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KEYWORD "Homes" - 102 RESULTS
Why we must stop favouring first-time buyers for housing delivery

The plight of the nation’s first-time buyers may be the focus when it comes to government housing initiatives, but our latest...

13 April 2024

From: Features

£50bn price tag for London's empty homes

Southwark, Barnet, Camden, Croydon and Newham are the top five London boroughs with the highest number of vacant properties amid a...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - awards season

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Google-backed AI property search app launches in London

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty has gone live across central London as it accelerates its expansion across the UK. The app,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark proposes ‘infrastructure-first’ approach to housing supply

Propertymark has urged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes for purchase.  The Government has two...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Connells Group becomes first estate agency to be NHQB accredited supplier

Connells Group has become the first estate agency brand to be named an accredited supplier by the New Homes Quality Board...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Seymours signs up to OnTheMarket

OnTheMarket has signed a listings agreement with independent agency brand Seymours. The South East England focused 20-branch estate agency network primarily operates...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

GetAgent: Buyer demand is rising

Buyer demand has continued to climb during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, research suggests. Analysis by agency comparison website GetAgent...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Rightmove reveals pre-Easter surge in listings

New data suggests Thursday 28 March was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to market so far...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: We don’t need rising prices but we do need stability

Zoopla’s property announcement last week was welcome reading for many of us feeling a bit beleaguered by seller over-expectation, buyer lethargy...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - some cracking charitable endeavours

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Demand slowed in February but agents are getting busier

Sales agreed among Propertymark members hit a four-month high in February but the agency trade body has warned of a quieter...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Omaze house prize draw presenter joins By Design

A luxury real estate broker and presenter for house prize draw competition Omaze is joining premium agency brand By Design, operating in...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Share of first-time buyer sales hits record high

The share of homes purchased by first-time buyers so far this year has been pushed to record levels, but most are...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: PCL prices have stopped falling

Prime central London (PCL) property values flattened out during the first quarter of 2024 after six consecutive quarterly falls, figures suggest. Analysts...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

Asking price discounts have hit their lowest levels since last summer as market activity improves across the board, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Time on the market hits five-year high

Time on the market for property listings has hit a five-year high, according to Rightmove. Data from the portal shows it is...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - an 'egg-cellent' week for fundraising

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

28 March 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

MPs launch inquiry into home buying and selling process

MPs have launched an inquiry on improving the home buying and selling process in England. The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC)...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing affordability ratio remains high but are second steppers worse-off?

Housing affordability ratios have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels but remain high, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The latest figures...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Vendors warned to not risk waiting for General Election to list their homes

Waiting for a General Election is risky for sellers after the so-called Boris bounce in the property market failed to deliver...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

'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

A Property Tale For Our Times - and it doesn't end well

If you want to hear of a tale for our industry’s times - featuring housing shortages, planning disputes, rampant  inflation and...

23 March 2024

From: Features

The NPPF, 'Beauty' and 'Gentle Density'

Both 'beauty' and ‘gentle density’ are central themes of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).. The notes which accompany the NPPF state...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - reaching for the sky

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank calls for Oz-inspired housing ‘sin taxes’

The UK Government should make better use of property taxes to deter foreign buyers, boost property supply and raise tax revenue,...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Newborns face paying £500,000 for homes when they hit first-time buyer age

A baby born today will need to earn £95,121 to get on the property ladder, research suggests. The analysis forecasts that the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizing incentives needed as homeowners stay put for longer - research

Homeowners, particularly those in larger homes are staying put for longer, research shows. Analysis of Land Registry data between 2019 and 2022...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government orders London Mayor to build more homes

The Government has taken the unusual step of intervening in the London Plan to boost housebuilding in the capital.   Housing Secretary Michael...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London sold prices hit decade low but agents ‘remain busy’ - research

Average sold prices in prime London have returned to 2014 levels, research suggests. The latest market data from LonRes shows the prime...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit 10-month high but market remains sensitive

Average asking prices have increased at their highest rate for 10 months during March but the property market remains sensitive, Rightmove...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Best places to live revealed! Is your patch on the list?

