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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

Top tips for maximising Google ads leads on a modest budget

Google can be a very costly source for marketing but there are ways to keep a tight lid on your budget...

20 June 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Energy assessors query Which? EPC accuracy research

Energy assessor trade body the Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) has clashed with consumer watchdog Which? again. It follows another report from...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Longer days lead to more sales - claim

A large proportion of estate agents are managing to get more deals over the line thanks to longer daylight hours, research...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Consumer watchdog warns EPCs are full of hot air

Energy performance certificates (EPCs) can be riddled with inaccuracies and unhelpful advice that could cost homeowners when they come to sell...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Half of prime properties sold this year had price reduction

Almost half of properties sold in prime central London (PCL) this year had a price reduction, research suggests. The latest data from...

18 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

Agents at risk of burnout as market heats up over summer – warning

Agents are being warned about the risk of burnout as research suggests 37% of property professionals won’t be taking a summer...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing market back to pre-pandemic size - Savills

The UK housing market has returned to its pre-pandemic size, Savills claims. Research by the agency brand suggests the total value of...

17 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

London's brownfield sites could house nearly 0.5m new homes

New research reveals nearly half a million homes could be built across London on land that currently lies derelict amid a...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Addressing the Local Authority Development Impasse

Building and development plans Recently, Carter Jonas has marketed development sites which have attracted multiple bids, higher offers than had been anticipated...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Agents’ Verdict - We Need More Details in Labour Manifesto

There’s been a broadly warm response from much of the property industry to Labour’s manifesto, but a call for more detail...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Slow conveyancing and mortgage deals allow gazumping - survey claim

Homebuyers are being gazumped due to lengthy property chains and delays in securing a mortgage, it’s been claimed. Research from Market Financial...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: A Website is Your Message to Customers

I know there’s always been something of a love-hate relationship between agents and the portals. The ‘love’ comes because the portals are...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech service expansion promises new opportunities for agents

Online digital valuation service The ValPal Network (TVPN*) is expanding after creating a reservoir of what it calls “sufficient quality data.” It’s...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property sales ‘steady’ despite General Election

Buyers and sellers are proving determined to press ahead with their home moves despite the looming General Election, research suggests.   Data...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to get protected amid rise in gazumping

Buyers are being urged to be on alert about being gazumped amid a rise in the practice. The HomeOwners Alliance has highlighted...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Cost of moving hits almost £52,000 – research

Homebuyers are spending an average of £51,784 to move home in the current market, although this climbs as high as £86,000...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Agent activity improves but asking prices remain an issue - Propertymark

The number of market appraisals and sales agreed among estate agents are now back above levels seen before the September 2022...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

370,000 sellers face summer in ‘conveyancing limbo’ – warning

More than 370,000 home movers could waste their summer stuck in a state of conveyancing limbo, it has been warned. It comes...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

High EPC ratings push up house prices – but by how much?

Vendors could boost the value of their property by around £13,000 on average by improving its energy efficiency, research suggests. Research by...

04 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

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

Agency stock hits eight-year high but many are relisted homes - Zoopla

Property supply has hit its highest level for eight years, Zoopla data shows. The latest Zoopla House Price Index shows the average...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Jackson-Stops builds auction house with Bamboo

National estate agency, Jackson Stops, has appointed Bamboo Auctions to provide the white-labelled technology behind its new J-S Auctions service. Bamboo Auctions...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers still prefer people rather than robots for mortgage advice

Mortgage borrowers still prefer the human touch when applying for a home loan despite the rising popularity of artificial intelligence, research...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Home movers undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers planning to move home say the election will not affect their plans, research suggests. A survey by Rightmove...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Disappointing’ number of agents selling homes within 30 days - research

Just 14% of properties currently listed for sale within the last 30 days have found a buyer, new research suggests. Agency comparison...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Off-plan property purchases hit decade-low - claim

The share of new-build homes sold before they’re complete has dropped to a decade-low, research suggests. Hamptons’ annual off-plan sales index has...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank revises prime central London price forecasts

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts for prime central London (PCL) and now expects values to fall this year. The...

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

Agents do Charity - walking the walk

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

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

Estate agents fined more than £3m for failing to register for AML

Estate agents were fined a total of more than £3m in the nine months to September 2023 for failing to register...

22 May 2024

From: Features

Most expensive coastal location named as prices drop

Home buyers face paying up to £1m for top coastal properties although prices have dropped since 2022, research suggests. Research by Lloyds...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Punitive’ Scottish property taxes aren’t deterring buyers (yet)

High property taxes in Scotland may eventually deter buyers, one of the country’s major agents has warned. Analysis by DJ Alexander has...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents are getting better at customer service – report

Estate agency customer service appears to be improving, a mystery shopper exercise has revealed. Market research firm KnowYourMarket has unveiled its latest...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers dominate the market but downsizers are staying put - claim

The proportion of mortgaged homebuyers has hit its highest level for four years, research suggests. Analysis based on conveyancing quote requests on...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent marks first birthday

A buying agent is marking its first year in business. Otters Home Search, founded by experienced chartered surveyors Abbie Long and Francesca...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

One in seven property purchases use overseas funds – research

More than one in seven (13%) buyers purchasing properties in the UK are using funds from overseas to fund all or...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

