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KEYWORD "Savings" - 100 RESULTS
Mind the gap: single women in London have less saved for a deposit

Women in London who are looking to get on the property ladder face significant challenges that prevent them from buying a...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Advice for landlords on energy efficiency and sustainability

Despite a consultation starting back in 2020, the proposed legislation hadn’t progressed through Parliament and no doubt many landlords who faced...

22 June 2024

From: Features

10 reasons to become a Your Move franchise.

If you’re thinking about becoming an Estate Agency franchise or converting your existing estate agency business to a franchise, here we...

16 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Use of Help to Buy ISA-backed property deposits slumps

The number of properties purchased using a Help to Buy ISA-backed deposit fell to record lows last year, official data shows. Government...

16 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

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

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

US agency crosses the pond to target British buyers

A US real estate brokerage is heading to the UK, with plans to target those looking for a holiday home across...

15 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

High mortgage rates close gap between buying and renting costs - Halifax

The gap between the costs of home ownership and renting has reached its smallest level since 2019, according to the latest...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face six-year savings wait - research

Single first-time buyers need to save for almost 6.5 years or 76 months to raise a 10% deposit and cover moving...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The Evolution of Estate Agency Software: Transactions down, profit margins up

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss the evolution of  Estate Agency Software. For a long...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Home mover mortgage lending hit 50-year low in 2023

The level of mortgage approvals for home-movers hit the lowest level since the 1970s amid the cost of living crisis in...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons aims for £3m savings from branch closures as total revenue rises

Foxtons is set to close and consolidate some Ludlow Thompson branches as part of plans to save £3m this year. A trading...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Fintech firm joins Open Property Data Association

Fintech firm Phoebus has joined UK trade body the Open Property Data Association (OPDA) as an associate member. The brand provides systems and...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Troubled town halls face even tougher times

The news in September that Birmingham City Council (‘Europe’s largest local authority’) had been forced to issue a Section 114 notice...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Happy returns - top tips to get set for the tax deadline

There are now less than 40 days until self-employed property professionals will need to submit their self-assessment tax return, and pay...

23 December 2023

From: Features

What’s hot in housing? The power of heat pumps

Heat pumps are become more prevalent across the UK to power our homes’ heating requirements and they are only likely to...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

Why property firms should prioritise open banking in 2024

SmartSearch looks at the importance of incorporating Source of Funds checks into KYC processes It is no secret that the UK property...

29 November 2023

From: Features

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

Are passive houses the future of sustainable homes?

By Alan Siggins, indoor ventilation expert and Managing Director of Airflow. Whilst the UK’s focus on Net Zero and green efforts may...

28 October 2023

From: Features

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

Tenants need choice when it comes to spiralling rental costs

An opinion piece by Sam Reynolds, CEO of Zero Deposit Just weeks ago, the Bank of England brought a halt to its...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - Prime suspects in a same-day delivery world

Proptech – it’s a people thing. It might seem like a strange thing to say but the best of tech is a...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Navigating the Proptech landscape

Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell, director of The Able Agent Given our focus is centred around helping to drive long-term professionalism across the industry,...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Bank of Family foot the bill to get young people on housing ladder

There’s growing evidence that wider family members - not just Mum and Dad - are stumping up cash to help younger...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners ‘considering’ moving to cheaper homes to cut costs

A fifth of homeowners are considering moving somewhere cheaper due to the cost of living crisis, KPMG has revealed. The firms latest,...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why do agents outsource their calls

As estate agents, it is important to make sure that your business is efficient and cost-effective. One of the ways to...

01 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Jonathan Rolande: The next two months will dictate how the market finishes 2023

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande explains why estate agents shouldn’t be distracted by the latest house price index figures. Nobody reading...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

One in 10 who have home renovations aren't happy with the outcome

An improvement is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as ‘an occasion when something gets better or when you make it better’. ...

26 July 2023

From: Features

Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard Legal Services

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard...

06 July 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Accelerating growth: the key advantages of implementing a CRM

By adopting a top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, you're not only opening doors to acquiring new customers and nurturing existing...

05 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Jonathan Rolande: The Government must step in soon

After yet another tumultuous week in the property market, many of those working sector will be breathing a huge sigh of...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders warn of mortgage slump in second half of 2023

The chief executive of the Building Societies Association is warning that mortgage lending - already down on last year - is...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals cheapest and dearest places for first time buyers

New analysis from Rightmove claims to reveal the cheapest UK city for a first time buyers to get on the property...

