Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

1st April 2021

Portal Wars: Boomin’s early launch and Zoopla’s membership surge

The Bruce brothers' new portal Boomin has launched a day early - and no, this isn't an April Fool. The site went live this morning and you can see it here. The decision to go live 24 hours ahead of schedule follows the release of membership data from Zoopla, which shows it added... Source: Estate Agent...

Move Over Monopoly: New board game reflects real housing market

A new property board game called Gazumped aims to rival Monopoly but reflect a much more realistic view of how the house buying process works. And if you think Monopoly takes a long, long time, you should try this new game. When you land on a property you can make an offer, and... Source: Estate Agent...

Sarah Edmundson – how Agents Together is helping the industry to talk

Mental health – and the importance of good mental health – has become a vital thing for all of us in the last year, perhaps more than ever. The estate agency industry has also started to take steps towards becoming more open when it comes to discussing mental health, which even... Source: Estate Agent...

Market pause or boom over? Surprise house price fall as Easter arrives

Annual house price growth remains strong but it has slowed significantly according to the Nationwide. Prices dropped 0.2 per cent on average in March but this still means the annual rate of house price inflation is a buoyant 5.7 per cent. And despite this small drop, UK house prices have increased... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp duty surcharge won’t hurt foreign buyer market – claim

A prominent London agency says today’s new two per cent stamp duty surcharge imposed on most overseas buyers will not dampen enthusiasm for investment. Ludlowthompson makes the prediction after reporting that the number of overseas landlords owning property in the UK has hit a five-year high - despite Brexit, the pandemic... Source: Estate Agent...

Another agency takeover as industry consolidation goes on

Welsh independent agency Nuttall Parker has been snapped up by Cardiff-based property business Seraph Group. Newport-centred Nuttall Parker is Seraph Group's second agency alongside James Douglas Sales & Lettings. Seraph Group’s headcount is now 50-plus and managing director Douglas Haig says: “This strategic deal is an incredibly exciting one for our...

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