The Buying Solution names new boss

The Buying Solution (TBS) has promoted Will Watson as the new head of the buying agency. TBS is the independent buying consultancy...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: First-time buyers are better off buying than renting

It is now 8% cheaper to buy a property than to rent in the same area even despite higher mortgage rates,...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

PropTech Today - Why we can't afford not to be alive to the growing risk of cyber fraud

THE property sector has embraced technology and the enormous benefits that it can bring. Never was this more accurately demonstrated than during...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates rise but borrowers have more choice of home loans

Homebuyers have been hit by the highest jump in mortgage rates since March, research suggests. Analysis by Moneyfacts found the typical pricing...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring seals part exchange partnership

Home-buying and property part exchange service Spring has partnered with developer McCarthy Stone. The partnership will enable Spring to offer its part...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Research highlights risk of skipping home surveys

Around one in 10 buyers who failed to get a survey on a property purchase have gone on to find issues...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Varying property market performance shows benefits of local agents - report

Local property market performances vary from 12% gains to price reductions of as much as 24% since the pandemic house price...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - On manoeuvres with OnTheMarket

It’s more than 100 days since global real estate tech giants CoStar Group acquired struggling property portal, OnTheMarket. If you cast your...

11 May 2024

From: Features

What every estate agent needs to know about SEO

In the fast-evolving world of property, where every click counts and every search matters, mastering the art of Search Engine Optimisation...

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

Hamptons: Price reductions decline as sales 'bounce back'

Price reductions fell to an 18-month low in April as transactions recover faster than prices, new industry data reveals. Figures from Hamptons,...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals most sought-after period property styles

The allure of Victorian architecture continues to captivate homebuyers, Rightmove suggests. Analysis by the portal shows Victorian homes are the most searched...

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

Chain-free properties command 3.9% premium – research

Chain-free homes are commanding an asking price premium of 3.9% compared with other homes, rising to a premium of 7.2% in...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Building societies are boosting first-time buyers – research

Building societies are currently offering the most competitive mortgage deals for first-time buyers compared with high-street lenders, research suggests. Analysis of 90%...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Adding Value to a Home For Sale? Forget solar panels….

Sellers seeking to differentiate their homes from others on the market may consider solar panels - but they should be wary...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

EPC targets come back, all is forgiven

April 22nd marked ‘Earth Day’, yet it seemed to pass relatively unnoticed within the mortgage market. While the market was once abuzz...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Ban Gazumping - strong public support for new law

A survey of homebuyers has found overwhelming support for a legal ban on gazumping. A mortgage lender - MFS - spoke with...

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

Eco Retro-fitting Homes - call for consumer protections

A coalition of organisations representing consumers, financial institutions and energy suppliers has written to the Department for Energy Security and Net...

01 May 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

Expansion and key hires announced by high end agency

Knight Frank says it’s opened six new offices over the past two years, and hired 14 new partners, as part of...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

London has lowest level of tenanted properties for buy-to-let investors

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that while a rental property with a...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Huge survey to assess housing problems in ‘crunch county’

Thousands of people will be invited to take part in new research to help provide information on why one particularly badly...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stock supply soars - Zoopla and Rightmove data under the spotlight

An analysis of Rightmove data shows that sale stock levels were up 9.2% across England during the first quarter of 2024,...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech product claims to convert past contacts into future instructions

Homesearch is launching a new product designed to help agents convert past contacts into future instructions.  The PropTech company says its Re:Contact...

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

Housing Market Update - slowest and fastest sales so far in 2024

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

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

PropTech Swoop - OnTheMarket’s new owner snaps up Matterport

CoStar Group, the US-based global online real estate provider which acquired OnTheMarket in December, has now snapped up Matterport, the well...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Five year record high for number of homes listed for sale - Zoopla

Would-be home-buyers are enjoying the highest level of spring-time choice of homes in five years says Zoopla. The portal claims that there...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns of lull in sales despite brisk start to 2024

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

The scandal of empty homes as councils stand to make additional £540m

Councils across England could make an additional £540m a year in council tax on empty homes after new rules came into...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Expert tips on how conveyancers can mitigate risk of negligence claims

The vast majority of negligence claims against conveyancers are for relatively low sums of money, but the financial and reputational costs...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

Almost one in five vendors admit to having failed to disclose disputes with neighbours to prospective buyers when selling their home,...

19 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

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

AI property search app features among top downloads

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty is celebrating reaching the 10 10 ‘House & Home’ apps in the Google Play Store...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals most expensive streets for home sales

The most expensive streets to buy a home in the UK has been revealed. Unsurprisingly, it is in London on Buckingham Gate...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry survey highlights discrimination against female agents

Gender-based discrimination remains an issue with the estate agency sector and many female victims are choosing not to report issues, an...

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

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

Why we must stop favouring first-time buyers for housing delivery

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

13 April 2024

From: Features

The true cost of green space premiums faced by dog-owning house-buyers

Dog-owning house buyers who want to live in areas of abundant green space in which to walk their four-legged friends are...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - awards season

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

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Google-backed AI property search app launches in London

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

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average time to sell remains static despite regional variations - research

The average time it takes to sell a house from listing to completion has dropped by 0.7% in the past year,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime buyers ‘hesitating’ until rates drop

A lack of urgency among buyers is hitting the higher value property markets, new research suggests. Analysis of prime London activity by...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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