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KEYWORD "Interest" - 101 RESULTS
How agents can make the most of market recovery

Two years of rising interest rates, the withdrawal of first-time buyer support, planning delays and a string of broken promises has...

20 July 2024

From: Features

TwentyEA: Increasing numbers of landlords ‘selling-up’

There’s been a “substantial rise” in landlords exiting the market or downsizing their portfolios, analysis by TwentyEA has found.   Figures from the...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation holds steady at 2%

The rate of inflation held steady last month, raising hopes that the Bank of England will give homebuyers a boost with...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Election result has placed the market under starter's orders

Just a week after Labour’s landslide election victory and already their top team is coming under scrutiny and being asked to...

17 July 2024

From: Features

Hesitant buyers push completions 40% below ‘normal conditions’

A mixture of buyer reluctance to take on high mortgage rates, the availability of home loans and inefficiencies in the homebuying...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for energy efficient homes on the rise

Demand for energy efficient new homes is on the rise, according to recent data from Knight Frank. A recent buyer sentiment survey...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: ‘Asking prices hit by election and Euros’

Asking prices dropped at the start of July as estate agents and sellers attempted to attracted buyers who have been distracted...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Three Things Starmer May Have Forgotten About Housing

Like a breath of fresh air, we now have a government that actually appears to be governing. OK, it’s only 10 days...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Election result has placed the market under starter's orders

Just a week after Labour’s landslide election victory and already their top team is coming under scrutiny and being asked to...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Housing Secretary drops “levelling up gimmick”

The Government has dropped the previous Tory Party’s levelling up slogan. Deputy Prime Minister and Housing Secretary Angela Rayner confirmed the move...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Chancellor restores housebuilding targets

New Chancellor Rachel Reeves has used her first speech to reinstate housebuilding targets and pledge to build one and a half...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Now the election is over, the real work begins for agents

On balance, a stable new government with a large majority is good news for the sales market. Labour’s costed spending plans,...

06 July 2024

From: Features

Conveyancers are ‘sloppy’ on post-completion work - warning

Conveyancers are failing to do post-completion work properly and promptly, an industry regulator has warned. The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to prepare for post-election spike in calls

Agents are being urged to prepare for a surge in enquiries following the General Election this week Many agents have reported that...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Buyers are waiting for election and interest rate movements'

Agency sales supply and demand dipped in May as buyers and sellers await the election outcome, Propertymark members claim. The agency trade...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Northern cities dominate top property sales hotspots - research

Bradford has maintained its position as the leading hotspot in the country for the second consecutive quarter, according to OnTheMarket data. The...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand rising amid hopes of rate cuts – research

Buyer demand levels climbed significantly between the first and second quarters of this year, research suggests. GetAgent’s Hotspots Demand Index monitors quarterly...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: 'Affordability issues weighed on Spring property market'

High mortgage rates continued to weigh on the housing market in June, leaving house price growth relatively flat. Nationwide’s latest House Price...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Can traditional BTR learn from the successes of suburban BTR?

We frequently read about how the traditional form of urban BTR has inspired the more recent model, suburban BTR. Our own...

29 June 2024

From: Features

General Election and interest rate hopes have boosted buyers - claim

The General Election and increased hopes of an interest rate cut seems to have boosted buyer confidence but not necessarily seller...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage lenders start cutting rates again

Major lenders have started cutting their mortgage pricing in anticipation of an interest rate cut in the coming months. The Bank of...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers moving further to get on the property ladder – research

Affordability concerns are prompting many first-time buyers to consider moving more than 30 miles on average from their preferred location to...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflated expectations? Be a pragmatic advisor in an uncertain market

The recent dip in inflation to 2% for the first time in three years brings a glimmer of optimism in the...

26 June 2024

From: Features

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Interest rate cuts won’t solve the property crisis

The announcement by the Bank Of England that interest rates will remain fixed at 5.25% for the seventh month in a...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership portal expands amid increased homebuyer interest

Shared ownership and alternative homebuying portal Share to Buy has doubled its team in the past six months, marking significant growth...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rates held again: estate agents react

Interest rates were held for the sixth consecutive Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday, as agents expressed hope of a cut...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - gloves off

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Attention turns to interest rates as inflation slows

The rate of inflation slowed to 2% in May, hitting the Bank of England’s target. Data from the Office for National Statistics...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation set to hit 2% target - will interest rates be cut?

