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KEYWORD "Buyers" - 102 RESULTS
Hesitant buyers push completions 40% below ‘normal conditions’

A mixture of buyer reluctance to take on high mortgage rates, the availability of home loans and inefficiencies in the homebuying...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Billionaire buyers worried about prime London purchases under Labour - claim

Competition from Dubai and concerns about taxation under the new Labour Government have led the world’s super-rich to spend less and...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for energy efficient homes on the rise

Demand for energy efficient new homes is on the rise, according to recent data from Knight Frank. A recent buyer sentiment survey...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: ‘Asking prices hit by election and Euros’

Asking prices dropped at the start of July as estate agents and sellers attempted to attracted buyers who have been distracted...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Where Labour should start on housing

It's more than a week since we saw the removal vans enter Downing St and Labour’s promise to hit the ground...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency launches with ‘Exchange Ready’ concept

A new estate agency dedicated to improving the house moving process has launched in the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire areas. Founded by James...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Chancellor restores housebuilding targets

New Chancellor Rachel Reeves has used her first speech to reinstate housebuilding targets and pledge to build one and a half...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: UK house prices missed spring bounce

A lack of supply and mortgage affordability remains a challenge for buyers as average house prices dipped slightly on a monthly...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Starmer’s golden opportunity

So, now we know. After weeks of reports predicting a Labour landslide, Keir Starmer is indeed unpacking his boxes and settling into...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Scottish homeowners unaware of energy requirements - warning

Homeowners in ESPC’s core territories (Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders) are not aware of the full extent of the...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Now the election is over, the real work begins for agents

On balance, a stable new government with a large majority is good news for the sales market. Labour’s costed spending plans,...

06 July 2024

From: Features

Don't skimp on the details - PropTech expert's message to the new government

With a historic majority for Keir Starmer and the Labour Party, there can be no doubt over which party will be...

06 July 2024

From: Features

Election '24 - Industry leaders call for landlord support

Heidi Shackell, chief executive officer at The Lettings Hub said: “The General Election, called in May, halted progress of the Renters'...

06 July 2024

From: Features

How agents can use comparable data to price properties with accuracy

As mortgage rates remain high, estate agents report that housing market conditions continue to be demanding. A 0.1% fall in the average...

06 July 2024

From: Features

What the new Labour Government means for the property market

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will have the removal vans booked this morning after the General Election result. Sir Keir is set...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy assessors: EPCs will become more accurate

Energy assessor trade body the Property Energy Professionals Association has hit back at claims about the accuracy of work by professionals...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers keen to go green but costs remain prohibitive - research

Homebuyers plan to make their homes more energy efficient in the hope of securing more favourable mortgage deals and boosting their...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The nation’s cash buyer hotspots

New research has revealed the areas where sellers have the best chance of finding a cash buyer. Analysis by My Home Conveyancing...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to prepare for post-election spike in calls

Agents are being urged to prepare for a surge in enquiries following the General Election this week Many agents have reported that...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Chestertons names new homes boss

Chestertons has confirmed Watson Briggs as the new department head for its busy New Homes division. The promotion to new homes director...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: ‘Prime price growth on pause due to General Election uncertainty’

Price growth has been put on hold at the top of the market during the second quarter of 2024 given uncertainty...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Buyers are waiting for election and interest rate movements'

Agency sales supply and demand dipped in May as buyers and sellers await the election outcome, Propertymark members claim. The agency trade...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Northern cities dominate top property sales hotspots - research

Bradford has maintained its position as the leading hotspot in the country for the second consecutive quarter, according to OnTheMarket data. The...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Gazundering on the rise in buyers' market - warning

More than three quarters of home buyers are ‘gazundering’—or ‘price chipping’—to reduce the agreed sale price of properties at the last...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals dip for second month

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchase fell for the second consecutive month during May, Bank of England data shows. Banks...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Transactions ‘returning to pre-pandemic norms’ – claim

Residential sales have returned to more than 90% of their pre-pandemic average, Savills claims. It comes as the latest HMRC property transaction...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face potential Stamp Duty hike under Labour

The Stamp Duty exemption for first-time buyers will be returned to £300,000 under a Labour Government. The Labour Party, which is currently...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Let's call an end to homebuyers sharing information on email

Given the rise of conveyancing fraud, client compliance platform Thirdfort is urging conveyancers, lawyers and estate agents to offer more secure...

29 June 2024

From: Features

Zoopla: UK house prices are 8% overvalued

Average UK house prices are 8% overvalued but this figure could fall once mortgage rates hopefully drop, Zoopla claims. The portal’s latest...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election and interest rate hopes have boosted buyers - claim

The General Election and increased hopes of an interest rate cut seems to have boosted buyer confidence but not necessarily seller...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage lenders start cutting rates again

Major lenders have started cutting their mortgage pricing in anticipation of an interest rate cut in the coming months. The Bank of...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Challenges remain despite increased auction activity

Gaps between buyer and seller expectations have spread into the auction sector. The issue has become common among estate agents dealing with...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers moving further to get on the property ladder – research

Affordability concerns are prompting many first-time buyers to consider moving more than 30 miles on average from their preferred location to...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflated expectations? Be a pragmatic advisor in an uncertain market

The recent dip in inflation to 2% for the first time in three years brings a glimmer of optimism in the...

