Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

22nd December 2017

New portal removes listings and insists 'we're not a portal after all'

The operators of a new website which earlier today claimed to have 500,000 property listings appear to have now removed the listings and a spokeswoman insists: “we’re not a portal.” Earlier today we reported that the ‘portal’ - called Housemap - had launched, carrying 500,000 property details for sale and to... Source: Estate Agent...

New portal launches – and it appears to be free to agents to list

A new portal called Housemap has launched and says it is free to agents. It’s a clean, attractive looking portal which already has links with suppliers providing online tools to users.  It claims to have 500,000 properties listed already, including those from agents which also list on - and helped create -... Source: Estate Agent...

Connells keeps us guessing as appeal shadow looms over OTM IPO

Connells has told Estate Agent Today that it is not making any official comment yet on the decision revealed yesterday that it won leave to appeal against a ruling of the Competition Appeal Tribunal over the summer.  In July the CAT judges, after a lengthy consideration following the tribunal itself, decided... Source: Estate Agent...

Record 85% of homes now selling below asking price, says NAEA

No fewer than 85 per cent of properties sold for less than the asking price in November, the highest seen since the National Association of Estate Agents records began in 2013. This is up from 78 per cent in October, and higher than late 2016 when 84 per cent of properties sold for... Source: Estate Agent...

Group slams 'incredibly weak' government leasehold reforms

A specialist leasehold enfranchisement firm has branded government leasehold reforms as "incredibly weak". In an announcement lost in the noise following Damian Green’s sacking, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday said ‘rip off’ leasehold clauses would not be allowed on almost all new homes and that ground rents on all new leases...

Transactions to dip and prices to flat-line, RICS warns

House price growth will come to a halt next year as the number of transactions reduces, according to the RICS forecast for 2018.    However, there will be regional variations with some regions offsetting declines in London and the South East. RICS says the big theme of 2018 is again expected to be... Source: Estate Agent...

Agents Do Charity At Christmas – good works and tinsel

Charity comes in all shapes and sizes and we start this Christmas edition of Agents Do Charity with a very unusual story. The team at Andrews in Clifton, Bristol, recently gave the greatest gift of all when they were on hand to save the life of a passer-by who collapsed and... Source: Estate Agent...

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