtons remains confident about the property market despite sliding house price growth. It comes as data from Rightmove revealed that asking prices...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit summer slump

Asking prices of new listings have dropped 1.9% this month, the largest fall in August since 2018. Data from Rightmove shows asking...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction listings rise but sales revenue declines in ‘challenging market’

The number of properties going under the hammer has increased but there has been a dip in the percentage of lots...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Deadline approaches for agency customer experience awards

Time is running out for agents to submit their final customer reviews for consideration in the prestigious 2023 allAgents Customer Experience...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth hits three-year low

House price growth and inflation has continued to slow but there are warnings that further interest rate cuts could still dent...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: Property market remains ‘stubbornly resistant’ to collapse

There is uncertainty in the market but it is still moving, TwentyCi claims. It comes as figures from the property data company...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: The next two months will dictate how the market finishes 2023

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande explains why estate agents shouldn’t be distracted by the latest house price index figures. Nobody reading...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - this year’s busiest day for moving (and it’s soon)

A house removal specialist and a consumer property group reckon they’ve discovered the busiest day of the year for moving. It’s Friday...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Good economic news could be bad for housing market - warning

Experts are warning that the weekend’s better than expected economic news could indirectly hurt the housing market. The UK economy grew by...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning To Agents - House price falls to continue into 2024

The Halifax is warning that house price falls will continue into 2024. It cautions that price drops will be “gradual, rather than...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Cash and needs-based buyers driving prime markets - Savills

Cash purchasers, younger needs-based buyers and relocators are the driving force behind the current prime UK property market, according to research...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket aims to ‘demystify home moving’ with consumer podcast

OnTheMarket is to launch a six-part podcast series aimed at demystifying the home moving process for less experienced property seekers. It comes...

03 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

Rightmove launches new tool to track training progress

Rightmove has launched a new tool to help agencies manage their training with the portal. The new tool ‘Teams View’ is available...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Prepare for 6.5% interest rates - warning

Interest rates could peak at 6.5%, an economist has warned, but it will take a while to hit the housing market. Azad...

30 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

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

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

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

Brand behind Keller Williams market centre closes amid reshuffle

The company behind Keller Williams' Evolve Market Centre - TBF Centres - has entered voluntary liqudation, Companies House documents show. It comes...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents losing almost £500 per month due to lower house prices - claim

Cooling house prices are resulting in the average estate agent losing around £441 of per month, research suggests. Hybrid agent Nested has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mini-Budget fallout ‘fading’ as Nationwide reveals monthly house price gains

The impact of last year’s mini-Budget on the property market are “fading,” agents have claimed after the latest Nationwide housing data...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth shares rise despite lower profits

Shares in Winkworth rose close to their recent highs yesterday despite the agency franchise brand reporting a drop in revenues and...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Sales market remains downbeat but stability is returning

The property market remains weak but there are long-term signs of stability, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) claims. The latest...

13 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

Mortgage approvals rise for first time in six months

The level of mortgage approvals for home purchases bounced back in February, Bank of England figures show, but buyers are borrowing...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England ‘unnecessarily battering’ economy with rate rises

A financial adviser has hit out at the Bank of England, claiming homeowners and business should be furious about its interest...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Research highlights lack of law firms and agents registered for property ownership checks

New analysis may called into question the experience of firms approved to check the Government’s flagship register of overseas entities (ROE). The...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS highlights ‘tentative signs’ of recovery in buyer demand

A more stable picture of the housing market may be emerging, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested. It comes...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Government has vowed to use ‘all the tools’ to expose the ‘criminals and corrupt elites’ using the UK property market to clean their dirty cash

AML experts SmartSearch warn estate agents that, with so many firms still hiding behind ‘opaque corporate structures,’ proper due diligence has...

11 February 2023

From: Features

Annual house price growth hits three-year low - Halifax

Halifax has recorded the lowest level of annual house price growth for three years. Its latest House Price Index for January 2023...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise: Property market braced for sales drop

The property market has been warned to expect fewer sales and more expensive mortgages after interest rates were raised for the...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market 'loses fizz' as prices drop again

The ‘fizz’ has left the market, an industry veteran has claimed after the Nationwide House Price Index revealed a second consecutive...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

 Our Oldest House Price Index - happy birthday Halifax

Readers of a certain age may remember 1983. The Space Shuttle Challenger made its first flight, Neil Kinnock was elected Labour leader,...

14 January 2023

From: Features

Nationwide: A relatively soft landing is possible for the housing market

The housing market is struggling to regain momentum following the mini-Budget but a ‘soft landing’ is possible, Nationwide suggests. The lender is...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills: New Year property market will shift to 'needs-based' buyers

‘Needs-based’ buyers will dominate the property market in the early part of 2023 while equity-rich lifestyle buyers will have their moment...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body signals end of the sellers’ market

The sales market is back in the hands of buyers, Propertymark claims. New data from the agency trade body shows 72% of...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

'Stamp Duty scars' boost October house prices - Land Registry

The end of last year’s Stamp Duty holiday has given a temporary boost to house price data for October 2022. The latest...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex Boris Johnson adviser unveils housing-focused London Mayor campaign

A former adviser to Boris Johnson who is running to be the Tory candidate for London Mayor has promised to put...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla supports Crisis at Christmas with homepage takeover

Zoopla’s homepage may look a little different from today. The portal is supporting homeless charity Crisis’s Christmas fundraising campaign with a homepage...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent: How I went carbon neutral

The COP27 UN Climate Conference may be over but environmental challenges remain and one agent is urging others in the sector...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth stalled in September – Land Registry

Agents are acknowledging that ‘change is coming’ to the housing market after the latest Land Registry House Price Index showed prices...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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