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

PropTech Today - Building a fairer future through technology

As a property market expert, I have been closely monitoring the challenges faced by the housing market, particularly the issue of...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows ahead of spring market – Land Registry

Annual house price growth dropped for the fourth month in a row in February and dropped further into negative territory on...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

FCA ‘less bleak’ about struggling mortgage borrowers

The financial regulator has revised its own data on how many mortgage borrowers may face repayment difficulties as it calls on...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks considers sale as it launches strategic review

Purplebricks is considering an alternative ownership structure to ‘better realise the potential of the group.’ The beleaguered online agent launched a strategic...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

The Energy Performance Certificate – is it here to stay?

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is the direct result of European Legislation. They were introduced because of the Energy Performance of...

30 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Cash is king! Debt-free buyers pay 6% below average UK prices

Cash buyers are securing properties 6% below the average UK house price. Research by national agent Jackson-Stops has revealed the regions where...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Some top tips for saving for a deposit

Some top tips for saving for a deposit If you’re a first-time buyer - or even if you’re taking the next step...

21 January 2023

From: Features

Owners risk living in unsuitable homes due to stress of moving - warning

Homebuyers have highlighted the most stressful aspects of a property purchase, and agents appear to be off the hook. Analysis by conveyancing...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

'Stamp Duty scars' boost October house prices - Land Registry

The end of last year’s Stamp Duty holiday has given a temporary boost to house price data for October 2022. The latest...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Are new EPC regulations viable for landlords in the current climate?

In this feature, Jonathan Daines looks at how landlords can do their bit to make the rental market greener. Global leaders have...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Housing Secretary set for first committee grilling by MPs

Simon Clarke is set for his first grilling by MPs as Levelling Up and Housing Secretary. Clarke will be questioned by the...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build houses save buyers £2,600 in annual energy bills - claim

New-build buyers will save on average around £2,600 a year in energy bills, research claims. Analysis based on Government’s Energy Performance Certificate...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Digital transformation: five tips for success

Digital transformation is not a new concept. It has been around for many years in various forms and across multiple industries,...

01 October 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks reboots ‘commisery’ campaign 

Purplebricks has launched a new advertising campaign that brings back its controversial “save yourself from commisery” slogan. The new radio and TV...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight – what impact will the economic tug-of-war have on the property market?

With the Treasury and the Bank of England stepping in to try and calm the markets, talk of an emergency interest...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage chaos leaves first-time buyers ‘high and dry’, claims property expert

The fallout from Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget, which has spooked the markets and caused the pound to fall to record lows,...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut ‘could save’ homebuyers £1bn per year, says research

The stamp duty cut announced by the government in last week’s mini-Budget could save homebuyers across England more than £1 billion...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply and mortgage costs remain an issue despite Stamp Duty cut

The confirmation of an immediate Stamp Duty cut last week may have meant delayed sales could complete, but there are concerns...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark queries if business energy support package goes far enough

The Government yesterday unveiled its long-awaited package of energy bill support for businesses. It will help firms including high street estate agents...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

FNZ-backed ‘off-market homes’ proptech sees agents as ‘logical partners’

A new proptech platform that is building online property profiles for the UK’s 28m residential properties so owners and potential buyers...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla urges couples to tackle 'awkward conversations' when buying a home

Zoopla is urging couples to tackle the “awkward but all-important financial and ‘what if’ questions” ahead of buying a property together...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bristol agent becomes city's first carbon neutral estate agency

Bristol-based Alexander May claims to have become the city’s first estate agency business to go carbon neutral and is looking to...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis: Buyers deferring property purchases by a year

Buyers are putting off property purchases by at least one year due to increasing living costs, research claims. Research by savings websites...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Would a Liz Truss win lead to BoE reform and much higher interest rates?

Interest rates made their biggest leap in 27 years yesterday, rising by 0.5% from 1.25% to 1.75%. It was the biggest...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum & Dad set to lend £25bn to children over the next three years

Research over recent years has regularly pointed to the Bank of Mum & Dad being one of the UK’s biggest lenders,...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How to catch up on interim rental visits efficiently

Interim rental inspections have taken a hit over the past two years and letting agents are now wading through their backlogs...

30 July 2022

From: Features

Online agent partners with Help to Buy style lender to boost buyer deposits

Online agent Griffin Property Co has become the latest brand to partner with Help to Buy-style equity loan provider Proportunity. The partnership...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank launches branded debit card that helps agents donate to charity

Knight Frank agents can now donate to charity as they spend with a new company benefit. The agency brand has partnered with...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells branches to offer all vendors energy saving reporting service 

Connells Group has rolled out a new service to help homeowners, sellers and landlords boost the energy efficiency of their properties. Its...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Bank of England rate rises are nonsense and will increase inflation

The Bank of England’s continued rise in interest rates – the latest being a shift up to 1.25% - is, in...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Slowdown or house price cliff edge? It's too early to tell

Right now, one topic seems to be dominating talk in the industry. Everywhere I go people tend to quiz me about...

