Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

11th May 2021

Exclusive: Estate agents’ fees are least important issue for sellers

A league table of the most important issues facing vendors places the scale of estate agents’ charges at the bottom - and this may explain why online firms have found it hard to gain traction in the marketplace. Comparison service GetAgent has polled over 1,000 home owners to ask them what the key... Source: Estate Agent...

Vaccine optimism gives housing market another shot in the arm

Increasing optimism at the success of the Coronavirus vaccine programme and the relaxation of restrictions have contributed to house prices rising 1.4 per cent in just a month according to new figures. The annual figure for house prices is now 8.2 per cent higher than in spring 2020 as a slew... Source: Estate Agent...

New video series offers insight and advice to agents

A series offering “insight and advice” to agents is being launched by Zoopla’s cloud-based software brand, Alto, which was acquired by the portal in 2016. The series, which will consist of five weekly episodes, is called Altogether and involves agents and industry experts discussing challenges including managing data and the future... Source: Estate Agent...

Pro-Ownership and Anti-NIMBY laws likely in Queen’s Speech

Government leaks ahead of today’s Queen’s Speech suggest a major planning shake-up is set to stop NIMBY objectors to new homes. News outlets believed to have been given advance indications of the speech suggest that the aim is to build more homes generally and expand home ownership in areas recently won... Source: Estate Agent...

Good news – there are more mortgages and many are cheaper

It’s not just housing transactions that signal a red-hot market - the mortgage landscape is at its strongest for some time too. Data from independent consultancy Moneyfacts shows that the number of residential mortgages on offer rose for the seventh consecutive month to 3,927.  There are now 78 more deals at 95 per... Source: Estate Agent...

Row explodes over house raffle which failed to sell enough tickets

A row has blown up over a house raffle where the property prize was withdrawn and a cash alternative offered because too few tickets had been sold. According to local media, in Sussex, Fiona Koderisch - the owner of an apartment at Hove in Sussex - has been accused of being... Source: Estate Agent...

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