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KEYWORD "South East" - 100 RESULTS
Average estate agent fees hit £4,500 to £10,300 - claim

A new analysis of the cost-of-moving suggests that the typical seller will incur expenses of £5,867 - and that rises hugely...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Seymours signs up to OnTheMarket

OnTheMarket has signed a listings agreement with independent agency brand Seymours. The South East England focused 20-branch estate agency network primarily operates...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Share of first-time buyer sales hits record high

The share of homes purchased by first-time buyers so far this year has been pushed to record levels, but most are...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Newborns face paying £500,000 for homes when they hit first-time buyer age

A baby born today will need to earn £95,121 to get on the property ladder, research suggests. The analysis forecasts that the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong support

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

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country honours top performers

Forget the Oscars, the biggest even in town last week was the Fine & Country International Annual Conference and Awards Gala. The...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Property market is improving but buyers remain price-sensitive

Lower mortgage rates gave the housing market a boost in February with supply and sales all moving higher, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove calls for regional Stamp Duty thresholds

Rightmove has joined growing calls for Stamp Duty reform ahead of the Spring Budget next week. The property portal has outlined three...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: First-time buyer homes selling at 8% below local average

Properties favoured by first-time buyers are typically selling for an average of 8% or £20,300 below the local market average, Zoopla...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: New estate agency sale stock has hit a four-year high

New Year momentum in the property market has carried into February and new listings are at a four-year high, Zoopla claims. The...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Land Registry reveals 1.4% house price drop in 2023

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

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Halifax: House price growth hits 12-month high but risks remain

Annual house price growth hit a 12-month high last month as values rose for the fourth consecutive month but future drops...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agency businesses on the rise despite branch closures - research

Branches may be closing but the number of estate agency businesses has increased by 2% across the UK over the past...

25 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

Agents Do Charity - positive partnerships

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

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

‘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

Agents Do Charity - warm fundraising feelings

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

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property marketing: why videography matters most for 2024

When almost all agents and developers use the tried and tested formula of floorplan, professional photography  and a well-crafted description, what can be...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Rightmove: Asking prices fall more than usual for December

Average asking prices in December have fallen more than usual for the seasonal slowdown, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest House Price Index...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage or increased demand? House prices rise again

House prices increased for the second consecutive month in November, according to Halifax. The lender’s latest House Price Index recorded monthly growth...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking prices cut on hundreds of listings per day - research

Hundreds of properties are having their asking prices cut each day, new analysis reveals as agents and sellers continue to try...

07 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

Warning to agents - more house prices falls expected in 2024

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction buyers drop sharply despite more vendors trying their luck

Fewer buyers are purchasing at auctions despite more sellers resorting to them. Quick buying firm House Buyer Bureau analysed auction stock that...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit four-year high as buyer’s market prevails

The average discount to asking price has hit a four-year high as the market swings in favour of buyers, Zoopla says. The...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Percentage of asking price sales achieved drops

The average home seller across England and Wales has achieved 97.3% of asking price, a -2.4% drop versus the previous six...

28 September 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

Agency fees makeup 81% of selling costs but is 'money well spent' - research

Agency fees account for 81% of upfront home selling costs on average, research suggests. Industry comparison website GetAgent has used its My...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The best areas for sellers to find a chain-free buyer

Almost a third of homes sold across Britain have been purchased by a cash buyer, new research shows. Analysis of the latest...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: ‘It is a great time to be a buyer’

It’s a great time to be a homebuyer if purchasers can afford it, TwentyCi has claimed. It comes as the property data...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Soccer pundit Dion Dublin is up front for Expo

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert, Dion Dublin, is to headline the South East Property Expo.   The centre...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - The long arm of the law that changed the property market

It was a genuine pleasure to read this week about Yorkshire estate agent Ian Bradbury who clocked up 40 years selling...

