Supply & Demand

Thursday 28 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

The National Association of Estate Agents has released data indicating that the supply of available housing for sale has on average, halved in the past decade.The data suggests that the average number of properties available to their branch members...


HouseSimple introduce high street ‘No Sale No Fee’ option

Wednesday 27 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

The Online agency HouseSimple has decided to introduce a high street agency option for vendors of ‘No Sale-No Fee’.  This option will only be available to those who use their preferred conveyancer and mortgage provider.A few of the other online...


Prime Minister dismisses industry concerns about stamp duty tax

Monday 25 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

The stamp duty changes that will come into action on 1st April, have caused much debate amongst the property industry since it was announced last week. There have been many comments recorded and earlier this month Estate Agent Today readers were given...


Landlords want to beat the April deadline

Friday 22 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

In the latest survey of residential members released by RICS, it’s quite evident that landlords are trying to beat Chancellor’s stamp duty surcharge deadline. The survey indicates that demand in December defied the typical seasonal slowdown and...


Mortgage lending is up!

Thursday 21 January 2016  / Ruth Montia

Chartered surveying company e.surv says overall house purchase approvals, on a seasonally adjusted basis, decreased to 68,218 in December. Though, the second half of the year saw a strong monthly average of 69,572 approvals, compared to the 64,047 in...