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  • What's New For 2017

    What's New For 2017

    Over the last few months, we have been working hard on a new and exciting project for all our agents, namely “AgentPro On The Go”.

    • December 20th 2016
    • ALED-WYN JOHN
  • Xmas Support Hours

    Xmas Support Hours

    Just in case you need any extra support this Christmas, we’re open as usual for most days during the festive season – except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – when we’ll be busy eating turkey!

    • December 16th 2016
    • ALED-WYN JOHN
  • AgentPro Update – November 2016

    AgentPro Update – November 2016

    At AgentPro, we strive to make our estate agency software even better. Our November 2016 update brings great new features and updates; read all about them here

    • November 7th 2016
    • ALED-WYN JOHN
  • AgentPro Update – September 2016

    AgentPro Update – September 2016

    At AgentPro, we strive to make our estate agency software even better. Our September 2016 update brings great new features and updates; read all about them here

    • September 16th 2016
    • ALED-WYN JOHN
  • AgentPro Update – June 2016

    AgentPro Update – June 2016

    At AgentPro, we strive to make our estate agency software even better. Our June 2016 update brings great new features and updates; read all about them here

    • June 6th 2016
    • ADAM JOHNSON
  • Introducing Mondago, our telephone integration partner

    Introducing Mondago, our telephone integration partner

    Mondago are a leading provider of computer integrated telephone systems, and we’ve worked together to integrate your phone lines with AgentPro.

    • March 22nd 2016
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • What the 2016 Budget means for the Property Industry

    What the 2016 Budget means for the Property Industry

    Given the changes to the property industry over recent times, you’d be forgiven for thinking more drastic changes would be announced in the 2016 Budget.

    • March 21st 2016
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Brexit and the property market

    Brexit and the property market

    Whether you’re a Europhile or a Eurosceptic, or maybe just Eurconfused, we’ve done our best to work out what the consequences of the EU vote might be for estate agents, letting agents, and the wider property market.

    • March 10th 2016
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • AgentPro Update

    AgentPro Update

    We’ve been working on the latest update for AgentPro, and it’s now ready to launch.

    • February 25th 2016
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Social Media Accounts Estate Agents Shouldn’t Neglect

    Social Media Accounts Estate Agents Shouldn’t Neglect

    No doubt your agency has active Facebook and Twitter accounts – and with AgentPro you’re able to update them both quickly and easily. But have you considered other social media platforms you may be neglecting?

    • January 19th 2016
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Stamp Duty Shocker in Autumn Budget

    Stamp Duty Shocker in Autumn Budget

    Hot on the heels of the previous budget, landlords have been struck by yet another blow. From 1st April 2016, all second homes and buy-to-let

    • November 27th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Rent Smart Wales Launches

    Rent Smart Wales Launches

    Yesterday saw the launch of Rent Smart Wales, yet another piece of legislation for landlords and letting agents.

    • November 24th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Watermarking

    Watermarking

    One of our most popular new features is the ability to watermark images, so we’ve put together a more detailed guide to help you get to grips with it.

    • November 19th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • AgentPro Update

    AgentPro Update

    The team at AgentPro have been hard at work, improving our software for all our agents. Here are the main improvements that you can expect with your new update.

    • November 12th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Major Changes to Section 21

    Major Changes to Section 21

    Big changes have been made this autumn, with the implementation of the Deregulation Act from the 1st of October. While it may be called deregulation, it actually involves plenty of new regulations, particularly for landlords and letting agents.

    • October 26th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • 5 reasons your website is your agency’s secret weapon

    5 reasons your website is your agency’s secret weapon

    In the busy world of estate agency, it can be easy to neglect your website. Here’s why that should be the last thing you do – and why your website has the potential to be your agency’s secret weapon.

    • September 22nd 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Rush for letting agents to comply with new legislation

    Rush for letting agents to comply with new legislation

    Are you a letting agent or a landlord based in England? If so, you’d better get your skates on – a new act has just been passed in parliament and you have

    • September 18th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Give your clients control

    Give your clients control

    Have you ever thought about just how much time you’d save if you didn’t have to keep ringing your clients to give constant updates on sales and lettings?

    • August 12th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • An End to the Green Deal

    An End to the Green Deal

    Launched as recently as 2013, the Green Deal was intended to help people carry out energy saving improvements. It’s provided home owners and landlords with a wealth of energy saving improvements, such as insulation, heating, draught-proofing, double glazing and renewable energy creation.

