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Land Registry reveals 1.4% house price drop in 2023

Average house prices fell 1.4% during 2023, Land Registry data has revealed. The latest Land Registry House Price Index for December 2023...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit six-month high – has the market come alive?

The number of mortgage approvals hit a six-month high in December as falling mortgage pricing and renewed buyer confidence “breathed new...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit four-month high – will activity keep rising?

The level of mortgage approvals hit a four-month high in November, Bank of England data reveals. There were 50,067 mortgage approvals in...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but agents remain resilient

Average house prices fell annually for the second consecutive month during October, Land Registry figures show. The data may only reflect activity...

21 December 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

Summer slump? Sales and mortgage approvals drop in August

Property sales and mortgage approvals both fell annually in August, official data shows. Figures from HMRC show UK residential transactions were down...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Property prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 but 'soft landing' is possible

House prices fell at their fastest rate since July 2009 last month, according to Nationwide.  The lender’s latest House Price Index shows...

04 September 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

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

Mortgage lending returns to pandemic levels in new house price threat

The value of mortgage lending has slumped to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2020, Bank of England data...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales marching on - HMRC 

Property sales slowed annually during March but appear to have bounced back on a monthly basis, according to HMRC estimates. It follows...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

'Unhelpful' interest rate rise hits the housing market

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

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market 'loses fizz' as prices drop again

The ‘fizz’ has left the market, an industry veteran has claimed after the Nationwide House Price Index revealed a second consecutive...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales fell 15% in 2022 - HMRC

Agents sold 14.7% fewer properties during 2022 amid the end of the Stamp Duty holiday and increased economic uncertainty, HMRC figures...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Start of the slowdown? Land Registry records monthly house price drop

New Land Registry data is set to kick-off the debate about whether house prices have started to fall. Plenty of commentators are...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit lowest level since the pandemic 

Mortgage approvals for home purchase hit their lowest level since June 2020 during November, the latest Bank of England data has...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices on worst run since 2008 – Nationwide

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

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

‘This is not Armageddon:’ Agents react to drop in mortgage approvals

New mortgage lending data from the Bank of England has indicated a slowdown in property market activity during October but agents...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: What agents want from Chancellor Hunt

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will have a go at balancing the nation’s books today and the main thing agents seem to want...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents facing sales delays amid possible Land Registry strikes

Estate agents could face new transaction delays after the Land Registry and its Scottish equivalent were among Government departments and civil...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Signs of a housing slump? Mortgage approvals fell 10% in September

The Bank of England has prompted new warnings of a housing market slowdown after revealing a ‘significant decrease’ in mortgage approvals...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

September slump? Property sales fell by a third in September - HMRC

UK property sales fell by around a third last month and were flat on a monthly basis, new figures show. HMRC’s latest...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rush predicted as interest rates hit highest level since 2008

The Bank of England increased interest rates to their highest level since the financial crisis yesterday, prompting fears of higher cost...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

July 'busiest month of 2022 for sales amid rush to beat rate rises’

July was the most active month for home sales so far this year but agents acknowledge that a slowdown is coming. The...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Knobbly knees and ice lollies’ – how agents are coping with the heatwave

Being an estate agent can be sweat-inducing at the best of times but property professionals intend to keep going through the...

19 July 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

Plans for 50-year intergenerational mortgages get cautious welcome

Long-term 50-year mortgages that can be passed on by parents to their children appear to be the latest idea from the...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales continue to rise despite cost of living crunch - HMRC

The number of property transactions continues to rise despite the cost of living crisis and remain higher than pre-pandemic levels, HMRC...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property market questions pace and funding of PM's housing reforms

Property professionals and MPs were left wanting more after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s much-anticipated housing announcements yesterday. Johnson yesterday promised a review...

10 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

Home ownership policy promised as PM survives no-confidence vote

A significant housing announcement has been promised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a part of a sweetener that saw him...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Start of the slowdown? Land Registry records first dip in price growth in 2022

Agents have heralded the beginning of the house price slowdown. The latest Land Registry House Price Index yesterday showed values increased by...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents prepare for planning overhaul as sector digests Queen's Speech

Agents have pledged to keep a close eye on planning reforms amid a proposed overhaul announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. Prince...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Buyers urged to get moving on a mortgage as rates hit 13-year high

Buyers are being urged to act now to secure decent mortgage pricing as interest rates hit a 13-year high yesterday. The Bank...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

The property industry is fortunate in including many great people, doing great work across a range of businesses – from traditional agency...

