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KEYWORD "homebuyers" - 100 RESULTS
Buyers urged to get protected amid rise in gazumping

Buyers are being urged to be on alert about being gazumped amid a rise in the practice. The HomeOwners Alliance has highlighted...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Cost of moving hits almost £52,000 – research

Homebuyers are spending an average of £51,784 to move home in the current market, although this climbs as high as £86,000...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage shelf-life hits three-month low

Homebuyers need to act fast to grab mortgage rates, with deals now disappearing within two weeks. Analysis by comparison website Moneyfacts shows...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but calls remain for interest rate cut

House prices appear to have benefited from a Spring bounce but sales and mortgage approvals have struggled. It comes after a busy...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers still prefer people rather than robots for mortgage advice

Mortgage borrowers still prefer the human touch when applying for a home loan despite the rising popularity of artificial intelligence, research...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Punitive’ Scottish property taxes aren’t deterring buyers (yet)

High property taxes in Scotland may eventually deter buyers, one of the country’s major agents has warned. Analysis by DJ Alexander has...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers dominate the market but downsizers are staying put - claim

The proportion of mortgaged homebuyers has hit its highest level for four years, research suggests. Analysis based on conveyancing quote requests on...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates rise but borrowers have more choice of home loans

Homebuyers have been hit by the highest jump in mortgage rates since March, research suggests. Analysis by Moneyfacts found the typical pricing...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals most sought-after period property styles

The allure of Victorian architecture continues to captivate homebuyers, Rightmove suggests. Analysis by the portal shows Victorian homes are the most searched...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Ban Gazumping - strong public support for new law

A survey of homebuyers has found overwhelming support for a legal ban on gazumping. A mortgage lender - MFS - spoke with...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgages target buyers with defaults and County Court Judgements

A specialist lender is reintroducing a suite of mortgage products aimed at what it call “overlooked customers”. It turns out these are...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Portal claims 40 new agency sign-ups since start of 2024

A locally-owned property portal called Propertynews says it’s signed up over 40 more agents to list properties since New Year. More than...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Here comes Summer.... or maybe Autumn?

We all know that first-time buyers have had a tough time of it lately. Mad mini-budgets resulting in higher interest rates...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Vast majority of agents are proud of their profession - survey

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Single Income Homebuyers face huge uphill task - figures

New statistics from the Financial Conduct Authority, analysed by a legal firm, show the clear disadvantage and worsening picture for single...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut possible in Mini-Budget - government briefing

A report in the Times newspaper says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning a stamp duty cut in the early autumn. The paper...

22 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

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

Interest rates remain frozen – what does it mean for agent activity?

Interest rates were held for the fifth consecutive time after the latest Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday. The...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property portal unveils AI assistant to help homebuyers

Northern Ireland property portal Propertynews.com has launched a bespoke artificial intelligence assistant to improve the homebuying process for both buyers and...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Better news for economy gives confidence boost to property market

The best news for the property sector to come from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget statement came not from any fiscal...

20 March 2024

From: Features

AI-powered portal continues UK rollout

Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered property portal Jitty has now expanded to Bristol and the surrounding areas. The app said it clocked over 3,000...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers facing more mortgage choice but shorter shelf life

The mortgage price war appears to have eased and the shelf life on home loans has hit a six-month low, Moneyfacts...

13 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

A quarter of buyers ‘bribed’ seller to secure a purchase  - claim

A quarter of homebuyers have attempted to bribe sellers with everything from cash to kindness when trying to secure a property,...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

 Chancellor finalising ‘high-risk’ 1% mortgage scheme - reports

Rumours of the launch of a 1% mortgage deposit scheme have re-emerged with just weeks to go until the Spring Budget  Chancellor...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

From estate agent to residential building surveyor.

With a combined value surpassing £7.4 trillion, the UK’s 29 million residential properties represent a vital national asset, and for homeowners,...

08 February 2024

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ESPC: Homebuyers picked up bargains at the end of 2023

Buyers in Scotland took advantage of the high levels of competition in the market between November January, research suggests. Analysis by Scottish...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

AI-powered property portal launches in Bath

A new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered property portal has launched its app with an initial focus on Bath. The brand, called Jitty, aims...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lenders ‘treading fine line’ on competitive homebuyer deals

Mortgage lenders are “treading a fine line” between offering attractive rates for homebuyers and getting caught out by rising swap rates,...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers reject period properties to reduce housing costs - research

Homebuyers are snubbing period properties, new analysis suggests. Research by Shawbrook suggests UK buyers are now prioritising sustainability and efficiency over style,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs continued to rise in 2023 - claim

Fall-throughs are estimated to have cost UK buyers and sellers £270m during the third of last year, research suggests. It marks the...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

What’s hot in housing? The power of heat pumps

Heat pumps are become more prevalent across the UK to power our homes’ heating requirements and they are only likely to...