North Berwick in East Lothian, has been named the best place to live in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The impact of abolishing Multiple Dwellings Relief on Housing

Today, I am reflecting on the Chancellor’s surprise Spring budget decision to abolish multiple dwellings relief for Stamp Duty Land Tax...

16 March 2024

From: Features

AI-powered portal continues UK rollout

Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered property portal Jitty has now expanded to Bristol and the surrounding areas. The app said it clocked over 3,000...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong support

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog frees 500 households from doubling ground rents

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured agreements from eight freeholders to remove “problematic ground rent” terms from leases. The competition...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Investigation launched into snagging rights

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has announced an investigation to uncover the tensions between developers and surveyors on snagging. The trade...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Major house builder warns of subdued property market

Property market conditions in the new-build sector are likely to remain subdued this year. Persimmon has claimed. An outlook in the house...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils granted extra powers in empty homes clampdown

The Government has given local authorities powers to double the council tax charged on long-term empty homes after 12 months. The time...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons executive returns to lead new department 

Hamptons has launched a residential investment department led by Ashley Mason, who has returned to the brand after 12 years. Mason will...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Only one in 10 homes sold at a loss last year - Zoopla

House price growth may have slowed last year but homeowners who sold their property still made an average gain of £74,000...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - breaking the budget for good causes

Much of the focus may have been on the Spring Budget this week but a variety of charities have received support from...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: A Budget that could see the Chancellor moving out of Number 11

When the Chancellor stood up to deliver the Spring Budget on Wednesday, those of us in the property business could be...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Premium agency network welcomes two new licensees

A premium agency network launched by former Fine & Country boss David Lindley has appointed two new licensees. The network now operates in...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

For long-term growth, join the culture club

“I like finance. I find it intellectually interesting – there’s lots of numbers and that’s great.” That sentence coming out of the...

02 March 2024

From: Features

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

Rightmove results: Revenues rise but agency numbers drop

Rightmove has reported a 7% rise in operating profit despite losing agents last year. The portal’s latest annual report released this morning...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where new-builds are cheaper than second-hand homes

New-build homes may typically command a premium compared with the second-hand market but new research has revealed areas where this isn’t...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Is it time to accept the Government can’t build the houses we need

There are often very grim snapshots of the current property crisis.  But one of the most shocking I’ve read in a long...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove calls for regional Stamp Duty thresholds

Rightmove has joined growing calls for Stamp Duty reform ahead of the Spring Budget next week. The property portal has outlined three...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog: ‘Significant intervention’ needed in housebuilding market

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the UK’s largest housebuilders as it warns of “fundamental concerns”...

27 February 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

Zoopla: First-time buyer homes selling at 8% below local average

Properties favoured by first-time buyers are typically selling for an average of 8% or £20,300 below the local market average, Zoopla...

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

Greater London homes taking up to 147 days to sell – research

It’s taking an average of 17.61 weeks to sell a property across Greater London, with some parts taking up to 147 days on...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

The Guild secures new homes referral arrangement for members

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a referral arrangement for its members with The Land & New Homes Network.  New home...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: New estate agency sale stock has hit a four-year high

New Year momentum in the property market has carried into February and new listings are at a four-year high, Zoopla claims. The...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices drop at fastest level for five years - LonRes

The number of properties going under offer and new instructions are on the rise but this has yet to translate into...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agency services provider recruits ‘ingenious’ director

Estate agency services provider Agent and Homes has appointed a professional investor and former asset manager as a non-executive director. Guy Bowles...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Housing market has “firmly turned the page” as activity improves

The housing market is "turning a page" with fewer price reductions and higher achieved prices, Hamptons claims. A January market activity update...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing stock value dips for first time since 2012

The total value of all homes across the UK has dropped for the first time since 2012. Research by Savills shows the...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Brownfield building sites ‘not silver bullet’ to solve housing crisis - warning

