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KEYWORD "Halifax" - 100 RESULTS
Analyst: Don’t assume the housing market will be healthy throughout 2024

A drop in house prices remains likely for 2024 despite recent rises and improving sentiment. The latest Halifax house price index showed...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Why new build properties may be best for first-time buyers

After years of saving, hard work, and market watching, being able to view and make an offer on a property is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Halifax: House price growth hits 12-month high but risks remain

Annual house price growth hit a 12-month high last month as values rose for the fourth consecutive month but future drops...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: First-time buyers are teaming up as sales fall

The number of first-time buyers fell by a fifth last year but this cohort still made up the largest proportion of...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing analyst: I’m happy to be wrong on house prices

A housing market analyst has admitted he is “happy being wrong” after predicting house prices would fall between 8% and 10%...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: 'Whatever makes you and your business unique – aim to maximise it this year'

After a difficult 2023, the property market has been buoyed by a triple-boost in the early days of 2024.  According to the...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax records shock rise in house prices for 2023 - were values really up?

House prices ended 2023 up 1.7%, Halifax has claimed. The lender’s latest House Price Index for December 2023 suggests the price of...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage borrowers given ‘belated Christmas present” as pricing drops

Home movers have been given a “belated Christmas present” as mortgage rates continue to drop, it has been claimed. It comes as...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where house prices grew in 2023

House prices may have slumped for most of the year but some areas have bucked the trend. Analysis by Halifax shows that...

28 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

‘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

Stock shortage or increased demand? House prices rise again

House prices increased for the second consecutive month in November, according to Halifax. The lender’s latest House Price Index recorded monthly growth...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry records first annual house price drop for a decade

The Land Registry has recorded the first annual drop in property values for a decade in its house price index. Both the...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HSBC and Halifax cut mortgage rates as price war continues

Two more major lenders have cut mortgage rates, prompting hopes that deals could seen come close to 3%. HSBC and Halifax have...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Bucking the trend! House prices still rising in local hotspots - claim

More than 70 local authority areas have seen average house prices rise over the last year, bucking the national trend, Halifax...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Housing market is period of ‘price discovery’

It wouldn’t be sensible to jump to a firm conclusion about the prospects of the housing market this side of Christmas,...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Filling property vacancies is like climbing a mountain

Right now, it feels like we are living in a housing market full of contradictions. Despite the best endeavours of Liz Truss,...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: ‘House prices rise but it’s not due to buyer demand’

Houses prices stopped falling on a monthly basis for the first time since in six months during October but are still...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Race for sub-5% mortgage rate heats up - claim

Mortgage rates could be set to finally fall below 5%, brokers claim. The pricing of home loans has rocketed this year amid high...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but how long will ‘correction’ last?

House prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in a row during September and dropped at the fastest rate since August...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Get Real With Vendors On Price

The old adage that estate agency is a people business is rarely more relevant than right now, when the market is...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: First-time buyer sales fall amid market slowdown

The number of first-time buyers has fallen this year but the proportion of sales to this cohort remains the same due...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows again as agents enter ‘busy autumn’

Annual house price growth has returned to its lowest level since the pandemic, Land Registry data shows. The latest figures from the...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Who needs experts? AI tool accurately predicts house price growth

The artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Bard, correctly guessed what the UK’s average house price would be in the Land Registry’s monthly...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 - Halifax

House prices have fallen at the steepest rate since 2009, Halifax data shows. The latest Halifax House Price Index for August suggests...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax predicts further declines in house price to income ratios

Housing affordability is improving but the benefits are being offset by high mortgage rates, Halifax claims. Analysis by the lender found the...

24 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

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

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

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

Second half of 2023 ‘looking bleak’ for agents - warning

House prices will fall by at least another 5% between now and Christmas, a property group has warned, creating tough times...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of “pain to come” after shock of biggest price fall for 12 years

House prices are falling at their fastest rate in 12 years, dropping £7,500 on average over the past 12 months, according...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Research reveals best areas for speedy sales

Properties in West London are currently selling quicker than anywhere else in the UK, new research suggests. Analysis by lead generation technology...

21 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

House prices drop for first time since 2012 and more will follow - Halifax

Two sets of housing data have suggested a declining property market, with further price drops on the horizon. Halifax has recorded the...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

The nuances of mortgage lending and the role of the valuer

In simple terms, as you are probably aware, ‘lenders’ are the organisations who loan you something, in this case money to...

