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25 Apr 2022
Latest estate agency figures welcome spring market

HOUSING REPORT: Although agents’ stock is still historically low, more new properties are coming to the market bringing with them new buyers and a lift in sales being agreed.

21 Apr 2022
How estate agents can utilise auctions

Agents have a range of options available to them for selling a property. Choosing the right one can have a huge impact on the price achieved, the satisfaction of buyers and sellers with the process, and the reputation of the agent.

17 Mar 2022
Housing supply bounces back

HOUSING REPORT: The average number of properties listed per member agent branch has risen — from 19 in January to 23 in February, the highest it’s been for five months.

16 Feb 2022
80 per cent increase in housing stock

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: Propertymark members have recorded a sharp rise in homes coming onto the market with the average number of new instructions per member branch rising from five in December to nine for January.

20 Jan 2022
Estate agents report busiest December for house hunters

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The average number of house hunters registered per member branch was the highest December on record at 461, with the average supply of properties continuing to fall to an average of just 19, 42 per cent less than in December 2020.

21 Dec 2021
Welsh Budget to build stronger, fairer, greener Wales

The Welsh Government has set out revenue and capital spending for the next three years, focusing on supporting Wales’s economic recovery as it emerges from the pandemic, seeking to strengthen it in a sustainable way to deliver a greener Wales.

21 Dec 2021
Buyer demand increases as available homes continues to fall

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The number of buyers registered per Propertymark member branch has increased by 12 per cent from October and the supply of properties continues to fall to just 20 homes per branch – the lowest ever recorded and 50 per cent less than November 2020.

26 Nov 2021
Property market supply and demand disparity is “unsustainable”

HOUSING MARKET REPORT: The number of available properties per branch has decreased to 21, the lowest figure on record and 46 per cent lower than October 2020.

17 Sep 2021
First-time buyers make up 28 per cent of sales in August

HOUSING REPORT: With increasing demand, 37 per cent of properties sold above the original asking price, a staggering 185 per cent increase year on year, from August 2020.

01 Sep 2021
FAQs: First Homes Scheme

The First Homes Scheme enables a first-time buyer purchasing their only home to take advantage of at least a thirty percent discount on the property’s market value. Buyers must purchase properties with at least a 50 per cent mortgage.

04 Jun 2021
Flagship First Homes Scheme launches

Housing Minister Robert Jenrick MP has announced a new First Homes Scheme of discounted houses for local people and key workers in England. The first properties going onto the market are in Bolsover (East Midlands) as part of the first phase of an early delivery project.

26 May 2021
First Homes adds to UK Government’s home ownership measures

Minister of State for Housing, Christopher Pincher MP has announced the UK Government’s ‘First Homes’ scheme as part of their commitment to supporting people to own their home.

14 May 2021
Over 300,000 homes sold with Help to Buy

Sam Legg, a nineteen year old farmer from Leicestershire, has become the 300,000th homeowner to use the Help to Buy: Equity Loan Scheme since its launch in 2013 and urges others to do the same.

19 Apr 2021
New 95 per cent mortgage scheme launched

The UK Government has today, 19 April, opened a Mortgage Guarantee Scheme to help first-time buyers and current owners with 5 per cent deposits buy a house up to £600,000.

09 Apr 2021
Scottish First Home Fund closes its doors

The First Home Fund, a shared equity pilot scheme, was launched by the Scottish Government to provide first-time buyers with funding, however, it has closed for applications five days after it re-opened.

25 Mar 2021
First-time buyers to continue receiving support in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s First Home Fund scheme will re-open on 1 April 2021, which has a budget of £60 million available for the financial year 2021-22 to provide first-time buyers with up to £25,000 to help them buy a property, which can be used for both new build or existing properties.

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