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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

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

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

Winkworth reveals two high-profile board appointments

Winkworth has appointed two mergers and acquisition (M&A) specialists as non-executive directors. The agency franchise brand has named Tom Fyson, managing director...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent marks 60-year anniversary with shareholder scheme launch

Agency brand Martyn Gerrard is marking 60 years in estate agency by offering staff a stake in the business. The London agent’s...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

ITV invests in Purplebricks – how the deal works

Agents can expect to see a lot more of Purplebricks on their TV screens after ITV chose the online agent for...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks secures investment from ITV

Purplebricks has received a media-for-equity investment from ITV. The deal is worth up to £4.5m, the online agent said..  It is the first major...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing estate agency group attracts £100m price tag

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons could sell to Dexters for £300m - press speculation

A shareholder of Foxtons believes the agency could be worth £300m if sold today - substantially above its existing market capitalisation...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns of lull in sales despite brisk start to 2024

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills strengthens Hertfordshire sales team

Savills has strengthened its residential sales team in Hertfordshire with the appointment of a new director to lead its Rickmansworth office. Steven...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyer confidence hits two-year high despite General Election - research

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, according...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

A game changer? Yorkshire Building Society launches 99% loan-to-value mortgage for first-time buyers

The Government may have backtracked on plans for 100% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages but Yorkshire Building Society has come up with its...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The need to fill the void in the aftermath of Help to Buy

As the Budget approaches and the housing crisis intensifies, it is important to consider what the Chancellor could – and should...

02 March 2024

From: Features

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

Mortgages to older borrowers drop 37.1% amid higher rates - data

Older borrowers were deterred by high mortgage rates last year, bank data suggests. Quarter four figures from UK Finance show a 37.1%...

20 February 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

TPFG shareholders back Belvoir deal

The majority of shareholders of The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) have backed a merger of the brand with Belvoir. TPFG and Belvoir...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Cohabiting as a couple - what happens to the house if we split?

There are several pros to cohabitation, and it’s always a wonderful experience when you’re handed your set of keys as a...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Downsizer enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels but dropped last year – research

Downsizers could free up an estimated £209,215 worth of equity, according to research from national estate agency Jackson-Stops. Its annual research on the ‘downsizer...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Belvoir boss set to lose job in TPFG merger

The chief executive and chief financial officer of Belvoir will lose their jobs if the brand’s merger with The Property Franchise...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

NatWest boss: 'It isn’t difficult to get on the property ladder'

NatWest chairman Sir Howard Davies sparked fury on social media last week after claiming it isn’t difficult to get on the...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent boosted by increased cash sales

Prime buying agency Black Brick has seen cash buyers double this year. Data from the buying agent shows 66% of clients have...

27 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

Agents anticipate house price drops and slower sales in 2024 - survey

A third of Jackson-Stops agents are expecting a “modest decrease” in house prices next year with some offices expecting drops of...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good for movers? Bank of England holds interest rates again

The Bank of England maintained interest rates at 5.25% yesterday, raising hope among agents that this would boost buyer confidence and...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Cluttons partners complete management buyout

The partners of Cluttons have completed a management buyout of the agency and property consultancy brand. James Gray continues as chief executive...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Reapit hires industry veteran to manage home market

Reapit has appointed Steve Richmond as general manager in charge of operations in its home market of the UK and Ireland. He...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth launches franchisee talent drive

Winkworth has launched a talent drive to find rising stars to build a career and a business within the franchise network.  The...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Former eBay boss named chairman of iamproperty

Proptech firm iamproperty has named a former eBay and MoneySupermarket executive as group chairman. Mark Lewis is the latest high profile recruit...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: What can agents expect?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver his Autumn Statement this afternoon amid rumours of Stamp Duty reforms and support for first-time buyers. The...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

How trading down can help save you money and live a little

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group As the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact the UK, many of us...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Modern Method of Auction pioneer links with private equity firm

Iamproperty, which champions the so-called Modern Method of Auction, has announced a private equity partner. A statement from the auction service says...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Fraud pilot investigation launched into Help to Buy loans

It's emerged that Homes England and HMRC have explored possible fraud within the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme. This formed part of...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ‘ticking time bomb’ set to explode - warning

The “ticking time bomb” of Help to Buy repayments could be set to explode due to the cost of living crisis,...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of Family foot the bill to get young people on housing ladder

