Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

19th May 2021

Major announcements from Rightmove, Zoopla and Boomin

Three of the leading portals have made major announcements as the fierce rivalry between the big players continues apace.  Firstly Zoopla claims its latest marketing drive and PropTech features have driven increased business to agents. A month ago the portal announced the launch of its My Home feature and its biggest ever marketing campaign. Now... Source: Estate Agent...

Updated Covid guidance for estate and letting agents

Propertymark has produced a new guide for estate agents in the wake of the latest step on the roadmap out of Covid restrictions. It says: “Each phase of restriction easing brings excitement as life starts to feel more normal, but guidance from the UK Government will mean the changes for agents will... Source: Estate Agent...

Six-figure stamp duty windfall for every agency branch

An online platform claims each agency branch in the UK has benefited from the stamp duty holiday by over £120,000. WiggyWam says an estimated 772,830 transactions have completed between July 2020 and this month at a typical price of £245,079. The platform says the estimated commission is 1.42 per cent, making the average completion... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency launches campaign for the High Street

A family-run agency has launched a campaign to back the High Street following the reopening of most shops and businesses. London agency Daniel Cobb has launched Welcome Back To The High St.  The campaign uses Daniel Cobb’s window displays to showcase many local heroes - the local shop owners, some of which... Source: Estate Agent...

Mortgage Bonanza: biggest lender yet offers 95% loans

Nationwide Building Society is to become the largest mortgage provider to reintroduce 95 per cent Loan-to-Value home loans without government support.  These will launch tomorrow. The new mortgage range will be available to those looking for their first home as well as new customers who are moving. The new 95 per cent LTV... Source: Estate Agent...

First time buyers snap up most Help To Buy new-builds

Over 300,000 new-builds in England have been purchased using the government's Help to Buy Equity Loan since its launch in 2013. Of the 313,043 purchases, most were by first-time buyers - 257,520, or 82 per cent. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick says: “Helping people get a foot on the housing ladder is central to the... Source: Estate Agent...

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