13 December 2023

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Mortgage commitments drop as homebuyers hold back - research

The value of gross mortgage advances increased during the third quarter but future lending commitments have dropped, Bank of England data...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents set for busy month of Christmas completions - research

The property market could be in for a strong end to the year based on typical seasonal trends, research suggests, New research...

12 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

Homebuyers postpone purchase plans after ‘disappointing’ Autumn Statement

Around half of homebuyers will continue to postpone plans to purchase a property after the Autumn Statement failed to provide sufficient...

30 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

What do the super-rich look for in a new home?

Swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor, his and her bathrooms, accommodation for staff, and endless tech-powered gadgets are just some of...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Stamp Duty rates should reflect current conditions, claim

Stamp Duty should reflect the current market conditions, an agency boss claims. Speaking exclusively to Estate Agent Today,  Michael Polzler, chief executive...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Winter warning over Japanese Knotweed

Homebuyers viewing properties during the winter months should be extra watchful for signs of invasive Japanese knotweed, which dies back in...

11 November 2023

From: Features

‘Subdued picture’ remains for housing market - claim

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

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

‘Watershed moment’ as sub-5% mortgages return

Mortgage brokers have hailed a ‘watershed moment’ as Nationwide became the first lender in months to release a sub-5% home loan...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest rates held but will it tempt homebuyers back to the market?

Interest rates were held for a second consecutive month yesterday, giving agents renewed hopes that the cost of borrowing has reached...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyers are too slow, homebuyers claim

The conveyancing process has been highlighted as a key pain point among buyers in the property transaction process. Research by anti-money laundering...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Electric Vehicle Charging: What Homebuyers Really Want to Know

As electric vehicles increasingly populate our roads and the necessity for accessible charging grows, enquiries about electric vehicle chargepoints when buying...

09 October 2023

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Savills: Realistic pricing ‘crucial’ to keeping the market moving

Prime London property values are not falling as far as the rest of the market but realistic pricing will be crucial...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency remains important to homebuyers and sellers

Buyers and sellers are still factoring energy efficiency into property valuations despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rolling back net-zero reforms. Analysis by...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Welcome news’ for buyers as inflation rate drops

The rate of inflation slowed from 6.8% to 6.7% in August, providing hope for homebuyers when it comes to high mortgage...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Soccer pundit Dion Dublin is up front for Expo

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert, Dion Dublin, is to headline the South East Property Expo.   The centre...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Bank of Family’ to fund record number of property purchases claim

Record numbers of homebuyers are set to get on the property ladder with the help of the “Bank of Family” this...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lack of digital tools adds to stress of property purchases – claim

UK homebuyers have expressed support for more digital tools to reduce the administrative burden of purchasing a property yet few have...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert predicts mortgage rate war in boost for buyers

Homebuyers and borrowers could be set to benefit from a mortgage price war, a property expert claims. Jonathan Rolande, from the National...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

High EPC ratings don’t boost property sale prices - claim

Energy performance certificates (EPC) make little difference to property sales and the Government should consider replacing them with more effective green...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market still in doldrums despite mortgage rate cuts

Mortgage lenders are at last cutting their rates on some deals, confident that the Bank of England’s base rate may rise...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Most buyers won’t read listings if they dislike photographs

New research from an estate agency attempts to quantify what most of the industry already knows - that prospective buyers won’t...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers risk losing home sales due to nightmare neighbours – research

The majority of buyers would offer less for a property or even pull-out of a transaction if they discovered a nightmare...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates are dropping but for how long?

Average mortgage rates have dropped slightly, providing possible respite for homebuyers. The latest Moneyfacts data shows the average two-year fixed mortgage rate...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

 Homebuyers facing retirement shortfall by borrowing for longer - warning

The number of people taking out mortgages with terms of 35 years or more hit a high of 88,059 in 2022,...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage boss: Higher rates will delay buying decisions

Homebuyers should get used to interest rates of 6% to 7% being the norm, a senior industry executive claims. Peter Brodnicki, chief...

25 July 2023

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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

Housing affordability ratio more than doubles since 1970s – research

New research aims to address the age-old debate of which generation has it worse when it comes to housing affordability. Quick-buy firm...

05 July 2023

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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

Level of fall-throughs decline - but for how long?

