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KEYWORD "home buying" - 100 RESULTS
Foxtons’ share price rises on sale rumours

Foxtons’ share price got a mini boost on Monday morning after rumours that the agency brand is preparing for a sale. The...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Home Buying and Selling Group launches logbook pilot

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has arranged a new pilot scheme for a group of lawyers and conveyancers to...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New BASPI form launches with update information requests

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fifth iteration of the...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs launch inquiry into home buying and selling process

MPs have launched an inquiry on improving the home buying and selling process in England. The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC)...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property platform unveils ads aimed at reducing moving stress

OneDome has launched a new advertising campaign along the theme of  '#PaperbagorOneDome'.  The campaign will feature mini campaigns that aim to humorously...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

OneDome adds surveying to HomeBuyer Service product

OneDome is expanding its flagship product HomeBuyer Service to include surveying.  The property platform said it now provides a full suite of...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government intervention needed on property transaction times – claim

Property professionals have called for the Government to allocate its promised £3m towards improving the home buying and selling process to...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property platform offers agents free AML checks

OneDome is offering free digital know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) checks for estate agents using its various home buying services.  The...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Take advantage of a better market

Reading the news on Estate & Letting Agent Today every day (as I’m sure you all do, too), there appears to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Marching bravely forward with eyes fixed firmly on the past

Everyone’s a pundit these days, aren’t they? And January is pundit season – when a New Year starts, out come the...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Agents urged to be more choosy about 2024 listings

Agents should be more picky about their listings during 2024 and focus on sellers that will help speed up sales by...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Time to stop wading through treacle: General Election must prioritise property digitisation drive

The 2023 Autumn Budget, amongst its considerable 110 growth measures, contained an important announcement for the property sphere, with £3 million...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Gazeal unveils conveyancing partnership

Reservation agreement provider Gazeal has partnered with Optimus, Landmark’s panel of conveyancers to offer its services as an option for home...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - I feel the need. The need for speed-ier house purchases

It was actor Charlies Sheen who said: ‘I have one speed. I have one gear. Go!’ The same might not be said...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Autumn Statement: Treasury pledges £3m to ‘improve homebuying process'

The Autumn Statement ended up being silent on Stamp Duty reforms and direct housing market stimulus but there were some nuggets...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New platform aims to match buyers with buying agents

A former lawyer has used her own experiences of trying to buy a home to launch a platform that matches homebuyers...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

How trading down can help save you money and live a little

By Kevin Shaw, National Sales Managing Director, Leaders Romans Group As the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact the UK, many of us...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Pressure mounts for stamp duty cut across UK

A proposed cut in stamp duty by the Westminster government would be a welcome boost to homebuyers and would need to...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents invited to give their views on ‘home moving roadmap’

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) is seeking feedback from agents on proposals that it feels will “revolutionise moving home...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

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

30 September 2023

From: Features

Have mortgage rates peaked?

Since the Bank of England base rate started making large jumps around the middle of last year, mortgage rates have increased...

23 September 2023

From: Features

New Conveyancing Association document highlights digital tools to speed up sales

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched a new document to help firms benefit from the range of digital services available to...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government urged to resurrect Help to Buy

The Government is facing calls to resurrect the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. The housing support scheme, which provided a Government-backed...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - How can regulated open data sharing unlock the property transaction?

The property transaction in England and Wales is a notoriously slow and fraught process, taking typically 150 days to complete, with...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Is the pace of technological development accelerating?

If we turn the clock back only twenty years, the concept of managing our lives from a handheld device was within...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New strategic partnership aims to boost agency compliance

Client onboarding and verification tool LandmarkAgent has announce a strategic partnership with CRM provider Street.co.uk. The collaboration will enable agency users to...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry executive queries focus of new digital property group

The chairman of the Residential Logbook Association (RLBA) has queried the relevance of a new Government-backed property group focused on digital...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters ‘delay buying plans’ until rates drop – research

Renters are putting off their buying plans until property becomes more affordable, according to the latest research from The Mortgage Lender...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The property industry must pull together to stop from falling apart, industry report reveals

Now more than ever, property professionals across the sector need to pull together and collaborate more closely to make business gains,...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Coadjute aims to speed-up sales with upfront information tool

Coadjute has launched a Digital Property Data Pack service for its users. The pack is designed to cover the requirements of the...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Mayhem - Labour summit wins support from industry

The Labour Party has announced it will be hosting an emergency mortgage summit this week. The summit, happening in London tomorrow, is...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Education changes mindsets to the power of upfront material information

Fortune favours the brave, as the saying goes. So, when you consider how upfront material information can and does make the...

01 July 2023

From: Features

Now is the time for the Government to resurrect help to buy

With the Bank of England’s rate rise to five per cent, soaring rents, and the cost-of-living crisis, now is the time...

