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Brokers’ online estate agent deal

Mortgage network Julian Harris has signed up to a new proposition that allows brokers to market properties through an online estate agents for their clients.

So far, around 130 appointed representatives of the network have registered with the free online proposition from Berkeley Knight.

The service enables brokers to upload a property profile for clients, who pay a sale fee of 1 per cent of the purchase price. In return for handling admin and sales chasing, Berkeley Knight will retain 70 per cent of the fee, with brokers retaining 30 per cent.

Your Mortgage Decisions director Martin Wade says: “I think the idea is fantastic and we could really see this take off.”


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Gross lending reaches 8-month high in June

Mortgage lending reached an eight-month high in June, according to new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Lenders advanced an estimated £17.6bn to borrowers in June, a 17 per cent increase on the £14.9bn lent in the same month last year. On a monthly basis, lending grew 4 per cent from £16.8bn in May. […]



Critics say crowdfunding buy-to-let will encourage ‘hoarding’ but what is often ignored is just how important the rental sector is 


Caption Competition – 16 July 2014

Can you put the boot in to your nearest and dearest to win a delicious box of Hotel Chocolat milk chocolates? Submit a witty caption for the photo above and you will be automatically entered into our prize draw. Remember, the funnier it is, the more likely you are to win. What are you waiting […]

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Tory call for regional stamp duty

A former Conservative minister has called on the party to include proposals for regional stamp duty thresholds in its election manifesto. Currently, stamp duty is levied on all properties worth over £125,000 at a rate dependent on their value. Speaking to Mortgage Strategy’s sister title Money Marketing, former Children’s minister Tim Loughton says higher house prices in London […]

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What price (more) freedoms?

George Osborne will make his last Budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggest that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement. So what are we able to learn from the weekend’s coverage?


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