Rightmove: It's difficult for agents to provide material information
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The task of obtaining material information is more difficult than it appears for estate agents, Rightmove has warned. The portal revealed in its written submissions to the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee's inquiry into improving the homebuying process that while providing upfront material information is a positive step, agents ..read more
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Zoopla: First-time buyers are better off buying than renting
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It is now 8% cheaper to buy a property than to rent in the same area even despite higher mortgage rates, Zoopla research has revealed. Analysis by the portal found that a third of homes of the 500,000 homes currently for sale can be bought with a mortgage and monthly repayments ..read more
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Fine & Country expands ‘Iconic’ ad campaign
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Fine & Country has expanded its latest advertising campaign titled ‘Dare to be Iconic.’  The upmarket agency network said the campaign will span across multiple media platforms, including radio, social media, programmatic adverts, website, prints adverts in magazines, canvassing cards, and window cards. The ‘Dare to be Iconic’ campaign message revolves around ..read more
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JONATHAN ROLANDE: It’s not all good news for Rightmove
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Another week and more good news for Rightmove. The company which  estate agents love to hate has just announced it has grown its business even more than expected with 250 more agents joining since the beginning of the year.  But wait, it's not all good news.  Most of the new entrants are ..read more
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Agents Do Charity - positive charitable developments
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A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest of the industry should know about, please email us on press@estateagenttoday.co.uk, or get in touch via our social platforms, and we’ll do the rest. Agents Giving: Industry charity Agents Giving is ..read more
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Yopa boss rebuffs claims that online agents lack sales motivation
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Verona Frankish has hit back at critics who claim fixed-fee agents who charge upfront fees have no motivation to sell. Frankish, chief executive of Yopa, highlighted data from TwentyCi that suggests this is not the case. She used a LinkedIn post to highlight that as of the end of April, Yopa Property ..read more
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LonRes: Longer sales times are creating ‘vicious cycle’ of fall-throughs
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Prime London property sales are taking longer to go through once under offer, which is creating a vicious cycle of fall-throughs, LonRes warns. April market data from the property data network said agreed sales are getting stuck at the under offer stage for longer – up around 10% - which has ..read more
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Use of Help to Buy ISA-backed property deposits slumps
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The number of properties purchased using a Help to Buy ISA-backed deposit fell to record lows last year, official data shows. Government figures have revealed that there were 45,016 homes purchased using the state-backed savings scheme in 2023. The Help to Buy ISA let savers put money away tax-free towards a mortgage ..read more
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AI property search app launches Collections feature for roomscrollers'
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Google-backed property search app Jitty has launched a new ‘Collections’ feature – that creates groups of the most interesting and 'trending' properties from around the UK to make it even easier for those browsing the market to discover new homes.  The app, founded by three former early-stage Deliveroo employees has been built ..read more
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Agency network sets date for AI-focused annual conference
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The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) has set a date for its annual conference. It will take place on 12 July 2024 in Milton Keynes, sponsored by Pattinsons Auctions and supporting the Pink Ribbon Foundation for breast cancer.  Delegates will include FIA members, hand-picked suppliers and key figures who will form part ..read more
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