30 April 2022

From: Features

“A whiff of yesterday’s news” - agent plays down rocketing house prices

One of the country’s leading estate agents has played down the significance of the latest house price index which at first...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

The industry has reacted to the Spring Statement by breathing a sigh of relief that nothing was likely to cause damage...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First sign of a slowdown? Transactions drop sharply says HMRC

House sales in February were around a fifth lower than the same month in 2021, according to HM Revenue and Customs...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate Agent Today: as one great era ends, another begins

This week, you will have all seen the sad news that Graham Norwood is stepping down as editor of Estate Agent...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Boomin boss and buoyant agents say no sign yet of housing market slowdown

The founder of fledgling portal Boomin says the latest Nationwide house price index findings demonstrate that there’s no sign yet of...

03 March 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

Boomin boss Bruce wants government help to save housing market

Boomin chief executive Michael Bruce wants government action to help save the housing market as the cost of living crisis grows.  Following...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices rising £500 a week - how long can this last?

The level of house price growth is at a 17 year high at 11.2 per cent according to the Nationwide. The annual...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

First figures of 2022 show housing market returning to normal

The latest figures for mortgage approvals show demand as being relatively unchanged - a development welcomed by agents. House purchase mortgage approvals...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Omicron set to hit viewings and housing market in 2022

The surge in Omicron cases and possible future restrictions are set to hit the housing market in 2022 - and may...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s a record: House prices end 2021 on a high

House prices in the UK have ended the year of yet another record high. The Nationwide says annual house price growth increased...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Market to get tougher despite upbeat house price figures

The prospect of higher mortgage interest rates mean the housing market may get tougher soon despite another set of upbeat house...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Bottled It! Sigh of relief as Bank of England keeps base rate unchanged

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has defied expectations by keeping base rate at its historic low of 0.1 per...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Average home hits landmark figure as market stays red hot

The average price of a house in the UK has hit £250,000 for the first time as the  market shows no...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Budget: Details of business rate changes and new development tax

The Budget has proven more generous than many expected - and with most property taxation left unchanged. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has made...

27 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

Warning - top index says first time buyer deposits “very challenging”

House prices rose by just 0.1 per cent in September - but they are still increasing by 10 per cent a...

01 October 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

Who needs stamp duty holiday? Prices rise again in August

The first house price index for August suggests they rose 2.1 per cent in just a month - despite forecasts that the...

02 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday taper leads to reduced mortgage borrowing

Mortgage approvals declined over the last month as the tapering stamp duty holiday deterred home purchases, according to data from the...

01 September 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC brings agents back down to earth - big drop in transactions

House sales slumped nearly two thirds last month as the main deadline for the stamp duty holiday passed.  HM Revenue and Customs...

25 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Over 18% house price rise in one part of UK - government data

Average house prices increased by 13.2 per cent over the year to June - the highest annual growth rate since November...

19 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Prominent estate agents trial new low-deposit mortgage concept

Two prominent estate agencies are amongst those piloting a new financial product that allows aspiring buyers to purchase property with just...

13 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

High value house purchases behind market frenzy says Nationwide

Annual house price growth remains above 10 per cent despite a small monthly dip in July according to the Nationwide. A 0.5...

29 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Paying For Viewings - will charging buyers really work?

A new service launched over the weekend, proposing to charge buyers £30 for a “guaranteed” viewing, has split opinions amongst estate...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC warns of “negative impacts” of Coronavirus on sales figures

HM Revenue & Customs has warned of what it calls the “negative impacts” of the pandemic on the latest property transactions...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Supply not rising fast enough to meet demand - senior agent

A leading agent says the supply of homes coming to the market is still insufficient to match demand. London estate agent Jeremy...

09 July 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

Surprise house price growth drop - a slowdown or a blip?

Average house prices in the year to the end of April increased by 8.9 per cent according to the government’s Office...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers’ higher fees ‘reflect high demand in stamp duty frenzy’

The editor of the legal publication the Law Gazette has taken an estate agent to task for daring to suggest that...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty turbocharges house prices to another record high

House prices have soared 10.9 per cent in the past year - the highest level since 2014 - according to the...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Rip-Off? Conveyancer admits hiking fees to deter clients

An anonymous conveyancer has admitted increasing fees to deter buyers and sellers in the frenzied housing market during the stamp duty...

27 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Some solicitors charge exorbitant fees to hit SDLT deadline, says top agent

One of the country’s leading estate agents claims some solicitors are charging exorbitant fees on transactions as they near the latest...

24 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Vaccine optimism gives housing market another shot in the arm

Increasing optimism at the success of the Coronavirus vaccine programme and the relaxation of restrictions have contributed to house prices rising...