26 June 2024

From: Features

Rightmove: 'Half of UK homes have poor EPC ratings'

At least 18m homes have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D or below, pushing up gas and electricity bills...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency redundancies as more buyers prefer online to branch visits

A prominent south west estate agency trading for 50 years is making five redundancies as part of a restructuring.  Local media report...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Big rise in income and profit for London agency Dexters

London agency chain Dexters has reported a huge 23% rise in revenue to £181m in a statement released this morning. Profit soared...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents accused of under-valuing outside space

Two property consultancies say outdoor space should have a separate value to the rest of the home when it goes on...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More Upfront Material Information could cut viewings, save fall-throughs - claim

A survey of over 11,000 buyers suggests overwhelming support for more upfront information to be supplied by agents to buyers. Disclosing upfront...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

AI off-market listings platform wins new investment

A PropTech platform that links buyers with estate agents’ off-market listings has won £800,000 in new investment.   The platform is called...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove:  'New government must support buyers as mortgage payments soar'

The average first-time buyer mortgage payment has risen by 61% since the previous election year of 2019, research suggests. Analysis by Rightmove...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Interest rate cuts won’t solve the property crisis

The announcement by the Bank Of England that interest rates will remain fixed at 5.25% for the seventh month in a...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right...

This week I reached the point of maximum political saturation. We’re now four weeks into the campaign with less than a...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Mind the gap: single women in London have less saved for a deposit

Women in London who are looking to get on the property ladder face significant challenges that prevent them from buying a...

22 June 2024

From: Features

House prices to grow by 6.3% by end of 2025

A new house price forecast by peer-to-peer real estate investment platform, easyMoney, reveals that recent optimism in the UK property market could...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Longer days lead to more sales - claim

A large proportion of estate agents are managing to get more deals over the line thanks to longer daylight hours, research...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: ‘It’s a good time to be a homebuyer’

It is currently one of the best times to be a homebuyer, Knight Frank claims. The agency brand has highlighted that a...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: UK asking prices hit by summer slump

Average asking prices had their usual seasonal dip this month, dropping by just £21 to £375,110, according to Rightmove data. The portal’s...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing market back to pre-pandemic size - Savills

The UK housing market has returned to its pre-pandemic size, Savills claims. Research by the agency brand suggests the total value of...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla unveils AI features to boost buyer interest

Zoopla has announced two new artificial intelligence (AI)-backed features to increase the number of high-intent buyers on its site.  The portal has...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Average price of Edinburgh detached homes rose by almost £1,500 a week

The average price of detached homes in Edinburgh has risen by almost £1,500 a week according to analysis of the latest...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Agents’ Verdict - We Need More Details in Labour Manifesto

There’s been a broadly warm response from much of the property industry to Labour’s manifesto, but a call for more detail...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile Modern Method auction service expands

Pattinson Auction is launching in Northern Ireland.  A statement from the high profile firm says the move is part of its mission...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Slow conveyancing and mortgage deals allow gazumping - survey claim

Homebuyers are being gazumped due to lengthy property chains and delays in securing a mortgage, it’s been claimed. Research from Market Financial...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: A Website is Your Message to Customers

I know there’s always been something of a love-hate relationship between agents and the portals. The ‘love’ comes because the portals are...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech service expansion promises new opportunities for agents

Online digital valuation service The ValPal Network (TVPN*) is expanding after creating a reservoir of what it calls “sufficient quality data.” It’s...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property sales ‘steady’ despite General Election

Buyers and sellers are proving determined to press ahead with their home moves despite the looming General Election, research suggests.   Data...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election: estate agents react to Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party’s General Election manifesto has committed to resurrecting the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme and temporarily removing Capital...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to get protected amid rise in gazumping

Buyers are being urged to be on alert about being gazumped amid a rise in the practice. The HomeOwners Alliance has highlighted...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Cost of moving hits almost £52,000 – research

Homebuyers are spending an average of £51,784 to move home in the current market, although this climbs as high as £86,000...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election has caused ‘minor drop’ in market activity - claim

Around a fifth of estate agents have seen a drop in buyer activity and almost a third claim sellers have gone...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage shelf-life hits three-month low

Homebuyers need to act fast to grab mortgage rates, with deals now disappearing within two weeks. Analysis by comparison website Moneyfacts shows...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election webinar launched to help agents reassure vendors

Agents are invited to a webinar on how the General Election will affect the property market. Reapit and PayProp will be hosting...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Record numbers raise concerns about agents but official sales complaints drop

Concerns around market appraisals and how offers are handled are likely to be the key industry complaints this year amid lower...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Sunak vows to maintain first-time buyer Stamp Duty exemption

The Conservatives appear to have abandoned plans to reverse Stamp Duty thresholds for first-time buyers if the party returns to power...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons reveals General Election wish list

Stamp Duty reform and first-time buyer support tops the list of what Foxtons would like to see from the next Government. The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Labour Agrees New Housing Policies

You may not have realised, but yesterday, the new government’s housing policy was agreed. No, I’m not talking about the new ‘Freedom...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Poor financial literacy amidst the UK's Mortgage crisis

Major lenders including Barclays, HSBC, and TSB have reduced their interest rates on new fixed mortgages, offering a glimmer of hope...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Conveyancing Association launches digital signature guide

The Conveyancing Association (CA) - the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – has launched a new guide for conveyancing...

