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Has this house had the biggest price reduction in history?

Wednesday 27th November 2013

For those agents who cannot imagine what a £35m house even looks like, never mind being instructed on one, the link below is for you...

Fake tan and other modern menaces

Monday 25th November 2013

The lettings industry has taken on a more glamorous sheen of late thanks to a news story about fake tan ruining mattresses...

Sales Verses Lettings – how to combat the battle of limited resources

Monday 25th November 2013

Help to Buy in full swing, mortgage deals improving and first-time buyer numbers on the rise...

West country group of agents opts for Agents' Mutual

Monday 25th November 2013

The Property Sharing Experts, an 80-strong network of independent agents in the west country, has decided to back Agents’ Mutual...

Public awareness of Zoopla catches up with that of Rightmove

Monday 25th November 2013

Zoopla brand awareness is now neck and neck with that of Rightmove, it has been claimed. New research shows that spontaneous awareness levels of the Zoopla brand amongst all UK adults nationally is now identical to that of Rightmove and in some areas is higher...

Sell, sell, sell, Spicerhaart pleads as the shelves empty

Monday 25th November 2013

Help to Buy fuelled an immediate 92% annual rise in the number of new buyer inquiries – but supply limped downwards...

Gazumping and sealed bids head out to the suburbs

Monday 25th November 2013

Gazumping and sealed bids, described as “the worst symptoms of an overheating property market”, are radiating out of central London...

Help to Buy wrong for allowing remortgaging, claims Ed Balls

Monday 25th November 2013

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has claimed that Help to Buy will help people who have no intention of moving but can use the scheme to remortgage to 95% at the taxpayers’ risk...

Olympic hopeful in court after smashing estate agent's plate glass window

Monday 25th November 2013

An athlete who is hoping to compete for Britain at the next Olympics in Rio has appeared in court after smashing an estate agent’s window...

Estate agents raise £5,600 after sleeping out for homeless

Monday 25th November 2013

A team from London agents Douglas & Gordon have raised £5,600 after taking part in the 2013 Annual Sleep Out event, to raise awareness and money for homeless charity Centrepoint...

Kremer Signs running for 'Supplier of the Year'

Friday 22nd November 2013

Kremer Signs will be entering the 'Supplier of the Year' at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times and sponsored by Zoopla...

Get your properties on Rightmove for £50, Beeny tells sellers

Friday 22nd November 2013

A tweet by Sarah Beeny has highlighted how sellers might ditch their agents if they could find a cheap way of getting their properties on to Rightmove...

New app exposes how property indices lie about house prices

Friday 22nd November 2013

UK house price indices are making major misinterpretations of data, it has been claimed, with unsold, over-priced houses skewing statistics and inflating a false property bubble...

London house price boom is outstripping 2007 bubble, claim

Friday 22nd November 2013

Prices in London are now 15.9% higher than in November 2007 – but with  house prices rising at a faster rate...

Mortgage lending soars, while repossessions fall

Friday 22nd November 2013

Mortgage lending was its highest last month in five years, say lenders. The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending increased to £17...

Solicitor sent to jail after conveyancing sting

Friday 22nd November 2013

A solicitor who attempted to pocket £133,000 in a tax fraud by changing conveyancing documents and lying to his clients has been jailed...

'Emphatic turnaround' reported in residential auction sales

Friday 22nd November 2013

There was a big increase of residential lots at auction last month, Essential Information Group has reported...

Brian Murphy Blog

Wednesday 20th November 2013

The last few weeks have seen further evidence of a recovery in the wider economy, with significant positive data painting an increasingly favourable picture of the UK as a whole, and of the housing market...

Online agent rapped over Offers in Excess Of advertising

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Two complaints have been upheld against the online agent Express Estate Agency by the advertising watchdog...

What a difference a dot makes! Foxtons tipped for more success

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Foxtons could be a major beneficiary of a new domain name for the capital – .London The new domain name means that London businesses will be able to rename their websites as ...

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