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KEYWORD "Tom Bill" - 100 RESULTS
RICS: Property market is turning positive

Homebuyer and seller activity has finally started to turn positive, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggests. The latest...

08 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

Knight Frank: House prices will rise this year

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and said it now expects average values to rise this year rather than...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit four-month high – will activity keep rising?

The level of mortgage approvals hit a four-month high in November, Bank of England data reveals. There were 50,067 mortgage approvals in...

05 January 2024

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

A turning point? House prices rise for third successive month

House prices increased for the third month in a row during November but are still down annually, Nationwide data shows. The lender’s...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Lending outlook improves but risks remain

The lending outlook is improving for the housing market but psychological milestones remain, Knight Frank warns. The latest UK market commentary from...

20 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

Bucking the trend! House prices still rising in local hotspots - claim

More than 70 local authority areas have seen average house prices rise over the last year, bucking the national trend, Halifax...

14 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

‘Subdued picture’ remains for housing market - claim

House price falls could continue into 2024 as high interest rates continue to make it difficult for homebuyers to transact, an...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty holiday needed more now than in pandemic - claim

A Stamp Duty holiday would be more beneficial now than at the start of the pandemic, Knight Frank has suggested. The latest...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut speculation starts 'election housing market' - claim

The best way to judge the UK housing market is to check on what’s happening in Parliament, not the price indices...

31 October 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

Rightmove: Autumn bounce has turned into a fall

Average asking prices have increased as usual between September and October but at the slowest rate since 2008, Rightmove has revealed. The...

16 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

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

Knight Frank: Mortgage rate rollercoaster is ending

The mortgage rate rollercoaster is finally winding down but pressure will remain on the property market, Knight Frank claims. New commentary from...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 - Halifax

House prices have fallen at the steepest rate since 2009, Halifax data shows. The latest Halifax House Price Index for August suggests...

08 September 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

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009

House prices dipped at their fastest rate since 2009 last month, new data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index revealed average...

02 August 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

Knight Frank: Air is (slowly) coming out of the prime property market

The air is slowly coming out of the prime London property market, Knight Frank claims but the agent has said it...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth continues to decline – Land Registry

Annual house price growth continued to slow in April but bounced back on a monthly basis, Land Registry figures have revealed. The...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices drop for first time since 2012 and more will follow - Halifax

Two sets of housing data have suggested a declining property market, with further price drops on the horizon. Halifax has recorded the...

08 June 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

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

Property sales marching on - HMRC 

Property sales slowed annually during March but appear to have bounced back on a monthly basis, according to HMRC estimates. It follows...

02 May 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

House prices hit by largest annual decline since 2009

Average UK house prices were hit by the largest annual decline since July 2009 last month. Nationwide’s latest House Price Index suggests...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage approvals rise for first time in six months

The level of mortgage approvals for home purchases bounced back in February, Bank of England figures show, but buyers are borrowing...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England ‘unnecessarily battering’ economy with rate rises

A financial adviser has hit out at the Bank of England, claiming homeowners and business should be furious about its interest...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mini-Budget ‘hangover’ pushes property sales to record low

February marked the slowest month for residential transactions in almost a decade, HMRC data suggests. New HMRC transaction figures shows the taxman...

22 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

Housing market is stirring from its slumber - claim

The property market looks to have avoided ‘heading over a cliff,’ Knight Frank suggests. Analysis by the agency brand suggests the further it...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: ‘House prices are up despite downward trend’ 

The latest Halifax House Price Index is set to add fuel to the fire of the ongoing market crash debate. The lender’s...

08 March 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

Annual house price growth hits three-year low - Halifax

Halifax has recorded the lowest level of annual house price growth for three years. Its latest House Price Index for January 2023...