There’s growing evidence that wider family members - not just Mum and Dad - are stumping up cash to help younger...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage rates drop and choice rises

Mortgage borrowers now have the greatest choice of home loan products since February 2022, Moneyfacts data suggests. It is a boost for...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers continue to rely on relatives for homebuying support - research

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

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government urged to resurrect Help to Buy

The Government is facing calls to resurrect the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. The housing support scheme, which provided a Government-backed...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Local agent launches with Tata Steel grant

A new estate agency has benefited from a grant scheme run by multinational company Tata Steel. Lincolnshire estate agent Grahame Barratt-Needham has...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Marketing expert: House of agency brands strategy is ‘inefficient’

An industry marketing expert has questioned the strategies of ‘house of brand’ agencies. Writing exclusively for Estate Agent Today, Simon Leadbetter, former...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

TM Group boss steps down

Joe Pepper has stepped down as chief executive of TM Group. It follows the acquisition of the proptech brand by Aurelius last...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Major housebuilder warns economic uncertainty is deterring buyers

Trading conditions in the housing market have worsened during this summer, Crest Nicholson has warned. A trading update from the housebuilder said...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers settling for “middle ground” still turn a profit - Propertymark

Propertymark says that sellers who strive to find a “middle ground” in today’s difficult market can still turn a healthy profit...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: It's the age of the older customer

We all want more transactions - the Holy Grail when it comes to agencies’ bottom lines - but an interesting aspect...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OneDome on the lookout for more mortgage acquisitions

OneDome has signalled an intention to acquire more mortgage brokers as it reveals its HomeBuyer service has helped return triple-digit year-on-year...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker raises negative equity fears over Government mortgage schemes

A mortgage expert has expressed concern about the level of borrowers still taking out high loan-to-value government-backed home loans despite falling...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New private equity owners for prominent PropTech company

TM Group, a high profile provider of data and technology services such as tmconvey, mio, and tmconnect, has been sold to...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard Legal Services

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard...

06 July 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Savills: Price sensitivity is changing buyer expectations

Price sensitivity and a flight to quality is dominating prime London markets, research suggest. Analysis of second quarter property market activity by...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad 'risks becoming unsustainable'

Parents are compromising their own financial situation to help their children cope with the cost of living crisis, research shows. The latest...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Home mover activity hits record low but buyers are getting younger

The average age of a UK home mover has dropped but the number of actual moves has hit a record low,...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Over-65s’ housing wealth hits record high as generational property divide grows

The amount of housing wealth owned by the older generation has reached a record level, new figures show. The data, from agency...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuying ‘disruptor’ secures £8m fundraise

A company aiming to “disrupt the conventional homebuying space” has raised £8m in a Series A equity funding round. Wayhome offers a...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners ‘more open to downsizing’ amid higher living costs - claim

Higher energy costs and rising interest rates are leading to a surge in the number of homeowners looking to downsize, a...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers building homes and communities using 'sweat equity'

An award-winning charity will cut the cost of homeownership in Wigan by up to £10,000, by offering buyers the chance to...

22 April 2023

From: Features

House price growth slows ahead of spring market – Land Registry

Annual house price growth dropped for the fourth month in a row in February and dropped further into negative territory on...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy: Equity Loan ending - what help is available?

For just over a decade, the Government has operated ‘Help to Buy’ schemes in England. The first of these, ‘NewBuy’, which...

15 April 2023

From: Features

LSL offloads mortgage and insurance brands in latest ‘simplification’

LSL has sold its mortgage, protection, and general insurance brokerage firms Embrace and First2Protect. The brands have been sold to Pivotal Growth,...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers still hoping to meet Help to Buy deadline

First-time buyers are persisting with Help to Buy purchases as cut-off-point approaches for the housing support scheme. To be eligible for an...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: Female agents highlight importance of girl power

Female estate agents have shared the highs and lows of working in the property industry to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). The...

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

Hundreds of claims to be made for ‘mis-sold spray foam insulation’

A claims management company (CMC) is in the process of helping with more than 500 claims from homeowners to get refunds...

27 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

Bring back Bruce? Sack Pindar? What’s next for Purplebricks? 

Purplebricks’ share price hit a new low last week after it announced a strategic review that could lead to the sale...

20 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

Downsizing on the rise amid cost of living crisis

Record energy bills and the cost-of-living crisis has prompted a surge in downsizing activity over the past 12 months, new research...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Bad news everywhere - it’s up to YOU to relay the good news

It seems as if optimism is out of fashion right now: just look at the headlines to see what I mean....

