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KEYWORD "Sentiment" - 100 RESULTS
RICS: Buyer demand hits four-year high in time for spring

The property market appears to be benefiting from the much-hoped for spring bounce, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

11 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

‘Ideal time’ for interest rate cut as inflation slows - claim

Inflation has hit a new two-year low as the cost of living measure slowed to 3.4% in February. The figure is down...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Seller sentiment improves – OnTheMarket

Seller confidence has improved in anticipation of the traditionally busier Spring market and interest rate cuts in the months ahead, research...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Prime London market has made ‘hesitant’ start to 2024

The prime London sales market has made a hesitant start to 2024, Knight Frank has said. Despite the agent and property brand...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent turns proptech founder to tackle poor prospecting

An estate agency founder and industry coach has launched a new artificial intelligence-powered prospecting tool. John Paul, who built an 11-branch agency...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst: Don’t assume the housing market will be healthy throughout 2024

A drop in house prices remains likely for 2024 despite recent rises and improving sentiment. The latest Halifax house price index showed...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Property market activity is lagging positive sentiment

Prime market activity hasn’t caught up with more positive sentiment, Knight Frank claims. It comes as figures from the agency brand showed...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop 3.6% in first quarter of 2024 – research

Average house prices will fall 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, according to forecasts by reallymoving.com. The research is based...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Seller confidence dipped in December

Buyer confidence remained flat – or consistent depending on your view of the property market in December – while seller sentiment...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during May’s local election campaigning,...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Savills: ‘The market is passing peak uncertainty’

Most markets appear to be either at, or past, the moment of peak uncertainty, Savills claims. A trading update from the agency...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents anticipate house price drops and slower sales in 2024 - survey

A third of Jackson-Stops agents are expecting a “modest decrease” in house prices next year with some offices expecting drops of...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Social media campaign aims to promote benefits of using best agents

The Best Estate Agent Guide is hoping to take advantage of the Boxing Day bounce by launching a marketing campaign promoting...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

OTM: Buyer and seller confidence is ‘surprisingly good’

Almost three quarters of buyers are still confident about purchasing a property in the new year, while sellers are a bit...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property professionals are becoming ‘cautiously’ positive

Agents and surveyors are at their most positive about the housing market for the first time since January 2022. The November 2023...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How investing in a CRM is the best way to NTS compliance

I think we can all agree that the National Trading Standards Material Information reforms are a good thing for the property...

06 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

OTM Property Sentiment Index: Regional differences emerge

Regional differences are emerging when it comes to homebuyer and seller sentiment, research suggests. OnTheMarket’s latest Property Sentiment Index showed 72% of...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Good news for buyers’ as inflation hits two-year low

The rate of inflation has fallen to the lowest level in two years, raising hopes of a boost for the property...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Housing market is period of ‘price discovery’

It wouldn’t be sensible to jump to a firm conclusion about the prospects of the housing market this side of Christmas,...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market rollercoaster is ‘coming to an end’ – claim

The property market’s 18-month “white-knuckle ride” is coming to an end, Tom Bill claims. Speaking on the Guild of Property Professionals’ The...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Properties taking longer to sell but ‘motivated buyers’ remain

The proportion of listings going under offer within 30 days has dropped from 53% last year to 37% in September 2023,...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Consumers feeling ‘financially worse-off’ but sellers remain positive - survey

UK consumers are feeling financially worse off than they were a year ago but this sentiment isn’t necessarily reflected when it...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners ‘unphased’ by cooling house prices - claim

Homeowners are largely unconcerned about cooling house prices, research suggests. Instead, they are more concerned about having their own home than sitting...

12 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

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

Knight Frank lowers house price expectations after ‘volatile summer’

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and now expects a steeper market drop. The agent previously predicted a 5% fall...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Hypersensitive buyers reluctant to view ‘overpriced’ homes

The number of homes going under offer within 30 days of listing has dropped from 54% to 38% as buyers become...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country launches marketing campaign to highlight happy customers

Fine & Country has launched a marketing campaign centred around becoming the most recommended national estate agency brand among consumers. The campaign...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the government changing its tune on landlords?

I recently wrote that the long-gestating Renters Reform Bill, finally introduced in Parliament back in May, could be poorly timed, both...

26 August 2023

From: Features

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during recent local election campaigning,...

19 August 2023

From: Features

The land industry must separate itself from politics

The process from a Local Plan allocation to a digger on site typically stretches beyond the length of a five-year political...

12 August 2023

From: Features

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

Have Bank of England rate hikes peaked?