08 February 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

Housing market 'loses fizz' as prices drop again

The ‘fizz’ has left the market, an industry veteran has claimed after the Nationwide House Price Index revealed a second consecutive...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: London market is bouncing back

The London property market has started the year better than expected, with sales instructions and buyer demand both rising, according to...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency listings activity hits 15-month low - RICS

The level of new listings coming to market is at its weakest since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty holiday,...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to follow mortgage rates instead of house prices

Tracking mortgage rates may be more fruitful for buyers than following house price data, a property expert claims. Tom Bill, head of...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit lowest level since the pandemic 

Mortgage approvals for home purchase hit their lowest level since June 2020 during November, the latest Bank of England data has...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Property market picture remains clouded until mortgages stabilise

The “great recalculation” of the property market will take at least six months to show, Knight Frank claims. Tom Bill, head of...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Halifax predicts 8% house price fall in 2023

Halifax is predicting an 8% decline in house prices next year. The lender’s housing market review has forecasted that higher energy bills...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Buyers are hesitant but haven't disappeared

Buyers are hesitant but haven’t disappeared form the prime London market, Knight Frank claims. The agent’s latest prime London property report shows...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Largest monthly drop since 2008’- Halifax highlights slowing market

Average house prices fell by their largest level since October 2008 last month, Halifax data shows. It is the latest sign of...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices hit by largest fall for two years

House price growth slowed annually and fell for the third month in a row during November, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

‘This is not Armageddon:’ Agents react to drop in mortgage approvals

New mortgage lending data from the Bank of England has indicated a slowdown in property market activity during October but agents...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement unveils council tax, CGT and stamp duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt warned tough times were coming ahead of his Autumn Statement yesterday and agents were left with plenty to...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth stalled in September – Land Registry

Agents are acknowledging that ‘change is coming’ to the housing market after the latest Land Registry House Price Index showed prices...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices decline after mini-Budget shock - Halifax

Average property values have decreased for the third time in the past four months as Halifax warns of the end for...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: ‘This doesn’t feel like a re-run of the financial crisis'

The housing market isn’t definitely facing a 2008-style cliff-edge moment, Knight Frank claims. New commentary from the agent has asked if October’s weak...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘End of an era’ - property sector digests record interest rate rise   

Property professionals heralded the end of the low interest era yesterday after the latest Bank of England base rate hike. The Bank...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Analysts assess how far back Sunak can help push mortgage rates

Mortgage rates look likely to fall after Rishi Sunak’s appointment as Prime Minister but analysts are still unsure how far the...

31 October 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

RICS: ‘Storm clouds are visible in the housing market’

New research from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has highlighted further lost further momentum in the housing market during...

13 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

What agents want from today’s mini-Budget

New Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to unveil the Government’s so-called “plan for growth” today during a mini-Budget. The property market is...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sector calls for targeted stamp duty cuts

Agents and other property professionals have, perhaps unsurprisingly, reacted positively to rumours of a Stamp Duty cut. Prime Minister Liz Truss and...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth returns to double digits – but for how long?

Annual house price growth returned to double digits in July, Land Registry data reveals. The figures will reignite the debate over the...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but 'challenging period' is coming - Halifax

Monthly house price growth bounced back in August but continues to slow annually, Halifax data shows. Halifax’s August House Price Index recorded...

08 September 2022

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House price growth slows to single digits as property market 'awaits gravity'

Annual house price growth has dropped to its lowest level this year and is back to single digits, official data shows. The...

18 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

Knight Frank - PCL sales market gains momentum as overseas travel returns

Global property firm Knight Frank has revealed the pipeline of transactions in prime London residential markets grew further in July as...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Post-summer slump predicted for prime London property market

Knight Frank is predicting a post-summer slump in the prime London property market. It comes despite its data for the second quarter...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent revises house price forecasts upwards amid slower stock recovery

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts upwards due to continually low levels of residential stock on the market. The agent...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Stars aligning’ for supply and demand in prime London markets

New data suggests the prime London market has a new lease of life as buyers and sellers look to beat the...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers' market 'may have peaked'

The balance of power in the property market may be shifting back to buyers. It comes as Halifax data showed annual house...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rural locations lead as agents report property supply boost

Rural areas are dominating the boost in property supply. Agents have reported an improvement in sales stock in recent weeks. Analysis by Knight...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Halifax signals start of house price growth slowdown

The property market is bracing for the start of the slowdown in the rate of house price growth.  The Halifax House Price...

