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KEYWORD "Britain" - 101 RESULTS
Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

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 Natter - An Englishman's home is his castle.....more or less!

Interesting report this week in Estate Agent Today on an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank which suggests that the UK’s...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Rightmove: Time on the market hits five-year high

Time on the market for property listings has hit a five-year high, according to Rightmove. Data from the portal shows it is...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart honours top-performing agents

Spicerhaart's top performers have been honoured at an awards ceremony showcasing the agency brand’s culture. The 2024 Elevate Awards were hosted by...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Olympic champion and business guru to speak at eXp conference

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and Dragon’s Den investor Steven Bartlett are the latest speakers scheduled to appear at this summer’s...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Newborns face paying £500,000 for homes when they hit first-time buyer age

A baby born today will need to earn £95,121 to get on the property ladder, research suggests. The analysis forecasts that the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Best places to live revealed! Is your patch on the list?

North Berwick in East Lothian, has been named the best place to live in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong support

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

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Redefining retirement living: is the rental model the answer?

Britain is in the midst of a senior living housing crisis – according to CBRE, an undersupply of 614,000 mid-market senior...

17 February 2024

From: Features

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

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

Revealed! The cities with the 'busiest' estate agents

Estate agents in Liverpool and Portsmouth have had the busiest start to the year, new analysis suggests. Self-employed agency brand eXp UK...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housebuilders back Labour to get Britain building

Housebuilders have indicated that they would prefer a Labour government is formed after the next General Election. The latest Land Index and...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Number of property millionaires has dropped from pandemic peak – claim

The total number of property millionaires fell last year as the ‘race for space’ reversed, research suggests. Analysis by Savills has revealed...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour proposes longer-term fixed rate mortgages

The Labour Party has proposed introducing 25-year fixed term mortgages should it win the next General Election. Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves suggested...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Government publishes new housing policy but will it get Britain building?

The Government has published long-awaited reforms to its National Planning Policy Framework, confirming that local housebuilding targets will be advisory rather...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Government hits back at media claims about housebuilding targets

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLHUC) has hit back at media claims about its housebuilding targets. The Times newspaper...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The happiest place to live in Great Britain

The borough of Richmond upon Thames in London has been crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain, according to...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - popping up for good causes

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - I feel the need. The need for speed-ier house purchases

It was actor Charlies Sheen who said: ‘I have one speed. I have one gear. Go!’ The same might not be said...

25 November 2023

From: Features

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

Auction buyers drop sharply despite more vendors trying their luck

Fewer buyers are purchasing at auctions despite more sellers resorting to them. Quick buying firm House Buyer Bureau analysed auction stock that...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Politicians are pledging a housebuilding revolution but who will build them?

Most weeks there are stories within the property sector that quietly slip under the radar - but which hold huge significance.  Last...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - worthy aims and causes

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

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sale stock on the rise – research

The level of new for sale stock reaching the market across Britain has surged by 128% since the start of the...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Making buildings better: An insider's view into how surveying evolves in a challenging market

 Hilary Grayson is a Director at Sava focusing much of her time on the development of new qualifications to enhance skills...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Labour leader vows to make home ownership a 'privilege for the many'

Home ownership has become a “luxury for the few rather than a privilege for the many”, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: A missed opportunity on housing

I listened carefully, and I even played it back afterwards.  But, even now, I remain astonished by what I didn’t hear.  On Wednesday, in his...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

England ‘behind international peers’ on decent housing - claim

Homes in England are less affordable and in worse condition than those in most other developed nations, new research claims. Analysis from the...

06 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

Agency fees makeup 81% of selling costs but is 'money well spent' - research

Agency fees account for 81% of upfront home selling costs on average, research suggests. Industry comparison website GetAgent has used its My...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The best areas for sellers to find a chain-free buyer

Almost a third of homes sold across Britain have been purchased by a cash buyer, new research shows. Analysis of the latest...

14 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

Agents Do Charity - heatwave helpers

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

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Sibling support for first-time buyers doubles - research

Forget the Bank of Mum & Dad, now even siblings are chipping in to help brothers and sisters onto the property...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Simon Cowell takes a hit on Holland Park home

It seems even celebrity music moguls and TV judges aren’t immune to the housing market slowdown. X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - The long arm of the law that changed the property market

It was a genuine pleasure to read this week about Yorkshire estate agent Ian Bradbury who clocked up 40 years selling...

