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Mouse Sale cuts out selling fee will enable vendors and purchasers to sell and buy property privately without the need for a traditional estate agent and a selling fee.

The news follows research for July 2006 that shows that the
average asking price of a house in England and Wales is now over 217,000. At 2.5% plus VAT, that is equivalent to a traditional estate agent selling fee
of over 6300.

Richard Garland, Mouse Sale managing director, says: “The Internet is
revolutionising the way that property is sold in the UK. 82% of people
currently use the Internet to search for their next home. This is the future
for house sales in the UK.”

Mouse Sale is launching first in Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent,
Notts, Cheshire and South East London – with the intention to roll the
business out across the UK. Branches are already in the pipeline for Essex,
Newcastle and Cheshire.


Would you be more cautious when buying property abroad?

It has been estimated that more than a quarter of the properties in Marbella have been built illegally and it could cost up to 4.5bn to compensate those caught up in property scams. But will this scandal put people off buying property abroad or will it simply make them more careful?

So, this week Mortgage Strategy asks…

CML admits it doesn’t have niche data

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has admitted it does not have data on niche markets including self-cert and sub-prime, following its prediction that repossessions will rise 46% in 2006. Last week executive committee papers written by Sue Anderson, head of external relations at the CML, and Jim Cunningham, senior economist at the CML, were leaked […]

Timescales are important to clients

Interest rate, drawdown flexibility, LTVs and early repayment charges are the big ticket items for product selection in the equity release market. But thought must also be given to service standards.

HIPS not gone for good, says Kent

HIPS are not gone for good, says Trevor Kent former president of the National Association of Estate Agents and a leading HIP critic.Kent says: “What the government has actually said, unless there is a further U-turn is that HIPs will still be an expensive mandatory requirement on June 1 2007. The only change is that […]


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