Cedar House, Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AH

25th November 2021

Agency closure blamed on online agents’ rock bottom fees

A long-standing estate agency with three major branches has shut after 27 years of trading - blaming online competition and ‘race to the bottom’ fees. Maitlands Estate Agents in Plymouth was an award-winning firm which has employed over 300 staff since being set up in 1994. Its website looks as if the... Source: Estate Agent...

Self-employed broker agency reveals plan for multiple franchisees

One of the first companies to promote the self-employed ‘broker’ business model has announced its first franchise agreement - and says there are four more to come in 2022. Harding Green was set up to cover just the prime central London market back in late summer 2017. It was the brainchild... Source: Estate Agent...

Agency makes commitment to become carbon neutral

Buying agency Middleton Advisors has made a commitment to go carbon neutral - and its method may be a template for others in the industry.  The agency used the Carbon Footprint consultancy, which specialises in working with blue chips and SMEs in the private sector, as well as public sector bodies;... Source: Estate Agent...

Pilot scheme announced to limit second home ownership

A pilot scheme has been announced to test ways of limiting second home ownership and reducing the impact additional properties have on local areas. The Welsh Government has selected Dwyfor in Gwynedd for the pilot which will launch in January. Few details are yet being released but it is thought there will... Source: Estate Agent...

First Time Buyer Crisis: finding a deposit seems harder than ever

High house prices relative to average earnings make raising a deposit a big barrier for first time buyers, a new study shows. A 20 per cent deposit is equivalent to 110 per cent average income for a first time buyer – a record high, up from 102 per cent a year... Source: Estate Agent...

New build sales fail to live up to frenzy seen elsewhere in market

Data released by Zoopla suggests that demand for new builds outside London remains above the five year average, but has failed to match the frenzy of the wider house sales market in the past year. The North West, Yorkshire and the North East have seen strong new home buyer demand at... Source: Estate Agent...

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