Agents and property professionals have expressed hopes that rates have peaked after latest rise Iin the cost of borrowing. The Bank of...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash and needs-based buyers driving prime markets - Savills

Cash purchasers, younger needs-based buyers and relocators are the driving force behind the current prime UK property market, according to research...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Agent over-valuations keep asking prices higher - claim

Over-valuations remain a factor behind why asking prices haven’t fallen further yet, agents suggest. The latest Rightmove House Price Index for July...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Sentiment remains strong despite slower market

Sentiment among movers is proving to be remarkably resilient despite the challenging news in recent months on mortgage rates, inflation, and...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Mortgage rate rises ‘clearly visible’ as property market activity drops

Property market activity has returned to levels last seen in the aftermath of last October’s mini Budget, data from the Royal...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons ‘has its mojo back’ - claim

Foxtons has got its mojo back under its new chief executive Guy Gittins, senior executives at the agency brand have proclaimed. Gittins...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Listings taking longer to sell as market returns to ‘business as usual’

Listings appear to be taking longer to sell but buyer and seller confidence remains, OnTheMarket (OTM) claims. The portal’s latest Property Sentiment...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: Higher mortgage rates push house prices down

Average UK house prices declined last month for the first time in three months, Halifax claims. The lender’s latest House Price Index...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mini-Budget fallout ‘fading’ as Nationwide reveals monthly house price gains

The impact of last year’s mini-Budget on the property market are “fading,” agents have claimed after the latest Nationwide housing data...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Experienced agents key to selling homes in ‘magic 30-day window’

Buyers and sellers remain confident about getting moving in the property market but homes are taking longer to shift, OnTheMarket data...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group snaps up South London estate agency

The acquisition will boost the group’s presence in South London, and both branches will be re-branded to Portico. John Chase, director at...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Only 41% of homes in England meet recommend energy rating

New 2023 research from Open Property Group found that just 41% of homes in England meet the recommended Energy Performance Certificate...

29 March 2023

From: Features

OnTheMarket warns mortgage repricing will hit homebuyer and seller confidence

Homebuyers should prepare for short-term volatility as mortgage rates are currently being repriced, OnTheMarket chief executive Jason Tebb has warned. Tebb warned...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Better economic climate won’t stop house price declines

House prices will still come under pressure despite a better-than-expected economic outlook, Knight Frank claims. New analysis from the property brand claims...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Planning and Net Zero – the need for political change

In November, research conducted by The Housing Forum's Futures Network unearthed concern with the potential to meet the requirements set out...

18 March 2023

From: Features

RICS highlights ‘tentative signs’ of recovery in buyer demand

A more stable picture of the housing market may be emerging, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested. It comes...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents being trained for 'normal sales market'

Agents are being trained in how to operate in a ‘normal’ sales market, a senior industry executive has revealed. Gareth Samples, chief...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth turns negative - Nationwide

Annual house price growth has fallen for the first time since June 2020 and is now at its weakest level since...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker warns mortgage rates may have bottomed-out already

Mortgage lenders may have been grabbing the headlines in recent weeks with rates below 4% but a broker has warned this...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: ‘Don’t underestimate ‘needs-based buyers’

The motivation of ‘needs-based buyers’ shouldn’t be underestimated despite the current negative market data, Knight Frank claims. Official data in recent weeks...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

North-south house price divide is narrowing - claim

The north-south house price divide may be narrowing, eXp UK claims. Research by the self-employed agency brand has found that while the...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers willing to pay more for a greener home - claim

Reducing gas and electricity bills is trumping environmental and regulatory concerns for buyers seeking more energy efficient homes, research suggests. Knight Frank’s...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Media blamed for ‘stifling market sentiment’

Industry leaders have hit out at the media for “stifling sentiment” as they urge agents to help vendors make an informed...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal boss: Property market remains active for ‘realistic’ sellers

The property market is still active for ‘realistic’ sellers and serious buyers, OnTheMarket (OTM’s) claims. Jason Tebb, chief executive of the portal,...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Seller confidence drops as listings take longer to sell - OnTheMarket

Confidence among sellers has dropped sharply amid a slowdown in the housing market, data suggests. OnTheMarket’s (OTM) latest Property Sentiment Index shows...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: National property market has turned ‘consistently negative’

Buyer demand, new instructions and agreed sales all continued falling in November, according to a downbeat update from the Royal Institution...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL warns of 'challenging market conditions'

LSL has warned of a slowdown in sales and a rise in fall-throughs at the agency as it issued a “cautious...

25 November 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

OnTheMarket: Sellers have a ‘limited timeframe’ of focused buyers

A rush to secure low-rate mortgage offers helped properties sell faster last month, OnTheMarket (OTM) claims. Data from the portal shows 60%...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

A fifth of home-movers regret choosing their agent or conveyancer - claim

Almost a fifth of home-movers would choose a different conveyancing firm or estate agent for their next property purchase, research claims. The latest...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Viewing figures show strength of the housing market

The number of viewings per sale should be used as an indicator for the health of the housing market, a senior...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords prepare to be buy-to-let losers

Mortgage rate hikes have already halved landlord profits according to latest research, and a base rate rise to 2.5% will see...