19 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

TwentyCi: Property market remains ‘stubbornly resistant’ to collapse

There is uncertainty in the market but it is still moving, TwentyCi claims. It comes as figures from the property data company...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Quitting landlords have missed top of the sales market says agency

Hamptons is warning landlords disillusioned with buy to let that they may have missed the top of the sales market -...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency beefs up new homes division despite sector worries

London estate agency Chestertons has made another senior appointment for its growing New Homes division. Henry O’Neill, former New Homes Director at...

11 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

The UK regions with the highest and lowest average first-time buyer deposits

The property market is unstable at the moment making it increasingly difficult for first-time buyers to get on the ladder. As a...

05 August 2023

From: Features

TwentyCi: Housing market remains ‘remarkably resilient’

The property market remains ‘resilient’ with more listings and homes going under, according to the latest TwentyCi data. It comes as figures...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Market is cooling but buyers are more committed – claim

Cooling market conditions and the higher cost of borrowing have resulted in one property market silver lining, Moverly claims. The upfront information...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agency market share dwindles again

The market share of online and hybrid agents reduced further during the second quarter of 2023, new figures show. Analysis from property...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis pushes demand for park homes - claim

A park home specialist provider claims demand for that niche property increased significantly in the second quarter of this year. The Quickmove...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency produces controversial league table of ‘best towns’

Savills and the Daily Telegraph newspaper have combined to produce a league table of what they claim to be Britain’s 50...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals its buyers’ list of ‘must have’ features

More than half of prospective homebuyers looking for a new location to move to want to be within a 20-minute walk...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: House prices aren’t dropping everywhere 

More than a third of homes have declined in value over the past six months, Zoopla data shows. It comes despite the...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property transactions down by half so far this year - claim

The number of property sales in England and Wales has dropped by more than 50% so far this year, research suggests. Analysis...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Hunters franchisee takes over London office

Hunters’ Surrey Quays office has been taken over by franchise partner Richard Wells. He is already owner of the Hunters Catford office...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers head to auction houses to combat cooling market - claim

Increasing numbers of sellers are turning to auction rooms to combat the cooling housing market conditions, research suggests. Upfront information provider Moverly...

29 June 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

Dexters looks to greater London to continue agency acquisitions

Dexters has hinted at more acquisitions, particularly around greater London. Andy Shepherd, chief executive of the London agent, suggested the brand is...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand expands into Wokingham

Winkworth has expanded further in the South East of England with a new office opening in Wokingham – its fourth office...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks cuts fees in latest disruption attempt

Purplebricks has claimed it is returning to its 'disruptive roots' after unveiling a cheaper pricing model. The online agent, officially acquired by...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent reveals market recovery in some parts of the UK

High-end estate agency Strutt & Parker says its research points to a sales market recovery underway in some parts of the...

02 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

TwentyCi: Cautious optimism may have replaced doomsday scenarios

There is a sense of “cautious optimism” in the market with sales agreed on the rise despite the number of overall...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer market share drops as prices rise

First-time buyers in the UK are paying almost a third more to get on the property ladder than they were five...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Over-65s’ housing wealth hits record high as generational property divide grows

The amount of housing wealth owned by the older generation has reached a record level, new figures show. The data, from agency...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents sold an average of 5.3 homes per month in 2022

Estate agents across Britain sold 5.3 homes on average each month in 2022, new research suggests. Analysis by Nested has found there...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents hit by decline in market share 

Online agents have failed to capitalise on the cost of living crisis and have seen their market share for exchanges drop...

21 April 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

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

Revealed! The homes still on the market since 2009

Agents in some parts of the UK are still struggling to sell properties that they first listed more than a decade...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - egg hunting

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

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

South East remains busiest housing market as ‘green shoots’ emerge - claim

The South East of England continues to lead the way as TwentyCi revealed its latest statistics on property market activity. The property...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords using cash ‘to avoid failing stress tests’ on buy-to-let purchases

Higher mortgage rates have meant that new buy-to-let purchases are increasingly being funded by cash rather than a mortgage, new research...

