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KEYWORD "Statistics" - 100 RESULTS
Housing affordability ratio remains high but are second steppers worse-off?

Housing affordability ratios have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels but remain high, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The latest figures...

26 March 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

 Land Registry HPI: Annual house price declines star to slow

Annual house price declines slowed in January and values returned to growth on a monthly basis, Land Registry data shows. The latest...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Times to ask serious questions about the UK's social housing crisis

Last week the Government published new housing data which has largely gone unreported.  The vacuum was probably linked to the Budget, and...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: The barriers and benefits for estate agents

Female agents have shared their view on representation and opportunities in the sector to mark International Women’s Day. Industry data shows while...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals rise again but sales hit a decade low in January

Mortgage approvals increased for the fourth consecutive month in a row during January but that hasn’t fed into official sales yet, data...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgaged homeowners ‘worst-hit’ by higher interest rates

Homeowners with mortgages have seen the highest increase in household costs over recent months, official data suggests. The latest Household Costs Index...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: A week is a lifetime in the property market

If a week is a long time in politics, then I’d say it’s a lifetime for anyone working in the property...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate remains steady in ‘silver lining’ for property market

The rate of inflation remained at 4% in the 12 months to January, but housing costs remain high, Office for National...

15 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

HMRC records December dip in property sales

Property sales fell for the fourth consecutive month in December and ended the year at 1.02m, HMRC data suggests. The latest property...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Land Registry: House prices dropping at fastest rate since 2011

House prices fell at their fastest rate since 2011 during November 2023, the Land Registry has revealed. The latest Land Registry House...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate rises but will it hit the property market?

Inflation rose unexpectedly in the 12 months to December 2023, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data has revealed. The latest ONS figures...

18 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

Will lower inflation boost the property market in 2024?

Inflation fell to its lowest level in two years during November, raising hopes that interest rate cuts and lower mortgage pricing...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More training needed for agents as sales market slows - claim

The property market is heading for around 23% fewer sales this year and some agents may need better training to deal...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

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

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

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

06 December 2023

From: Features

The Guild hails success of virtual Autumn Tour 

The Guild of Property Professionals successfully hosted its annual Autumn Tour virtually last week, allowing member agents from across the UK...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor should provide targeted support to both landlords and tenants, says industry expert

When Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gets to his feet on Wednesday to deliver his Autumn Statement, he should consider offering support to...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Land Registry records first annual house price drop for a decade

The Land Registry has recorded the first annual drop in property values for a decade in its house price index. Both the...

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

‘Financial pressures’ remain as mortgage arrears rise

Mortgage arrears and claims for repossession are on the rise as official data shows how much homeowners are still struggling in...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

OneDome launches Premier Agent list

OneDome has launched a new service tailored to benefit prospective buyers and sellers. The homebuying platform has launched Premier Agent, an invitation...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Single buyers ‘priced out’ of property market - claim

Single first-time buyers with low deposits are priced out of much of the property market, research suggests. New analysis using the latest...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales slump in September as mortgage rates remain high - HMRC

The number of property sales recorded by HMRC is at its lowest level for almost a decade. New HMRC property transactions data...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit eight-month low

The number of mortgage approvals for home purchase hit an eight-month low during September, Bank of England data shows. Mortgage data from...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

The cost of living crisis highlights the need for a choice of rental deposits

As the UK economy faces a period of uncertainty characterised by a cost of living crisis and soaring inflation rates, many...

25 October 2023

From: Features

Tenants need choice when it comes to spiralling rental costs

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

21 October 2023

From: Features

In an uncertain property market, new homes sales are relatively successful

After a steady increase in mortgage rates, concerns about house prices have been rising too. The Financial Times reported in mid...

21 October 2023

From: Features

New marketing resource launched to help agents go upmarket

A group of senior estate agency and property executives have combined to launch a free monthly marketing resource for upmarket agents. Former...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Inheritance Tax - more families to be hit in 2023/4

It looks like more families are to be hit with inheritance tax in 2023/4 according to a new forecast.  Research from the...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Who needs experts? AI tool accurately predicts house price growth

The artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Bard, correctly guessed what the UK’s average house price would be in the Land Registry’s monthly...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents unruffled as sales slide again

Agents insist the market is still moving – albeit among cash buyers – after HMRC data shows another dip in sales activity. HMRC’s...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New figures highlight estate agents’ money laundering failings

For most people, buying a house or flat is the largest financial commitment they will ever make. Which is why many...

