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KEYWORD "interest rates" - 100 RESULTS
Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Mortgaged homeowners ‘worst-hit’ by higher interest rates

Homeowners with mortgages have seen the highest increase in household costs over recent months, official data suggests. The latest Household Costs Index...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property expert slams 1% mortgages as Government considers introduction

The Government’s proposal to introduce a new 1% deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder is unworkable...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Propertymark joins calls for interest rate cut

Propertymark has joined growing calls for the Bank of England to cut interest rates. Interest rates have been held at 5.25% since...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgages to older borrowers drop 37.1% amid higher rates - data

Older borrowers were deterred by high mortgage rates last year, bank data suggests. Quarter four figures from UK Finance show a 37.1%...

20 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

Inflation rate remains steady in ‘silver lining’ for property market

The rate of inflation remained at 4% in the 12 months to January, but housing costs remain high, Office for National...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst: Don’t assume the housing market will be healthy throughout 2024

A drop in house prices remains likely for 2024 despite recent rises and improving sentiment. The latest Halifax house price index showed...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Interest rate cut needed as mortgage arrears rise

Propertymark has urged the Bank of England to cut interest rates “as soon as practically possible” after the trade body noted...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: UK housing costs hit record high of £200bn

UK housing costs hit £200bn for the first time in 2023, according to the latest research by Savills.  The analysis of private...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Real estate dubbed most distressed sector - warning

The European property market is the most distressed sector, new research suggests. The latest Distress Index, from restructuring firm Weil, has warned...

06 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

‘Uneventful’ interest rate update could boost property market – claim

Rightmove has recorded its busiest month since launching its mortgage in principle service in 2022 and predicts an interest rate hold...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK watching as EU house prices respond to green measures

While our own Government continues to tentatively encourage homeowners to carry out energy-efficient measures, they will no doubt be eagerly watching...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Analyst raises house price expectations but warns correction isn’t over

The UK and Europe’s “house price correction” isn’t over yet but the market will perform better than expected, a ratings agency...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons aims for £3m savings from branch closures as total revenue rises

Foxtons is set to close and consolidate some Ludlow Thompson branches as part of plans to save £3m this year. A trading...

26 January 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

Sellers shouldn't wait for Spring to list their homes

Paul Hilton, CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC Homeowners who are considering moving on to a new property in 2024 are...

20 January 2024

From: Features

LonRes: Prime London market slowed in 2023 but remains up over the long-term

Prime London prices fell 6% annually over 2023 but remain higher over the long term, LonRes claims. Analysis by the data company...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate rises but will it hit the property market?

Inflation rose unexpectedly in the 12 months to December 2023, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data has revealed. The latest ONS figures...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour proposes longer-term fixed rate mortgages

The Labour Party has proposed introducing 25-year fixed term mortgages should it win the next General Election. Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves suggested...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during May’s local election campaigning,...

13 January 2024

From: Features

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

Winkworth's network completed sales for the year fell by some 19% in 2023, the agency franchise brand has revealed but it...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - New beginnings and cups of kindness

Let’s start at the very beginning - Happy New Year. Now, let’s give thanks to the guy who made January 1st...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Brighter start to the year for developers

Chris Hemmings, Parter in Carter Jonas’ Planning & Development team We’re confident of a better start to 2024 than 2023. The news that...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Mortgage approvals hit four-month high – will activity keep rising?

The level of mortgage approvals hit a four-month high in November, Bank of England data reveals. There were 50,067 mortgage approvals in...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: Average prices fell in 2023 and rebound unlikely in 2024

Average house prices ended 2023 down 1.8%, according to Nationwide. The lender’s December House Price Index, based on its own mortgage lending...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crystal Balls - Who Knows What's Happening In 2024?

The last thing you want as we rake through the dying embers of 2023 is a journalist’s prediction of what’s going...

30 December 2023

From: Features

Hamptons: Lower rates will bring some buyers back to the market in 2024

Lower interest rates and real wage growth will halt price falls next year but sales will remain lower, Hamptons has predicted  Forecasts...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying agent boosted by increased cash sales

Prime buying agency Black Brick has seen cash buyers double this year. Data from the buying agent shows 66% of clients have...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

23 December 2023

From: Features

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

Jonathan Rolande: Five questions everyone is asking about the 2024 property market

What will happen to house prices? Should I rent or buy? Will a Labour or Tory Government be better for homeowners....

22 December 2023

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

‘Affordability pressures’ set to push house prices down again in 2024 - reports

House prices are set to fall further next year, two major lenders claim. The house prices indices of Halifax and Nationwide have...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good for movers? Bank of England holds interest rates again

The Bank of England maintained interest rates at 5.25% yesterday, raising hope among agents that this would boost buyer confidence and...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Please don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

So Christmas is coming – soon. Traditionally a time for reflection on what’s past and prediction on what’s to come. Last week...