13 March 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

Agency listings rise but where are firms most busy?

Estate agents have been bringing more listings to the market since the start of the year but professionals in the north...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agency branches out to Dubai

Premium property agency Prestige & Village is expanding beyond its home base in the South East of England. It has launched the...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents wanted! Research reveals where new talent is most needed

The South East of England is currently most in need of an estate agency personnel boost, new research claims. The analysis, by...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax reveals pandemic's legacy on the property market

The average price for larger detached homes has grown at almost twice the rate than for smaller properties such as flats...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Sales slide by 30% as buyer demand wanes - claim

Reduced homebuyer activity has led to a 30.5% drop in UK house sales, new research suggests. The data also shows that one...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New data questions significance of the ‘race for space’

The ‘race for space’ may not have been as significant a contest as first thought, new data suggests. Figures from property data...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

South East dominates as February sales instructions rise

Estate agents have brought more homes to market this month compared with January but February instruction figures are not as high...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property market remains subdued

Property professionals have started the year in a relatively less despondent mood compared with the end of 2022 but the market...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers are slashing asking prices by up to 20% - claim

Vendors are cutting asking prices by as much as 20% on average to secure a sale, new research claims. Quick-buy firm House...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market awaits another Housing Minister

Lucy Frazer has been promoted from Housing Minister to Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in Rishi Sunak’s latest...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Downsizing on the rise amid cost of living crisis

Record energy bills and the cost-of-living crisis has prompted a surge in downsizing activity over the past 12 months, new research...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents grow market share but ‘fail’ in higher-value markets

Online agents increased their market share in 2022 but are struggling to break into higher value markets, new data has revealed. Data...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

South East dominates ‘positive start’ to 2023 for property market

The South East of England has been the dominant region across the board this month for instructions, sales agreed and exchanges...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The asking price hotspots of 2022

Agents in the North East recorded the largest increase in asking prices on listings last year, Rightmove has revealed. It comes as...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla records 42% ‘Boxing Day boost’

Agents put 11,613 new listings live on Zoopla during Boxing Day, the portal has revealed. That is a 42% increase compared with...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

A plethora of property professionals are ending the year with new jobs. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency instructions end the year on the rise as demand slows

Agents are seeing more instructions as the year ends but fewer properties are selling, industry data shows. Figures from property data company...

21 December 2022

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

Premium agency brand elects new advisory council 

Fine & Country has elected new representatives to its National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC is responsible for providing advice, suggestions and...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of SSTC homes returning to the market – Zoopla

One in 15 homes formerly sold by agents are returning to the market after the original sale collapsed, new data shows. Analysis...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Reinvent then rent: could old commercial buildings boost rental stock?

In this guest piece, Andy Jones, Corporate & Build To Rent Director at LRG, looks at whether commercial property can help solve...

12 November 2022

From: Features

Gove’s ministerial team confirmed with new Housing Minister

MP for South East Cambridgeshire Lucy Frazer has been confirmed as the latest Housing Minister as part of a department reshuffle. Michael...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - heart-warming causes

The temperature may be cooling outside but there is plenty of charitable warmth being shown by estate agents. Whatever the cause you...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agents 'slightly' increase market share

The market share of hybrid and online agents increased slightly during the third quarter of 2022 but firms are still struggling...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Two weeks later - Zoopla warns demand and sales have dropped since mini-Budget

Buyer demand has dropped by a fifth in the fortnight since the mini-Budget while supply has increased from worried homeowners, Zoopla...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

‘Slow to sell properties’ command discounts of up to 17% - research

Properties that are slow to sell are typically commanding a discount of up to 17% off England’s average house price, research...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents highlight property priorities for the new Prime Minister

From housebuilding to planning laws and stamp duty reform, agents and property professionals were ready with plenty of suggestions for Liz...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Cash only! Research reveals price discounts for mortgage-free buyers

Sellers are willing to cut their asking price expectations by as much as £150,000 to attract a cash buyer for a...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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