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What areas of the UK are selling the fastest?

Phil Spencer talks exclusively to Insight Director from Hometrack, Richard Donnell, BBC Home Editor Mark Easton plus Zoopla’s Corporate Sales Director, Lesley Dunn on the sales hotspots.


From TV Bailiff to Government Advisor – The Story of Paul Shamplina

On the day evictions expert Paul Shamplina talked to DealMakerz he was rushing around his office after returning from a day’s filming in London for his Channel 5 TV series Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords which is regularly watched by up

Behind The Scenes At The Government’s New PropTech Incubator

If you are involved in the buying or selling of residential property in the UK then on many levels you are living through extraordinary times as new regulation, tech and economic realities rip through the industry. One of the lesser

The 5 Companies Most Likely To Buy Countrywide

“It’s not for sale. No part is for sale. It’s being turned around. Of course it’s not for sale.”Paul Creffield, Group Managing Director - Countrywide Those are the words of Paul Creffield, group managing director at Countrywide, and now

Where Property’s Heavyweights Go After They Quit The Boardroom

Not every boardroom or senior property industry executive wants to or can stay at the top for good. The pressures of internal politics, ambitious targets and a volatile housing market persuade many to look for job satisfaction away from

Ex-Countrywide Managing Director Taking Seat At Tech’s Top Table

Read our interview with Simon Charnock, the recently-arrived Commercial Director at ID check app Yoti, which has £60m behind it and now his long experience in the property industry.

What Does The Property Industry Think Of The Candy Brothers?

They were symbols of London’s post-Millennium property heyday and proof that when it comes to designing homes for foreign oligarchs, nothing succeeds like excess. But what happened to Nick and Christian Candy, the Brothers Bling who

Is The End Of Help To Buy Going To Crash The Housing Market?

Help to Buy has been one of the most extraordinary phenomena to emerge from the UK housing market over the past 50 years, comparable in its impact on how people buy homes only with Margaret Thatcher’s Right to Buy initiative during the

The Hidden Side of London’s Ultra Exclusive Super Prime Market

DealMakerz talks to some of the key players in London's super prime luxury property management and acquisition market.

Fraudulent “Fake” Prime London Buyers, But Has The Industry Changed?

Last year saw the conveyancing industry rocked by two parallel fraud cases the results of which at the time were said to herald ‘enormous challenges’ for solicitors handling house sales as well as the wider property industry including

The Tech Millennial Taking New Homes Marketing To Task

The property market in the UK was one of the first to embrace technology and go online, an early trend that has enriched the shareholders of Rightmove. But it is now 19 years since agents and later developers began uploading properties

Exclusive: The National Ambitions of London’s Gupta Brothers

The roll call of major property developers in the UK hasn't changed much since the expansion and acquisition boom during the 1980s created the commercial and residential giants that dominate the stock market today. But if 30-something

The Alan Partridge Of Agents: A Deep Dive Into The Future Of Foxtons

In a world where perception frequently trumps reality, Foxtons remains a potent symbol of aggressive and successful estate agency - even if its bottom line suggests otherwise. Only this month Alan Partridge, the parody TV character now

Developers Are Buying Into Tech Firms to Impress Institutional Investors

Read our exclusive interview with the proptech company hoping to turn itself into the Rightmove for build-to-rent tenants.

The 30-year-old About To Shake Up Development Appraisals

30-year-old Daniel Norman is in the French city of Cannes getting ready for the first day of MIPIM 2019 when DealMakerz speaks to the former banker turned proptech entrepreneur, who is about to launch a new monthly subscription-based

Charlie Bryant: How To Continue To Deliver Leads In Weaker Markets

This article was sponsored by our partners at Zoopla and written by Charlie Bryant, Managing Director at Zoopla. As Brexit uncertainty continues to roll on, and house price growth moderates, many would assume that consumer confidence

How Planning Masters Used Family Millions To Survive The Financial Crisis

When Chris Weedon was offered the top job at Chelmsford-based house builder Stonebond in 2007 he thought he’d been gifted an interesting new project by his then boss, house building legend Alan Cherry. At the time Cherry was at the

What Makes These Proptech Entrepreneurs So Successful?

Whether you're a proptech player or someone using one of the myriad products and services launched into the UK property market, here's the DealMakerz guide to what makes (or breaks) a proptech business.

Rising Star: Olga Turner, 28, On Building The UK’s First Health Promoting Home

DealMakerz interviews Olga Turner whose consultancy Ekkist is changing attitudes among UK developers and house builders to the wellbeing of the residents who move into their homes.

Interview: The ‘Super Agent’ Eyeing London’s £10m+ Homes

The London prime property market is one of the world’s strangest, by anyone’s measure. Compared to the overall housing market in the UK, it represents just a handful of sales every year and yet it garners headlines and attention around the…

Trevor Abrahmsohn: The Importance of Networking in the Property Industry

Despite appearances to the contrary, I am incorrigibly anti-social... Compulsive diary-fillers view blank pages in their social calendar with horror, while for me this is liberation from the prison of small-talk. In fact, a month devoid…

The Student Rentals Platform With A Plan To Make Virtual Viewings Mainstream

Along with artificial intelligence, virtual reality has been one of the hot tech tickets within the property industry for several years now. Property developers have jumped at the chance to show off their product online with 3D tours,…

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