25 June 2022

From: Features

White paper calls for intergenerational mortgages to help first-time buyers

A group of mortgage advisers has proposed a range of reforms to reduce barriers to home ownership for first time buyers. The...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What buyers want from their homes and estate agents

Energy efficiency, gardens and garages as well as speedy sales are top of buyer’s wishlists, Zoopla claims. The portal has published the...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Over-55s worried about chances for Gen Z to get on the property ladder

A survey earlier this week may have shown the older generation feel younger people’s spending habits are destroying their chances of...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers undeterred after 'two years of turmoil'

The economic turmoil of the past two years has done little to deter people from buying a property, research suggests. Buyers and...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis delays deposit savings for first-time buyers

First-time buyers are now facing up to a nine-year wait to save enough of a deposit to get on the property...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents doing what they've always done cost viewings

There are many myths about using virtual tours to sell or let properties. The most common perceptions are that virtual property...

28 May 2022

From: Features

The identity revolution is here…how will agency be affected?

Just this month, the Government Property Agency kicked off its search for a digital chief to lead its 10-year technology journey,...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - time to nominate your top fundraisers

Fundraising frolics by agents and property professionals this week include bike rides and triathlon challenges, plus the charity award season returns. Remember,...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising activity in full bloom

You can tell that spring is in the air as this week's Agents Do Charity is full of outdoor fundraising pursuits...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech and the future of the UK’s economy and property market

Although Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement did not include many announcements regarding housing, it did provide a good...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Longer term mortgages offset stamp duty holiday savings for buyers - claim

The stamp duty holiday last year has caused a surge of borrowers taking on mortgages with terms of more than 35...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The biggest problem with PropTech? All the choice it offers!

Technology developed for the estate agency industry has advanced and expanded seismically over the past decade as software vendors develop their...

06 April 2022

From: Features

Long-term mortgages 'boosting sales but storing future issues' - warning

The pandemic may have helped first-time buyers get on the property ladder sooner but are they paying too high a price? Research...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Price Shock set to hurt housing market

A leading business analyst says that house prices may appear to be defying gravity but they will soon return to normality...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Housing market overvalued across the UK, claims ratings agency

The mainstream UK housing market is overvalued by up to 20 per cent and the London market overvalued by as much...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

A message to agents? Third of self-employed worse off than in 2019

The findings of a new survey may make worrying reading for agents who have taken the self-employed route as agency business...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Could be tough times ahead for the housing market’ - warning

A financial analyst says there could be tough times ahead for the housing market, despite another upbeat set of figures regarding...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the agency helping homeless people move closer to their own home

Our Agents Do Charity column each Friday does a fantastic job of highlighting the amazing charitable work of agents up and...

29 January 2022

From: Features

Conveyancing tech firm pledges dramatic time savings on transactions

The conveyancing technology firm Search Acumen has launched what it calls “an end-to-end solution” in a bid to abolish “antiquated” ways...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big surge in first time buyers - but it won’t last…

For the first time since before the global financial crisis of 2008, the number of first-time buyers is estimated to have...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Is it time to reform the tax we all love to hate?

As we slide into Christmas, with the busiest levels of house buying since 2006 and activity still buoyant, I don’t think...

22 December 2021

From: Features

Mortgage trends and interest rates - what could happen in 2022?

As 2021 draws to a swift close, there is much speculation about what 2022 will have to offer. Despite the emergence of...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Marketing blitz from Zoopla to include TikTok - see the ads here

A massive multi-million pound marketing blitz by Zoopla starts on Monday. The portal says the campaign will capitalise on what it says...

15 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Why Meyers Home Based Agency is Attracting the Biggest & the Best

Mark Meyer, CEO, Meyers Estate Agents: “We’re on a mission to revolutionise the traditional concept of estate agency.   We don’t have...

03 December 2021

From: Sponsored Content

 Improving the home buying and selling process - what's the latest?

Despite the progress made in so many areas, particularly in terms of leasehold reform – although we are calling upon the...

27 November 2021

From: Features

Buyers want agents to become eco-experts about their stock

A new survey by Leaders Romans Group shows a significant majority of buyers wanting homes to be more energy efficient -...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Challenges facing the housing market in 2022

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

17 November 2021

From: Features

Agency identifies plenty of price reductions even in today’s market

The market may be soaring in most of the country but there are still locations where significant numbers of properties sell...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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