• Too much secrecy surrounding house buying process, Ed responds to Graham Norwood

    Thursday, May 12, 2011

    Too much secrecy surrounding house buying process, Ed responds to Graham Norwood

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  • The London Barometer March 2011

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    The London Barometer March 2011

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  • It comes easel-y

    Tuesday, May 03, 2011

    It comes easel-y

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  • Good recession bad recession, bad for property but better to come

    Tuesday, May 03, 2011

    Good recession bad recession, bad for property but better to come

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  • April fools day was Apr 5th this year

    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    April fools day was Apr 5th this year

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  • The London Barometer February 2011

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    The London Barometer February 2011

    "New properties are finally beginning to come onto the market, replenishing the depleted stock levels we experienced for so much of the last year." Read More...

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  • The Move to the Country Show - 2011

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    The Move to the Country Show - 2011

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  • Lettings IS the new sales

    Wednesday, March 02, 2011

    Lettings IS the new sales

    Back in 2008 when sales volumes dived many agents had a two pronged attack to stay afloat. Most slashed staff numbers, and if they didn’t have a lettings side they rushed to start one. If that lettings operation hasn’t flourished it’s likely they’re going to rue the day they didn’t concentrate more on it. With sales volumes around our ankles and the English Housing Survey last week claiming there are now 40% more of us in rented than there were 5 years ago, and that that number set to climb, rentals will supplant sales in terms of income generation. The main driver was lack of mortgage finance and given that for the life of me I can’t see this changing in the near future surely that rented figure must rise very significantly. So any estate agency without a solid rentals base is going to be in serious trouble very soon. Rules are being tightened for landlords and tenants but redress is still not a mandatory requirement for lettings agents and with money being handled the opportunities for fraud continue to pile up and seem likely to increase. Never has the need to have a good agent to handle your rental, and this applies to landlords and to tenants, been so great. Having watched as a friend’s son on gap year was ripped off trying to secure a flat in Sydney by some indescribably grubby Nigerian scammer it’s equally tempting to save money, again either as a landlord or a tenant, by cutting out agents, but it’s a false economy.
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  • Property Barometer February 2011

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011

    Property Barometer February 2011

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