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit 19-month low

Lenders approved the lowest number of mortgages since May 2020 in December. The latest Bank of England data shows mortgage approvals for...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

It has been a busy start to the year for job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Some top tips for saving for a deposit

Some top tips for saving for a deposit If you’re a first-time buyer - or even if you’re taking the next step...

21 January 2023

From: Features

LSL offloads new build brokerage firms in ‘group simplification’

Agency brand LSL has announced the sale of its new build mortgage and protection brokerage firms, Group First, which operates under...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

OneDome plans more purchases after mortgage broker acquisition

Challenger portal and homebuying support platform OneDome has acquired broker CMME Mortgage and Protection from the private equity-backed CMME Group. CMME Mortgage...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Owners risk living in unsuitable homes due to stress of moving - warning

Homebuyers have highlighted the most stressful aspects of a property purchase, and agents appear to be off the hook. Analysis by conveyancing...

09 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

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

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

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion - what will 2023 bring for the property market?

As we move closer to the end of the year, we invariably begin to think of what 2023 will bring, how...

10 December 2022

From: Features

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

Spray foam warning issued for sellers amid new Eco scheme

The Government is being urged to exclude spray foam insulation from its new Eco+ scheme aimed at improving the energy efficiency...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy home sellers hit by building safety issues

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has committed to look into issues with the Building Safety Act after MPs claimed leaseholders and Help to...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

End of Help to Buy will hit 30% of property sales – claim

The end of the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme coupled with rising mortgage rates and affordability requirements will mean fewer...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RIP Help to Buy: what comes next?

In this guest feature, Ben Bailey, CCO at Even, a mortgage lender for first-time buyers launched this year, provides commentary on the end...

05 November 2022

From: Features

‘End of an era’ - property sector digests record interest rate rise   

Property professionals heralded the end of the low interest era yesterday after the latest Bank of England base rate hike. The Bank...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent predicts 10% house price decline next year

House prices could fall by 10% next year as higher mortgage pricing and rising inflation dampen buyer budgets, Savills has warned. The agency...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The end for Help to Buy - but who has it helped?

Buyers have until 31 October to reserve a new-build and apply for Government-backed finance before the government’s Help to Buy Equity...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage rate rises starting to hit Prime London sales, says Knight Frank

Knight Frank expects prices to fall by 3% next year in Prime Central London (PCL) before rising modestly in the years...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Facebook ads – what the new updates mean for agents and how to manage them

Is Facebook giving you a headache? If you’re in the property sector, you’re not alone! From the Cambridge Analytica Scandal to...

05 October 2022

From: Features

Property buyers reducing budgets amid cost of living crunch - Savills

Buyers are starting to reduce their budgets and the level of urgency in the market has declined, Savills warns. The agent suggested...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Countrywide boss: 'Help to Buy will be missed'

A senior new-build property professional has warned that the Help to Buy scheme will be “sorely missed” by first-time buyers once...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

FNZ-backed ‘off-market homes’ proptech sees agents as ‘logical partners’

A new proptech platform that is building online property profiles for the UK’s 28m residential properties so owners and potential buyers...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The Do’s & Don’ts When Downsizing

Empty nesters may be considering downsizing their home this September as their children set off to university, whilst other downsizers are...

05 September 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Agents urged to avoid becoming 'downturn deniers'

Agents have been warned that they risk letting down their clients by denying the prospect of a housing market correction. Charlie Lamdin,...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What do rate rises mean for homeowners and potential homeowners?

In this Guides & Tips piece, Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, offers insight into what rate rises...

18 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Knight Frank appoints specialist marketing agency for flagship campaign

One of the UK’s leading property companies has appointed marketing firm alan. agency to launch a crucial annual report.    Knight Frank...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

AML platform secures investment from three major estate agencies

Anti-money laundering (AML) platform Thirdfort has secured funding from three high profile estate agents. Knight Frank, Chestertons and Savills’ proptech subsidiary Grosvenor...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

NAPB backs pensioner stamp duty cut as alternative to 'costly' equity release

New calls have emerged to give pensioners stamp duty tax breaks to downsize their homes. The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB)...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agent partners with Help to Buy style lender to boost buyer deposits

Online agent Griffin Property Co has become the latest brand to partner with Help to Buy-style equity loan provider Proportunity. The partnership...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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