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Economists question the Bank’s latest forecasts while the direction of travel for mortgage costs is less open to debate, writes Knight Frank's head of UK residential research.

There must be another way to derive revenue from the property market without these penal transaction taxes, says veteran agent Trevor Abrahmsohn.

After a frantic first half, Tim Hyatt reviews the state of play in the prime sales, lettings and new homes markets - and looks at how the next six months could unfold…

The signs all point to hard times around the corner, says James Wyatt, although London should maintain its ‘safe haven’ status.

Stacks' Sara Ransom on what's hot - and what's not - in the post-Brexit, post-Covid world.

The easiest – and often most overlooked – way for resi developers to outdo the competition is through characterful and distinctive design, says Ed O’Donnell.

Veteran buying agent Jonathan Harington calls for more regulation of the profession, after witnessing a rival's client act on "terrible advice" in order to win a 13-way bidding war.

A general election rather than a Tory party leadership vote would have an impact on the housing market, writes Knight Frank's Tom Bill - but that feels unlikely this year.

The US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden are now all in the third stage of a property market downturn, suggests Neil Shearing, Group Chief Economist at Capital Economics

Clarity over the Prime Minister's departure provides some relief that a clearer more strategically sound future can be realised, says JLL's research chief Nick Whitten - even if we have a fallow period …

Some may argue that Richmond, Barnes and Chiswick are the pick of the SW London hotspots, but Wimbledon Village offers a lifestyle which, for many, is the perfect compromise, says Guy Meacock.

The housing market continues to defy the wider economic rhetoric, but signs are emerging that the market is starting to reset, says Nicky Stevenson, MD of Fine & Country UK.