19 August 2023

From: Features

Mortgage rates drive buyers away from London property

Higher mortgage rates have replaced the 'race for space' as the primary reason for buying outside of London this year, research...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove and Propertymark partner to boost agent data and training

Rightmove and Propertymark have unveiled a two-year partnership to provide agents with the latest local market data and easier access to...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Whatever Happened To Good Councils?

Like most parts of the UK, the one I live in has a bit of a beef about parking. More precisely,...

29 July 2023

From: Features

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

Revealed! The property pockets defying cooling house prices

House prices may be cooling but some local markets are actually heating up with property values increasing by up to 10%,...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Government unveils latest planning overhaul to boost housing stock

The Government has set out yet another attempt to meet it manifesto commitment to build 1m homes over this Parliament. Prime Minister...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

International agency giant launches into UK market

A successful European self-employed agency business has entered the UK market. With annual revenues of more than £500m and 20,000 partner agents,...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

A quarter of mortgage borrowers ‘struggling’ with repayments – ONS

Almost half of adults who currently pay rent or a mortgage have seen their payments increase over the past six months...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove has finally done something sensible

It’s not a sentence that I thought I would be writing, but Housing Secretary Michael Gove has indeed finally done something...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Buyer caution isn’t translating into ‘large price discounts’ (yet)

Properties are taking longer to go under offer but there is no evidence of large discounts on asking prices yet, Hamptons...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency produces controversial league table of ‘best towns’

Savills and the Daily Telegraph newspaper have combined to produce a league table of what they claim to be Britain’s 50...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - community causes

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

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New Data Reveals Regions Defying The House Price Drop

Our data shows vast regional differences in current house prices and many areas are defying the current overall national dip. The study...

28 June 2023

From: Features

Single buyers hit by supply imbalance - claim

Property supply appears weighted toward couples and small families, an agent has claimed. Analysis by self-employed agency brand eXp UK analysed current...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agency to feature in Channel 4 prime property series

Sotheby’s Realty International is set to return to the small screen next week. Its agents will feature in Channel 4's prime residential property...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand shifts to smaller homes amid mortgage pressures -  claim

Higher mortgage rates are pushing buyers to smaller homes and those that are selling are taking longer, research shows. Analysis of the...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Exciting plans’ ahead as Strike completes Purplebricks takeover

The boss of new Purplebricks owner Strike has said he has “exciting plans” for the brands. It comes as Strike was officially...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals cheapest and dearest places for first time buyers

New analysis from Rightmove claims to reveal the cheapest UK city for a first time buyers to get on the property...

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

OnTheMarket named among UK’s top workplaces

OnTheMarket Group has been named among the top places to work in the UK. The property website was included in last weekend’s...

16 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

Going for gold! Final keynote speaker revealed for Propertymark conference

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, has been announced as Propertymark’s final keynote speaker for its landmark conference next month. She will...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: We are not in a buyers’ market (yet)

The housing market hasn’t yet tipped in favour of buyers, new agency data suggests. Figures from 550 estate agency branches across Great...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents sold an average of 5.3 homes per month in 2022

Estate agents across Britain sold 5.3 homes on average each month in 2022, new research suggests. Analysis by Nested has found there...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sales agreed have returned to pre-pandemic levels

The number of home sales being agreed is now back to its pre-pandemic level for the first time since before the...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Time on the market rises as vendors ‘hold-out for top prices’

Agents are taking almost a month longer to sell homes than last year as the market adjusts to new pricing, seller...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove names fastest moving property market as sale times lag

Falkirk has been named as the UK’s fastest-selling market. New figures from Rightmove show sellers in the area are finding a buyer...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - not so rubbish causes

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings: Last week...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The homes still on the market since 2009

Agents in some parts of the UK are still struggling to sell properties that they first listed more than a decade...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords using cash ‘to avoid failing stress tests’ on buy-to-let purchases

Higher mortgage rates have meant that new buy-to-let purchases are increasingly being funded by cash rather than a mortgage, new research...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Homes are taking longer to sell but prices are improving

Last month marked the slowest February to sell a home since 2013 but prices are improving, new analysis claims. Insight from agency...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency listings rise but where are firms most busy?