17 May 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Property week in review: Interest rates, house prices and purple woes

It has certainly been a very busy week for news in the housing sector.  Here, the first of a new series of...

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

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

Why material information does and should matter to you

According to the recent industry research report ‘Back to the Future’ from tmgroup, mio and CDS 40% of property transaction delays...

01 April 2023

From: Features

Homebuyers £500 better off each year than renters - claim

Homeowners are now almost £500 better off annually than renters, new research suggests. Analysis by Halifax shows the monthly cost of owning...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market is stirring from its slumber - claim

The property market looks to have avoided ‘heading over a cliff,’ Knight Frank suggests. Analysis by the agency brand suggests the further it...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

'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

Time for the hard sell on Buy To Let

You don’t need me to tell you that buy to let has had a torrid time of it lately. For agents trying...

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

Halifax reveals pandemic's legacy on the property market

The average price for larger detached homes has grown at almost twice the rate than for smaller properties such as flats...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New agency launches after merger of two existing firms

A new estate agency called WS Residential has been launched in Yorkshire, following a merger between a consultancy and an existing...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth hits three-year low - Halifax

Halifax has recorded the lowest level of annual house price growth for three years. Its latest House Price Index for January 2023...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

 Our Oldest House Price Index - happy birthday Halifax

Readers of a certain age may remember 1983. The Space Shuttle Challenger made its first flight, Neil Kinnock was elected Labour leader,...

14 January 2023

From: Features

Buyers urged to follow mortgage rates instead of house prices

Tracking mortgage rates may be more fruitful for buyers than following house price data, a property expert claims. Tom Bill, head of...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices drop as mini-Budget 'continues to hit the market'

Average house prices fell for the fifth month in a row during December, Halifax has revealed, as it warns of more...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Halifax predicts 8% house price fall in 2023

Halifax is predicting an 8% decline in house prices next year. The lender’s housing market review has forecasted that higher energy bills...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

2023 will be year of the property price drop – claim

Homeowners must accept that 2023 will become “the year of the price drop”, a property expert claims.  As Nationwide and Halifax data...

12 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

Historic regional agency expands Yorkshire presence

Property consultancy Walker Singleton has acquired Brighouse-based estate agency Daniel & Hirst as the firm further expands its residential property operations...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Elon Musk and Blue Ticks - why Twitter matters to the industry

I’ve been on Twitter for a decade and have 23,500 followers - a gratifying number and of those a couple of...

12 November 2022

From: Features

House prices decline after mini-Budget shock - Halifax

Average property values have decreased for the third time in the past four months as Halifax warns of the end for...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing needs its digital enablement moment

Conveyancing is an integral part of the house buying and selling process. But it is a slow process, with the length...

26 October 2022

From: Features

Halifax HPI – house prices dip slightly as market shows more signs of slowing

House prices fell marginally (down by 0.1%) in September as the market displayed further signs of slowdown. That was according to Halifax’s...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but 'challenging period' is coming - Halifax

Monthly house price growth bounced back in August but continues to slow annually, Halifax data shows. Halifax’s August House Price Index recorded...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insight: Buckle up, but keep perspective

As uncertainty, apprehension and anxiety increasingly infiltrates every aspect of our professional and personal lives, to ‘keep calm and carry on’...

27 August 2022

From: Features

House prices hit sixth consecutive high - will the market ever cool off in 2022?

In this guest piece, Kevin Shaw, National Sales Managing Director at Leaders Romans Group, looks at whether house prices will start to cool...

27 August 2022

From: Features

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

Housing market remains resilient as price growth hits 18-year high - Halifax

The housing market appears almost as stubborn as now caretaker Prime Minister Boris Johnson as it continues to defy predictions of...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent revises house price forecasts upwards amid slower stock recovery

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts upwards due to continually low levels of residential stock on the market. The agent...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth returns to double digits 'but not for long'

Annual house price growth figures returned to double digits in April but there are warnings that this could be as good...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers' market 'may have peaked'

The balance of power in the property market may be shifting back to buyers. It comes as Halifax data showed annual house...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage helps close gap between asking and sold prices

