Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

12th April 2017

Independent agents to use 'big data' to fight corporate agencies

Senior members of the fledgling Charter for Independent Estate and Letting Agents group are meeting today to discuss how independents can harness data to create an organisation they describe as “more powerful than any corporate.” An estimated 20 to 25 founding agents and regional officers are meeting in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Amongst the... Source: Estate Agent...

'Stamp duty and mortgage problems scupper 1.2m sales' – claim

A building society claims that in the past three years alone no fewer than 1.2m buyers have given up on house moves because of stamp duty costs or mortgage problems. The Nottingham Building Society says of the 11 per cent of existing home owners who have scrapped plans to move over... Source: Estate Agent...

Savills snaps up independent to take UK branch network to 90

Savills has acquired Granville Residential, an independent agency covering the high-end Marlow, Maidenhead, Bourne End and Cookham areas in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Granville Residential joins Savills network of 89 residential offices across the UK and an international network of over 700 offices, with its five members of staff immediately moving over... Source: Estate Agent...

Land Registry figures: prices strong but transactions slump

Land Registry data shows that homes across the UK have risen in price by an average 5.8 per cent in the year to February - but the most startling figures reveal the scale in the slump in transactions. February data from the registry shows that the average property value in the... Source: Estate Agent...

New independent housing research unit to launch this summer

A substantial new research body is to be launched this summer with a remit of looking at six overlapping aspects of housing. Called the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, or CaCHE, it will be independent from government and is a collaboration between nine universities and four non-higher education organisations. It will have staff... Source: Estate Agent...

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