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L.A.-area real estate agents are holding open mansions

Lauren Beale The Los Angeles Times 06.11.2009
L.A.-area real estate agents are holding open mansions

Amid the market downturn, the public is welcome to see some properties listed for more than $10 million.

A View of Atherton From Real-Estate Agents

Atherton, Calif., is the mansion Mecca for many of Silicon Valley’s tech multi-millionaires. And so far in 2009, even though home sales and median property sale prices in the town have slowed from a year ago, The Wall Street Journal found that there hasn’t been as little activity as some techie buyers might think.

Competition Bureau seeks real estate shake-up

Karen Mazurkewich Financial Post 03.11.2009
Competition Bureau seeks real estate shake-up

TORONTO -- A landmark investigation by the federal Competition Bureau may dramatically change the way homes are bought and sold in Canada.

Estate Agents Make Predictions for the Future of UK House Prices

As the year of 2009 is coming to an end, we decided to look at the UK housing market and to make at least basic conclusions. As the year began with a significant drop in house prices, consumer demand, and overall decay of the property market, most analysts of the housing market were determined that the situation will not improve throughout the year, making gloomy forecasts.

London Agents ‘Sold Out’ as Home Prices Reach Record (Update2)

Svenja O’Donnell Bloomberg News 20.10.2009
London Agents ‘Sold Out’ as Home Prices Reach Record (Update2)

Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- London home sellers raised asking prices to a record high this month and led gains across the U.K. as the shortage of properties for sale intensified, Rightmove Plc said.

Property clinic: finding the right estate agent

PLANNING Our house has next door’s garage attached to one side and our new young neighbours have applied for planning permission to build over it, closing the first-floor gap between us. Only three other residents on the estate have done this. Last week, to my horror, the planning committee gave their approval. It seems a gross injustice that our neighbours can improve their property while ours will be devalued by becoming semi-detached instead of link-attached. Can I stop the work by refusing them permission to join their extension to my side wall?

Tenants squeezed by unregulated landlords and agents

Graham Norwood The Guardian 06.10.2009

Estate Agents Face Property Website Threat

Richard Suchet Sky News 05.10.2009
Tenants squeezed by unregulated landlords and agents

Complaints from tenants are at an all-time high as amateurs and charlatans run riot in an unregulated rental market

Estate Agents Face Property Website Threat

The National Association of Estate Agents has admitted the days of the high street estate agent could be numbered due to the popularity of property websites.

Digital Hub agency set to close

John Burke and Ian Kehoe 28.09.2009
How we subsidise estate agents' pay packets: Sebastian O'Kelly's Market Watch

After a summer of price rises, the posher London estate agents can begin dreaming of everything returning to 'normal'.

Digital Hub agency set to close

The government is poised to close the state agency responsible for the Digital Hub in Dublin, following the failure of the high-tech urban campus to cover its own costs.


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