The most important UK property news aggregated from leading twitter commentators

House sellers save thousands in fees using online agents

http://www.standard.co.uk

Published 8 months ago

While complaints about agents to the Property Ombudsman rose by 12 per cent last year, more and more are turning to the internet to save money and, in many cases, aggravation as well. Research by online service eMoov found that last year Londoners paid almost £23.5 million to high street estate agents in percentage-based fees.

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James Wyatt @James_Wyatt 8 months, 1 week ago

Read the evil words of @mirabarhillel on online selling!!! http://t.co/nUvwvyLMBu

RICS targets the root of Japanese Knotweed risk to property

http://www.rics.org

Published 8 months ago

05 Jul 2013 For discussion RICS has launched the country's first cross-industry approved advice for surveyors and banks to ensure the risk of Japanese knotweed found in and around residential property is accurately assessed and quantified.

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RICS @RICSnews 8 months, 1 week ago

More on Japanese knotweed and the risks to property and impact on mortgage lending http://t.co/WZdzWtRXaC

Summer lull fails to dampen heat in housing market

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months ago

Asking prices have fallen by 1.8pc compared to July, to an average of £249,199, says property website Rightmove - the first fall this year. However, a series of price rises over the last seven months means that houses are now worth £20,000 more than at the start of the year.

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Telegraph Property @TeleProperty 8 months, 1 week ago

Housing market still hotting up http://t.co/sBhQpfl02J

Interest-only mortgages make a return

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 8 months ago

A year after they were labelled a "ticking timebomb" by the City regulator, interest-only mortgages are set for a comeback after two leading banks said they would make "low start" deals available to branch customers. The announcement by the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks represents the first major revival in interest-only lending after it almost collapsed during the credit crunch.

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GH Altrincham @GHAltrincham 8 months, 1 week ago

Interest-only mortgages make a return: Announcements by two banks fuel bubble fears a year after regulator cal... http://t.co/s5jEMJoF3m

Are you interested in being the real Monarch of the Glen? Highland estate made famous in the TV series goes on the market for the first time in 200 years for £7million

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Balavil House, featured as Kilwillie Castle, in popular BBC series 7,000 estate owned by Allan Macpherson-Fletcher's family since 1790 Designed by renowned Scottish neoclassical architect Robert Adam, But its origins are thought to date all the way back to Pictish times By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:11 EST, 12 August 2013 | UPDATED: 05:30 EST, 13 August 2013 The Highland estate made famous by the popular TV series Monarch of the Glen has gone on the market for the first time in 200 years for £7million.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 8 months, 1 week ago

Highland estate made famous in Monarch of the Glen goes on the market for £7m http://t.co/HRKrK4OWpA

'I was greeted by Darth Vader': estate agents' worst experiences

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

"I went on a valuation where I was greeted at the door by Darth Vader. The client left the mask on and did the funny breathing thing. I greeted him as Lord Vader as a joke but he conducted the whole valuation in the mask. Princess Leia was in the kitchen but didn't say much."

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Henry Pryor @HenryPryor 8 months, 1 week ago

@zoopla @Telegraph - Some agents 'worst' experiences well summarised by @Douglas_Gordon 'mockumentry' 2 yrs ago… http://t.co/50a0CfYYW9

Shortage of stock squeezes housing market as demand rises

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago
Monday 19th August 2013 Asking prices have taken a tumble for the first time this year, Rightmove reported this morning. It said that the average asking price for a property new to the market is now £249,199, down 1.8% from July's figure of £253,658.

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Michael Stephen Day @integraps 8 months, 1 week ago

@rightmove warn of "excessive" house price rises due to higher demand & shortage of supply. #help2buy will only fuel: http://t.co/omFZlQYxPi

'I was greeted by Darth Vader': estate agents' worse experiences

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

"I went on a valuation where I was greeted at the door by Darth Vader. The client left the mask on and did the funny breathing thing. I greeted him as Lord Vader as a joke but he conducted the whole valuation in the mask. Princess Leia was in the kitchen but didn't say much."

