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KEYWORD "buyer demand" - 100 RESULTS
RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Home movers undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers planning to move home say the election will not affect their plans, research suggests. A survey by Rightmove...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

Affordability is a bigger factor for buyers than the confirmed General Election, Savills claims. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set a date...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock rises to three-year high but sales are facing short-term slump

Agency stock has hit a three-year high but sales expectations have dipped as hopes of an imminent interest rate cut fade,...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Five year record high for number of homes listed for sale - Zoopla

Would-be home-buyers are enjoying the highest level of spring-time choice of homes in five years says Zoopla. The portal claims that there...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why we must stop favouring first-time buyers for housing delivery

The plight of the nation’s first-time buyers may be the focus when it comes to government housing initiatives, but our latest...

13 April 2024

From: Features

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

GetAgent: Buyer demand is rising

Buyer demand has continued to climb during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, research suggests. Analysis by agency comparison website GetAgent...

08 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

Buyer demand rises as sellers become ‘more realistic’ - research

Buyer demand shot up in February, helped by a surge in ‘realistically priced’ property supply, research suggests. Data from TwentyEA shows the...

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

London house prices fall by up to £236,000 in a year

Our latest research has revealed London’s six best performing boroughs when it comes to positive property price growth. But a wider trend...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Rate cut needed ‘sooner rather than later’ as mortgage pricing rises - warning

Increasing numbers of mortgage lenders are pulling decent deals as swap rates rise. Santander has become the latest high street lender to...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Home sales rising but buyers’ market prevails

Property supply and demand have rebounded since the start of the year amid falling mortgage rates but sellers are still making...

29 January 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

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

Zoopla: Buyer demand already ahead of early 2023

Buyer demand and new sales at the start of 2024 are already ahead of equivalent 2023 levels, Zoopla. Figures from the portal...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax records shock rise in house prices for 2023 - were values really up?

House prices ended 2023 up 1.7%, Halifax has claimed. The lender’s latest House Price Index for December 2023 suggests the price of...

08 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

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

RICS: Property professionals are becoming ‘cautiously’ positive

Agents and surveyors are at their most positive about the housing market for the first time since January 2022. The November 2023...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove urges agents to prepare for Boxing Day bounce

Rightmove is forecasting a Boxing Day bounce this festive period. Analysis by the portal suggests that the number of new properties coming...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage or increased demand? House prices rise again

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

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New build demand hits record low

Buyer demand for homes in England has hit its lowest recorded levels since 2015, according to the latest House Builders’ Survey...

29 November 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

Halifax: ‘House prices rise but it’s not due to buyer demand’

Houses prices stopped falling on a monthly basis for the first time since in six months during October but are still...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Race for sub-5% mortgage rate heats up - claim

Mortgage rates could be set to finally fall below 5%, brokers claim. The pricing of home loans has rocketed this year amid high...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction buyers drop sharply despite more vendors trying their luck

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

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual price growth hits new low – Land Registry

House price growth fell to its lowest annual rate since 2012 in August, official data shows. The latest Land Registry House Price...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Price sensitivity’ continues to hit prime markets

September has been ‘underwhelming’ for sales in prime London except for at the high-end £5m price point, figures suggest. Separate analysis from...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: No signs of short-term property market improvements

Property professionals remain negative about the prospects for the housing market over the coming months amid low buyer demand and fewer...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but how long will ‘correction’ last?

House prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in a row during September and dropped at the fastest rate since August...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Posh Property Buyers stand back as prime London cools

An index of prime London properties suggests buyers standing back as economic uncertainty reaches the upper levels of the market. The Prime...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows again as agents enter ‘busy autumn’

Annual house price growth has returned to its lowest level since the pandemic, Land Registry data shows. The latest figures from the...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property data firm launches competitor analysis tool for agents

Sprift has launched a new competitor analysis tool for agents using its services. A new market insights dashboard will provide users with...

14 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

Auction house market is booming – but for how long?

The size of the UK property auction house market hit the highest point in a decade in 2022, approaching half a...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How far will interest rates rise today?

Agents and property professionals will be keeping an eye on Threadneedle Street in London today, with the Bank of England expecting...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘House price drops were inevitable’

Cooling house prices are providing an opportunity for buyers even with higher borrowing costs, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body said it...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons shares rise despite sales slowdown

Shares in Foxtons rose 3.42% yesterday off the back of its interim results. The London agent’s half-year update shows while lettings revenue...

28 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

Mortgage rates surpass 6% in new blow for housing market

Mortgage rates have officially broken the 6% barrier. Average rates for home loans are now back at the level that prompted the...

20 June 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

Agency stock rises as demand and sales drop - RICS

High borrowing costs and an uncertain economic outlook remaining the main challenges for homebuyers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

RICS highlights ‘tentative signs’ of recovery in buyer demand

A more stable picture of the housing market may be emerging, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested. It comes...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Major lender warns of 25% house price drop in ‘downside scenario’

House prices could drop by almost 25% ‘start-to-trough’ or by as much as 40% in severe circumstances, Lloyds Banking Group has...

23 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

Sales slide by 30% as buyer demand wanes - claim

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

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Cluttons: Pandemic house price gains won’t be wiped out

Prices will fall during this year, but the outlook differs depending on location, according to Cluttons. A first quarter update from the...

13 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

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

Interest rate rise: Property market braced for sales drop

The property market has been warned to expect fewer sales and more expensive mortgages after interest rates were raised for the...

