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KEYWORD "Economy" - 100 RESULTS
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

Optimism in residential housing in Scotland as the market proves its resilience

Stress tests are a valuable tool for measuring resilience and the Scottish residential property market was put through a fairly gruelling...

30 March 2024

From: Features

'Paying more for less' – report reveals state of UK housing

The UK’s housing stock offers the worst value for money of any advanced economy, new research suggests. Analysis by the Resolution Foundation...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How estate agents can help win the war on financial crime

Financial crime within the property sector is on the rise and the stats are alarming. According to data from Apex Bridging,...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Better news for economy gives confidence boost to property market

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

20 March 2024

From: Features

What would a real property industry Budget look like?

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

16 March 2024

From: Features

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

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

09 March 2024

From: Features

Spring Budget: Will there be help for housing?

Agents are hopeful of support for the property market in today’s Spring Budget. It could be the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s final fiscal...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government intervention needed on property transaction times – claim

Property professionals have called for the Government to allocate its promised £3m towards improving the home buying and selling process to...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Mortgaged homeowners ‘worst-hit’ by higher interest rates

Homeowners with mortgages have seen the highest increase in household costs over recent months, official data suggests. The latest Household Costs Index...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property expert slams 1% mortgages as Government considers introduction

The Government’s proposal to introduce a new 1% deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder is unworkable...

24 February 2024

From: Features

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

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Warm words and cold comfort on the menu for Budget Day

Last weekend, Levelling Up and Housing Secretary, Michael Gove wrote in the Sunday Times that the nation’s housing crisis was so...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Making history fit for the future

From medieval castles to Elizabethan manor houses, Georgian townhouses and Victorian terraces, the UK’s historic buildings are central to our country’s...

10 February 2024

From: Features

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

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

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Prime London market slowed in 2023 but remains up over the long-term

Prime London prices fell 6% annually over 2023 but remain higher over the long term, LonRes claims. Analysis by the data company...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Land Registry: House prices dropping at fastest rate since 2011

House prices fell at their fastest rate since 2011 during November 2023, the Land Registry has revealed. The latest Land Registry House...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Thousands of agency branches shut amid self-employed shift

A shift towards self-employed estate agency models has contributed to a decline in estate agency branches, research suggests. Analysis by property data...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Why community work is good business for estate agents

As 2024 progresses, I expect to see an increase in the role that estate agents play in local communities. Once perceived...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Brighter start to the year for developers

Chris Hemmings, Parter in Carter Jonas’ Planning & Development team We’re confident of a better start to 2024 than 2023. The news that...

06 January 2024

From: Features

KWUK expands Dataloft partnership

Keller Williams has expanded its content and insights partnership with Dataloft after a successful trial period. The brand said 20 agents have...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crystal Balls - Who Knows What's Happening In 2024?

The last thing you want as we rake through the dying embers of 2023 is a journalist’s prediction of what’s going...

30 December 2023

From: Features

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

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

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

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The Housing Market and the Election - Does It Matter Who Wins?

The factor most likely to influence the housing market next year is entirely outside the industry’s control: the General Election. Knight Frank...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - Please don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

So Christmas is coming – soon. Traditionally a time for reflection on what’s past and prediction on what’s to come. Last week...

09 December 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - Balancing AI innovation with the human touch

Large language models, machine learning, artificial intelligence, artificial general intelligence, and 'the singularity' change everything, but there again, they change literally...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will streamlined planning create the 'new pipeline of rural housing'?

There has been much barn conversion activity in recent years perhaps as a result of the change in farming methods making...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Knight Frank: Lending outlook improves but risks remain

The lending outlook is improving for the housing market but psychological milestones remain, Knight Frank warns. The latest UK market commentary from...

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

Phil Spencer - Take Back Housing Market Forecasting Control!

It’s that time of year already: Halloween’s happened, Bonfire Night’s blown itself out, and there’s now a feast of festivities leading...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How agents can tip the odds in favour of a sale

For almost as long as any of us can remember, we’ve had an unpaid colleague getting sales over the line for...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 October 2023

From: Features

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

Tenants need choice when it comes to spiralling rental costs

An opinion piece by Sam Reynolds, CEO of Zero Deposit Just weeks ago, the Bank of England brought a halt to its...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Consumers feeling ‘financially worse-off’ but sellers remain positive - survey

UK consumers are feeling financially worse off than they were a year ago but this sentiment isn’t necessarily reflected when it...

16 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

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

Knight Frank lowers house price expectations after ‘volatile summer’

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and now expects a steeper market drop. The agent previously predicted a 5% fall...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

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

Bank of England urged to ‘stop interest rate attacks’ on homeowners

The Bank of England is facing calls to hold off on raising interest rates this week. Its Monetary Policy Committee is set...

20 September 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

Auction house market is booming – but for how long?

The size of the UK property auction house market hit the highest point in a decade in 2022, approaching half a...

10 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

Property Natter - 'Swipe right for business revolution'

After a bumpy six months media-wise, I was fascinated to see that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose a tech-based project...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Is the rental market still profitable?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Mortgage rates are dropping but for how long?

Average mortgage rates have dropped slightly, providing possible respite for homebuyers. The latest Moneyfacts data shows the average two-year fixed mortgage rate...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Can public private partnerships help address the shortage of rental homes?