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Flashbulb @Ideas_Exposure 8 months, 1 week ago

RT @TeleProperty: 'I was greeted by Darth Vader': estate agents' worse experiences http://t.co/8a987CAVbY Forced entry?

Price tag of an average home is up £20,000 in 2013: Typical property now being valued at just under £250,000

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Growing concern Government schemes to boost the housing market may be fuelling another house price bubble From January another scheme will allow people with small deposit to buy a home, with the Government providing a guarantee Rightmove said it is 'already seeing early signs of demand outstripping supply' By Becky Barrow, Business Correspondent PUBLISHED: 20:06 EST, 18 August 2013 | UPDATED: 20:07 EST, 18 August 2013 The average asking price of a home in England and Wales has jumped by around £20,000 since the beginning of the year, a report reveals today.

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Peter Lawrence @lawrencerandea 8 months, 1 week ago

Price tag of an average home is up £20,000 in 2013: Typical property now being valued at just under £250 http://t.co/TFikeWwinj

Housing market still hotting up

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Asking prices have fallen by 1.8pc compared to July, to an average of £249,199, says property website Rightmove - the first fall this year. However, a series of price rises over the last seven months means that houses are now worth £20,000 more than at the start of the year.

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Phil Stewardson @PhilStewardson 8 months, 1 week ago

Housing market still hotting up via @Telegraph http://t.co/atmkCnC3pz

Osborne's Help Fuels £50m Estate Agency Deal

http://news.sky.com

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

George Osborne's effort to stimulate the UK housing market is fuelling a flurry of corporate activity among estate agency owners, with one entrepreneur poised to reap a multimillion pound windfall from the sale of his business.

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Julian O'Dell @agencytrainer 8 months, 1 week ago

Wow! Clients of ours sell for £50m! Osborne's Help Fuels £50m Estate Agency Deal http://t.co/UacGrINUXB

Tales from the property market: renters, buyers and sellers reveal all

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

The UK property market is firing on all cylinders, according to reports. "Buyers are flooding back into the market" said the Times. "Buy-to-let fuels property boom" headlined the Guardian, while the Financial Times led with "July house prices top 2008 peak". But what are the real experiences of buyers and renters across the UK?

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 8 months, 1 week ago

Tales from the property market: renters, buyers and sellers reveal all http://t.co/fV7XXjTJwe via @guardianmoney

Safe as house prices: the data behind London's boom

http://blogs.ft.com

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

Welcome. If you have yet to register on FT.com you will be asked to do so before you begin to read FT blogs. However, our posts remain free. FT data is a collaborative effort from journalists across the FT working in data journalism, statistics and data visualisation.

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Kate Allen @StatsJournalist 8 months, 1 week ago

Britain's house prices are on the up; but solely powered by a handful of inner London boroughs http://t.co/BTh5qO1Xri

Mortgage affordability peaks but experts warn rate rises loom

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

However, mortgage brokers are warning that rates on new deals may have already bottomed out following sharp rises in borrowing costs on the markets that provide credit to lenders. Traders appear to be sceptical about the commitment to low rates made by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

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Louis d'Espagnac @Propertyexpert1 8 months, 1 week ago

Mortgage affordability peaks but experts warn rate rises loom for homeowners http://t.co/0zawHBX2Vk

Tales from the property market: renters, buyers and sellers reveal all

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 8 months, 1 week ago

The UK property market is firing on all cylinders, according to reports. "Buyers are flooding back into the market" said the Times. "Buy-to-let fuels property boom" headlined the Guardian, while the Financial Times led with "July house prices top 2008 peak". But what are the real experiences of buyers and renters across the UK?

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Thomas Morris @ThomasMorrisEA 8 months, 1 week ago

A really interesting read......Tales from the property market: renters, buyers and sellers reveal all http://t.co/jh2OsQaxYk via @guardian