What a week! On Monday Rightmove published their monthly index of asking prices – it fell 3.1%! This leave average asking prices across the UK up 1.2% over the past year and only 4% below the peak of the market reached in April 2008. On Tuesday HMRC published the numberContinue Reading

On the day a Halifax survey has been published suggesting that sales of million pound properties has reached a four year high closer examination of the Land Registry data suggests that this may also have been the peak. Typically around 0.75% of all sales of homes in England & WalesContinue Reading

Imagine a party with Oliver Reed, George Best and Peter O’Toole. It’s half past eleven and Best is still warming up in the Phene Arms yet you sense that the evening is only just getting going. By 3.00am the neighbours will be complaining and at 7.00am the next morning thereContinue Reading

Surveys from CML, from RiCs and from Communities & Local Government all provide an opportunity for confusion so just what is happening to the housing market? Three and a half minutes with the lovely Sam Washington. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxf8TlC9CVg&feature=player_embeddedContinue Reading

Earlier this month in their regular report on asking prices the Rightmove ‘greed gauge’ recorded vendor expectations having risen 0.7% on the previous month and was 1.5% up on September last year. This morning (Wednesday) the Land Registry confirmed that despite estate agent optimism sale prices for the relatively few homes that had actuallyContinue Reading

So now we have part 2. With the debate on the merits of part 1 of the estate agent ‘mockumentary’ still smoldering the makers have just sprayed petrol on the embers with the release of the next ‘episode’ which has been launched today and it is likely to divide opinionContinue Reading

Those with not enough to do (or as I prefer to describe myself and others like me “those with an interest in social media and the property market” have aching sides having watched the YouTube film “UnderOffer2011”, described as a ‘Mockumentary’ and set in an estate agent office somewhere inContinue Reading

Always a joy, never a chore to chat to Rebecca ‘The Fox’ Pike on Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show. Fun and music at 6.30pm. Simon Mayo Radio2 DriveTime 19-9-2011Continue Reading