    • July 28th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Rent Smart Wales

    Rent Smart Wales

    If you’re a Welsh letting agent, you’ll need to be prepared for the Rent Smart bill.

    • July 14th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Attractive Estate Agents Command a Premium

    Attractive Estate Agents Command a Premium

    Australian research has shown that the more attractive an estate agent, the higher the price of a property.

    • July 07th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Right to rent – how it affects your business

    Right to rent – how it affects your business

    Have you ever wanted to become an immigration officer? Well if you’re a letting agent, or a landlord, you’re about to become one.

    • June 04th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Is your Agency following the law?

    Is your Agency following the law?

    The new Consumer Rights Bill for letting agents is being introduced on May 27th 2015. Letting agents will have to clearly display all their fees, for both landlords and tenants. Failure to do so could lead to a £3,000 fine. This transparency is aimed to encourage fairer fees, and avoid double char...

    • May 21st 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • AgentPro Upgrade – Invoices and Maintenance Jobs

    AgentPro Upgrade – Invoices and Maintenance Jobs

    The first update makes it incredibly easy to e-mail and edit invoices.

    • April 29 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Are you ready for Google’s latest change?

    Are you ready for Google’s latest change?

    A massive change to how websites are displayed in Google results has arrived, and you don’t want to be caught out!

    • April 22nd 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Cameron Announces Right to Buy Extension

    Cameron Announces Right to Buy Extension

    A controversial policy has been announced by the Conservatives – an extension of Right to Buy. The change will mean it covers all Housing Association properties, as well as council ones. It has been met with concern from the housing industry, renters and the general public alike.

    • April 17th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Important TDP changes for landlords, agents and tenants

    Important TDP changes for landlords, agents and tenants

    Amendments in the Deregulation Act 2015 herald the demise of the often confusing tenancy deposit rules that have been in place following the Court of Appeal decision in the Superstrike case.

    • April 09th 2015
    • DANIEL GRIFFITHS
  • The Major Property Portals And How They Compare

    The Major Property Portals And How They Compare

    On The Market has been a massive talking point recently, and we’ve been following its every move.

    • April 09th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • RLA Forms Important Section 8 Update

    RLA Forms Important Section 8 Update

    For anyone considering using a Section 8 form it is VERY IMPORTANT that new documents are used otherwise they may be thrown out and the process will have to begin again.

    • April 07th 2015
    • DANIEL GRIFFITHS
  • Rightmove Real Time Feed

    Rightmove Real Time Feed

    We’re launching an exciting new feature to AgentPro – our Rightmove Real Time Feed.

    • March 27th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Will the new Help to Buy ISA actually help you to buy?

    Will the new Help to Buy ISA actually help you to buy?

    The 2015 budget has thrown up all manner of taxes and cuts, some of which we like the look of (duty cut on beer and cider) and some of which we’re not so sure on (no similar cut on wine).

    • March 18th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Friday the 13th - lucky for some

    Friday the 13th - lucky for some

    Would you be put off from moving house on Friday the 13th? A fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia and if you suffer from it you’re not the only one.

    • March 13th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • The General Election – What does it mean for the property market?

    The General Election – What does it mean for the property market?

    The upcoming general election is full of politicians promising the earth – but what would happen if they actually get in?

    • March 10th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Mortgage free - Thanks to Margaret Thatcher

    Mortgage free - Thanks to Margaret Thatcher

    For the first time since the 80s, those who own their home outright outnumber those who have a mortgage. The 80s were a particularly influential decade when it comes to house ownership – Margaret Thatcher and her Right-To-Buy policy encouraged the nation to become house owners, and it’s mostly t...

    • 2nd March 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Buying is cheaper than renting – it's official

    Buying is cheaper than renting – it's official

    Many want-to-be house owners are renting while they save for a deposit on their own house – but a recent report shows it would be almost as logical to buy a house while you save to rent.

    • February 20th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • A New Way to Upload Property Photos

    A New Way to Upload Property Photos

    We’ve made some changes to the way you add photos to AgentPro making it faster than ever!

    • February 16th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Introducing Fixflo – The Smart Way to Handle Property Repairs

    Introducing Fixflo – The Smart Way to Handle Property Repairs

    Fixflo is an innovative new way for tenants to report repairs and maintenance in their rented properties.

