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Hybrid will be 'fast-growing challenger brand' says agency chief

Hybrid agency EweMove is rapidly expanding its network footprint this year and will be a “challenger brand” deliberately designed to be non-traditional, according to the head of its parent company, MartinCo. In a trading statement to the City, MartinCo chief executive Ian Wilson devotes much attention to EweMove, which the company... Source: Estate Agent...

Zoopla says member-agents made £15m-plus from IPO share offer

Zoopla has released details of the profit some of its agents have made from its 2014 offer to purchase shares at a 20 per cent discount - in total, agents who took advantage of the deal have made £15m. Zoopla Property Group member agents were all offered the opportunity to buy... Source: Estate Agent...

Housing White Paper – first details start to emerge

First details of the long-awaited Housing White Paper have emerged in stories in newspapers frequently used by government to float ideas. The Sun and the Financial Times, in particular, have run informed pieces suggesting the White Paper - originally planned for around the time of the Conservative party conference in October,... Source: Estate Agent...

Government to fund group to provide leasehold transparency

Housing minister Gavin Barwell says the government will provide “substantial investment” to ensure more transparency in leasehold tenure. “We are determined to create a housing market that works for everyone. Millions of people own leasehold homes and I am determined to stamp out unfair, unjust and unacceptable abuse of the leasehold... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity – zipped up tight, defying the storm…

Whatever the weather, whatever the season, our industry excels itself at good work - and we are always delighted to publicise agents’ efforts.  Just email us at press@estateagenttoday.co.uk and we’ll do the rest - as was the case with this week’s agents working for good causes... Leeds MENCAP: A total of 38... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents' Mutual case: tribunal chairman rejects documents request

The Competition Appeal Tribunal hearing involving Agents’ Mutual and Gascoigne Halman, set to start tomorrow, has had a last-minute twist with the chairman ruling that additional documents could not be submitted by the defendant after the agreed deadline. The hearing - scheduled to run from tomorrow for an estimated 12 days... Source: Estate Agent...

Zoopla and OnTheMarket slug it out over January portal visits

Zoopla and OnTheMarket have issued their figures for last month’s visits, each claiming their busiest ever January. Zoopla Property Group says it had record new highs seen in the number of visits and appraisal leads delivered to agents. There were over 53 million visits for the month with mobile traffic at... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents cautious over latest 'quietly encouraging' house price index

Agents have given a cautious welcome to the latest index from the Nationwide, suggesting that the annual rate of price growth remains stable at the start of 2017.  “The annual rate of house price growth remained broadly stable at the start of 2017 at 4.3 per cent, only modestly below the... Source: Estate Agent...

City consultancy says Zoopla to enjoy 'big upside' with Hometrack

A City consultancy has issued a note to investors backing Zoopla Property Group’s acquisition of data company Hometrack, suggested there is a ‘big upside’ for the portal firm given the potential to mine and sell data to the industry. Jefferies - a consultancy which is an advisor to ZPG - says... Source: Estate Agent...

Market boost as mortgage lending rises – with further to go

Gross mortgage lending reached a remarkable £246 billion in 2016 - that’s 12 per cent higher than the previous year and the highest annual gross lending figure since the economic downturn began in 2008.  The Council of Mortgage Lenders says that on a monthly basis, gross mortgage lending reached £20.4 billion... Source: Estate Agent...

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