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News Tag: Countrywide

November 20, 2012

Brokers securing mortgage for those turned down by banks

by Jan Harris
Brokers securing mortgage for those turned down by banks
Mortgage brokers are successfully securing mortgages for 29 per cent of those who have had their application rejected by a bank, according to a study by property group Countrywide and YouGov. The main reasons for banks rejecting mortgage applications were insufficient earnings and income, and a poor credit score, the study found. It identified a number of significant barriers ...




April 16, 2012

Asking prices reach all time high

by Jan Harris
Asking prices reach all time high
The asking price for property in the UK has reached record high levels, boosted by a surge in prices in London, according to property site Rightmove. The average asking price for property in England and Wales increased by 2.9 per cent in April to £243,737 Asking prices in London increased by 2.1 per cent to £464,944 during the month, while prices in ...




June 21, 2010

Estate agents link with UK Google Maps

by Gill Montia
”Estate
UK Google Maps users can now search for listings from estate agents and property websites directly from the maps. Available properties are indicated by a small circle that provides a link to a particular agent's website. The new facility also means that potential home buyers and renters can enter a location and see the available listings from participating agents by selecting “Properties” ...




May 31, 2010

House sellers liberated by demise of HIPs

by Gill Montia
”House
The Government's decision to scrap Home Information Packs (HIPs) has resulted in a surge of new instructions. The UK's biggest estate agency has reported that the number of homes being put up for sale has risen by a third since 20th May, when ministers called time on the packs. According to Countrywide, new instructions are up 68% compared with the same period ...




April 14, 2010

Broker reports spring flurry of mortgage applications

by Gill Montia
”Broker
Applications for home loans have bounced back to February 2008 levels, according to Countrywide. The mortgage broker has reported a 20% increase in applications during March (compared to February) marking the third consecutive monthly rise. Looking back over the first quarter of 2010, volumes were up 9% year-on-year indicating that property buyers have a renewed sense of confidence in the UK housing ...




December 10, 2008

Countrywide mounts end-of-year property sale

by Gill Montia
Countrywide mounts end-of-year property sale
Estate agency network, Countrywide, is mounting and three day end-of-year property sale, from tomorrow (Thursday). According to a report in The Times, around 7,500 vendors across the UK are taking part, offering properties worth a collective £1.65 billion. Some homeowners have cut prices by up to 30% while others, who have already made reductions, are shaving much less off asking prices. Countrywide's 1,000 strong ...