The latest inflation figures this morning are expected to show that the cost of living measure has slowed to the Bank...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent to host consumer webinar on General Election impact

Fine & Country is set to run a live consumer-facing webinar on the potential impact of the upcoming UK General Election...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: ‘It’s a good time to be a homebuyer’

It is currently one of the best times to be a homebuyer, Knight Frank claims. The agency brand has highlighted that a...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Why some agents have an unfair advantage

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss the power of Lifesycle’s “Rocks” feature. Introduction to Rocks In December...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla unveils AI features to boost buyer interest

Zoopla has announced two new artificial intelligence (AI)-backed features to increase the number of high-intent buyers on its site.  The portal has...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

How Abby and Michaela turned their friendship into an agency

Agents working for themselves, supported by a ‘broker’ organisation are on the increase in the UK after becoming almost the norm...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Danger - Housing Market at risk of Chronic Over-Supply Until Rates Fall

There’s a growing ­supply-demand imbalance in the sales market according to the prominent industry asking price index, Home.  It says despite greater...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election has caused ‘minor drop’ in market activity - claim

Around a fifth of estate agents have seen a drop in buyer activity and almost a third claim sellers have gone...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Winds of change set to blow through the PRS

Win, lose or draw for the political hopefuls standing as candidates in the upcoming general election, it is likely that the...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Poor financial literacy amidst the UK's Mortgage crisis

Major lenders including Barclays, HSBC, and TSB have reduced their interest rates on new fixed mortgages, offering a glimmer of hope...

08 June 2024

From: Features

PRS crying out for fiscal reform, says LRG

In the second of their Election Wishlist series, Leaders Romans Group turn the spotlight on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Here, National...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Agents split on how far interest rate cut will help property market

The majority of estate agents expect a summer interest rate cut to help revitalise buyer market activity, however, they remain split...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but calls remain for interest rate cut

House prices appear to have benefited from a Spring bounce but sales and mortgage approvals have struggled. It comes after a busy...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Keir! Rishi! - What About Housing?

And so we wait. The election, still only a week old and with almost five left to go, has served up main...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Finding landlords is agents' biggest worry - PayProp survey

To put it simply – letting agents are our business. When they overwhelmingly voice a concern about something, we take that...

01 June 2024

From: Features

American dream? No, owning a property stateside is easy... if you know how

HAVING spent decades closely following the UK and American property markets, I’ve seen and read many reports comparing the two.  But...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - charitable goals

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

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: If your social media feed is anything like mine, it's now full of cries for help from tenants

Amid the frenetic news agenda of recent weeks, a story broke that may have easily passed you by. It revealed how tenant...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Fake grass deters property buyers - claim

Fake grass can impact the value of a vendor’s property and turn off prospective buyers, Winkworth claims. In a gardening special, the agency franchise brand’s Property...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons secures Singaporean sales partnership

Hamptons has partnered with Singapore Realtors Inc (SRI) to introduce Singaporean investors to prime UK properties. The partnership also aims to boost...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent questions social media selling strategies

An oversupply of property in the £5m-plus part of the prime London property market has led to a surge of sellers...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

Affordability is a bigger factor for buyers than the confirmed General Election, Savills claims. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set a date...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cut hopes rise as inflation slows again

The rate of inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. It means the consumer price index...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

IMF backs health of UK economy but calls for release of green belt land

Hopes of an interest rate cut have been raised after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggested the UK economy is recovering faster...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

There is a future in buy-to-let

High interest rates, slow price growth and more stringent tax rules have eroded Buy-to-Let’s (BTL) charm for a number of landlords,...

18 May 2024

From: Features

AI property search app launches Collections feature for roomscrollers'

Google-backed property search app Jitty has launched a new ‘Collections’ feature – that creates groups of the most interesting and 'trending' properties...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Crafting Engaging Property Newsletters: Top Tips for Agents

In the fast-paced world of property, staying top-of-mind with your clients is crucial. And what better way to do this than...

15 May 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

AML compliance done digitally through proper identity verification

Estate agents and lettings agents have a legal obligation to protect themselves from money laundering and as such you must recognise...

13 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Rightmove raises expectations but do the markets believe it?

Rightmove posted a bullish trading update and raised performance expectations for the year ahead on Friday but the markets seemed less...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilders back in the market for land as outlook brightens

Britain's housebuilders are seeing a recovery in buyer interest and land purchasing activity in early 2024, according to the latest Knight...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rates held but agents pin hopes on falling mortgage pricing

Agents remain typically optimistic about the property market after interest rates were been held at their 16-year high of 5.25% by...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Property market needed shot in the arm but got a slap in the face

It was the news we were all expecting. But I still feel a sense of disappointment as I digest the fact the...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock rises to three-year high but sales are facing short-term slump

Agency stock has hit a three-year high but sales expectations have dipped as hopes of an imminent interest rate cut fade,...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents highlight biggest industry challenges and opportunities

Help to Buy has been ranked as having the most positive influence on the property market in recent times. Agency comparison website...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mastering Tenant Deposits: A Guide for Letting Agents

Managing tenant deposits is a crucial part of any letting agent’s responsibilities. Ensuring compliance with regulations and safeguarding both landlord and...

