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Agents and homeowners who complain that London is clobbered too heavily by current property taxes will have some power to their elbow today thanks to figures produced by the Nationwide.



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New turmoil for Land Registry

Friday, 01 August 2014 Written by

Up to 15 per cent of jobs at Land Registry offices could be at risk after a leaked memo given to the BBC showed management claims of ‘over-capacity’. 



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"30% house price hike by 2019" claim

Friday, 01 August 2014 Written by

Just as most commentators are warning of a possible slowdown in house price growth, so respected consultancy CBRE says it is revising its 2014 forecast upwards.



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Countrywide’s half-year figures show the group has had its strongest six monthly financial performance in the last seven years.



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An appeal has been made for anyone who knows anything about the former agent and auctioneer Skelding and Boucher - a company which, almost 50 years ago, was at the centre of a dispute about sales of homes to black buyers.



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Agents Do Charity - even in August

Friday, 01 August 2014 Written by

As August begins the holiday season shows no sign of stemming agents’ enthusiasm for helping those who cannot help themselves.



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Connells has acquired the 26-branch Welsh agency Peter Alan for £16.4m. 



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The proportion of so-called For Sale By Owner private house sales in the US has slumped from 13 per cent of all transactions in 2000 to just nine per cent last year - a sign that estate agents’ work is recognised as invaluable for most deals.



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The Bank of England should be prepared to introduce even stricter mortgage controls if the housing market looks to be over-heating, warns the International Monetary Fund. 



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Hunters Property Group is merging with Hunters Group Limited to form a 112-branch agency conducting around 10,000 sales and lettings transactions annually - with the promise of substantial new acquisitions later this year.



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