Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

8th January 2021

Independent agents launch portal alternative to Rightmove

Independent agents inspired by the Say No To Rightmove campaign are to launch a rival portal next month. Wearethemarket is a portal which so far has the support of over 50 offices in Coventry and Warwickshire, but with plans to expand its geographical reach. “The collective strength of voice from our industry... Source: Estate Agent...

Warren Buffett’s estate agency launches UK television ad campaign

The UK outlet of Warren Buffett's estate agency empire is launching its first TV advert in this country.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co, a London-based agency, is launching a series of ads on digital platforms including the ITV Hub. The campaign is based upon what Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices call its core values of trust,... Source:...

Good news for first time buyers as 10% deposits make a return

HSBC UK is re-introducing its 90 per cent Loan To Value mortgages from next week - a possible lifeline for first time buyers scrabbling to save a deposit.  Many lenders withdrew low-deposit mortgage deals last year, as worries over the housing market’s response to the Coronavirus led to lenders becoming more... Source: Estate Agent...

Countrywide – Connells consolidates takeover move with share purchase

Connells has cemented its takeover of Countrywide - it now has backing from over 52 per cent of shareholders. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, Connells told investors it had acquired the shareholding of over 1.9m Countrywide shares held by Schroder Investment Management Limited. And the statement adds: “Therefore, Connells... Source: Estate Agent...

Rightmove hits back at rivals by claiming busiest ever New Year

Rightmove says it’s recorded the busiest ever start to a New Year in its two decade history with visits to the site up 30 per cent on this time in 2020. With Zoopla making claims about record Boxing Day traffic, and Boomin in the middle of a recruiting campaign amongst agents,... Source: Estate Agent...

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