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

New build sales stronger than rest of market - agency’s bold claim

An estate agency with a major new homes department claims new build sales are proving more resilient than the mainstream market. Leaders...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property tax grab up 50% in two years - agency chief’s claim

Property taxes collected in Scotland have risen nearly 50 per cent in just two years according to analysis of the latest...

11 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

Only top 10% of English earners can afford average home in under five years - ONS

Only the top 10% of income earners can afford an average house with less than five years of income in England,...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - No more working for a week or two....

‘Schools out for Summer’ as the Alice Cooper song goes and the kids are not the only ones looking forward to...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Can public private partnerships help address the shortage of rental homes?

A recent poll of 11,000 private renters by SpareRooom reveals that 81% spend more than 30% of their take-home pay on...

22 July 2023

From: Features

A quarter of mortgage borrowers ‘struggling’ with repayments – ONS

Almost half of adults who currently pay rent or a mortgage have seen their payments increase over the past six months...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales hit new low in May - HMRC

The property market had its quietest May for sales excluding the pandemic for at least a decade, HMRC data suggests. Provisional seasonally-adjusted...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending returns to pandemic levels in new house price threat

The value of mortgage lending has slumped to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2020, Bank of England data...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can keep growing in a challenging market

It’s no secret – 2023 is a difficult year for the property industry. While rising rents should lead to increased income...

07 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Have we banished the ghost of Truss and Kwarteng?

In his latest column, property commentator Jonathan Rolande, provides his take on the biggest stories from the past seven days.  For a long...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sector struggling to close gender pay gap

The gender pay gap in estate agency has grown, new research suggests. Analysis of industry data from the Office for National Statistics...

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

Net-zero for lettings: a zero-sum game for landlords?

Landlords are now quite accustomed to the challenges of operating in a market where they are often perceived as the antagonist...

22 April 2023

From: Features

Planning to address women's fear of crime

Recent tragic deaths of women walking home alone, notably Sarah Everard, have highlighted the need to address gender inequality in the...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Agents remain bullish as house prices dip again

Average house prices have declined by their largest level on a monthly basis since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty...

23 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

Agents using AI are 25% more successful than those that don’t.

2023 has been coined as ‘the year of AI adoption’, and with this technology trickling down to almost every sector, its...

07 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

OnTheMarket Software unveils new tool to boost agency digital presence

OnTheMarket Software has launched a new website builder and marketing tool to help boost an agent’s digital presence. The service is called...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: Property sales are falling

The level of property sales in the UK is declining, HMRC has suggested, after it revealed that transactions dipped for the...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry: House prices ended 2022 in negative territory 

Annual house price growth slowed in December and ended the year negative on a monthly basis, the latest Land Registry figures...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

What is keeping estate agents awake at night in 2023?

Two of the biggest challenges facing the property industry right now are fraud and money laundering. The scale of these activities is...

15 February 2023

From: Features

Penalised Stamp Duty critic returns to theme of “we pay too much”

A well known critic of stamp duty has returned to his long-standing theme of querying whether buyers have paid too much...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Incoming! It’s hard work to figure out the housing market

Lies, damned lies, and statistics this week. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel as though I’m being bombarded...

11 February 2023

From: Features

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

On the rise! Number of property firms up 20%

The number of property businesses in the UK has increased over the past five years despite economic challenges. Business owners have had...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

How to deal with damp and mould in rented homes

There are a few common questions that arise when the issue of mould in rented properties is mentioned: what causes it,...

27 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Property sales fell 15% in 2022 - HMRC

Agents sold 14.7% fewer properties during 2022 amid the end of the Stamp Duty holiday and increased economic uncertainty, HMRC figures...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Getting social! Agent launches weekly local video updates

Independent estate agent DM & Co. Homes has launched a weekly update on the regional housing market presented by managing director...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Start of the slowdown? Land Registry records monthly house price drop

New Land Registry data is set to kick-off the debate about whether house prices have started to fall. Plenty of commentators are...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing firm calls for more first-time buyer support as activity declines

Fewer first-time buyers got on the property ladder last year but there was an increase in people buying for business purposes,...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Top 5 marketing trends in the property industry for 2023

As we’ve mentioned in other blogs, even though we’re going through uncertain times, this is the right time not only to...