A recent poll of 11,000 private renters by SpareRooom reveals that 81% spend more than 30% of their take-home pay on...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Mortgage Mayhem - Labour summit wins support from industry

The Labour Party has announced it will be hosting an emergency mortgage summit this week. The summit, happening in London tomorrow, is...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: It won’t be politicians who get us out of this crisis

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on why it’s those working across the sector who will help drag us...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Welsh agent wins startup award

Ceredigion estate agent Cardigan Bay Properties has been recognised as one of the top start-ups in the UK. The brand overcame competition...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

House price declines continue ‘but soft landing is possible’

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

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Large asking price discounts hit three-year high - Zoopla

The level of sellers accepting an asking price discount of 5% or more has hit a three-year high. Zoopla’s latest House Price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising mortgage rates are worse than 2p tax hike - claim

The hit to the economy from soaring mortgage rates will be equivalent to a 2p income tax hike, new analysis by...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor rules out mortgage rate support

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has ruled out providing financial support for struggling mortgage borrowers as rates hit new highs. Average mortgage rates hit...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales “drop like a stone” according to HMRC’s figures

They dropped like a stone - that’s the verdict on property sales from a leading business analyst. Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdown...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - See a purse and pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck

Great story this week about the estate agent in St John’s Wood who found a purse in the back of a...

27 May 2023

From: Features

How the circular economy can defend the holiday let industry

Sustainability has become a watch word for businesses the world over but there’s one element of this equation that is too...

27 May 2023

From: Features

Agency backer slams ‘outdated housing market metrics’

Toscafund Asset Management chief economist Savvas Savouri has slammed the use of ‘outdated metrics’ when measuring the housing market. The investment firm...

15 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

Halifax: Higher mortgage rates push house prices down

Average UK house prices declined last month for the first time in three months, Halifax claims. The lender’s latest House Price Index...

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

Tackling fraud in the current climate - what’s the reality for agents?

Property fraud is a significant risk for agents, particularly as fake IDs become increasingly prevalent, and the economic climate remains challenging....

06 May 2023

From: Features

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

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

Property Academy to host free market webinar 

Property Academy is hosting a free webinar today where behavioural economist Roger Martin-Fagg will share his predictions for the property market...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Damned if you do and damned if you don't

  It's not often that I have sympathy for our glorious leaders – those who set the rules by which we all...

25 March 2023

From: Features

'Unhelpful' interest rate rise hits the housing market

Estate agents have expressed hope that the latest interest rate rise is the last after the Bank of England increased the...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Guild boss identifies housing market ‘green shoots’

Lower mortgage rates than the end of last year and slowing inflation should sustain the housing market as it enters the...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Light-touch Budget is no bad thing for the housing market

When Jeremy Hunt sat down in the Commons after delivering his first Spring Budget, I imagine there were many who felt...

18 March 2023

From: Features

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

Home-movers will still spend despite cost of living crunch, claim

Home-movers have been identified as one of the most attractive consumer groups during the cost-of-living crisis, contributing an estimated £29 billion...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Gender inequality across the property industry is too big to ignore

According to Women Count 2022, an Insights report from The Pipeline, women still face entrenched systemic barriers on their route to...

04 March 2023

From: Features

Agenda-setting campaign exposes AML loopholes

SmartSearch, the UK’s leading provider of digital compliance, has published an agenda-setting whitepaper to highlight the anti-money laundering shortcomings and sanctions...

25 February 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

Short term rental sector creates jobs boost, says report

The growth of the short term rentals sector has helped to create an economy featuring several new types of jobs that...

11 February 2023

From: Features

Government has ‘given up on housing for young people’ – claim

An estate agency veteran has urged Government ministers to consider where their own children will live amid a continuing shortage of...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Growing Your Lettings Business in 2023

As another year ends it is essential to take time and reflect on what you have accomplished over the last 12...

18 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

House prices on worst run since 2008 – Nationwide

House prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in December, the worst run since 2008, according to Nationwide. The lender’s final House...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Jackson-Stops: Energy efficiency and cash buyers will dominate 2023 market

Energy efficiency will become key considerations for buyers next year while those with cash will be preferred purchasers, Jackson-Stops has predicted. The...

28 December 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

Autumn Statement - is it the start of a new chapter?

The latest measures for property the Chancellor included in his Autumn Statement may not have been dramatic, but has it given...

10 December 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - singing superheroes

From singing to dressing as superheroes, there are plenty of inspirational examples of agents raising money for good causes this week. Whatever...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Largest monthly drop since 2008’- Halifax highlights slowing market

Average house prices fell by their largest level since October 2008 last month, Halifax data shows. It is the latest sign of...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property market ‘recalibration’ is underway - claim

The property market is ‘recalibrating’ but should be seen in context of economic events, agents are being urged. Kris Mclean, managing director...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers - why preparing for the worst is a wise move

A report earlier this month warned that conveyancing firms should stress test their businesses for a sharp decline in work volumes. These businesses...

03 December 2022

From: Features

House prices hit by largest fall for two years

House price growth slowed annually and fell for the third month in a row during November, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent: ‘Why I’m glad Stamp Duty cuts are being reversed

A West Midlands estate agent has backed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s plans to reverse cuts to Stamp Duty, claiming they should never...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is this the end for fixed-fee online estate agency?

Aside from all the news surrounding the Autumn Statement this week, which will have a significant bearing on the property market...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Autumn Statement - what did our panel of property experts make of it?

The property sector braced itself for the chill wind of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement this week. His pre-Budget comment that he...

19 November 2022

From: Features

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