08 May 2024

From: Features

Savills makes drastic U-turn on housing market forecast for 2024

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions and price rises - claim

A stamp duty cut would see house prices go up and evictions soar, a property industry commentator claims. Reports in the past...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Hidden’ Service Charges trigger rise in housing costs, says Barclays

Typical consumer spending on mortgages and rents increased 3.6% in April – the first increase in the rate of growth since...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Appraisals down in pre-Easter trading, reveals Propertymark

Market appraisal volumes dropped 7% in March according to Propertymark’s latest market snapshot, based on data from up to six weeks...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Cut - Experts downplay chances for next week

Prominent housing and mortgage experts are downplaying the chance of an interest rate cut following the Bank of England monetary policy...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Three Ways To Win In A High Reduction Market

Choosing the right prospecting software can be the difference between finishing the year on a high or finishing it below target. Although...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande - More To Be Done To Address Housing Imbalance

A recent announcement by housing giants Persimmon has been heralded as a welcome boost to the property sector. In a trading update they...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Misery as yet more lenders hike rates

Just as the Nationwide showed the impact of rising mortgage costs on house prices, so another raft of lenders have made...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Trio of new staff after agency makes 10th acquisiton

North East estate agency group My Property Box has welcomed Nicola Nicholson, Georgia Greenstreet and Georgia Richardson to its team following...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Startling figures show mortgage costs holding back house prices

Higher mortgage rates are a drag on house price growth says Zoopla - and it’s produced startling figures to prove it. The...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales volumes boom despite interest rates soaring - new Zoopla figures

UK house prices may be broadly static but sales volumes are up 12% year on year according to Zoopla data out...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Demand for Small Properties as budgets tighten

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Here comes Summer.... or maybe Autumn?

We all know that first-time buyers have had a tough time of it lately. Mad mini-budgets resulting in higher interest rates...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

Stamp duty rebates and cash to improve energy efficiency are being demanded by one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders in...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates hit six month high after recent bank hikes

An analysis by Rightmove reveals that the average interest rate for a two year fixed mortgage at 95% loan to value...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Three interest rate cuts and house prices to rise - Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank has issued figures showing a 28% profits plunge for the first quarter of the year - but it nonetheless...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales Boost at last for Prime Central London - agency data

The JLL Prime Central London Index saw signs of improvement in the first quarter of this year, with 4.5% more properties...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Alert: The Digital Takeover Transforming Estate Agency now!

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss how the digital realm is transforming Estate Agency.   The...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Prove The AI Bots Wrong

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of all our lives, but my attention was grabbed recently by an AI critique of...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut possible in Mini-Budget - government briefing

A report in the Times newspaper says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning a stamp duty cut in the early autumn. The paper...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

At last! Property sales data shows recovery from Brexit

It’s taken eight years but one of London’s highest profile estate agencies says the value of its Under Offer pipeline has...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency pulls plug on underperforming offices

Winkworth has revealed that it has not renewed franchises on offices “where our standards were not being met and results were...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jargon and Complexity put people off moving home - Zoopla

The jargon and complicated house moving process is deterring as many as 2.2m owners from entering the market, claims Zoopla.  The portal...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Cuts on hold after disappointing figures

Inflation has eased to 3.2% down from 3.4%, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the lowest level since...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Strike secures another year of investor backing after posting 2023 loss

Strike remained in the red in the run up to its acquisition of Purplebricks last year and has new financial backing...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyers should transact before the General Election season

OnTheMarket president Jason Tebb has cautioned buyers against waiting for an interest rate cut and General Election before making a transaction...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Real estate named ‘most distressed sector’

The European real estate market is the most distressed sector across Europe, research suggest. The latest Weil European Distress Index suggests the...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: What a bar of chocolate can teach us about estate agency

I bought a bar of chocolate today, I shouldn’t have done it but the weather was grey and I was in...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Guild members given new Ezine digital marketing tool

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new Ezine system to boost member marketing. Agents will be able to create digital...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner named for Surrey branch of Martin & Co

Property and finance professional Alan Lai has been confirmed as the new owner of Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and...

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

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