11 January 2023

From: Features

Monthly sales growth slows as buyers hold off - HMRC

Property sales are yet to decline amid higher mortgage rates and the cost of living crisis but there are signs of...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency sector facing one fall-through per minute - claim

The estate agency sector is close to being hit by a fall-through per minute as an industry veteran warns that the...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

PM sticks to debunked 'record housebuilding' claim

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday repeated previously debunked claims that the Government is building record numbers of homes. Housebuilding have returned to...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales slide but remain above pre-pandemic levels - HMRC

Property transactions dipped in October but remain above pre-pandemic levels, HMRC data shows. The latest property transactions report from the taxman -...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Fact checkers slam new PM’s claims of ‘record housebuilding’

Rishi Sunak may have been Prime Minister for under a week but he has already received the Full Fact treatment. Speaking at...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Downsizing ‘a consideration’ as homeowners struggle with mortgages

A third of adults are struggling to pay their monthly rent or mortgage payments, new data shows. The figures from the Office...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Scottish property taxes may deter buyers as market slows - warning

Scotland may face “serious labour shortages” due to its relatively high property buying taxes compared with in England, a leading agent...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Getting Britain moving? Truss needs to do much more to reassure property market

As I watched Liz Truss take to the stage at this week’s Conservative Party conference, my eyes were drawn to the sign behind her. “Getting Britain...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Should agents be doing more remote viewings to cut their carbon footprint?

With sustainability and eco-friendliness becoming more important by the minute, new research has suggested significant amounts of carbon could be saved...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of buyers locking in 'low' mortgage rates

Record numbers of buyers have taken out fixed rate mortgages to lock-in lower priced home loans before rates rise further, analysis...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Private rented sector not reason for fewer Scottish homeowners, agent claims

A leading agent has called on the Scottish government to reduce property taxes rather than freezing rents if it wants to...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency network launches new marketing tool for members

The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) has partnered with industry data specialist TwentyEA to offer a new tool for the membership...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

July 'busiest month of 2022 for sales amid rush to beat rate rises’

July was the most active month for home sales so far this year but agents acknowledge that a slowdown is coming. The...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Video interviews versus podcasts - what do you need to know?

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a massive influx of channels for media consumers – two of the biggest of which are...

13 August 2022

From: Features

Revealed: the importance of personal content on social media

What do Tilly Ramsay and Kim Kardashian have in common? Other than both having well-known fathers, they’ve both also mastered the art...

10 August 2022

From: Features

Insight - why hybrid presentation is key to the future of agency

Recent statistics published by the government’s Business Insights and Conditions Survey revealed the extent to which many real estate businesses have...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Property sales market slumps to slowest June for nine years - HMRC

House price indices may be reporting record rises but sales seem to be slowing. The latest HMRC property transactions data for June...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers will pay extra 5% for homes with electric car charges - claim

Homes with electric car charging points are commanding a 5% premium, research claims. Motoring website RegCarCheck compared average house prices using data...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Why everyone in the property industry must focus on supply

Anyone working in the property market should have at least one eye on supply. Of course, it’s a constant issue for...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Student accommodation: how to manage mass check-outs without a mess

As the mass student exodus from rented accommodation begins throughout the UK, Richard Abbots of Inventory Hive offers advice on how...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Potential sellers 'left with nowhere to go' due to fragmented housing market

The government is being urged to tailor its housing market reforms beyond solely focusing on first-time buyers. It comes as new analysis...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropertyHeads relaunches MousePricePro to boost agent opportunities

PropertyHeads has relaunched its valuation and insights tool as Mouseprice Pro in the UK after a period of major investment and...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Move over Rightmove! Regional agent predicts future for TikTok sales

A Birmingham estate agency has credited its social media strategy with record levels of engagement and has predicted it will eventually...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords so unpopular?

This question is not as flippant as it sounds because over recent years the status of the private landlord has taken...

11 June 2022

From: Features

WhatsApp predicted to revolutionise estate agency communications

WhatsApp is being predicted to become a key messaging tool for estate agents in the coming years. Messaging provider SMS Speedway analysed...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents doing what they've always done cost viewings

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

28 May 2022

From: Features

Top tips for reducing carbon footprint in lettings

With Earth Day in April and Environment Day looming in June, all businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of their...

25 May 2022

From: Features

Agents remain positive despite sales slump

Property sales slumped in April but are still above the pre-pandemic average, HMRC data shows. Provisional UK property transaction figures from the...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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