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KEYWORD "cost of living" - 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

JONATHAN ROLANDE: If your social media feed is anything like mine, it's now full of cries for help from tenants

Amid the frenetic news agenda of recent weeks, a story broke that may have easily passed you by. It revealed how tenant...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cut hopes rise as inflation slows again

The rate of inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. It means the consumer price index...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Q1 at auction: the most active auction market we've seen to date

Auction is gearing up for further growth with a traditional strong spring market anticipated off the back of a record-breaking quarter...

15 May 2024

From: Features

Housing concerns growing among the public – ONS

Increasing numbers of people are citing housing as their main concern, official data suggests. The latest public opinions and social trends survey...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Demand for Small Properties as budgets tighten

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing costs still a major concern for majority of UK adults

The cost of housing continues to be a major concern to the majority of adults in the UK, according to the...

29 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

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Optimism in residential housing in Scotland as the market proves its resilience

Stress tests are a valuable tool for measuring resilience and the Scottish residential property market was put through a fairly gruelling...

30 March 2024

From: Features

‘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

Propertymark: 'Agents are willing to pay for industry regulation'

Agents would be happy to pay for regulation but the sector should be wary of costs, a Propertymark executive has told...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Home mover mortgage lending hit 50-year low in 2023

The level of mortgage approvals for home-movers hit the lowest level since the 1970s amid the cost of living crisis in...

05 March 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

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

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

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of first-time buyers leave London to get on property ladder

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Great Britain has fallen back this year but first-time buyers...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - What a difference a year makes

As 2023 trundles towards the buffers and we look forward to our Christmas break, it is something of a seasonal phenomenon...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Tim Foreman, Managing Director of Land and New Homes, Leaders Romans Group (LRG):

New homes – we need more in ‘24 2023 was a year which saw the 'need to moves' active in the housing...

23 December 2023

From: Features

2024 auction predictions - looking beyond interest rates

In assessing the outlook for property auctions in 2024, it's crucial to look beyond interest rates. The real driving force behind...

23 December 2023

From: Features

How managing your pipeline can help to increase market share

Despite the somewhat challenging year, we have seen many agents we work with continuing to flourish. We support hundreds of agents...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - warm fundraising feelings

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

15 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

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

Agents Do Charity - stocking fillers

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

17 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

Chancellor urged to introduce Stamp Duty cut for downsizers

Agency brand Chestertons has joined calls for Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to include Stamp Duty reform in his Autumn Statement. Hunt will deliver...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Commercial to residential - a growing opportunity

Paul Johnson, Head of Corporate Sales at Leaders Romans Group (LRG) Commercial property has historically been viewed as the more profitable asset...

04 November 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - charitable collaborations

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

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to agents - more house prices falls expected in 2024

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best city for First Time Buyers today

A new analysis of the housing market has assessed 50 cities in the UK to establish which is best for first...

26 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

Agents tell Jeremy Hunt what they want in Autumn Statement

Propertymark has urged the Treasury to do more to alleviate the cost of living crisis for those on low-income budgets, reduce...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

OnTheMarket highlights 'challenging times' amid takeover rumours

OnTheMarket (OTM) has warned of a “challenging backdrop” for agents which may impact the portal’s annual revenue. It comes amid rumours, reported...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ‘ticking time bomb’ set to explode - warning

The “ticking time bomb” of Help to Buy repayments could be set to explode due to the cost of living crisis,...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners ‘considering’ moving to cheaper homes to cut costs

A fifth of homeowners are considering moving somewhere cheaper due to the cost of living crisis, KPMG has revealed. The firms latest,...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - aspirational autumn

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

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing outlook remains positive, unlike England’s rugby chances

If, like me, you’re an ardent England rugby fan or indeed a fan of rugby in general, you’ll be counting down...

02 September 2023

From: Features

Survey reveals demand for downsizing

A third of those opting to move home in the current market are downsizers, research claims. However, it’s not the increased cost...

25 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

The land industry must separate itself from politics

The process from a Local Plan allocation to a digger on site typically stretches beyond the length of a five-year political...

12 August 2023

From: Features

Cash and needs-based buyers driving prime markets - Savills

Cash purchasers, younger needs-based buyers and relocators are the driving force behind the current prime UK property market, according to research...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords offered alternative to selling-up amid market clampdown

Landlords considering selling up are being urged to lease their homes to a trust catering for homeless people instead. With fears that...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Money-saving hacks to help you cut costs on home insurance

According to research, the average cost of home insurance was £300 in 2022 – a record low. However, this could increase...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Online agency market share dwindles again

The market share of online and hybrid agents reduced further during the second quarter of 2023, new figures show. Analysis from property...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis pushes demand for park homes - claim

A park home specialist provider claims demand for that niche property increased significantly in the second quarter of this year. The Quickmove...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Sentiment remains strong despite slower market

Sentiment among movers is proving to be remarkably resilient despite the challenging news in recent months on mortgage rates, inflation, and...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Michael Gove has finally done something sensible

It’s not a sentence that I thought I would be writing, but Housing Secretary Michael Gove has indeed finally done something...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Price reductions rise but sellers aren’t giving up

Agents are facing challenges of rising price reductions but fewer listings are being withdrawn and the level of fall-throughs is dropping,...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket admits agent cancellations running higher than expected

OnTheMarket has admitted to shareholders that the cancellation of agent contracts has been “higher than expected”. In results from the company issued...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Prepare for 6.5% interest rates - warning

Interest rates could peak at 6.5%, an economist has warned, but it will take a while to hit the housing market. Azad...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals rise but buyers are facing ‘tricky landscape’

Mortgage approvals rose between April and May but are down by a quarter annually, underlining the uncertain market. Bank of England data...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: The Government must step in soon

After yet another tumultuous week in the property market, many of those working sector will be breathing a huge sigh of...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad 'risks becoming unsustainable'

Parents are compromising their own financial situation to help their children cope with the cost of living crisis, research shows. The latest...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising mortgage rates are worse than 2p tax hike - claim

The hit to the economy from soaring mortgage rates will be equivalent to a 2p income tax hike, new analysis by...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Service charges up 8% annually and London flat owners are paying the most – research

Flat owners have seen their service charges rise by 8% over the past year, research suggests. A new service charge index launched...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate Agent Daniel sees opportunity in the tough challenges ahead

There’s never a perfect time to set up in business, but many might think now is exactly the wrong time to...

