Housing minister joins PM race | Market revives during April




Independent estate agents being hit hardest by UK’s high street decline

The non-corporate property sector experienced the fastest decline in high street locations last year.

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Conveyancing start-up guarantees to exchange within fixed period or return fees

MuveFast will charge vendors or buyers £1,199 plus VAT for its service and promises to get them to exchange by between 25 and 40 days, and is offering agents a fee share.

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Malthouse for PM! Housing minister joins race to become Tory leader

52-year-old launches his campaign in The Sun claiming to have 'fresh ideas' and a track record of building homes for 'young people'.

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Surprise! Housing market stages unexpected April recovery

Latest research by UK Finance and NAEA Propertymark reveal improving activity as transactions and mortgage approvals increase.

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Housing market: gap between average asking prices and final sale price widens

Higher discounts a feature of housing market in most UK cities, says research by Zoopla.

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Switch on to utilities


With bills rising faster than inflation, Lisa Isaacs explores the benefits for agents offering utility comparison and switching services to homemovers.

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