Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

2nd July 2020

Revealed – the top three trends in the housing market right now

With the UK housing market now largely open - there are still restrictions in some areas on home moves to occupied properties - some key trends are emerging post-lockdown. Here, Zoopla's head of research, Grainne Gilmore, outlines the three main factors in the UK market at present:  1. Demand moderating, but still strong  There has... Source: Estate Agent...

OnTheMarket bags another 500 branches with ‘welcome shares’

OnTheMarket says almost 500 branches have signed up in recent months, entitling their business owners to ‘welcome shares’. Of those branches signing up to the new listing agreements, more than 60 per cent are currently contracted to list exclusively with OnTheMarket or on a one-other-portal basis of either Rightmove or Zoopla/Primelocation. Launched... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty cut would NOT help the market, claims tax specialist

A prominent tax specialist has suggested that stamp duty cuts would not help improve the housing market, despite many agents suggesting otherwise. David Hannah, founder and principal consultant of Cornerstone Tax says: "Throughout other economic crises, stamp duty changes or relief have historically done very little to get the market moving... Source: Estate Agent...

Say No To Rightmove campaign chief signs up to new free-to-list portal

The estate agency group spearheading the Say No To Rightmove campaign has signed its 36 branches up to new portal Homesearch. The Acorn Group is ”a fully subscribed and paying” customer according to a statement from the portal, which launched to the industry yesterday ahead of a launch to consumers on... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents remain calm in the light of latest house price dip

Agents have remained calm in the light of Nationwide’s house price index which shows the first annual fall for eight years - albeit a dip of just 0.1 per cent. Jeremy Leaf, the north London estate agent who is also a former RICS residential chairman, says: “After recording its largest monthly... Source: Estate Agent...

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