09 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Green shoots are on the horizon

After months of doom and gloom about the property market, it finally feels like there are green shoots on the horizon. I’m...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England: Interest rate rises haven't fully hit UK yet - warning

Household finances remain stretched and the full impact of higher interest rates and mortgage pricing has yet to fully hit the...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

A turning point? House prices rise for third successive month

House prices increased for the third month in a row during November but are still down annually, Nationwide data shows. The lender’s...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: October property market activity hits two-year low

HMRC recorded the slowest October for property sales since 2021 last month. The latest property transaction figures from the taxman estimates that...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: What can agents expect?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver his Autumn Statement this afternoon amid rumours of Stamp Duty reforms and support for first-time buyers. The...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 November 2023

From: Features

Land Registry records first annual house price drop for a decade

The Land Registry has recorded the first annual drop in property values for a decade in its house price index. Both the...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Stamp Duty cut won’t help property sales

Stamp Duty cuts won’t give the property market the boost it needs, an agency chief executive has warned. Dominic Agace, chief executive...

15 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

‘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

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

Phil Spencer - Take Back Housing Market Forecasting Control!

It’s that time of year already: Halloween’s happened, Bonfire Night’s blown itself out, and there’s now a feast of festivities leading...

07 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

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

Housing market remains weak despite monthly price rises - Nationwide

Nationwide has cautioned property market commentators about being too optimistic as its own house price index showed average prices surprisingly rose...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut speculation starts 'election housing market' - claim

The best way to judge the UK housing market is to check on what’s happening in Parliament, not the price indices...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Stamp Duty revenue slumps but IHT soars - new figures

Inheritance Tax receipts for April to September 2023 have soared to £3.9 billion, some £0.4 billion higher than the same period...

24 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

Agency trade body freezes member fees

Propertymark has frozen membership fees for 2024. Acknowledging the impact of ongoing inflationary pressure and high-interest rates, the agency trade body has...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Party leaders quiet on PRS at conferences

Housing supply rather than the private rented sector (PRS) made the headlines during the Conservative and Labour Party conferences this year...

14 October 2023

From: Features

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

Jake Gann, Sales Director at Bamboo Auction

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Jake Gann and my business card says...

10 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Ashley Day -  Director of Bristol Property Centre

Who are you, and what does it say on your business card? I'm Ashley Day, the Director of Bristol Property Centre.   What is...

09 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

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

Younger borrowers becoming ‘Mort-locked generation’ - claim

One in four mortgages lent to those under 30 now have a term of 35 years or more, new research suggests. This...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 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

Green Shoots? Early signs of market boost, insists latest survey

We might be at the start of an improving housing market, suggests Propertymark. In its latest market snapshot, concentrating mostly on August,...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

One year later: Market remains tough for buyers after mini-Budget mayhem

It is just over one year since former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-Budget and homeowners and...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Nothing changes, now we live in hope of better days ahead

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande reacts to the shock but much-needed pause in interest rate rises. I suspect you, like me,...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Interest rates unchanged but it’s not the end for house price drops

The Bank of England has held off on further interest rate rises for now but agents warn that there is still...

22 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

Bank of England urged to ‘stop interest rate attacks’ on homeowners

The Bank of England is facing calls to hold off on raising interest rates this week. Its Monetary Policy Committee is set...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners facing ‘Christmas mortgage crisis’ - warning

Around half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Mortgage rate rollercoaster is ending

The mortgage rate rollercoaster is finally winding down but pressure will remain on the property market, Knight Frank claims. New commentary from...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Should landlords receive BTL mortgage support?

To help or not to help: that is the question the government is facing with regard to under-pressure private rented sector...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - Ready, steady, go?

Funny how time flies faster as you get older and I’m reminded that next week, (23rd September, to be precise) it...

16 September 2023

From: Features

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

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

Property market woes weigh on listed agency and building brands

The slower sales market has started hitting high-profile agency and property brands. Agency franchise brand Winkworth’s half year results yesterday showed network...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Northern cities are UK property hotspots, says new report

The cities of Liverpool, Nottingham and Manchester have enjoyed the biggest house price rises since pre-Covid. Despite interest rates at a 13-year...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash is king north of the border as viewings surge at Corum

Despite a 15-year peak in interest rates, one of Glasgow’s leading estate agents, Corum, has reported a 10% surge in viewings...

05 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

Jonathan Rolande: Are we set for a day dedicated to home ownership dreams?

Uncertainty over interest rates continues to dominate the thoughts of many working in the property sector.  Here in his latest column property...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Halifax predicts further declines in house price to income ratios

Housing affordability is improving but the benefits are being offset by high mortgage rates, Halifax claims. Analysis by the lender found the...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during recent local election campaigning,...

19 August 2023

From: Features

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

Good economic news could be bad for housing market - warning

Experts are warning that the weekend’s better than expected economic news could indirectly hurt the housing market. The UK economy grew by...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Transactions plummet to 15 year low according to e.surv

Transactions for the first half of 2023 are at their lowest level since the financial crisis of 2007-09 as a result...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Spread a little positivity,' says lettings chief

A cost-of-living crisis, higher interest rates and an increase in bureaucratic regulation might point to a bleak future for the lettings...

12 August 2023

From: Features

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