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Agents tell EAT about strong start to 2014

Friday 17th January 2014

Industry insiders from around the country are telling EAT that even after only two weeks of the year, demand is up...

Home website rains on recovery parade

Friday 17th January 2014

Just as everyone seems to be using the word ‘recovery’ so pours cold water on the housing market by saying affordability is probably worse than ever...

Fine & Country heads UK branch of global body

Friday 17th January 2014

A Fine & Country representative has become president of the UK chapter of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, and promises to improve networking...

Caution from RICS but reassurance from BoE

Friday 17th January 2014

The number of homes sold per chartered surveyor reached its highest point since March 2008 last month, according to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Property Ombudsman puts heat on buying agents

Friday 17th January 2014

The Property Ombudsman Christopher Hamer is urging buying agents not to fall foul of the law by failing to register with a redress scheme such as the TPO...

92% of Estate Agents report significant improvement within 4 weeks of joining Complete My Sale

Thursday 16th January 2014

Complete My Sale, the UK’s largest sales progression service for Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Property Developers today have today released a report detailing how their ‘white label’ service can improve the overall sales performance of their estate agents clients within just 4 weeks...

Brian Murphy Blog

Wednesday 15th January 2014

2013 was something of a renaissance year for the housing and mortgage markets and wider UK economy...

High pressure sales tactics are back, warn lawyers

Wednesday 15th January 2014

High pressure tactics like Open House viewings, sealed best bids and gazumping are back, especially in London and south east England according to property law firm Boodle Hatfield...

Valuation volumes spike in another recovery signal

Wednesday 15th January 2014

The number of residential valuations grew 35 per cent in 2013 according to Connells Survey & Valuation, an increase considered “almost impossible” just a year ago it says...

Countrywide shows fascinating late-2013 market burst

Wednesday 15th January 2014

EAT has noticed a fascinating trend buried in the detail of Countrywide PLC’s trading update released this week...

NHBC backs Labour housing pledge

Wednesday 15th January 2014

The National House Building Council says it welcomes Labour’s pledge to guarantee access to land for smaller house builders...

Transaction and volumes up as recovery heads North

Wednesday 15th January 2014

Figures show housing market recovery is now stretching across much of the UK, with transactions in Edinburgh and nearby regions showing a 47 per cent rise in the final quarter of last year...

Wealthy foreign buyers 'push up London prices'

Wednesday 15th January 2014

An Oxford University report claims that house price rises in parts of London can be attributed directly to high-end buyers sheltering their money in ‘safe haven’ bricks and mortar after political turmoil in their own countries...

Another day, another index - and more recovery

Wednesday 15th January 2014

EAT’s scepticism about the almost-daily flurry of UK house price data is well known but the latest, from the Office for National Statistics, is at least an ‘official’ government figure...

Atkinson McLeod choose Kremer Signs

Tuesday 14th January 2014

Kremer Signs have recently supplied London based agent Atkinson Mcleod with internal & external office signage for their new office in Hackney...

Shocking weather forecast alerts! Is your emergency plan in place yet?

Monday 13th January 2014

Nothing sums up wintery Britain like the song 'In the Bleak Midwinter' and with a shocking forecast for January, February and March, now is the time to put an emergency plan in place...

Building firm uses new site to swipe at agents

Monday 13th January 2014

Another day, another free-to-list online service launches for those wanting to sell property without using an estate agent...

Britain's best known estate agent steps up

Monday 13th January 2014

Estate Agent Today can reveal that one of Britain's highest-profile estate agents, Ed Mead, is taking up a new role...

New local info source for agents

Monday 13th January 2014

A free-to-use UK postcode information service has been launched which can be used by estate agents to offer prospective buyers large volumes of information about a locality...

Big cheeses warn about London housing market

Monday 13th January 2014

Some of the property industry’s biggest names have used a newspaper article to warn about possible London housing market worries in 2014...

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