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KEYWORD "asking prices" - 100 RESULTS
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

Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

Asking price discounts have hit their lowest levels since last summer as market activity improves across the board, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

28 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

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of your property...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices rise but sellers are waiting 16 days longer to find a buyer

Average asking prices have grown on an annual basis for the first time in six months but properties are taking longer...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Asking prices are still too high'

Further adjustments in house prices are needed to match valuations with market expectations, Propertymark has warned. It comes as the agency trade...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What agents can learn from the Post Office Horizon scandal

Like millions of others, I watched in open-mouthed astonishment as details emerged about the Post Office scandal. I knew a little bit about...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking prices rise as sellers start 2024 with 'confident pricing'

Buyers and sellers, along with their agents, appear to have started the new year with renewed confidence as Rightmove data shows...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Record number of homes sold at a discount in 2023

A record 50% of homes sold in England & Wales last year were purchased following a price reduction, Hamptons analysis has revealed. The...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent negotiation skills will become more essential this year - claim

Negotiating is set to come back into fashion this year as the buyers’ market grows, an industry trainer has claimed. Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell,...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Who have been the winners and losers in housing for 2023?

This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising rents, and the threat of falling property prices. Although average...

23 December 2023

From: Features

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

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

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

Propertymark: Asking prices are too high

The number of agents reporting listings selling for under asking price has hit its highest level this year as Propertymark warns...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove predicts 1% asking price drop in 2024

Rightmove is anticipating a 1% average drop in national asking prices by the end of next year. The latest forecasts from the...

04 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

Who have been the winners and losers for housing in 2023?

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales, Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group This year has seen an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, fluctuating mortgage rates, rising...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Rightmove: Sellers ‘getting serious’ as asking prices drop in Christmas rush

Asking prices for newly listed homes dropped by the largest rate for November in five years, Rightmove has revealed. The portal’s latest...

13 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

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

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

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

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlucky for some? No. 13 ranks as lowest value door number

Homes with the number 13 typically have the lowest property valuations, Rightmove data suggests. Analysis by the portal, using property valuations from...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Some sellers still ‘holding out for last year’s prices

Agents are securing sales closer to asking price but properties are taking longer to sell, new data suggests. Analysis by Hamptons, using...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Get Real With Vendors On Price

The old adage that estate agency is a people business is rarely more relevant than right now, when the market is...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What to consider if you drop an asking price?

Rising numbers of property owners are dropping the asking price of their homes in a bid to secure a quick sale.  Latest...

29 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

Chestertons: Price reductions declining as buyers return to the capital

Fewer sellers are willing to cut their asking prices, Chestertons claims. The agent said vendors in the capital have already priced in...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Some sellers are still ‘too optimistic’ on pricing

Asking prices have fallen by the largest level since March 2019 and discounts are at their highest in more than a...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market shifts to ‘serious buyers and sellers’ as activity dips - claim

The market is shifting to more serious buyers and sellers as the level of stock hits a 12-month high, Propertymark claims. It...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: The London market is still alive 

Foxtons remains confident about the property market despite sliding house price growth. It comes as data from Rightmove revealed that asking prices...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit summer slump

Asking prices of new listings have dropped 1.9% this month, the largest fall in August since 2018. Data from Rightmove shows asking...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not all doom and gloom - Market stats show encouraging signs

New data from respected consultancy TwentyEA showed that the market is proving unexpectedly resilient - and in the case of new...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the rental market still profitable?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

05 August 2023

From: Features

EPCs not the sole driver of house prices

As the Governor, Andrew Bailey, announces his plans to install heat pumps at the Bank of England, we are increasingly hearing...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Agent over-valuations keep asking prices higher - claim

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

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sales are falling but ‘right-priced’ homes are moving

The level of sales agreed has fallen below its normal market trend for this time of year but the “right-priced” properties...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Second half of 2023 ‘looking bleak’ for agents - warning

House prices will fall by at least another 5% between now and Christmas, a property group has warned, creating tough times...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer caution isn’t translating into ‘large price discounts’ (yet)

Properties are taking longer to go under offer but there is no evidence of large discounts on asking prices yet, Hamptons...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Nurture, Not Nature, Will Help Agents In This Market

It’s the start of what promises - perhaps ‘threatens’ is a better word - to be a challenging second half of...