08 June 2024

From: Features

General Election 2024: Labour unveils Freedom to Buy scheme

Housing has finally made it onto the General Election campaign, albeit with a familiar policy. Labour has unveiled plans for a Freedom...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents split on how far interest rate cut will help property market

The majority of estate agents expect a summer interest rate cut to help revitalise buyer market activity, however, they remain split...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils AI property descriptions tool

Agency software provider Alto has rolled out a new artificial intelligence-powered tool to simplify creating property descriptions for agents.  Free for all...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but calls remain for interest rate cut

House prices appear to have benefited from a Spring bounce but sales and mortgage approvals have struggled. It comes after a busy...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

LRG sets out its stall for election 2024

With election day looming, in the first of a series of articles, experts from property services organisation, Leaders Romans Group, offer...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Could buyer dropouts become a thing of the past?

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a house, knows the frustration and disappointment when a sale falls through. The excitement of...

01 June 2024

From: Features

American dream? No, owning a property stateside is easy... if you know how

HAVING spent decades closely following the UK and American property markets, I’ve seen and read many reports comparing the two.  But...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Stamp Duty reform tops General Election property wish-lists

Stamp Duty reform and more housebuilding top the General Election wish-lists for the property sector. General Election manifestos are yet to be...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Jackson-Stops builds auction house with Bamboo

National estate agency, Jackson Stops, has appointed Bamboo Auctions to provide the white-labelled technology behind its new J-S Auctions service. Bamboo Auctions...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers still prefer people rather than robots for mortgage advice

Mortgage borrowers still prefer the human touch when applying for a home loan despite the rising popularity of artificial intelligence, research...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Home movers undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers planning to move home say the election will not affect their plans, research suggests. A survey by Rightmove...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How agents can use property market data

There are those in the technology sector that claim “data is the new oil”. I think they might be right, but...

29 May 2024

From: Features

Off-market property platform secures £600,000 angel investment

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes has extended a funding round after hitting its investment target of £600,000. Originally launched in 2018 by...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Fake grass deters property buyers - claim

Fake grass can impact the value of a vendor’s property and turn off prospective buyers, Winkworth claims. In a gardening special, the agency franchise brand’s Property...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Off-plan property purchases hit decade-low - claim

The share of new-build homes sold before they’re complete has dropped to a decade-low, research suggests. Hamptons’ annual off-plan sales index has...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent questions social media selling strategies

An oversupply of property in the £5m-plus part of the prime London property market has led to a surge of sellers...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla boosts consumer marketing efforts ahead of summer months

Zoopla is ramping up its local marketing efforts to support agents across the year as part of its 41% increase in marketing spend...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - The Housing Battleground for General Election 2024

So we’ve been sent the ‘Save The Date’ card - it’s July 4. Now all we need is the invitation to the...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Property Natter - July election could be a winner for the property market

Could it be that a politician has finally done the property market a favour? Rishi Sunak’s decision to call the general election...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Partnering with Houseful will provide greater connectivity across the industry

Last week, the UK’s leading conveyancing services provider, LMS, announced a five- year strategic partnership with software, data and insight business,...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

Affordability is a bigger factor for buyers than the confirmed General Election, Savills claims. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set a date...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

House price inflation turns positive - but will it last?

Average house prices rose annually for the first time since July 2023 in March, Land Registry data shows. The latest Land Registry...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cut hopes rise as inflation slows again

The rate of inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. It means the consumer price index...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Most expensive coastal location named as prices drop

Home buyers face paying up to £1m for top coastal properties although prices have dropped since 2022, research suggests. Research by Lloyds...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Punitive’ Scottish property taxes aren’t deterring buyers (yet)

High property taxes in Scotland may eventually deter buyers, one of the country’s major agents has warned. Analysis by DJ Alexander has...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers dominate the market but downsizers are staying put - claim

The proportion of mortgaged homebuyers has hit its highest level for four years, research suggests. Analysis based on conveyancing quote requests on...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

One in seven property purchases use overseas funds – research

More than one in seven (13%) buyers purchasing properties in the UK are using funds from overseas to fund all or...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyer’s market has shifted to level playing field

A level playing field has emerged between buyers and sellers as purchasers have become less certain of their position, OnTheMarket (OTM)...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Do Online Estate Agencies Exist Any More?

Is there such a thing as an online estate agency any more? A decade ago, about the time I started editing Estate...

18 May 2024

From: Features

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