09 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

Leading agent signals the end for double digit house price growth

Knight Frank has issued a stark warning that house price growth is set to slow. House price indices from lenders such as...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Whiff of uncertainty' as spring market begins

The Ukraine conflict and cost of living crisis is likely to but a dent in the spring market for agents, an...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers already tightening their belts, says leading agency

Buyers are already tightening their belts and choosing not to borrow as much as they could, but instead calculate what they...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Market to get tougher despite upbeat house price figures

The prospect of higher mortgage interest rates mean the housing market may get tougher soon despite another set of upbeat house...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Worries - warning about inflation and base rate

The head of research at a leading agency is warning that although the housing market remains buoyant, there may be macro-economic...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Supply still trails demand in prime London, says leading agent

The  housing market is not immune from the supply shortage hitting the economy, according to Knight Frank - with London the...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London shrugs off end of stamp duty holiday

Exchanges of properties in prime central London, following the end of the largest part of the stamp duty holiday, suggest the...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Is your agency operating in one of the UK’s new £1m-plus markets?

There are 19 new distinct £1m-plus property markets in the UK thanks to the soaring house prices of the past 15...

24 August 2021

From: Breaking News

They think it’s all over - is the housing boom at an end?

The Halifax is reporting a 0.5 per cent monthly drop in house prices, plus a fall in the annual rate from...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Record business reported by major estate agencies

Several estate agencies have reported record months of business thanks to the rush of transactions ahead of the main stamp duty...

05 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday has overstayed its welcome says top agency

Average house prices have risen by £29,000 over the course of the stamp duty holiday as house price annual inflation hits...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty cliff-edge means price renegotiations underway

Price renegotiations are underway between buyers and sellers in danger of missing Wednesday’s stamp duty holiday deadline, says Knight Frank. The agency...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Boom to last until the autumn at least says leading agency

Knight Frank says it will be September at the earliest before the current frenzy of housing market activity will stabilise. The agency’s...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

At last - Prime Central London shows house prices growth again

Prices in prime central London grew by 0.3 per cent in the year to May - tiny rise but a significant...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Improving supply means market will stabilise shortly - agency

A gradual increase in the supply of homes coming to the market means the stellar price rises of recent months are...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Exchanges hit 10 year high with market frenzy set to continue

Data from agency Knight Frank suggests the number of UK exchanges last month was the highest in 10 years - well above...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Going Up! House price forecast for 2021 revised upwards by agency

Another leading research team in a major agency has revised upwards its forecast for the 2021 market. Savills revised its predictions recently...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Market softens ahead of predicted stamp duty holiday resurgence

The latest house price index from the Halifax suggests the market has softened ahead of the original scheduled end of the stamp...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

“The sensible thing” - Agents urge tapered end to stamp duty holiday

Estate agents have kept up the pressure on the Westminster government to consider some kind of tapered ending to the stamp...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Price growth slows as supply and demand start to fall into line

The average UK house price is now a record £253,374 according to the Halifax - but the rate of growth is...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Brexit deal will mean more foreign buyers in 2021 says agency

The Brexit deal agreed in dramatic form on Christmas Eve is one part of a cocktail eventually boosting the London market...

30 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Price falls lead to stronger sales in super-prime London says agency

In the six months to November there’s been a 79 per cent increase in sales of homes priced £5m to £10m says Knight...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Vaccine injects new life into housing market

Just when you thought the housing market was beginning to calm down... along comes a likely vaccine for Coronavirus. One of the country’s...

16 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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