10 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

Large asking price discounts hit three-year high - Zoopla

The level of sellers accepting an asking price discount of 5% or more has hit a three-year high. Zoopla’s latest House Price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

The super-rich are returning to prime London - claim

Rising mortgage rates and falling house prices don’t appear to be deterring the super-rich. A report from upmarket agency Beauchamp Estates suggests...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Prime property sales remain slow amid reduced buyer confidence

A standoff between sellers looking back at the 2021 and 2022 markets and buyers anticipating a weaker one is stifling the...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise but sellers are urged to price realistically 

The level of sales agreed has reached its highest point this year and is encouraging more sellers to the market, Zoopla...

30 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

Rightmove: Asking prices are becoming more realistic

Sellers are becoming more realistic about pricing despite asking prices of typical first-time buyer properties hitting a new high, Rightmove claims. The...

24 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

Zoopla: Sales are slower but market is moving

The level of agency stock has almost doubled since last year but repricing is on the rise and sales are taking...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price cuts not as effective as last year - claim

Cutting an asking price has become a less effective selling strategy this year, research claims. Data from estate agent prospecting tool Spectre shows...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: The market is moving but below asking price

Agents are continuing to secure instructions and sales but transactions are mainly being done below asking price, data suggests. Agency trade body...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Top-end sellers may need to alter price expectations

Some sellers remain optimistic about their price expectations as sales at the top end of the market begin to lag, Rightmove...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending drop could force sellers to drop prices - claim

Sellers resistant to cutting asking prices may soon be left with little choice if the mortgage market remains depressed, a broker...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Homes are taking longer to sell but prices are improving

Last month marked the slowest February to sell a home since 2013 but prices are improving, new analysis claims. Insight from agency...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Asking price cuts hit five-year high 

Sellers are cutting asking prices by an average 4.5% discount to achieve a sale, Zoopla claims. The figure is the highest for...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sellers are becoming more realistic

Property listings and sales remain down on pre-pandemic levels but there are signs that sellers are starting to heed agent advice...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Listings rise in Scotland as sellers ‘try to avoid price drops’

The number of properties advertised for sale in Scotland has increased by 75% in some parts of the country as vendors...

10 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

Agency stock grows but sellers must adjust expectations - Zoopla

Agents are seeing more stock coming to the market but Zoopla is warning about seller expectations. The latest Zoopla House Price Index...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Will the post Christmas boom materialise this year?

If early indications are to be believed. Yes! 2022 was the year that offered so much at the start and then hit...

21 January 2023

From: Features

Sellers urged to ‘be realistic’ amid New Year buyer demand bounce - Rightmove

Agents have seen a bigger than usual New Year bounce in buyer demand, Rightmove claims. The number of prospective buyers contacting agents...

16 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

‘Stuck’ sellers urged to switch agent rather than cut price

Sellers who switch estate agent are 34% more likely to sell than those who reduce their price, research suggests. The estate agent...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property demand halves as ‘race for space’ ends - Zoopla

Property demand has halved but the slowdown is focused on the previously popular rural and coastal areas, Zoopla has revealed. Higher mortgage...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove predicts 2% asking price drop in 'hyper-local market' for 2023

Rightmove is forecasting a ‘less urgent’ market in 2023 and is predicting asking prices will drop by 2%. It comes as the...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

2023 will be year of the property price drop – claim

Homeowners must accept that 2023 will become “the year of the price drop”, a property expert claims.  As Nationwide and Halifax data...

