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KEYWORD "Crash" - 100 RESULTS
JONATHAN ROLANDE: I thought the rental crisis was bad, but not this bad

Having spent more than three decades working in the property sector, I’ve come to the conclusion I’ve pretty much seen it...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Housing Policies Miss Out On Poll Position

You have to wonder who is advising Rishi Sunak these days. Months ago, Silverstone must have seemed a terrific venue to hold...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Radical reform of Right To Buy demanded by industry group

A property industry group has called for a reduction in the discounts available for council tenants buying their own home, after...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: A week is a lifetime in the property market

If a week is a long time in politics, then I’d say it’s a lifetime for anyone working in the property...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

When Angels rose from the ashes...

In 1999 (yep) I set up some websites thinking I could generate leads from everyone in the world. I had an...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Property Natter - Marching bravely forward with eyes fixed firmly on the past

Everyone’s a pundit these days, aren’t they? And January is pundit season – when a New Year starts, out come the...

20 January 2024

From: Features

What market crash? Super-prime sales hit record high

Home sales and house prices may have struggled in 2023 but more affluent buyers and sellers may not have noticed. Analysis by...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - What a difference a year makes

As 2023 trundles towards the buffers and we look forward to our Christmas break, it is something of a seasonal phenomenon...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Homeowners ‘unphased’ by cooling house prices - claim

Homeowners are largely unconcerned about cooling house prices, research suggests. Instead, they are more concerned about having their own home than sitting...

12 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

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Shock as Phil Spencer’s parents die in 'horrific crash'

Property guru and TV presenter Phil Spencer has paid tribute to his parents after they died in a car crash at...

21 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

Jonathan Rolande: Separating fact from fiction

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on another manic week for the property market. Like many working in the...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Car crash’ building safety rules putting sales at risk

An estate agent is urging people selling their flats to have building safety documentation in place before putting the property on...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: The market has coped with darker clouds

The past seven days have seen a string of stories across the media relating to the property sector.  Reports have revealed how...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Government slammed by public over housing failures

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

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks’ shares crash to new low after cash warning

Investors were licking their wounds yesterday after the Purplebricks’ share price plummeted by 60% off the back of warnings that it...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

100% mortgages set for comeback - reports

100% mortgages are rumoured to be making a comeback. The products were blamed as a cause for the 2008 financial crash, with...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Could your company culture withstand a crisis?

The UK is on its rear - fact. Whilst many were breathing a sigh of relief after surviving a global pandemic,...

29 April 2023

From: Features

Spring 2023 – what’s in and what’s out in the housing market

THE PROPERTY market continues to hold pretty firm - despite fears voiced by many that 2023 would herald a crash in...

15 April 2023

From: Features

House price growth slows but remains positive - Halifax

The latest Halifax House Price Index gave estate agents renewed optimism last week amid the ongoing market crash debate after the...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Memories of times past while marching bravely forward

I’ve found myself in contemplative mode this week, looking forward to the future and remembering times past. In the immediate future –...

11 March 2023

From: Features

'We won't see a crash': Quirk addresses house prices in new TV show

Online agency boss-turned-media-pundit Russell Quirk has been given his own money-focused TalkTV programme, with the first focusing on the hot topic...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: ‘House prices are up despite downward trend’ 

The latest Halifax House Price Index is set to add fuel to the fire of the ongoing market crash debate. The lender’s...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Repossession fears over new MoJ numbers

ANY REPOSSESSION is a tragedy for the person involved, and latest figures indicate the number of victims falling victim is currently...

04 March 2023

From: Features

Charity proposes buyer bans and Stamp Duty overhaul

A high-profile charity is calling for a Stamp Duty overhaul, local buyer restrictions and extra charges on property purchases by landlords...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Domestic prime buyers are acting ‘before foreign investors return’

The flat market in prime central London (PCL) is undergoing a resurgence, a buying agent claims. Residential and investment buying agency London...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Five reasons why 2023 might be the right time to invest in buy-to-let

Every year, those thinking about investing in property for the first time and even current landlords ask themselves whether it’s the...

04 February 2023

From: Features

Will the post Christmas boom materialise this year?

If early indications are to be believed. Yes! 2022 was the year that offered so much at the start and then hit...

21 January 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - 2023? Keep calm and carry on

Happy New Year, to you all. Now that we’re all back in harness and Christmas feels like a long-distant memory, I...

14 January 2023

From: Features

 Revealed: The Top Trends For 2023 Auction Market

Consumer demand for auction can no longer be ignored. Month after month this alternative method of sale sees increased uptake as...

11 January 2023

From: Features

Everything You Need To Know About the 2023 Housing Market

New year, old worries: what’s happening in the housing market? We’ve asked experts and collated forecasts, 15 in total. On the one...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Zoopla: Market crash predictions are overstated

Talk of a housing market crash is overstated, Zoopla’s chief executive Charlie Bryant has claimed. Speaking in an exclusive video interview with Estate...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers will help avert a property market crash - claim 

A property tax consultant has hit back at suggestions of a housing market crash, suggesting that overseas investors will help sustain...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Why you need a contingency plan within your marketing strategy

What are you going to do when something unplanned, unexpected, and unpleasant hits your brand and business? There’s no point avoiding it...