    • February 13th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • AgentPro On The Go

    AgentPro On The Go

    It's never been easier to organise your time and appointments thanks to an innovative new feature of AgentPro - being able to check your diary in real time when you're on the move.

    • February 2nd 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Mansion Tax

    Mansion Tax

    Mansion tax is a proposal by the Labour government that, depending on where you live, will either make you worry about the value of your three bedroom flat, or search for vast estates down the road that are still under the 2M threshold.

    • February 1st 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • First Time Buyers - winners or losers?

    First Time Buyers - winners or losers?

    There have been many conflicting reports about the property market recently. Some report that house prices are spiralling out of control and house ownership is an impossible dream for anyone without rich parents, while some say that the Help to Buy scheme has allowed thousands of first time buyers t...

    • January 30th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • On The Market Launches – Should Rightmove and Zoopla be worried?

    On The Market Launches – Should Rightmove and Zoopla be worried?

    Agents Mutual has launched its new property portal on the 26th January, and its aim is to stir up the market.

    • January 27th 2015
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • AgentPro Update v10.0.88

    AgentPro Update v10.0.88

    We’ve made a few changes to AgentPro to create more flexibility, make it easier to use and to help you sell more properties.

    • December 17th 2014
    • SUSANNA WINSTANLEY
  • Stamp Duty  Reform

    Stamp Duty Reform

    George Osborne announced changes to Stamp Duty in his autumn statement, which are effective from today (4th December 2014).

    • December 04TH 2014
    • DANIEL GRIFFITHS
  • A New Tactic For Estate Agent Marketing

    A New Tactic For Estate Agent Marketing

    There are many things you need to have in place to make sure that you’re marketing your services to the best of your ability.

    • November 20th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • The Essential Ingredient You Need to Start an Online Estate or Letting Agency

    The Essential Ingredient You Need to Start an Online Estate or Letting Agency

    You may be familiar with Sarah Beeny’s How To Sell Your Home, which premiered on Channel 4 last month. If you haven’t watched the show the concept is essentially in the title; a group of homeowners attempt to sell their properties online rather than through a traditional estate agency.

    • November 14th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • AgentPro Update V10.0.77

    AgentPro Update V10.0.77

    This week your AgentPro software has been updated with three additional functions. Two of these allow you to build better relationships with your clients, and the other one saves you time.

    • November 12th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Traditional and Online Estate Agents - How They Compare

    Traditional and Online Estate Agents - How They Compare

    An article published online by The Spectator stated that 70% of UK house sales are set to come from online estate agents by 2020. The article goes on to explore how the internet could be the death of the traditional estate agent. But is that a rash assumption?

    • November 07 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Update 10.0.73

    Update 10.0.73

    Weve made 3 useful updates to your AgentPro software. These include...

    • November 5th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Why Estate Agent Software is Essential For Any Successful Agency

    Why Estate Agent Software is Essential For Any Successful Agency

    Starting up your own business means two things. You have the potential to become extraordinarily wealthy. But at the same time you risk losing a lot if the business fails. You may be reading this and debating whether to take a leap of faith and start your own estate or letting agency. Estate agent...

    • October 24th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Could Agents’ Mutual launch the next big property portal?

    Could Agents’ Mutual launch the next big property portal?

    Agents’ Mutual plans to launch a brand new online property portal called onthemarket.com at the beginning of next year.

    • October 17th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • AgentPro Update – Version 70

    AgentPro Update – Version 70

    We’ve made a series of useful changes and improvements to your AgentPro software this month.

    • October 15th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Who Else Wants a £3,000 Voucher for Superfast Broadband?

    Who Else Wants a £3,000 Voucher for Superfast Broadband?

    The British government is offering £100 million to fund a brand new superfast broadband scheme for businesses. That’s right. £100 million.

    • October 07th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Charity Skydive This Sunday – All in Aid of Local Children’s Charity

    Charity Skydive This Sunday – All in Aid of Local Children’s Charity

    On Sunday the 28th of September, 7 brave members of the AgentPro team will be throwing themselves out of an airplane at 12,000 feet. They will be hurtling towards the ground at 120mph – all in the name of charity.

