Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

6th April 2021

Boomin Bites Back: We’ll NEVER do direct sales, insists founder

Agents have contacted Estate Agent Today to say they fear the new MatchMaker service on the Boomin portal could be used as a Trojan Horse to by-pass agents - a claim Boomin vigorously denies. The facility is by some way the most controversial and innovative on the new portal, which launched just... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty reform would speed sales says another leading Tory MP

The MP leading a new parliamentary committee on the housing market says a radical reform of tax would help more people move more rapidly, and encouage more house building. Ben Everitt recently founded a new all-party parliamentary committee, looking at the Housing Market ad Housing Delivery.  He’s told The Times: “I suspect there... Source: Estate Agent...

Ex-Knight Frank high flyer sets up online agency

A high flying agent with experience at a string of top end companies has set up an online business with his wife, a property marketing expert. Patrick and Celia Paton will run Paton & Co from their home in the Scottish Borders. Patrick has run his own Edinburgh lettings agency in the... Source: Estate Agent...

First time buying cheaper than renting – if you have the deposit

First time buyers are now saving more than £800 a year in comparison with tenants, new analysis suggests.  The Halifax says the monthly cost of renting has risen by 10 per cent in the past year to £821 while the average first time buyer is spending just one per cent more... Source: Estate Agent...

Stamp Duty Holiday has been a con, suggests property firm chief

The stamp duty holiday has backfired and buyers almost everywhere are paying more for homes, rather than less. StripeHomes analysed house price growth since the introduction of the stamp duty holiday in July of last year across 18 major cities in England and how this compares with the saving via the... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency offices in Wales to open again from next week

Estate agency offices in Wales, closed for many weeks as part of that country’s lockdown, will reopen from next Monday, April 12. The Welsh Government emphasises, however, that agents must exercise caution, have appointment processes in operation, and undertake virtual viewings wherever possible. Associated activities, for example, removals processes, property preparation, handover...

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