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KEYWORD "Spring" - 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

Mortgage rates rise but product choice hits record levels

Average mortgage rates have ticked up ahead of the typically busier spring home selling season but borrowers are at least benefiting...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: We don’t need rising prices but we do need stability

Zoopla’s property announcement last week was welcome reading for many of us feeling a bit beleaguered by seller over-expectation, buyer lethargy...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Demand slowed in February but agents are getting busier

Sales agreed among Propertymark members hit a four-month high in February but the agency trade body has warned of a quieter...

04 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

Mortgage approvals hit 17-month high

Mortgage approvals rose for the sixth consecutive month in February and are at the highest level since September 2022, Bank of...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise as agents prepare for spring market

Estate agents are hopeful for a busy spring market after official data showed a small rise in property sales in recent...

02 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

Better news for economy gives confidence boost to property market

The best news for the property sector to come from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget statement came not from any fiscal...

20 March 2024

From: Features

Downsizing incentives needed as homeowners stay put for longer - research

Homeowners, particularly those in larger homes are staying put for longer, research shows. Analysis of Land Registry data between 2019 and 2022...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Spring clean to avoid 'malicious hacks'

SPRING cleaning is an annual ritual for many households, but firms in the property sector would do well to spend some...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit 10-month high but market remains sensitive

Average asking prices have increased at their highest rate for 10 months during March but the property market remains sensitive, Rightmove...

18 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

Spring Budget missed the mark, estate agents claim

The Spring Budget missed the mark when it comes to boosting current market conditions, agents have claimed. A survey of 833 UK...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

What would a real property industry Budget look like?

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

16 March 2024

From: Features

The impact of abolishing Multiple Dwellings Relief on Housing

Today, I am reflecting on the Chancellor’s surprise Spring budget decision to abolish multiple dwellings relief for Stamp Duty Land Tax...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Homebuyers facing more mortgage choice but shorter shelf life

The mortgage price war appears to have eased and the shelf life on home loans has hit a six-month low, Moneyfacts...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

Following the disappointment of his Autmn statement, many property professionals were hoping for a kick-start to property sales in Jeremy Hunt’s...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - breaking the budget for good causes

Much of the focus may have been on the Spring Budget this week but a variety of charities have received support from...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: A Budget that could see the Chancellor moving out of Number 11

When the Chancellor stood up to deliver the Spring Budget on Wednesday, those of us in the property business could be...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget disappoints but OBR revises housing forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has almost halved its house price forecasts after another relatively quiet fiscal update for the...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget: Will there be help for housing?

Agents are hopeful of support for the property market in today’s Spring Budget. It could be the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s final fiscal...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body reveals Spring Budget wishlist

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

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

 Chancellor finalising ‘high-risk’ 1% mortgage scheme - reports

Rumours of the launch of a 1% mortgage deposit scheme have re-emerged with just weeks to go until the Spring Budget  Chancellor...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget provides opportunity to support buyers - survey

More than a third of property professionals view the Spring Budget as an opportunity to boost new build and the first-time...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Warm words and cold comfort on the menu for Budget Day

Last weekend, Levelling Up and Housing Secretary, Michael Gove wrote in the Sunday Times that the nation’s housing crisis was so...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Housing Secretary suggests homebuyer support is coming

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the strongest hint yet that housing measures could be included in the Spring Budget. Chancellor Jeremy...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bob Dylan Was Right About Changing Times!

The times, they are indeed a-changin’. But what Dylan may not have appreciated, however, was how fast that change would be...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

ESTAS launches Big Postcode Reveal event

The ESTAS Group has scheduled a Big Postcode Reveal event in April to detail winners of its latest award category. The Best...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate freeze: ‘Buyers and sellers will welcome Bank inaction'

Agents are becoming more confident about a busy Spring market after the Bank of England held interest rates for the fourth...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst raises house price expectations but warns correction isn’t over

The UK and Europe’s “house price correction” isn’t over yet but the market will perform better than expected, a ratings agency...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals best time to list a home for quick sale

Most agents may argue that every month is the best time to list but Rightmove has identified February as the optimum...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Treasury ‘considering’ 1% deposit mortgages for first-time buyers - report

The Government’s latest attempt to bolster the property appears to be 1% deposit mortgages. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is reported to be considering...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Marching bravely forward with eyes fixed firmly on the past

Everyone’s a pundit these days, aren’t they? And January is pundit season – when a New Year starts, out come the...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Sellers shouldn't wait for Spring to list their homes

Paul Hilton, CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC Homeowners who are considering moving on to a new property in 2024 are...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Buckle Up! It's Going To Be A Busy 2024

Happy New Year and welcome to what’s looking like a busy - perhaps even hectic - 2024! I thought it worth running...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage pricing hits six-month low – will this boost buyer interest?