    • September 26th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Why Bad Communication Can Cost Your Agency Money – And How We Can Help

    Why Bad Communication Can Cost Your Agency Money – And How We Can Help

    Have you ever wondered how you can dramatically improve your agency – increasing sales, retaining staff and keeping your customers happy and satisfied? It’s a conundrum that keeps a lot of estate agents awake at night, yet one that can be solved by improving one simple thing that so often gets ...

    • September 19th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Facebook Property Search

    Facebook Property Search

    Does your agency have a Facebook page? And are you using it effectively to gain new customers? Our brand new Facebook Fanpage Search allows you to answer these questions with a confident yes.

    • September 15th 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Bulk Microsoft Word Letter Creation

    Bulk Microsoft Word Letter Creation

    We’ve built a new function into your AgentPro software that will allow you to produce bulk letters via Microsoft Word in a single click of your mouse.

    • SEPTEMBER 1ST 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • All new email style for reminders to your clients

    All new email style for reminders to your clients

    We have enhanced the template style of the appointment email that gets sent out to your customers. Not only will the brand new style reinforce your professional image, but it will also keep your clients even more satisfied and impressed at your level of customer service.

    • AUGUST 19TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Task List and Email Update

    Task List and Email Update

    Now you can manage your time even more effectively with the latest update we have made to your task list.

    • AUGUST 19TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Advanced Rightmove Integration

    Advanced Rightmove Integration

    Now there is an even easier, more efficient way of collecting data from your web-based clients and turning that valuable information into healthy revenue.

    • JULY 29TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Pencoed Fire Station Set to Fight Fire With Fire at Sunday’s Charity Football Tournament

    Pencoed Fire Station Set to Fight Fire With Fire at Sunday’s Charity Football Tournament

    Pencoed Fire Station has entered a team into the 12 hour 5-a-side charity football tournament being held this Sunday at Pencoed Comprehensive School. But the tournament is not the only thing taking place, as we’ve also organised a family fun day which will run at the same time – from 8am to 8pm...

    • JULY 25TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Solar Scorpions Enter Charity Football Tournament

    Solar Scorpions Enter Charity Football Tournament

    Solar Sunshades, a bespoke blinds manufacturer based in Bridgend, has entered their team into our 5-a-side charity football tournament taking place this

    • JULY 25TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • G4S Parc Prison Unveil Two Teams to Take Part in Charity Football Tournament

    G4S Parc Prison Unveil Two Teams to Take Part in Charity Football Tournament

    Two more teams have now entered the 5-a-side football tournament that we are hosting this Sunday alongside a fun day at Pencoed Comprehensive School. Both the tournament and the fun day will run from 8am-8pm, a full 12 hours, and everyone is welcome.

    • JULY 24TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Insurance adviser lloyd and barnes enters charity football tournament

    Insurance adviser lloyd and barnes enters charity football tournament

    Lloyd and Barnes, an insurance adviser based in Cwmbran, South Wales, has announced a team that will take part in our 12 hour 5-a-side football tournament, which is being held this Sunday from 8am – 8pm at Pencoed Comprehensive School.

    • JULY 24TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Tata Steel enter charity 5 a side football tournament

    Tata Steel enter charity 5 a side football tournament

    Tata Steel, the international steel production company, has entered a team from their Port Talbot branch into our 5-a-side charity football tournament

    • JULY 24TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • ITCS name a second team to take part in charity football event

    ITCS name a second team to take part in charity football event

    ITCS are entering not one, but two teams for the charity football tournament taking place at Pencoed Comprehensive School this Sunday. The tournament kicks off at 8am and will run constantly until the final whistle at 8pm.

    • JULY 24TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • ITCS all stars team announced

    ITCS all stars team announced

    ITCS have announced its first of two teams to be entered into Sunday’s 12 hour 5-a-side football tournament.

    • JULY 24TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Meet the- AgentPro 5 a side football team

    Meet the- AgentPro 5 a side football team

    The waiting is finally over. At 8am on Sunday the whistle will sound and our 12 hour 5-a-side charity football tournament will get underway.

    • JULY 24TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Sainsbury's Bridgend Officially Announces Its Charity of the Year

    Sainsbury's Bridgend Officially Announces Its Charity of the Year

    Y Bont, a disabled children’s nursery charity based in Bridgend, has been awarded charity of the year by Sainsbury's Bridgend. This means that Y Bont will be given priority to carry out any fundraising activities in-store they like for the next 12 months.