Estate agents have been bringing more listings to the market since the start of the year but professionals in the north...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Race for space’ has created more property millionaires - claim

The number of property millionaires in Great Britain has “shot up,” with one in 40 homes now valued at £1m or...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers are slashing asking prices by up to 20% - claim

Vendors are cutting asking prices by as much as 20% on average to secure a sale, new research claims. Quick-buy firm House...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

GetAgent: House price slump may only last two months

Almost 155,000 home sellers could be impacted by a drop in house prices but it may only last for  a couple...

31 January 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

Level of new agency stock almost halves - research

The level of new housing sale stock has almost halved when compared to the closing stages of 2022, research suggests. Estate agent...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The asking price hotspots of 2022

Agents in the North East recorded the largest increase in asking prices on listings last year, Rightmove has revealed. It comes as...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

eXp agents celebrate successful 2022

Agents from eXp UK filled the Waldorf Hilton hotel in London’s Aldwych earlier this month with more than 250 of its...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

2023 - this is what’s going to happen

Is it really just a year ago that we were nervously wondering whether yet another Christmas would be Covid-affected? Little did we...

10 December 2022

From: Features

World Cup Agent Match Report: Three Lions roar as Welsh dragon is slain

England beat Wales at the World Cup in Qatar this week, confirming the team’s progression to the next round while their...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Under Rishi - don’t expect much (but be grateful for that)

And…breathe. For a while back there, the only certainty for the housing market was uncertainty. That isn’t to say the election of Rishi...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Downsizing ‘a consideration’ as homeowners struggle with mortgages

A third of adults are struggling to pay their monthly rent or mortgage payments, new data shows. The figures from the Office...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – property is holding its own despite the turmoil

I can’t really write about anything else this week, can I? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Ssshh! UK’s ‘secret’ property market worth almost £30.9 billion last year 

Britain’s secret property market witnessed nearly £30.9 billion worth of property transactions last year, the highest yearly market value in well...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

If You Think Truss Is Bad, Look At The System...

How did the housing market transform from incredibly strong - almost too strong - early in the year, to a situation...

15 October 2022

From: Features

Getting Britain moving? Truss needs to do much more to reassure property market

As I watched Liz Truss take to the stage at this week’s Conservative Party conference, my eyes were drawn to the sign behind her. “Getting Britain...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Property Natter - why housing must always have a seat at the top table

First off, my own quick tribute to the Queen, who died on Thursday afternoon aged 96. Despite her age and declining...

10 September 2022

From: Features

PropTech Today - why PropTech can be a blueprint for the new PM

The results are finally in, and to no-one’s surprise Liz Truss has been named the new leader of the Conservative Party...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Cash only! Research reveals price discounts for mortgage-free buyers

Sellers are willing to cut their asking price expectations by as much as £150,000 to attract a cash buyer for a...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency brand predicts 12% drop in home sales next year

Hamptons is anticipating an 12% drop in property transactions across Great Britain next year as interest rate rises and the cost of...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zoopla charity partnership tackles homelessness and affordable housing

Zoopla has teamed up with homelessness charity Crisis to help campaign for reform of housing benefits and to tackle the affordable...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Building society urges buyers to be ‘more realistic’ about housing aspirations

First-time buyers have been urged to manage their expectations after it revealed that 79% believe their first home will meet all...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock down 12.5% so far in 2022 - claim

Estate agents have listed an average of 7.3 homes for sale per branch during 2022, research suggests- down 12.5% annually. Agency comparison...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Uncertainty remains over housing’s importance to new PM, says expert

A property expert has claimed that it remains to be seen where housing will feature in the upcoming political agenda. Nicky Stevenson,...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Debate - should the property industry trial a four-day week?

Earlier this year, we ran a story asking whether agency would ever embrace a four-day week. This came ahead of the...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive Q&A with PEXA - what is its role in the UK?

It was announced back in February this year that PEXA, the Australian FinTech/PropTech that enabled the world’s first fully digitised property settlement...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Would a Liz Truss win lead to BoE reform and much higher interest rates?

Interest rates made their biggest leap in 27 years yesterday, rising by 0.5% from 1.25% to 1.75%. It was the biggest...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PCL to outpace best-performing lockdown markets over next five years, says Savills

Savills has released a revised five-year forecast for the UK’s prime housing markets, to reflect the strong levels of activity in...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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