Building on brownfield sites may not be the silver bullet it is made out to be, the government has been warned. Housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Southern England will be worst hit by house price decline

Zoopla is holding onto its predictions of a 2% average house price drop this year and said high- value regions in...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth expands country house operation

Winkworth is expanding its country house operation to capitalise on demand from UK and international buyers. The operation will work from Winkworth’s...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Fall in new home registrations is creating crisis for the sector

With the exception of lockdown, new home registrations have bumped along consistently for the last 15 years. But things are changing...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fresh property sale stock rises 80% - research

There has been an 80% annual increase in the number of homes entering the market in the past two weeks across...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on the (bug) house

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

From estate agent to residential building surveyor.

With a combined value surpassing £7.4 trillion, the UK’s 29 million residential properties represent a vital national asset, and for homeowners,...

08 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

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

Barratt seals £2.5bn takeover of Redrow

The UK’s largest housebuilder has agreed a deal to acquire its rival Redrow. The £2.5bn deal, backed by both company boards, would...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bob Dylan Was Right About Changing Times!

The times, they are indeed a-changin’. But what Dylan may not have appreciated, however, was how fast that change would be...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

ESPC: Homebuyers picked up bargains at the end of 2023

Buyers in Scotland took advantage of the high levels of competition in the market between November January, research suggests. Analysis by Scottish...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

London agent reveals new acquisition

London agent Martyn Gerrard has acquired Palmers Green-based estate and lettings agent Range Homes.   The deal, worth almost £1m, will see the...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent Tim's top tips for going it alone

Five years ago, Lettings expert, Tim Lawler, wrote an article for Estate Agent Today charting his early experiences of setting up...

03 February 2024

From: Features

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

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Revealed! The cities with the 'busiest' estate agents

Estate agents in Liverpool and Portsmouth have had the busiest start to the year, new analysis suggests. Self-employed agency brand eXp UK...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency brothers launch social network for property professionals

Two brothers who previously worked as estate agents have launched a new networking platform for property professionals in the UK. Chris Tremlett,...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: ‘The best first-time buyer policy is to build more homes’

Building more homes is a better solution than mortgage schemes to support first-time buyers, a Zoopla executive has claimed. Richard Donnell, executive...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Home sales rising but buyers’ market prevails

Property supply and demand have rebounded since the start of the year amid falling mortgage rates but sellers are still making...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Asking prices are still too high'

Further adjustments in house prices are needed to match valuations with market expectations, Propertymark has warned. It comes as the agency trade...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Why Are Housing Ministers So Mediocre These Days?

Sir Simon Clarke’s call for Rishi Sunak to be ousted from Downing Street may well express what many of his MP...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Agents - here are our top 10 tips to make 2024 your best year yet

The most successful agents are typically those who invest in self-improvement. Whether it's staying abreast of changes in social media, experimenting...

27 January 2024

From: Features

UK watching as EU house prices respond to green measures

While our own Government continues to tentatively encourage homeowners to carry out energy-efficient measures, they will no doubt be eagerly watching...

27 January 2024

From: Features

AI-powered property portal launches in Bath

A new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered property portal has launched its app with an initial focus on Bath. The brand, called Jitty, aims...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals best time to list a home for quick sale

Most agents may argue that every month is the best time to list but Rightmove has identified February as the optimum...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country expands Luxury Homes Tour Series with new host

London based presenter and property expert Elizabeth Warburton has partnered with Fine & Country as one of the hosts of the...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - The loneliness of the long-distance entrepreneur

"Property is in the blood," my dad frequently reminds me, albeit for two generations—his and mine. During the property boom of...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Number of property millionaires has dropped from pandemic peak – claim

The total number of property millionaires fell last year as the ‘race for space’ reversed, research suggests. Analysis by Savills has revealed...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs end of HS2 land safeguarding

Propertymark has welcomed a move by the Government to lift restrictions on development along the abandoned HS2 route. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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