    • JULY 10TH 2014
    • MONIQUE ALLIN
  • Sainsbury's Bridgend Enter AgentPro's Charity Football Tournament

    Sainsbury's Bridgend Enter AgentPro's Charity Football Tournament

    Sainsbury's Bridgend are taking part in the 12 hour 5-a-side football tournament that AgentPro have organised in order to raise money for disabled children's charity, Y Bont, taking place on July 27th.

    • JULY 10TH 2014
    • MONIQUE ALLIN
  • Important Rightmove Update

    Important Rightmove Update

    We have received an email from Rightmove regarding upcoming changes to the qualifier section. As of the 1st August 2014 Rightmove will be limiting the use of the price qualifier 'From'

    • JULY 4TH 2014
    • ALED-WYN JOHN
  • AgentPro - Client Matching Update

    AgentPro - Client Matching Update

    We have recently updated our client matching facility to improve the accuracy of matches. The latest update includes improvements to the client matching facility. Updating a property, A client must have five values (basic recommendation. Town (e.g. Bridgend) - County/City: Bridgend, Port Talbot, S...

    • JUNE 30TH 2014
    • ALED-WYN JOHN
  • Why AgentPro Support Disabled Children’s Charity Y Bont

    Why AgentPro Support Disabled Children’s Charity Y Bont

    It’s a very isolating experience for the parent of a disabled child. It’s hard to explain to somebody how important Y Bont has been to us and it’s made the difference to us between coping and not coping many many times.Y Bont is an independent not-for-profit organisation, based in Bridgend... ...

    • JUNE 25TH 2014
    • MONIQUE ALLIN
  • Family Fun Day in Bridgend 27th July 2014 All Welcome!

    Family Fun Day in Bridgend 27th July 2014 All Welcome!

    27th July 2014 is the date to mark in your diary if you’d like to have a fun day out in Bridgend and help a great cause while doing so. AgentPro have organised a family fun day alongside a 12 hour 5-a-side football tournament taking place at Pencoed Comprehensive School, both of which will raise m...

    • JUNE 16TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • AgentPro Posts 'Goal Face Selfie' in Aid of Local Charity

    AgentPro Posts 'Goal Face Selfie' in Aid of Local Charity

    Bridgend-based disabled children’s charity, Y Bont, is at risk of closing down due to cuts in funding. The charity cares for children with multiple conditions and disabilities, including autism, hearing and visual impairment, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, life-limiting conditions and complex me...

    • JUNE 12TH 2014
    • ALED ANDREWS
  • Announcing a brand new set of updates to AgentPro

    Announcing a brand new set of updates to AgentPro

    AgentPro software has received further updating, with an abundance of improvements - all to make your life a whole lot easier. To begin with, the fee percentage within the financials screen allows you to choose a more precise percentage choice. Whereas before you could only select a range from 1,1.5...

    • JUNE 4TH 2014
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Update to Our Estate Agent Diary Feature

    Update to Our Estate Agent Diary Feature

    Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! We are pleased to announce a fantastic new upgrade to the AgentPro Diary feature that has been release today. The benefit of this upgrade is that agents will be able to view several negotiators appointments in one easy to view screen on the 'diary’s 1 day view'...

    • MAY 2ND 2014
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Letting agents that go the extra mile

    Letting agents that go the extra mile

    A great letting agent has much, much more to offer than simply setting up a tenancy. They can help landlords find the perfect tenant, perform credit checks, gather references, organise deposits, arrange viewings and compile inventories. This is a key area where an agent can help. During a tenancy, t...

    • OCTOBER 8TH 2012
    • JOSH CUNNINGHAM
  • New homes more popular than ever

    New homes more popular than ever

    Seventy nine per cent of house-hunters would prefer to buy a brand new home, as opposed to renting or buying a second-hand property, according to a new Barratt Homes survey. That represents a 27 per cent increase in the popularity of new builds since the home builder conducted the same research in 2...

    • OCTOBER 5TH 2012
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Do you speak 'Estate Agent'?

    Do you speak 'Estate Agent'?

    Have you ever had to produce a set of particulars for a property that you know will be difficult to sell? Estate agent jargon has become a real art form over the years.  As more and more agents look to give themselves the edge over others when selling a property they often look to ‘sex-up...