Average mortgage rates have hit a six-month low, giving new hope to buyers looking to climb on or up the property...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property demand dropped in 2023 but is it set to rebound?

Buyer demand across England crept up during the final months of 2023 but remains down annually, research has revealed. Analysis has revealed...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget date set but will it including housing support?

Agency trade body Propertymark has expressed hope that housing will be a key part of the Spring Budget after the Treasury...

02 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

Rightmove aims for slam dunk with Boxing Day marketing campaign

Rightmove has unveiled plans for the next phase of its marketing campaign, aiming to take advantage of the so-called Boxing Day...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as average mortgage rates drop below 6%

Average mortgage rates have fallen for the fourth consecutive month and borrowers can now get a two-year fix below 6%. The latest...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Good deeds are for all year, not just Christmas!

One of the most heart-warming parts of my job is having the privilege to be the patron of Agents Giving, the...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong foundations

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

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Number of sub-5% mortgage deals has doubled this month

The number of lenders offering sub-5% mortgage deals has doubled in the past month in a sign that the cost of...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage choice rises and rates drop

Low deposit home buyers have been given a boost after product choice hit a 14-month high. Data from Moneyfacts shows the number...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Winter warning over Japanese Knotweed

Homebuyers viewing properties during the winter months should be extra watchful for signs of invasive Japanese knotweed, which dies back in...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Housing market is past ‘peak pain’ - Savills

The UK’s housing market is past ‘peak pain’ and looks set to bottom out in mid-2024, according to Savills. The agency giant’s...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Silverstone housing development nears final lap after strong sales

A unique £90m development of homes trackside at Silverstone is now 85 per cent sold. The development, which is set to open...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Will OTM replace Rightmove?

By Simon Shinerock At the time of writing, Rightmove had a market capitalisation of just under £4 billion, down almost 15% on...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Mortgage rates drop for second month in a row

Average mortgage pricing is falling in a “positive sign” for the market, new analysis suggests. Data from comparison website Moneyfacts shows typical...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - aspirational autumn

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

29 September 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

Homeowners facing ‘Christmas mortgage crisis’ - warning

Around half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Tips For Social Media Marketing – Part 2

Welcome back to the second instalment of our blog series on social media marketing tips for estate agents! In part one,...

19 September 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Property Natter - Ready, steady, go?

Funny how time flies faster as you get older and I’m reminded that next week, (23rd September, to be precise) it...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Boost for buyers as mortgage rates drop and choice rises

Mortgage borrowers now have the greatest choice of home loan products since February 2022, Moneyfacts data suggests. It is a boost for...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Are 40-year mortgages really the answer to the property crisis?

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his latest take on the property market. Having just got back from holiday, I am...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers facing ‘window of opportunity’ to list at best price before winter – claim

Sellers are being encouraged to list their homes now as the market approaches its seasonal peak. Self-employed agency brand eXp UK analysed...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla delivers vendor lead boost for agents

Zoopla has delivered strong vendor lead performance for agents in the first half of 2023 despite the challenging macroeconomic backdrop -...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills chief jumps ship to new agency

A new estate agency has now announced that its co-founder is a Savills head of office who has jumped ship. Sebastian Hipwood,...

18 July 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

Prestige & Village announce exciting new partnership with Desert Springs Resort

In an exclusive interview with Estate Agent Today, Simon Coaker, Sales & Marketing Director of Desert Springs Resort, shared captivating insights into...

08 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Zoopla delivers Spring lead boost to agents

Agents have seen an 11% annual increase in vendor lead volume as a result of Zoopla’s Spring marketing campaign, the portal...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Spring secures high-profile agency partnership

Quick-buy firm Spring has partnered with Connells Group to offer its part exchange and chain repair service to the brand’s Land...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Look beyond headline house price figures

In his latest column, property commentator Jonathan Rolande, provides his take on the biggest stories from the past seven days. This week was...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - See a purse and pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck

Great story this week about the estate agent in St John’s Wood who found a purse in the back of a...