12 December 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

Asking prices drop as ‘less frantic’ property market emerges - Rightmove

The housing market is becoming more price sensitive as listing values drop and cuts rise, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest data shows...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sellers urged to resist asking price cuts

An estate agency firm is urging sellers to resist cutting asking prices. Tom Cranenburgh, of GetanOffer, which describes itself as a quick...

14 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

Insight – where are the nation’s best-performing estate agents?

New research from GetAgent has outlined where the UK’s best-performing estate agents are currently located when it comes to the price secured...

19 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

Asking price cuts show ‘early signs of price sensitivity’ 

The level of price cutting on agency listings has started to hit new highs. Property Log, which is a Chrome extension that...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents who stand out online will succeed in a slowing market

After two years of extraordinary activity in the housing market there are signs that the clouds are gathering as RICS reports...

21 September 2022

From: Features

Property buyers reducing budgets amid cost of living crunch - Savills

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

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Property forecast: Demand remains strong despite UK inflation 

Many first-time buyers and homeowners are becoming more cautious of the property market. The cost of living crisis, combined with rising...

03 September 2022

From: Features

Property market aims to define a housing crash

Property professionals and commentators have begun pondering an official definition of a house price crash. It comes amid forecasts that house prices...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove – prices down, but more likely due to holidays than rate rise

The latest research from Rightmove has revealed that the price of property coming to the market has witnessed its first fall...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer asking prices and rents rise three times faster than pre-pandemic

Asking prices for typical first-time buyer homes and equivalent rents have risen three times faster compared with the pre-pandemic years, Rightmove...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The regions where agents are achieving above asking price offers

Agents are currently achieving 99.4% of the asking price on listings, research shows.  The figure, calculated by agency comparison website GetAgent based...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agents achieving above asking price sales despite cooling market

New instructions and buyer demand have stumbled again but agents are still managing to sell existing stock above asking price, the...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing logjam! Agents waiting for half a million sales to complete

More than 500,000 homes are currently sold subject to contract, creating a conveyancing logjam, Rightmove claims. Data from the portal suggests the...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage helps close gap between asking and sold prices

The lack of agency stock for sale has pushed the gap between asking and sold prices to record lows, research claims. Research...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes going under offer faster than ever but market will moderate - Rightmove

Average asking prices have hit new highs but there are signs of the market easing, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest listings data...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Properties selling at record pace as portal predicts gradual price slowdown 

Properties are selling faster than ever either at or above asking price, Rightmove claims. It comes as the portal revealed that the...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s hotspot league table - are you here?

Rightmove has created a league table to identify where new buyer competition is hottest across the UK housing market. Across the country...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Best ever spring market for vendors as prices hit new record

There’s been a remarkable 1.7 per cent increase in the average asking price of homes coming to the market in just...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Asking prices show largest monthly jump in over 20 years

Rightmove - which issues its annual figures to shareholders later this week - has released a bullish snapshot of the housing...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heralds “truly remarkable” change in market conditions

An agency is warning some house hunters that they face a more competitive time this year following a “truly remarkable” change...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Asking prices show no sign of Levelling Up

Average asking prices in Britain have risen by 53 per cent over the past 10 years according to Rightmove. They have risen...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the postcode where sellers got 117% of asking price

The average home sale in England and Wales in 2021 achieved 98 per cent of the asking price - slightly improved...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Air Quality may be latest factor to influence asking prices

A study suggests that 70 per cent of buyers would be willing to pay more for a property with good indoor...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the premium buyers pay for chain-free properties

Buyers typically pay 10.8 per cent extra for chain-free properties than for similar homes with chains, according to new research. Website GetAgent...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Up! Up! Up!  Rightmove reports more buyers and more competition

Rightmove’s first housing market report of 2022 starts when last year’s ended - on a high.  The average price of property coming...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

The property that sold for 214% above asking price

Top Scottish agency Galbraith says key parts of the country saw some buyers snapping up properties this year without even visiting...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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