Fall-throughs are at their lowest quarterly level since the start of 2019, new data suggests. Analysis by House Buyer Bureau has found...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

 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

Size Matters - UK homes amongst world’s smallest but most expensive

New research shows that while the UK homebuyers are paying far more than those in many other countries, the properties they...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

An Englishman's home is his castle he can buy for less than a London terraced house

Market analysis by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, reveals that Homebuyers can buy a fort for the same price as a...

27 May 2023

From: Features

Developer launches webinar series aimed at helping homebuyers

Savills and OnTheMarket are among property brands set to deliver a webinar next week aimed at helping buyers to understand what...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers entering bidding wars for bungalows - claim

Homebuyers are entering bidding wars for bungalows, a property expert claims. The Daily Telegraph recently reported that young professionals in their 20s and...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers facing drop in choice of 10-year fixed rate mortgages

Homebuyers looking for a 10-year fixed mortgage for their property purchase are facing less choice, research suggests. Analysis by Moneyfactscompare.co.uk  has found...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Bolton buyers facing longest wait for local authority searches

Homebuyers in Bolton are waiting as long as 21 weeks for local authority searches new research shows. Analysis by upfront information pack...

24 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

Race for space is reversing – claim

The race for space is reversing as more employers are calling staff back into the office. Research by agency brand Jackson-Stops has...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers turning to social media for property advice

First-time buyers are turning to social media platforms such as TikTok for homebuying advice and guidance. A survey of first-time buyers aged 18...

02 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

Rightmove warns lenders may start increasing mortgage rates

Further mortgage rate rises could be on the way for homebuyers and owners, Rightmove suggests. After a few weeks where mortgage rates...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Law Society: Climate risks must be highlighted to homebuyers

Homebuyers should be warned about climate-related risks of a purchase, new Law Society guidance suggests. The legal membership body has issued guidance...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Spring 2023 – what’s in and what’s out in the housing market

THE PROPERTY market continues to hold pretty firm - despite fears voiced by many that 2023 would herald a crash in...

15 April 2023

From: Features

Help to Buy: Equity Loan ending - what help is available?

For just over a decade, the Government has operated ‘Help to Buy’ schemes in England. The first of these, ‘NewBuy’, which...

15 April 2023

From: Features

Homebuyers shun whiff of air pollution

New data reveals nearly two-thirds of homebuyers actively avoided areas of high air pollution when on the hunt for their current...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Fewer sales are collapsing – but for how long?

The number of fall-throughs declined during the final three months of 2022 but this trend may not last, new data suggests. Analysis...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Conveyancers ‘failing buyers on sewage tank rules’ - claim

Lawyers are warning of a growing number of incidents of septic tank conveyancing negligence, which could prove costly for homebuyers. House buyers...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Mortgage pricing will go lower despite interest rate rises

Mortgage pricing has dropped despite last week’s interest rate rise, Rightmove claims. In a boost for homebuyers, analysis by the portal suggests...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates hit six-month low in boost for buyers

Homebuyers looking to secure a mortgage are now facing more choice and lower rates than six months ago. New data from comparison...

22 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

Budget 2023: Property groups call for Stamp Duty overhaul

A property group is the latest to call for a Stamp Duty overhaul in today's Budget. The National Association of Property Buyers’ (NAPB)...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers £500 better off each year than renters - claim

Homeowners are now almost £500 better off annually than renters, new research suggests. Analysis by Halifax shows the monthly cost of owning...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers still hoping to meet Help to Buy deadline

First-time buyers are persisting with Help to Buy purchases as cut-off-point approaches for the housing support scheme. To be eligible for an...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers are becoming more flexible on property features - claim 

More than half of homebuyers have become more willing to compromise in the search for their next home, new research reveals. Analysis...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Cheers! Agency boss designs own gin brand for moving-in packs

The managing director of Essex-based agent Lamb & Co has designed his own gin that will be part of moving-in packs...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The hotspots for hipster buyers

Do you have lots of hipsters on your books looking for a home? New analysis aims to identify the hotspots for hipster...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove goes primetime to encourage homebuyers to 'get moving'

Rightmove is to become the headline sponsor of the new series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The new ITV series...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Home moving named ‘most stressful’ life event

Moving home has been identified as the most stressful life event, with buyers and sellers citing waiting to exchange as the...

10 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

Buyers willing to pay more for a greener home - claim

Reducing gas and electricity bills is trumping environmental and regulatory concerns for buyers seeking more energy efficient homes, research suggests. Knight Frank’s...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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