02 November 2022

From: Features

House prices drop as Nationwide warns of slowing market

Annual house price growth hit an 18-month low during October and fell on a monthly basis for the first time since...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Cash buyers – where in the UK are they most prominent?

The latest research from property consultancy Knight Frank has set out which areas of the UK have the largest proportion of...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Market uncertainty not putting buyers and sellers off, claims agency

The majority of homebuyers and sellers remain ‘undeterred from their endeavours to tackle the housing market’, despite the turbulence of the...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rate rises starting to hit Prime London sales, says Knight Frank

Knight Frank expects prices to fall by 3% next year in Prime Central London (PCL) before rising modestly in the years...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

‘From scary to terrifying,’ analysts assess property market prospects

House prices look likely to fall next year, a senior analyst claims while another warns the property market is moving from...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Poor Liz and Kwasi. What Do They Do Now?

Who would be in the shoes of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng? I don’t mean who would like their power, pay and...

01 October 2022

From: Features

Property investor backs Stamp Duty cut to boost new-build stock 

The government’s Stamp Duty reforms could provide a boost to homebuilding in the UK, a property investor claims. Real estate investor Alliance...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents and conveyancers - Same frustrations. Different jobs.

One of the particular characteristics of the property market is how it brings contrasting professions together. From estate agents to conveyancers,...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Agency stock levels hit 15-month high - OnTheMarket

The level of agency stock for sale is at a 15-month high but buyer and seller sentiment is now varying on...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property buyers reducing budgets amid cost of living crunch - Savills

Buyers are starting to reduce their budgets and the level of urgency in the market has declined, Savills warns. The agent suggested...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why housing must always have a seat at the top table

First off, my own quick tribute to the Queen, who died on Thursday afternoon aged 96. Despite her age and declining...

10 September 2022

From: Features

How tech can lead the way in speeding up the home buying and selling process

I am somewhat disappointed, yet not surprised, when I see the headlines ‘blaming’ various fractions of a property transaction as the...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Agency stock has hit its highest level in a year

Agency stock has reached its highest level for 12 months, OnTheMarket claims. The portal’s latest Property Sentiment Index revealed that there has...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: BoE turns gloomier as base rate rises - how will the market respond?

A property expert has warned that the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecasts and last week’s rise in interest rates could...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: More Property Details are a Good Thing

There’s a spotlight now on property listings and as with so many changes in our industry, this is a case of...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: SSTC listings in June surpassed stamp duty holiday rush

More properties went under offer in June 2022 than during the same month of the stamp duty holiday rush of last year,...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Research uncovers areas where stock is 'running out' compared with demand

The remaining amount of agency stock still for sale remains at the same level as last year, TwentyCi claims. The property data...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Price reductions on the rise as buyers become 'more sensitive' - Zoopla

The property market is starting to get hit by price cuts and slower sales times. Research by Zoopla has highlighted that one...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales slowdown? Portal data suggests transactions are taking longer

There are signs that properties are starting to take longer to sell. A lack of stock in recent months has meant agents...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns property market against talking itself into recession

Buyers and sellers should focus on the Bank of England’s actions rather than words when it comes to the housing market,...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows as cost of living crisis starts to hits the market

House price growth is expected to hit single digits by the end of the year as the cost of living crisis...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock ‘not hanging around’ as portal urges buyers to act fast

Agency stock is shifting faster and buyers who hesitated last year are now finding it harder to afford similar priced properties,...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty bills far higher since end of SDLT holiday - claim

Typical stamp duty paid by property purchasers now is actually 84 per cent more than before the pandemic and the SDLT...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove ponders: Will Ukraine hurt the UK housing market?

The jury is still out on whether the Ukraine crisis will damage public confidence in the UK housing market. Rightmove’s property data...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Consumer confidence drops sharply amongst potential buyers

The Building Societies Association’s regular confidence tracker about the housing market shows rising pessimism over interest rates, the escalating cost of...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks de-lists another property after unacceptable vendor comment

For the second time in recent weeks, Purplebricks has de-listed a property after an unacceptable comment by the seller on social...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

We’re Still Buying! Sentiment high despite inflation, interest rates and war

Despite a backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, soaring fuel bills, rising interest rates and high inflation, buyer sentiment remains strong according...

11 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

War and inflation may kill 2022 housing market - agents warned

An analyst is warning that the latest buoyant house price figures could be the last hurrah before a significant depression. The Nationwide’s...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket insists interest rate rise not weakening buyer sentiment

OnTheMarket says buyer and seller confidence has not been adversely affected by the first base rate rise in more than three...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Message to HMRC and Government - stamp duty is outdated

The majority of homeowners and homebuyers believe Stamp Duty Land Tax is outdated and needs reform. The mortgage lender Butterfield commissioned an...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Do They Matter Any More?

Here’s the odd thing about interest rates - we all care about them, but they don’t directly affect that many people...

05 February 2022

From: Features

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