27 May 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - toughening up for good causes

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

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth continues to slow – Land Registry

Annual house price growth slowed for the fifth consecutive month during March and remains negative on a monthly basis, Land Registry...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers facing drop in choice of 10-year fixed rate mortgages

Homebuyers looking for a 10-year fixed mortgage for their property purchase are facing less choice, research suggests. Analysis by Moneyfactscompare.co.uk  has found...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: ‘Gloomy property predictions looking unlikely’

Sellers and their agents have become more confident about pricing but there are still some signs of “over-optimism” for higher priced...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks agrees sale to Strike for £1

Purplebricks has agreed a sale of its business to online rival Strike for a consideration of £1. It brings an end to...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Spring market stalls as buyers wait for price drops - LonRes

The prime London market appears to be lacking its usual spring buzz as buyers wait for prices to drop research suggests. Analysis...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property week in review: Interest rates, house prices and purple woes

It has certainly been a very busy week for news in the housing sector.  Here, the first of a new series of...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage searches drop as bank holidays slow spring market

Purchase mortgage searches fell by almost a fifth last month as the Easter period dampened property market activity and there are...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: London market is thawing as buyers and sellers return

Chestertons has reported an increase in buyer enquiries and listings as it heads into the traditionally busy spring market. The London estate...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Fancy that! First time buyers drive recovery

As Tennyson once observed…’.In the Spring, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love…’.but not really. At the moment the...

29 April 2023

From: Features

Foxtons viewings hit five-year high despite first quarter sales decline

Foxtons completed the highest number of viewings for five years during the first quarter of 2023, giving it hopes of a...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - moving tales of fundraising

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. Hamptons: Agency brand Hamptons has announced it...

21 April 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

Spring 2023 – what’s in and what’s out in the housing market

THE PROPERTY market continues to hold pretty firm - despite fears voiced by many that 2023 would herald a crash in...

15 April 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - No dire straits…but no money for nothing, either

The RICS Residential Survey Report for March caused a bit of a stir this week – despite the fact that it...

15 April 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - caring communities

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. Agents Giving: Entries are now open for...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Less space for more money as house sizes shrink over time

Homes have decreased in size every decade since the 1950s, despite house prices rising exponentially, according to new data. Intriguingly the average...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

First flush of spring sees increased buyer choice

The start of spring has coincided with buoyant housing market forecasts. Reflecting on a first quarter of 2023 which saw buyer choice...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront information is here and now - digital conveyancing is next!

Last week was the first ever National Conveyancing Week, which I hope registered with agents and perhaps you even took up...

08 April 2023

From: Features

Zoopla launches new 'awkward' advertising campaign

Zoopla is set to unveil a new 16-week marketing campaign on Bank Holiday Monday, aiming to capitalise on the traditionally busier...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Sellers remain resistant as price sensitive hits the property market

The gap between prime buyer and seller price expectations has widened, estate agents have warned, with the majority of buyers expecting...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Summer presents challenges for businesses in the property sector - here's how to navigate them and avoid a legal headache

THE grounding of foreign travel during successive lockdowns meant many employers were saved from the stress of dealing with holiday requests...

01 April 2023

From: Features

Knight Frank: March was ‘drama-free’ for the property market

There was little sign of a major spring bounce in March for prime London markets, Knight Frank analysis suggests, which the...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - not so rubbish causes

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings: Last week...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

A Letting Agent's Guide to Avoiding Garden Disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

A letting agent’s guide to avoiding garden disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Agents warned on spring surge in AML activity

Agents are being urged to ensure they are up to speed with anti-money laundering (AML) requirements as the market enters its...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents ‘worried about propertyless Budget implications’

UK estate agents are split when it comes to their opinion on last week’s Budget, with half concerned about a lack...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates hit six-month low in boost for buyers

Homebuyers looking to secure a mortgage are now facing more choice and lower rates than six months ago. New data from comparison...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Guild boss identifies housing market ‘green shoots’

Lower mortgage rates than the end of last year and slowing inflation should sustain the housing market as it enters the...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Light-touch Budget is no bad thing for the housing market

When Jeremy Hunt sat down in the Commons after delivering his first Spring Budget, I imagine there were many who felt...

18 March 2023

From: Features

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