Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

21st September 2020

Vendors Beware! Sales taking month longer than usual to complete

Logjams in the mortgage, conveyancing and removal stages of house moving mean sales are taking much longer than usual, according to Rightmove. The portal, in its latest monthly market snapshot, says there are almost 40 per cent more sales currently on the journey to completion than a year ago.  “We’re hearing of challenges... Source: Estate Agent...

Top agent becomes growth and compliance head in franchise group

The Property Franchise Group has named high-profile industry veteran Eric Walker as managing director of Martin & Co (South and Scotland).  Walker - who hinted of a new role in a tweet at the end of last week - has worked in sales, lettings and financial services for over 30 years.... Source: Estate Agent...

Another agency group returns to Zoopla as portal celebrates growth

Another regional agency group has returned to Zoopla, attributing the move to the portal's “receptive audiences” amongst the house buying and renting public. Charters is one of the leading agencies in the South East of England with seven branches in Hampshire and Surrey. It has won 35 independent awards in recent years,... Source: Estate Agent...

Franchise agency wants to sell £1m home for £1 – but with extras

A family-run agency which last year asked people to “make an offer” to buy a franchise is now claiming it will sell one vendor’s home for £1 - plus a few extras. The Good Estate Agent is starting up in Scotland and its launch statement claims it has “fast become a... Source: Estate Agent...

House ‘sold’ in six days with no agent fees, claims quick buy firm

A quick buy firm boasting it has ‘sold’ a home within six days also says it now takes 140 days on average to sell through a traditional estate agency. Yes Homebuyers - run by former property asset manager called Matthew Cooper who says he has a degree in economics and business... Source: Estate Agent...

First time buyer affordability index may be most authoritative yet

A new league table drawn up by a property advice website may be the most authoritative yet for first time buyers who want to assess the kind of property they can afford, and where, when they get on the ladder.  CompareMyMove has divided the amount needed for a 15 per cent... Source: Estate Agent...

Absurdities of council tax laid bare in new league table

The irrationality of Britain’s council tax system has been laid bare in a new league table drawn up by estate agency Coulters Property.  The agency’s research looks at Band D tax payments in different areas; the gap between top and bottom is as much as £1,300 and it is by no... Source: Estate Agent...

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