The lack of agency stock for sale has pushed the gap between asking and sold prices to record lows, research claims. Research...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Many people in recent years will have become familiar with challenger banks such as Monzo, Starling and Atom. Many will have...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Halifax signals start of house price growth slowdown

The property market is bracing for the start of the slowdown in the rate of house price growth.  The Halifax House Price...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heavyweight joins property investment PropTech platform

One of the biggest names in agency has been appointed as chairperson of the board at BidX1, one of Europe’s leading...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading agent signals the end for double digit house price growth

Knight Frank has issued a stark warning that house price growth is set to slow. House price indices from lenders such as...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Whiff of uncertainty' as spring market begins

The Ukraine conflict and cost of living crisis is likely to but a dent in the spring market for agents, an...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices hit record high but analyst questions if now is a good time to buy

Homeowners are now earning almost as much from their property as they are from their salary after prices hit new highs. The...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis will put brakes on runaway housing market, warns analyst

Despite the latest Halifax house price index showing a 10.8 per cent annual rise, a leading housing market analyst is warning...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Double-digit annual house price growth now in seven UK regions

The market boom goes on, for now at least. In February, house prices rose at their fastest since June 2007 according to...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive rise in first time buyers’ contribution to housing market

There’s been a huge rise in the amount of money contributed to the housing market by first time buyers. They paid over...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents wary as house price growth slows significantly

The latest house price data from the Halifax shows another absolute record but with a sharply reduced monthly rise indicating a...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

First time buyer average age creeps up across UK

The average age at which someone buys their first home has risen to 32, up from 29 in 2011 and is...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Demand for homes still outstripping supply - for now

Another day, another house price index record. The latest, from the Halifax, shows that typical house prices increased by over £24,500 in...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Luckiest sellers of 2021 see price rises three times the average

Areas with the biggest house price growth of 2021 have seen the value of homes rise by three times the national...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Vendors In The Money - Britain’s most expensive streets revealed

Halifax has revealed the UK’s most expensive streets in 2021 - and it’s no surprise that the very dearest examples are...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise may be put off despite another house price record

Increasing numbers of commentators are forecasting that the Bank of England will not, after all, raise the base rate next week. It...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Challenges facing the housing market in 2022

It’s been a busy and arguably fruitful year for the property market, with an eager consumer base pushing forwards with their...

17 November 2021

From: Features

You guessed it - ANOTHER house price record as market stays hot

Annual house price growth increased to 8.1 per cent in October according to the Halifax.  The average UK property price is now...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Supply Chain Crisis will push up house prices, warns consultancy

A leading business consultancy is warning that supply chain shortages as a result of Brexit and the pandemic will push up...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing market to stay strong in 2022 says buoyant Halifax

House prices rose by the most in almost 15 years in September ahead of the end of the stamp duty holiday.  The...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Energy Crisis: Better EPCs boost house values - claim

The Halifax claims that homes with the highest energy ratings are worth up to £40,000 more on average compared to less...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

High house prices here to stay thanks to Covid’s legacy

The lifestyle changes triggered by the pandemic are likely to have a lasting effect on the housing market, pushing property prices permanently...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Prices to soar more than expected - despite stamp duty return

Scotland was the first UK nation to scrap the equivalent of its stamp duty holiday, yet already the official economic monitor...

02 September 2021

From: Breaking News

In The Money! Equity in British homes reaches all-time high

Almost £730 billion of equity is available in British homes - a record figure. The sum, assessed during the second quarter of...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday impact fades as market returns to near-normal

House prices in July rose after falling in June, according to the Halifax. They were 0.4 per cent higher than in June,...

09 August 2021

From: Breaking News

They think it’s all over - is the housing boom at an end?

The Halifax is reporting a 0.5 per cent monthly drop in house prices, plus a fall in the annual rate from...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Prepare for surge in stamp duty sales collapsing - warning

Agents should prepare for a surge in fall throughs and collapsed sales thanks to the first stamp duty holiday period expiring...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Boom after boom - price rises now at seven year high says the Halifax

Annual house price inflation is now at its strongest level in nearly seven years, says the Halifax House Price Index. The average...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - summer movers and shakers in the business

Hello and welcome to the latest Property Jobs Today, your chance to catch up with who’s on the move. Let us know...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents back First Homes - but should government do more to boost supply?

Agents have given their backing to the government’s First Homes initiative, offering discounted houses for local people and key workers and...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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