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KEYWORD "Pandemic" - 100 RESULTS
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

Property firms see rise in sick leave - research

Businesses in the real estate sector have seen one of the biggest rises in sick leave over the past year, research...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Revealed! The property hotspots for London leavers

Epsom and Ewell, Epping Forest and Dartford have been named as the top London leaver hotspots as buyers continue to move...

25 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

What would a real property industry Budget look like?

The Spring Budget last Wednesday rounded out to be mostly a disappointment for the property industry, but it was also perhaps...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Agency trade body reveals Spring Budget wishlist

Propertymark has added its name to calls for Stamp Duty reform and has also urged lenders to develop more affordable mortgage...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

London house prices fall by up to £236,000 in a year

Our latest research has revealed London’s six best performing boroughs when it comes to positive property price growth. But a wider trend...

24 February 2024

From: Features

JONATHAN ROLANDE: A week is a lifetime in the property market

If a week is a long time in politics, then I’d say it’s a lifetime for anyone working in the property...

16 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

Agent appraisal requests hit record levels in January - Rightmove

Record numbers of future vendors sent a request for an estate agent to come and provide a market appraisal of their...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: House prices rose in January but ‘rapid rebound’ is unlikely

Average house prices rose between December and January but a rapid rebound is unlikely, Nationwide has warned. The latest Nationwide House Price...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

French fancies! Luxury agent opens new offices in south of France

Beauchamp Estates has opened two new offices in the south of France. The prime luxury agent is now located in the luxury...

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

Buyers reject period properties to reduce housing costs - research

Homebuyers are snubbing period properties, new analysis suggests. Research by Shawbrook suggests UK buyers are now prioritising sustainability and efficiency over style,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Average home sale profits drop 9% - which region performed the best?

The average household in England and Wales who purchased in the past 20 years and sold last year achieved profits of...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Prime London market slowed in 2023 but remains up over the long-term

Prime London prices fell 6% annually over 2023 but remain higher over the long term, LonRes claims. Analysis by the data company...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - grassroot causes

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

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: £5m-plus market slowed in 2023

Momentum within London’s £5m-plus residential market slowed in 2023, according to Savills, but sales remain well above the pre-pandemic average. Research across...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers in housing for 2023?

This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising rents, and the threat of falling property prices. Although average...

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

Good for movers? Bank of England holds interest rates again

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

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove urges agents to prepare for Boxing Day bounce

Rightmove is forecasting a Boxing Day bounce this festive period. Analysis by the portal suggests that the number of new properties coming...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-employed models ‘driving growth’ of agency brands

Self-employed agency models are helping drive growth in the estate agency sector, while larger firms struggle to maintain positive momentum, research...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

5 Proptech Predictions for the Private Rental Sector in 2024

The private rental landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation, with technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the way tenancies...

13 December 2023

From: Features

Rightmove predicts 1% asking price drop in 2024

Rightmove is anticipating a 1% average drop in national asking prices by the end of next year. The latest forecasts from the...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit five-year high - Zoopla

Agents and sellers are taking an average 5.5% discount on listings to secure a sale, new Zoopla data shows. The portal’s latest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Stamp Duty cut could boost 72% of property listings

Almost three quarters of homes on the market would be exempt from Stamp Duty for home-movers if the Chancellor introduced a...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers for housing in 2023?

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales, Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Prime prices hit new low but sellers are ‘more motivated’ - LonRes

Achieved prime London sale prices fell by their largest levels since May 2021 last month, research suggests. Analysis by property data firm...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tickets released for 2024 Women in Estate Agency conference

The Women in Estate Agency support group has unveiled details of its latest conference. The event will take place at The IET...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sellers ‘getting serious’ as asking prices drop in Christmas rush

Asking prices for newly listed homes dropped by the largest rate for November in five years, Rightmove has revealed. The portal’s latest...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty holiday needed more now than in pandemic - claim

A Stamp Duty holiday would be more beneficial now than at the start of the pandemic, Knight Frank has suggested. The latest...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Why I’m not celebrating house price rises

I’ve always been a half glass full kind of person.  But I’ve got to confess I struggled to get too excited by...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market remains weak despite monthly price rises - Nationwide

Nationwide has cautioned property market commentators about being too optimistic as its own house price index showed average prices surprisingly rose...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Search company founder to head up key sales office for leading agent

Savills has appointed Mark Redfern to head its Notting Hill sales department. Having worked in the prime central London property market for...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 October 2023

From: Features

The Increasing Value of Natural Public Spaces in Urban Design

Over a hundred years before the climate emergency became a global concern, it was recognised that, ‘He who plants a tree,...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Agents’ network welcomes eight new member agents in a month

The Guild of Property Professionals has announced eight new members to its network of independent agents. One is George F White in...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Owners and Landlords pay dearly for Sunak’s eco U-turn - claim

The government should reverse some of its latest energy efficiency policies so owners, landlords and tenants can enjoy cheaper fuel bills The...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Price sensitivity’ continues to hit prime markets

September has been ‘underwhelming’ for sales in prime London except for at the high-end £5m price point, figures suggest. Separate analysis from...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Autumn bounce has turned into a fall

Average asking prices have increased as usual between September and October but at the slowest rate since 2008, Rightmove has revealed. The...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

 Buyers returning to London but market ‘remains fragile’

Demand for residential property remains fragile despite a pause in interest rate rises, Knight Frank claims. While the number of new prospective...