24 June 2023

From: Features

Upfront Material Information boosts house sales

When it comes to the usage, and benefits of, providing upfront material information to all those involved in the home buying...

17 June 2023

From: Features

Industry figure seeks agents for upfront searches trial

Industry veteran Tim Main has issued a challenge for agents in the latest attempt to speed up sales and reduce fall-throughs. Main,...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Semi-detached homes selling fastest - claim

Semi-detached houses are currently the fastest-selling type of property in the UK, research suggests. Analysis of 101,126 house sale transactions by home...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry group forms Open Property Data Association

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has formed an independent industry body, the Open Property Data Association (OPDA), for companies...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Latest Property Data Trust Framework goes live

The Home Buying & Selling Technology Group (HBSG) has launched the latest version of the Property Data Trust Framework following live...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Technology provides the key to better customer experience

At the recent Home Buying & Selling Group UFI Roadshow in London, it was gratifying to note that panel members and...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront material information pilot cuts conveyancing time in half

A year-long pilot of using upfront material Information by conveyancer Thomas Legal and search provider Conveyancing Data Services, a part of...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Open letter urges Housing Secretary to help speed-up the property market

A coalition of businesses from across the property industry have united to call on the Government to do more to speed-up...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuying ‘disruptor’ secures £8m fundraise

A company aiming to “disrupt the conventional homebuying space” has raised £8m in a Series A equity funding round. Wayhome offers a...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Should buying a property be as quick and as easy as buying a car?

Yes it should….and we’re getting closer. Where there’s no chain involved, here at AVRillo, we can be ready to exchange contracts in...

22 April 2023

From: Features

Less space for more money as house sizes shrink over time

Homes have decreased in size every decade since the 1950s, despite house prices rising exponentially, according to new data. Intriguingly the average...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront information is here and now - digital conveyancing is next!

Last week was the first ever National Conveyancing Week, which I hope registered with agents and perhaps you even took up...

08 April 2023

From: Features

Land Registry analysis tool and sales platform unveil partnership

Land Registry analysis tool provider Veya has announced a partnership with home buying and selling platform adoor to help speed-up sales. Clients...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Why material information does and should matter to you

According to the recent industry research report ‘Back to the Future’ from tmgroup, mio and CDS 40% of property transaction delays...

01 April 2023

From: Features

New leasehold information form aims to simplify the selling process

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has announced a new update to the Leasehold Property Enquiries (LPE1) form, which it...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property professionals prepare for National Conveyancing Week

National Conveyancing Week has kicked off from today. The awareness-raising week features a series of in-person, online and pre-recorded events aimed at...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing technology firm wins grant to develop AI tools

Collaborative Conveyancing has won an Innovate UK grant in partnership with the Hartree Centre research facility and completed a fundraising round...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal body: Land Registry ‘must get house in order’ after strikes

Conveyancers are warning that this week’s Land Registry strikes could have a knock-on effect on property sales once staff return to...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property professionals back digital identity framework

Property professionals have given their backing to the idea of a universal digital identity for buyers and sellers to speed up...

22 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

Industry executive backs rules on who can setup an estate agency

Industry analyst and and chair of The Home Buying and Selling Group Kate Faulkner, has called for the Government to stop agents being...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

2023 – and the year of the digital?

We are now well into 2023 and, while there have been a huge number of steps taken towards a digital future...

04 February 2023

From: Features

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

Property professionals named in New Years Honours list

Property market analyst and chair of The Home Buying and Selling Group Kate Faulkner was given an OBE in the New...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Women are changing the surveying stereotype

Surveying is traditionally a male-dominated profession, and many women who have worked in the profession for many years report that at...

23 December 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Property Natter – the five biggest property moments of 2022

As we get ever closer to 2023, this final Natter of the year is dedicated to the five biggest property moments of...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Opinion - what will 2023 bring for the property market?

As we move closer to the end of the year, we invariably begin to think of what 2023 will bring, how...

10 December 2022

From: Features

Agents trial ‘fair data sharing’ to speed-up transactions

Agents have begun trialling a new common technology framework devised by a committee within the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG)...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

RIP Help to Buy: what comes next?

In this guest feature, Ben Bailey, CCO at Even, a mortgage lender for first-time buyers launched this year, provides commentary on the end...

05 November 2022

From: Features

Michael Gove 'gets it' - why his return is good news for the industry

Recent political changes – and there have been quite a few in recent weeks – have brought about something of a...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Q&A with HBSG's Maria Harris - are digital mortgages the future?

With reform of the home buying and selling process as crucial as it's ever been, and disrupters like Coadjute and PEXA...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Government urged to take the lead on homebuying reforms

The Government is being urged to take the lead on homebuying reform as conveyancers warn that recruitment issues and lawyer burn-out...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Slow going – average time to purchase a home passes five months

One of the biggest frustrations people have with the home buying and selling process is the amount of time it takes...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla boss: 'We are well placed to improve the home buying process'

Zoopla chief executive Charlie Bryant has revealed aspirations for the portal to play a key role in the home buying process. Speaking...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why housing must always have a seat at the top table

First off, my own quick tribute to the Queen, who died on Thursday afternoon aged 96. Despite her age and declining...

