Tag: Countrywide

Brokers securing mortgage for those turned down by banks

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 […]

November 20, 2012 More
Asking prices reach all time high

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 […]

April 16, 2012 More
Estate agents link with UK Google Maps

Estate agents link with UK Google Maps

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 […]

June 21, 2010 More
House sellers liberated by demise of HIPs

House sellers liberated by demise of HIPs

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 […]

May 31, 2010 More
Broker reports spring flurry of mortgage applications

Broker reports spring flurry of mortgage applications

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 […]

April 14, 2010 More
Countrywide mounts end-of-year property sale

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 […]