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Archive for the ‘Rightmove’ Category
For its relatively diminutive size compared to other countries, the UK punches high in the global housing market. Rightmove has been announced the the World’s 4th biggest property portal. Property Portal Watch have released figures based on last year’s financial results. Rightmove generated $131.8m last year, up from $112m the year before. The portal currently dominates the UK portal space... Read more
Rightmove are currently basking in the warm glow of having their best year yet. Spending by estate agents drove a 43% surge in profits for the portal. The increase wasn’t in the number registering as new members, but in existing customers increasing their spending. This is both to do with estate agents trying harder to sell properties, but more likely lettings agents responding to the fast... Read more
It's only February, but already landlords who let to students are starting to think about advertising for the next academic year. For those of us who left full-time education longer ago than we care to remember, it might seem surprising but good student accomodation gets snapped up fast - as, of course, do good student tenants. Rightmove has recognised this specialist market with its own... Read more
Many tenants are expecting a rise in rent prices, according to a survey from Rightmove.co.uk. 42% of people living in rented accommodation expect hikes and 11% expect increases of 10% or more. Don’t forget, rents are already at an all time high according to research from LSL. Pundits put the rise in rent down to record demand from tenants. Many potential buyers are staying in the rental... Read more
Rightmove has launched a cute new search feature "Draw a Search". Instead of searching for a whole postcode, for example, you can now draw on a map and search within the exact area you want. So if you're looking for a property halfway between work and school, for example, it's easy to specify exactly where you want to live. These results can then be filtered by other criteria like number of... Read more
Rightmove have launched a new desktop application for property searching, allowing you to set alerts to pop up on your desktop for new and reduced price properties from up to five personalised searches. You can perform more searches, visit previous searches and properties you've looked at, and contact agents directly. All of this functionality is, of course, already available on Rightmove's... Read more