10 September 2022

From: Features

Property Natter - a day in the life of a mortgage broker

In this latest Day in the Life of...Natter, I get an insight into one of the most vital cogs of the...

27 August 2022

From: Features

How tech can lead the way in speeding up the home buying and selling process

I am somewhat disappointed, yet not surprised, when I see the headlines ‘blaming’ various fractions of a property transaction as the...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Video interview - how to be a Mum and run a 200-branch estate agency

Estate Agent Today's good friend Christopher Watkin recently carried out a video interview with Glynis Frew, the well-known former managing director...

20 August 2022

From: Features

The whole of the market will win with streamlined processes, says TVPN

The entirety of the property market could be enhanced by embracing all-in-one moving and streamlining processes, according to The ValPal Network. This,...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today – PropTech shows Britain can still be a leader on the world stage

The last week has been dramatic even by the standards of UK politics, with a Cabinet and junior minister rebellion bringing...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buying reform continues despite Cabinet chaos; leasehold uncertainty remains

A senior member of the Home Buying and Selling Group has insisted work on reforms is ongoing despite the ministerial merry-go-round...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

More upfront information when buying a car vs buying a house! Is it time for change?

I look back on when my dad helped me buy my first car and shared his pearls of wisdom on what...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Why free online logbooks are little more than Dropbox

There have been many articles about ‘digitising upfront information’, following the publication of DLUHC’s Levelling-Up white paper and National Trading Standards...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Buyers ‘worried about looking stupid’ to estate agents

First-time buyers have admitted to feeling overwhelmed or scared to talk to estate agents about the homebuying process. A study of 2,000...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

The art of collaboration - why it can help benefit the home buying and selling process

If there’s not a book called ‘The Art of Collaboration’ then there should be. Update: a quick Google search shows there...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Agents reveal most common culprit when it comes to fall-throughs

Buyer issues have been cited as the main cause of fall-throughs, according to new research. A survey of more than 940 agents,...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Is it time to do the world a favour?

Estate agents are in a unique position – we handle the meeting of people’s aspirations probably more than any other profession....

21 May 2022

From: Features

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Lack of home buying support blamed for Tory local election losses

A lack of support to help people onto the property ladder has been highlighted as one factor for the Tory party’s...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

The property industry is fortunate in including many great people, doing great work across a range of businesses – from traditional agency...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Property portals gear up for material info changes

Property portals are preparing to support agents in complying with a new era of upfront material information. From the end of May,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A - how can agents and conveyancers work better together?

In this Q&A, I catch up with Jesper With-Fogstrup, chief executive officer of Smoove (formerly ULS Technology until a very recent...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

A government aim to improve the home buying process by making Local Land Charge search results instantly available is well underway,...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Information - Light at the end of the Tunnel? 

They say that in fashion, if you wait for long enough, clothes that are hanging at the back of your wardrobe...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Pro-active conveyancers in bid to improve buying and selling process

A number of pro-active conveyancers are joining a new conveyancing directory being set up by one of the leading figures in...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: The barriers of non-communicating PropTech

PropTech solutions have continued to ingratiate themselves in both the forefront of an agency within advertising mediums and in the backend...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - how do you solve a problem like conveyancing?

Those aficionados of the Sound of Music will recognise the tag line above. It came to my mind when thinking about...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Challenger portal launches major advertising campaign

The OneDome group websites - OneDome itself and nethouseprices - are launching their largest ever advertising campaign. It will target buyers and...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown ‘may make home buying even slower’

HM Revenue & Customs has been warned by financial experts that its latest crackdown on stamp duty abuse could make the...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – meet the blockchain network quietly taking agency by storm

Until a few years ago, you would have been forgiven for not knowing who or what Coadjute was. But the company, founded...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Q&A with the RLBA - what are property logbooks and why are they important?

In the last two years digital Property Logbooks for our homes have moved from concept to reality with almost a quarter...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Lawyer says some agents can’t cope with more regulation

A leading property lawyer says some agents will struggle to meet the demand for more ‘material information’ put forward by Trading...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Reform of properties listings welcomed by industry leaders

Industry figures have come out in favour of the long-term programme of new compulsory information to be contained on property listings. From...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Knowledge is power - why PDTF is a positive step forward for buying and selling

‘Knowledge is power’ goes the old saying, and one variation on that theme is a quote from academic, Robert Boyce, who...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Success for young PropTech founder helping first time buyers

A young entrepreneur has won an award for creating an online service making it simpler for couples to buy their first...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Government pledge for upfront sales info hailed as big advance

The government’s call for a pack of property information to be made available upfront during the sales process has been welcomed...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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