New service looks to save thousands for housing associations
The online portal – www.housetrade.co.uk – has opened up its free advertising offer to housing associations, the portal which enables individuals to sell my house privately, avoiding excessive estate agency fees has welcomed its first housing association Willow Park Housing Trust. The portal has plans to add many more housing associations to advertise on the website. The portal essentially puts the selling party in control of negotiations and viewings, also resulting in potential savings for buyers. Willow Park have selected to advertise multiple properties currently available through their shared ownership scheme, the portal can also be used to sell former social housing stock.
The online business currently focusing on North West England plans to expand operations to cover the whole UK housing market.
Coulthwaite adds: “The whole purpose of Housetrade with the initial regional focus was to make it easier and cheaper for people to Sell a House in Manchester although due to demand we have expanded our coverage. Over the last few years, individuals have had to look for new ways of reducing their expenditure and we hope to instrument much needed cost savings in the property market.”
Housetrade.co.uk aims to generate more enquiries for housing associations saving them both time and resources in screening enquiries for Property in Manchester.
The number of mortgages agreed for first-time house buyers increased towards the end of last year to 18,700 in December, which was a 7% rise from November and 14% up on December 2010 . This rise was widely attributed to the end of the 1% stamp duty holiday on 24th March on properties under £250 000 .
Housetrade enables buyers and sellers to negotiate directly, without an estate agent taking a large percentage of the transaction of the value. The portal provides a step by step guide to buying your first house privately, as well as looking at other routes to market including shared ownership and auctions. Shared ownership is an increasingly popular means by which to get onto the property ladder and as part of its ongoing strategy to boost the house sales market Housetrade also market newly developed properties that offer shared ownership.
In the USA private sales have made up between 10-12% of the sales in the market over the past few years a figure that is likely to increase as the market picks up, and it is widely predicted that the UK market is heading towards that figure over the coming years.
Housetrade has teamed up with a range of specialist providers needed for buying and selling a house including surveyors, energy performance certifiers and conveyancing. Perform a Property Search for Houses in Manchester.
There are three different options available when choosing what method the customer wants to sell their house:
• Classified Advert - Viewings can be arranged online at a time that suits both parties and secure offers can be placed through the 'Make an Offer' feature.
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