    • SEPTEMBER 29TH 2012
    • MATT TONER
  • Proposal to amend Estate Agents Act 1979 is widely criticised

    Proposal to amend Estate Agents Act 1979 is widely criticised

    The Government’s proposal to amend the Estate Agents Act, as part of its bid to reduce the regulatory burdens on business in order to help boost economic growth, has been slammed by the property industry. The Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) issued a consultation in Ju...

    • SEPTEMBER 21ST 2012
    • JOSH CUNNINGHAM
  • First time buyers hold fire

    First time buyers hold fire

    The number of sales to first time buyers decreased to its lowest level in seven months during May, according to research from The National Association of Estate Agents’ (NAEA) market report for May, which shows that just 17 per cent of overall sales made during the month went to those buying t...

    • AUGUST 19TH 2012
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Figures show flat housing market

    Figures show flat housing market

    House prices were flat in June as low mortgage applications and sluggish new buyer inquiries kept the market subdued, lender Nationwide said today. Average prices were unchanged at £168,205, after a 0.3% rise the previous month, which cut the year-on-year decline to 1.1% from 1.2% in May. The ...

    • JULY 18TH 2011
    • MATT TONER
  • Modest house price rise played down

    Modest house price rise played down

    House prices increased modestly in March but the positive figures are unlikely to mark the beginning of a strong upturn for the market, Nationwide has said. The 0.5% increase, which marked the third monthly increase within four months, left the average home costing £164,751. Meanwhile, the thr...

    • JUNE 6TH 2011
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Bank holds record low interest rate

    Bank holds record low interest rate

    The Bank of England has refused to bow to pressure over surging inflation and held interest rates at their historic low of 0.5%. The debate among the nine-strong Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is likely to have been heated as new pressures on inflation emerged and recent voting evidence showed an i...

    • MARCH 16TH 2011
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Bank edges closer to hike in rates

    Bank edges closer to hike in rates

    The pressure of soaring inflation saw the Bank of England edge closer to an interest rate hike days before figures revealed a shock reversal in economic growth in the UK. The number of votes in favour of tightening policy increased at the Bank’s January rates meeting, but the decision a fortni...

    • FEBRUARY 2ND 2011
    • JOSH HISCOCKS
  • House prices fall 3.4% in year

    House prices fall 3.4% in year

    House prices fell by 3.4% during 2010 after sliding by 1.3% in December alone, Halifax has said. The average cost of a home ended the year at £162,435 as buyers continued to stay away from the market, according to Halifax. Annual house price inflation – which compares average prices duri...

    • JANUARY 17TH 2011
    • MATT TONER
  • House prices up slightly in 2010

    House prices up slightly in 2010

    House prices edged higher in 2010 but are still expected to drop in the first half of 2011, mortgage lender Nationwide has said. The average price of a home in December was 0.4% higher than a year ago, at £162,763, buoyed by its first monthly rise since May. But Nationwide warned that prices, ...

    • JANUARY 6TH 2011
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Bank keeps interest rate unchanged

    Bank keeps interest rate unchanged

    The Bank of England has ended the year as it began as it left its emergency support for the economy unchanged. Policymakers held interest rates at 0.5% for the 20th month in a row and maintained money-boosting efforts at £200 billion under the Bank’s quantitative easing (QE) programme.

    • DECEMBER 9TH 2010
    • JOSH CUNNINGHAM
  • Average home prices down once more

    Average home prices down once more

    The recent run of house price falls have wiped out most of the gains seen to property values during the past year, figures have revealed. The average cost of a home dropped by a further 0.3% during November, following a 0.7% slide in October, as activity in the housing market remained subdued, accor...

    • DECEMBER 3RD 2010
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Living cost higher in rural areas

    Living cost higher in rural areas

    Rural families are struggling to make ends meet and typically need to spend 10-20% more than city dwellers for an acceptable standard of living, research shows. Higher living costs combined with low pay make country life tough, researchers from Loughborough University found.

    • NOVEMBER 22ND 2010
    • ZAC LLOYD
  • Interest rates held at historic low

    Interest rates held at historic low

    The Bank of England has again held interest rates at a record low of 0.5%. The Bank of England has chosen not to follow US counterparts into another round of emergency measures to prop up the economic recovery. Policymakers held interest rates at an historic low of 0.5% and resisted pressure to pump...

    • NOVEMBER 8TH 2010
    • ZAC LLOYD