10 October 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

Savills: Realistic pricing ‘crucial’ to keeping the market moving

Prime London property values are not falling as far as the rest of the market but realistic pricing will be crucial...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fees give Zoopla a financial boost

Higher agency fees and the end of pandemic support boosted Zoopla’s revenue in 2022. The portal’s annual accounts for the year to...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Detached Houses Surge in UK Property Prices

A recent analysis of the UK property market by Zoom Property Buyer reveals that detached houses have seen the most significant...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - supportive September

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

22 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

Rightmove: Some sellers are still ‘too optimistic’ on pricing

Asking prices have fallen by the largest level since March 2019 and discounts are at their highest in more than a...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Graham Paterson ‘Co-founder and CEO of Jitty’

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Graham Paterson. If I had a business card it would probably...

16 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Are 'doorstep communities' the answer to better urban living?

Twenty-minute neighbourhoods, 15-minute cities, low traffic neighbourhoods, walkable neighbourhoods: these concepts are suddenly everywhere. They boil down to a simple idea:...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Knight Frank: The super-rich can’t escape the property market slump

Even the super-rich don’t seem to be immune from the property market slowdown, Knight Frank’s latest Global Super-Prime Intelligence Report, following sales...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Quieter property market may continue until Christmas

High mortgage rates and a lack of supply may mean the prime property market misses its typical seasonal boost in the...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers continue to rely on relatives for homebuying support - research

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

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: ‘House prices are correcting not crashing’

House prices won’t fall by as much as the 1990s and 2008 financial crashes but it will take until 2025 for...

11 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

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

Housing outlook remains positive, unlike England’s rugby chances

If, like me, you’re an ardent England rugby fan or indeed a fan of rugby in general, you’ll be counting down...

02 September 2023

From: Features

TM Group boss steps down

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

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Ready or not, the digitally enabled consumer is here

Changes to consumer behaviour usually arrive in waves. Most of the time these waves are small. They drive minimal impact, with...

19 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

LonRes: There isn’t enough buyer urgency to get deals done

A lack of urgency is limited the number of deals being agreed in prime London, LonRes has warned. New analysis from the...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth hits three-year low

House price growth and inflation has continued to slow but there are warnings that further interest rate cuts could still dent...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Trouble Ahead - gloomy RICS predictions

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors housing market snapshot shows the increasing damage being wrought by high interest rates. The RICS...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction house market is booming – but for how long?

The size of the UK property auction house market hit the highest point in a decade in 2022, approaching half a...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not all doom and gloom - Market stats show encouraging signs

New data from respected consultancy TwentyEA showed that the market is proving unexpectedly resilient - and in the case of new...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Are UK homeowners still wanting to move?

Open Property Group has carried out research which looks into where UK homeowners are moving to and if there is a...

09 August 2023

From: Features

Mortgage rates drive buyers away from London property

Higher mortgage rates have replaced the 'race for space' as the primary reason for buying outside of London this year, research...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the rental market still profitable?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

05 August 2023

From: Features

HMRC: June property sales hit three-year low

HMRC has recorded the lowest level of UK property sales for the month of June since 2020. The latest property transaction data...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘House price drops were inevitable’

Cooling house prices are providing an opportunity for buyers even with higher borrowing costs, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body said it...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Price-sensitive buyers returning to ‘best in class’ £5m-plus homes

London’s £5m-plus residential market is back in business after a slow first quarter, according to new analysis from Savills. The agent does...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Price reductions rise but sellers aren’t giving up

Agents are facing challenges of rising price reductions but fewer listings are being withdrawn and the level of fall-throughs is dropping,...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Online property auctions are overtaking ballrooms - claim

Auctions are increasingly moving online but firms are becoming concerned about chasing payments from buyers after the hammer falls. Research among members...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform: a mistiming in regulatory direction?

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill was finally introduced in Parliament in May, but is it really good news for tenants? Several...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Slowdown in housebuilding will lead to chronic lack of supply, warns RSM UK

The UK is heading for a further drop in housebuilding, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index data by S&P and...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Savills: Price sensitivity is changing buyer expectations

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

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales hit new low in May - HMRC

The property market had its quietest May for sales excluding the pandemic for at least a decade, HMRC data suggests. Provisional seasonally-adjusted...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher interest rates are already hitting prime regional markets - research

Higher interest rates have already softened UK prime regional markets but cities are proving resilient, Savills claims. Research by the agent shows...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New Data Reveals Regions Defying The House Price Drop

Our data shows vast regional differences in current house prices and many areas are defying the current overall national dip. The study...

28 June 2023

From: Features

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 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

LonRes: Prime property sales remain slow amid reduced buyer confidence

A standoff between sellers looking back at the 2021 and 2022 markets and buyers anticipating a weaker one is stifling the...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Experienced agents must educate ‘newbies’ on tougher markets

Experienced agency owners mustn’t let their teams get carried away during the good times in the property market, senior industry executives...

09 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

Scottish agent celebrates record month for home sales

House price growth may be slowing but Sottish agency brand DJ Alexander has revealed that it recorded its highest ever sales...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills boosts Portuguese presence

Savills has expanded its international presence with the acquisition of Predibisa in Portugal.  The residential and commercial real estate company has 30...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market ‘freezes’ as it hits the summer months

The property market appears to have stalled in April and May, with official data showing a dip in house prices and...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales “drop like a stone” according to HMRC’s figures

They dropped like a stone - that’s the verdict on property sales from a leading business analyst. Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdown...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Woe - prices and deposits soar despite market slowdown

The average first-time buyer in Britain has seen the cost of a home increase by £25 per day since interest rates...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise but sellers are urged to price realistically 

The level of sales agreed has reached its highest point this year and is encouraging more sellers to the market, Zoopla...

30 May 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

Conveyancing shortage remains despite property sales slowdown - warning

Property market activity has slowed but conveyancers are still dealing with backlogs which has taken their average caseload to the second...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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