24 June 2023

From: Features

Buyers and sellers braced for latest interest rate rise

The property market is braced for another interest rate rise today after the latest inflation data shows the cost of living...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How to navigate the tough market to your advantage

This May, we saw almost twice as many properties listed for sale across the UK than there were in May 2022....

21 June 2023

From: Features

 Buyers cite cost of living crisis as they put-off property purchases

The rising cost of living and higher mortgage rates are forcing potential homebuyers to put their property plans on hold, research...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Lenders warn of mortgage slump in second half of 2023

The chief executive of the Building Societies Association is warning that mortgage lending - already down on last year - is...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 May 2023

From: Features

Money saving tips for movers as costs rise 24%

The cost of moving home has soared in the past year, new figures reveal. According to new data compiled by insurers Admiral...

20 May 2023

From: Features

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

Why estate agents need to instantly respond to every new enquiry 24/7

With rising mortgage rates and the cost of living expected to be the biggest cause of a slowdown in the housing...

06 May 2023

From: Features

Could your company culture withstand a crisis?

The UK is on its rear - fact. Whilst many were breathing a sigh of relief after surviving a global pandemic,...

29 April 2023

From: Features

Online agents hit by decline in market share 

Online agents have failed to capitalise on the cost of living crisis and have seen their market share for exchanges drop...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - moving tales of fundraising

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

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows but remains positive - Halifax

The latest Halifax House Price Index gave estate agents renewed optimism last week amid the ongoing market crash debate after the...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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

OnTheMarket warns mortgage repricing will hit homebuyer and seller confidence

Homebuyers should prepare for short-term volatility as mortgage rates are currently being repriced, OnTheMarket chief executive Jason Tebb has warned. Tebb warned...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Guild boss identifies housing market ‘green shoots’

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

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Younger UK buyers lured by cheaper continental house prices - claim

Increasing numbers of young buyers are looking abroad to boost their chances of getting on the property ladder. New data from international...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Downsizing incentives and first-time buyer support top Budget wishlist

From first-time buyer support to Stamp Duty changes or just doing nothing at all, there is plenty that agents and property...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Jeremy Hunt play the good Samaritan for the PRS?

So next week we get to know how high housing is on the Government’s list of priorities. As we wait to see...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Do you have a plan of action for the year ahead?

With no ease up on the cost of living crisis, understandably many agents’ primary concern is whether or not their tenants...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - Memories of times past while marching bravely forward

I’ve found myself in contemplative mode this week, looking forward to the future and remembering times past. In the immediate future –...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Home-movers will still spend despite cost of living crunch, claim

Home-movers have been identified as one of the most attractive consumer groups during the cost-of-living crisis, contributing an estimated £29 billion...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners delaying next move due to cost of living crisis - claim

More than a tenth of homeowners expect to delay buying or selling a home this year due to the cost of...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove market position boosted by ‘estate agent reliance’

Agents may have been slightly put out by Rightmove reporting a boom in user fees despite a drop in members, but...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Repossession fears over new MoJ numbers

ANY REPOSSESSION is a tragedy for the person involved, and latest figures indicate the number of victims falling victim is currently...

04 March 2023

From: Features

Annual house price growth turns negative - Nationwide

Annual house price growth has fallen for the first time since June 2020 and is now at its weakest level since...

02 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

Bring back Bruce? Sack Pindar? What’s next for Purplebricks? 

Purplebricks’ share price hit a new low last week after it announced a strategic review that could lead to the sale...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners driving Google search surge for cost saving measures around the home

The rising price of fuel and the wider cost of living crisis are causing significant concern and stress for UK homeowners...

11 February 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - positive partnerships

There are plenty of inspiring examples of charity partnerships with property brands this week, from foodbanks to hospitals. If there are charitable endeavours...

10 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

Property analyst: Falling mortgage rates are 'false positive' for the market

Falling mortgage rates are a “false positive” for the health of the property market, analyst Davy Research has warned.  A housing research...

06 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

Property expert reveals the 3 most powerful ways to add value to your home

The cost of living crisis in the UK has majorly impacted thousands of peoples’ plans to move home, with mortgage lending...

04 February 2023

From: Features

Downsizing on the rise amid cost of living crisis

Record energy bills and the cost-of-living crisis has prompted a surge in downsizing activity over the past 12 months, new research...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - When the going gets tough, agents get growing

One of the nice things about this time of year is that slowly, ever so slowly, we begin to emerge from...

28 January 2023

From: Features

How much does it cost to move abroad

When Winter stabs its icy fingers at us Brits our thoughts tend to turn to sun-kissed beaches, the lapping Mediterranean and...

28 January 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - a positive start to 2023

Agents and property professionals have kicked off the year by supporting a range of causes. Whatever the cause you are working for,...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal boss: Property market remains active for ‘realistic’ sellers

The property market is still active for ‘realistic’ sellers and serious buyers, OnTheMarket (OTM’s) claims. Jason Tebb, chief executive of the portal,...

18 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

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