14 December 2022

From: Features

Increasing numbers of SSTC homes returning to the market – Zoopla

One in 15 homes formerly sold by agents are returning to the market after the original sale collapsed, new data shows. Analysis...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The 4 Most Common Mistakes Estate Agents Make Running Google Ads

Inside this short article, my goal is to simply highlight the four most common mistakes l see from reviewing agents' Google Ad...

26 November 2022

From: Features

Fall-throughs doubled last month and could rise further - claim

Fall-throughs doubled in the first two weeks of October compared with a month before, analysis claims. Chain-breaking service UPSTIX, which conducted the...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sellers urged to resist asking price cuts

An estate agency firm is urging sellers to resist cutting asking prices. Tom Cranenburgh, of GetanOffer, which describes itself as a quick...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Viewing figures show strength of the housing market

The number of viewings per sale should be used as an indicator for the health of the housing market, a senior...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords prepare to be buy-to-let losers

Mortgage rate hikes have already halved landlord profits according to latest research, and a base rate rise to 2.5% will see...

02 November 2022

From: Features

Major agency brand predicts ‘sluggish’ market ahead 

The housing market is set to turn “sluggish” rather than experiencing a major slump, new predictions claim. Agency and property consultancy brand...

01 November 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

Revealed - what you need to know about mortgage rates

With UK interest rates on the rise, following the mini-Budget announcement (now since almost entirely reversed), and several lenders pulling mortgage...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Price rises of up to 5% into 2023 still possible, says property expert

House prices in some regions of the UK could continue increasing, despite concerns over the economic downturn and forecasts of house...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – why brand reputation is more crucial for smaller firms

In tougher times – as is the case now, post-Covid, post-Brexit, cost-of-living crisis, war in Ukraine, etc – reputation and consumer...

08 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

Fall-throughs are rising but it isn’t all down to mortgage rates - research

Increasing numbers of sales have fallen through during the third quarter but it isn’t all down to rising mortgage rates. Analysis by...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Analysis: What did Boris Johnson do for the UK property market during his 3 years as Prime Minister?

Time is up for Boris Johnson's tenure as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, serving 3 years and 44...

17 September 2022

From: Features

TwentyCi: ‘We are a long way from a housing market crash’

More stock is coming to the market but the number of sales agreed is slowing, new figures suggest. Property data company TwentyCi’s...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage warning! Product choice is dropping as rates rise for homebuyers

The number of mortgages available to borrowers has hit the lowest level for more than a year, Moneyfacts has warned. Analysis by...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Cluttons: ‘Market isn’t crashing but sellers are becoming more realistic’

The market is a long way off crashing but sellers are becoming more realistic, a senior agent has claimed. It comes as...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent highlights 'loo roll effect' to refute market crash predictions

An estate agent has looked to loo roll to explain why he thinks house prices won’t crash but the pace of...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property forecast: Demand remains strong despite UK inflation 

Many first-time buyers and homeowners are becoming more cautious of the property market. The cost of living crisis, combined with rising...

03 September 2022

From: Features

Agents still positive as Nationwide warns housing market has lost momentum

House price growth slowed in August but remains in double digits, Nationwide figures have revealed. The lender’s August House Price Index shows...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property market aims to define a housing crash

Property professionals and commentators have begun pondering an official definition of a house price crash. It comes amid forecasts that house prices...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property commentator turned TV host slams talk of house price crash

Russell Quirk has gone from online estate agency founder to PR guru and property commentator, but has now added national talk show...

30 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Slowdown or slump? Agents give their view on a housing market crash

Two senior estate agency figures have given their views on the prospects for the property market as commentators warn that longer-term...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Vendors may pull listings if house prices drop - warning

Inflation remains a bigger concern to homeowners than house prices but potential vendors may get sensitive if prices drop, research suggests. A...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

House price slowdown on the horizon, claims leading property association

A leading property association argues it won’t be long before we start to see house price growth slowing. According to the National...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks, Liz Truss and George Orwell - double-think about it

Double-think, for those who have not read George Orwell, is when people are expected to accept two conflicting beliefs as truth,...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Truss’s economic plans could be 'apocalyptic' for housing market - claim

A leading agent has claimed that the economic plans of Liz Truss, the frontrunner to be the country’s next Prime Minister,...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla - housing market shows resilience despite cost-of-living pressures

The latest house price index from Zoopla has suggested the market remains resilient in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, but...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The big question on everyone’s lips right now…are we actually heading for a crash?

As uncertainty continues to prevail across the industry, aided by a government in crisis, the challenges in the months ahead feel...