11 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending soars as stamp duty buying boom goes on

Mortgage lending has shown the biggest net increase on record according to the Bank of England.  Mortgage borrowing in March rose by...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Soaring house price index show market boom goes on

House prices are 7.1 per cent above their level a year ago as the boom continues. The latest house price index, from...

04 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Boom goes on as transactions and prices soar

The average UK house price has risen 8.6 per cent - that’s typically £20,000 - in the past year. This is the...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Boom Goes On: index shows market “resurgence”

The Chancellor’s decision to extend the stamp duty holiday has “put a spring in the step" of the housing market according...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Market pause or boom over? Surprise house price fall as Easter arrives

Annual house price growth remains strong but it has slowed significantly according to the Nationwide. Prices dropped 0.2 per cent on average...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Market still upbeat despite dip in mortgage approvals

Bank of England figures reveal that in February there were 87,700 mortgage approvals - down from a peak of 103,700 in...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Turbo-charged housing market - prices still rising 7.5% a year

Another house price index shows a super-charged housing market with prices rising 7.5 per cent in the year to January according...

25 March 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC's amazing transaction figures down to Stamp Duty and vaccine joy

Residential transactions totalled 147,050 last month according to HMRC - that’s 23 per cent higher than the previous month and an...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Market softens ahead of predicted stamp duty holiday resurgence

The latest house price index from the Halifax suggests the market has softened ahead of the original scheduled end of the stamp...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Demand surge offers hope for market after stamp duty break ends

A surge in demand from buyers, even those unlikely to benefit from the stamp duty holiday, offers hope for the market...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

End of stamp duty holiday leads to drop in mortgage approvals

Mortgage approvals declined slightly in January as the market braces itself for the end of the stamp duty holiday - currently...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty clarity must be Budget priority says top agent

A leading agent says the worst thing that could happen with Wednesday’s Budget is if the Chancellor does not deliver on...

01 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Game Over for Propertymark? What future after shock resignations?

Members of Propertymark are left wondering today what if any future there is for the industry’s trade body. The shock resignation yesterday...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cliff edge leads to market running out of steam

House price growth is running out of steam ahead of the stamp duty holiday cliff-edge. That’s the suggestion from the Halifax; its latest...

08 February 2021

From: Breaking News

“The sensible thing” - Agents urge tapered end to stamp duty holiday

Estate agents have kept up the pressure on the Westminster government to consider some kind of tapered ending to the stamp...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday still providing big boost for housing market

Mortgage approvals decreased slightly in December but remain well above pre-Covid levels thanks to the continuing incentive of the stamp duty...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Price growth slows as supply and demand start to fall into line

The average UK house price is now a record £253,374 according to the Halifax - but the rate of growth is...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday extension - This horse ain’t dead yet

Just a week ago, I thought it was all over. Christmas and New Year had gone, as had the passionate calls...

09 January 2021

From: Features

Stamp Duty Holiday - Do The Right Thing Rishi!

There’s growing optimism that an extension to the stamp duty holiday - thought to be off the agenda just days ago...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents beef up Covid protocols as viewings hit the spotlight

Agents have been outlining how they have beefed up their measures to combat the risk of Coronavirus, especially during property viewings. “We...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Banks may not be able to cope with mortgage demand, warns agency

New figures from the Bank of England show that mortgage approvals rose 7.0 per cent in November to reach 105,000 -...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

The year of Covid ends on a house price high

House prices surged in December to post their fastest growth in six years, according to the Nationwide.  Prices rose 7.3 per cent...

31 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Another record for house prices as official figures show rapid growth

Another day, another index, another record - house prices rose 5.4 per cent annually in October according to official figures from the Office...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

House price rises have far out-stripped stamp duty savings

Another day, another house price record as the bull market continues. The latest Halifax index shows prices surging 7.6 per cent to...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Housing market defies gravity as prices now hit five year high

Annual house price inflation is now running at 6.5 per cent according to the latest Nationwide index after a 0.9 per...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Boom still not over as mortgage approvals hit 13-year high

The housing market may be slowing as we enter December but the latest snapshot suggests there’s still momentum with mortgage approvals...

01 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Vaccine injects new life into housing market

Just when you thought the housing market was beginning to calm down... along comes a likely vaccine for Coronavirus. One of the country’s...

16 November 2020

From: Breaking News

House prices soar 7.5% in a year but it may all change soon

House prices by the end of October were running 7.5 per cent above their level a year ago - but the...

09 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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