03 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

Winkworth: ‘Return of commuters and overseas buyers is boosting activity’

The return of commuters and international buyers has seen buyer demand return to 2019 levels, a major London agent claims. Dominic Agace,...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Persimmon: 'Too early to say when buyer demand will recover''

Higher mortgage rates and the end of Help to Buy has had a “sharp impact” on sales rates, Persimmon has warned. A...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Realistic pricing will be crucial to successful sales this year

The ‘race for space’ is over and the property market is returning to pre-pandemic levels, Nicky Stevenson claims. Stevenson, managing director of...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Everything You Need To Know About the 2023 Housing Market

New year, old worries: what’s happening in the housing market? We’ve asked experts and collated forecasts, 15 in total. On the one...

07 January 2023

From: Features

‘Economic gravity’ has pushed buyer demand back down to earth – GetAgent

The pandemic-inspired property demand boom is well and truly over, GetAgent claims. It comes as the agent comparison website’s latest Hotspot Demand...

05 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

'Stamp Duty scars' boost October house prices - Land Registry

The end of last year’s Stamp Duty holiday has given a temporary boost to house price data for October 2022. The latest...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: National property market has turned ‘consistently negative’

Buyer demand, new instructions and agreed sales all continued falling in November, according to a downbeat update from the Royal Institution...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer urgency fading from the property market, agent claims

The level of homes being snapped up within two weeks of being listed has fallen to 6.8% across the UK market...

24 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

Buyers delay property purchases by 18 months – warning 

One of the UK’s largest building societies is urging the government to provide more homebuying support as research warns of a...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Housing market continues to stall

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned of a further weakening of the property market as buyer caution increases. The...

10 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

Zoopla: Buyer demand is down but house prices won't fall (yet)

Increasing numbers of transactions have fallen-through and asking price cuts are increasing but the market is still on track for almost...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Annual and monthly house price growth slowed in August - Land Registry

House price growth slowed both annually and monthly during August, new figures show, as commentators warn a property market slowdown is coming. The...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: 'Some movers are pausing but others are rushing to complete'

Agency stock has hit the highest level so far this year but it seems to coincide with a decline in demand...

17 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

Demand is cooling but sellers' market remains for now - claim

Buyer demand is cooling but the property sector still remains in a sellers’ market for now, new analysis claims. The latest National...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents facing falling demand as asking price cuts rise

Property demand has dropped while price reductions have increased in recent weeks, data shows. Two separate pieces of industry data give new...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Agency stock is back to 2019 levels

Agency stock has returned to 2019 levels as demand eases, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest data revealed that the number of homes...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency property supply hits new low as demand drops - RICS

Agency stock has hit a new low as surveyors report falling instructions and a drop in demand. The latest RICS Residential Market...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Uncertainty remains over housing’s importance to new PM, says expert

A property expert has claimed that it remains to be seen where housing will feature in the upcoming political agenda. Nicky Stevenson,...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells Group results - market share remains steady but revenue down by 13%

Connells Group - the largest agency group in the UK after its purchase of Countrywide - has today announced its financial results for...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings drives Foxtons revenues as sales conversions slow

Lettings has helped drive Foxtons revenue and profits for the first half of the year, a company update has revealed. The listed...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand cools but 'remains above pre-pandemic levels'

More than a third of England’s regions have seen buyer demand fall over the previous quarter, research claims in the latest...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove ups house price forecasts due to lack of new agency stock

Rightmove has upped its house price forecasts for this year as new stock supply fails to keep up with demand. The portal...

18 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

Zoopla: 'Forced sales unlikely but price growth will slow'

The property market is unlikely to see forced sales but buyers are becoming more price sensitive, Zoopla warns. The property portal’s latest...

01 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

Research uncovers areas where stock is 'running out' compared with demand

The remaining amount of agency stock still for sale remains at the same level as last year, TwentyCi claims. The property data...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise: Agents remain optimistic but FTBs urged to ‘act now’

The Bank of England raised interest rates for the fifth consecutive month yesterday. The cost of borrowing is now at a 13-year...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build completions hampered by rising costs

Limited supply is prompting more buyers to consider new-builds but the sector is also suffering from a stock shortage, Savills warns. Research...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills warns house price correction chatter is overstated

House price growth is set to slow but talk of a correction is overstated, Savills claims. The latest house price forecasts from...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Price reductions on the rise as buyers become 'more sensitive' - Zoopla

The property market is starting to get hit by price cuts and slower sales times. Research by Zoopla has highlighted that one...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents - it's time to get clever with property tech

Estate agents use property technology each and every day for residential property transactions, but is there more they can do with...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Mortgage data suggests buyer demand is waning - claim

A property lender claims to have identified signs that the property market is slowing. Analysis of Bank of England mortgage approval data...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London price growth hits seven-year high

Buyer demand has rebounded in prime areas of the capital and there is also talk of a return to competitive bidding. The...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand 'waning' ahead of interest rate decision

The property market could be set for further upheaval when the Bank of England makes its latest interest rate decision today. The...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Foxtons’ sales revenue down by 9% in Q1 2022

The latest trading update from Foxtons has revealed that sales revenue in the first quarter of this year was down 9%...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

	Winkworth posts record sales from stamp duty holiday and beyond

Winkworth agents posted record sales income last year, attributed to the stamp duty holiday. The London-listed agent franchise group revealed in its...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New analysis reveals the 'hottest' seller's markets

All regions of the UK remain in a seller’s market as the traditional spring selling season begins for agents. Housing market consultancy...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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