29 July 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Tech and innovation can help tackle the challenges conveyancing faces

The current challenges facing the conveyancing sector have put the industry in the spotlight. Here, property expert Colum Smith, Chief Vision...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Slowdown or house price cliff edge? It's too early to tell

Right now, one topic seems to be dominating talk in the industry. Everywhere I go people tend to quiz me about...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Mortgage down valuations rising due to sellers 'trying their luck'

Mortgage down valuations are being driven-up by sellers trying their luck and ignoring their estate agent’s advice, a broker claims. Analysis by...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – from barmaid to branch manager to Countrywide’s top negotiator

In this week’s Natter, I carry out a Q&A with Lisa Knight, who has taken the impressive journey from barmaid to...

09 April 2022

From: Features

Agent, 20, reports herself to police for drink-driving

A 20 year old estate agent who admitted being four times over the drink driving limit has been fined and banned...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Predictions 2022 - an interview with Simon Shinerock

Peta Milne, founder of Instagram growth and PR service Monimo, and a content writer at Choices Estate Agents, recently sat down...

05 March 2022

From: Features

Interest Rates - Do They Matter Any More?

Here’s the odd thing about interest rates - we all care about them, but they don’t directly affect that many people...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Property Natter – my predictions for the property market in 2022

As this is the first Natter back since the Christmas break, I should like to first wish all our readers a...

15 January 2022

From: Features

Crash Coming? Warning from veteran estate agency chief

A prominent agency chief is warning that record house prices could lead to a housing bust if lending gets out of...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye referral fees? Conveyancing expert’s anger over IT crisis

A conveyancer has contacted Estate Agent Today suggesting that the Simplify Group IT data crisis could be the death knell for the company...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert’s shock warning: “Don’t buy until ‘price bubble’ bursts”

A property finance expert is telling buyers to sit on their hands and not commit to purchases - as he believes...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT crash - company slammed for ‘wall of silence’

A consultancy specialising in data protection issues has sharply criticised the Simplify Group for its ongoing lack of communications over its...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Boris in a slump? Things WILL get better…

Every year we at EAT are impressed by the pleasingly political festive cards sent out by the STANLEY Chelsea agency -...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Share Crash - Purplebricks hits all-time low after deposit fiasco

Purplebricks’ share price has hit its lowest-ever level following the postponement of a trading statement after the company admitted a blunder...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT crash exposes weaknesses in transaction process

EAT readers may have seen a piece in Friday’s property section of The Times about the long-running Simplify saga, which has...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent lashes out against any relaxation of mortgage lending

An estate agency owner who is also a qualified independent mortgage adviser has hit out against the suggestion that lenders may...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Ban Referral Fees For Agents - petition demands government action

A petition is being started, urging the government to ban the payment of referral fees to estate agents. It’s reported to have...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

House price rises similar to those before 2007 crash - Nationwide

Annual house price growth hit 10.0 per cent last month - and is now tracking close to the level seen before...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Cyber-Attack: Agents must learn from Simplify IT catastrophe

Agents must have a robust plan in place in case they are subjected to a ransomware cyber attack, says the Guild...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT Attack: gradual improvement reported by Simplify

The Simplify Group’s latest statement on the ongoing IT problem suggests a gradual improvement in services to agents and other clients. It...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Police probe conveyancing cyber-crash as it begins third week

The police have been called in to investigate the ongoing cyber-security incident which has led to many firms in the Simplify...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash - update on security and using other conveyancers

The conveyancing IT crash plaguing the Simplify Group of companies continues into its ninth day; however there is an update for...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash: Mystery surrounds how and why it's ongoing

Conveyancing firms in the Simplify Group, hit by a massive systems crash for much of this week, say they are working...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash - update on how to contact affected brands

There’s been an update this morning on the dramatic systems crash that has hit the conveyancing services operated by the Simplify...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks share price crashes after huge business slump

Purplebricks' share price tumbled a remarkable 34 per cent this morning when trading opened on the London Stock Exchange. The price crashed...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent “lucky to be alive” after car smashes through branch window

An estate agent in a branch of Hunters says he’s lucky to be alive after a car containing an elderly couple...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs plummet but market crash possible, warns analyst

Remarkably, just 11 per cent of property sales fell through in the third quarter of this year as buyers raced to beat...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Dramatic! Ex Emmerdale star is now an estate agent

A soap star has swapped scripts for property sales. Actor Marc Silcock was involved in one of ITV soap Emmerdale’s biggest storylines,...

14 September 2021

From: Breaking News

This is what the market will do after the stamp duty holiday (maybe)

There’s already plenty of talk about autumn - depressing huh? - with agents pondering how the housing market will respond to...

07 August 2021

From: Features

Stamp Duty saving all but wiped out by higher mortgage deposits

The cost of the average mortgage deposit has climbed £11,000 in some areas thanks to the stamp duty holiday fuelling the...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

30 and going strong - Q&A with Michael Jones as firm reaches milestone

Michael Jones & Company celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year and, in an effort to both celebrate the work of local...

12 June 2021

From: Features

Property Natter – 5 ways estate agency has changed since May 2020

It’s now over a year since the property market officially reopened after an unprecedented two-month shutdown at the height of the...

22 May 2021

From: Features

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