Property news round up 20/03/2015

London estate agents earn £1.1billion in fees in one year: Sellers in capital pay average of £9,000 on each property sale (Daily Mail)

Property asking prices just £30 below all-time record: The average asking price on a UK home is now £281,752 according to Rightmove’s house price index (Telegraph)

What George Osbourne did for Generation Rent: Chances of home ownership among steady-earning London couples plummet (Guardian)

Invest in prime central London from £5,000: A new offer from Property Crowd will allow investors to hold a stake in a prime London property for a minimum investment of £5,000 (Telegraph)

Budget 2015:  Help-to-buy Isas a boost for first time buyers (Guardian)

Why an inheritance tax break on main homes is fairer for ALL families (Telegraph)

Lib Dem ‘rent-to-own’ housing plan is a nice idea – it’s a shame it probably won’t happen: Rentify CEO George Spencer on the flaws in Nick Clegg’s vision (Rentify News)

More bad news for China’s slumping real estate market (International Business Times)