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Homeowners and estate agents get new ‘dating’ website

A new ‘dating’ website aimed specifically at matching UK homeowners and estate agents is now online at www.placeonthemarket.co.uk It’s estimated that the UK now has around 800,000 available homes for sale or to rent at any given time and Place on the Market aims to make it easier...
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Downsizing windfall rises to over £100,000 in 2014

The latest Downsizers Report from Lloyds Bank shows how trading down from a detached house to a bungalow or a semi-detached house could raise a significant amount of cash. Those moving to a bungalow can free up £103,715 on average, with those moving to a semi-detached house standing...
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“OnTheMarket – Is it worth the move?”

Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal OnTheMarket.com Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove.
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CIH: Remove stamp duty to help older people downsize

The chancellor should use next month’s budget to make better use of existing homes, increase house building and encourage higher standards of housing. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) says the government should consider removing stamp duty when older home owners who receive Pension Credit move to smaller...
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