London buyers flock to Sherborne

first_imgSymonds & Sampson’s recent property auction, offering properties in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, attracted regional buyers, as well as a telephone bidder from Spain, but it was London buyers who pushed prices up.Glenfield is in Kington Magna near Gillingham and comprised a farmhouse for possible extension and improvement in a secluded position at the end of a no through road. Interest throughout the six week campaign was strong and the bidding was frenetic and the guide of £400,000 was easily breached with the hammer falling to a London buyer at £485,000.A Grade II listed cottage for improvement at Holtwood near Wimborne attracted great interest and was an ideal renovation project with the potential to extend. This sold after spirited bidding for £402,000 to a local family and they took the option to buy the one acre paddock adjoining for £50,000.The most excitement was for a Grade II listed former lodge to the Horsington Estate (below) which requires updating. Over 70 people had viewed the house and 18 people had registered for the legal packs. Bidding started at £200,000 with the bids rising in £5,000 increments and then £2,000 before the hammer fell at £300,000, 50 per cent over the guide to a couple from Wincanton.London buyers push auction prices up London buyers at auction Sherbourne auction property September 11, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » London buyers flock to Sherborne previous nextAgencies & PeopleLondon buyers flock to SherborneThe Negotiator11th September 20170542 Viewslast_img read more

Investment bank questions Rightmove’s rose-tinted agent figures

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Investment bank questions Rightmove’s rose-tinted agent figures previous nextHousing MarketInvestment bank questions Rightmove’s rose-tinted agent figuresBerenberg says the 3.5% slide in agent branches listing with Rightmove may accelerate soon as the reality of Covid changes kick-in for the industry.Nigel Lewis19th August 202001,399 Views Rightmove’s share price slid yesterday after a leading investment bank issued a warning about the portal’s future performance and questioned whether its 3.5% reduction in agent customers published within its most recent trading update will soon accelerate.The portal’s share price dropped 3% during early trading after German analyst Berenberg pointed to choppy waters ahead for the portal, despite its share price rebounding significantly since the housing market re-opened in June and almost immediately began booming.Berenberg’s note says there are “material risks to the financial health of estate agents” when the UK furlough schemes end in October and the stamp duty holiday ends at the end of March next year.“These risks add to an industry already struggling pre-COVID-19 – with numerous branch closures – and will add further pressure on either Rightmove’s pricing potential and/or agency customer numbers.”Underlying situationThe German bank’s analysts claim Rightmove’s branch figures, which earlier this month revealed a reduction from 16,347 to 15,767, are not a fair reflection of the underlying situation.This is because many agent staff have yet to return to work from the furlough scheme; some branches remain closed; government business support schemes remain in place and many agents have yet to begin paying full fees for Rightmove’s service, as well as problems caused by tighter mortgage lending criteria.“Near-term discounts are papering over the cracks, in our view, and both cyclical and structural headwinds will resurface sooner rather than later,” the note says.Based on all this, Berenberg has advised those holding Rightmove shares to sell.covid Rightmove Berenberg August 19, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Research on the trends of current hotel and camp booking trends

first_imgAt the beginning of the year, the company HD Consulting, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, prepared an analysis that included assessment of the direct economic and fiscal effects of different VAT rates on a cumulative period of five years, comparing the rate in Croatia with competing Mediterranean countries and the rest of the European Union, which has raised a lot of dust in the profession.According to the results of the study and estimates of the fiscal effect of the existing rate, the state will start earning less at new rates from 2019 than at 2016. Also, the study of the VAT rate in tourism predicts 41% less investment and 71% less new employees by 2021.Research: Trends in current hotel and camp booking trendsEncouraged by inquiries from the tourism sector, this year HD Consulting decided to launch a new market research, especially because it is the only research in tourism that deals with the future – by moving the current trends of booking hotels and camps, and not by the past – by recording the achieved business results.In order to gain insight into current information from the tourism market, HD Consulting in early May 2018. conducted a primary survey on the current trend and state of booking hotels and camps in the regions of Croatia for 2018. A series of interviews were conducted with sales managers in a number of successful hotel and tourism companies with a portfolio of hotels and campsites. The research covered the coastal regions – Istria, Kvarner, Dalmatia and Dubrovnik.The research showed that in general, booking in hotels and camps in the coastal area of ​​Croatia for 2018. overall better than last year at this time. Also, the growth rates of prices for 2018 compared to last year in the facilities in which investments were made, are higher and range on average from 7-10%Leading travel companies in hotels and campsites for 2018 have 10% to 15% better revenue in books in early May 2018 than in the same period last year. It is noticeable that booking from the German market is moving slower this year than last year, given that the market situation in Turkey is improving and much of the German market is returning to Turkey.Sanja Čižmar, Senior Partner of HD Consulting: Markets such as Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia recorded booking growth rates ranging from 40% to as much as 90% in the first quarter  We estimate that the current year in the tourism market in terms of sales will be very demanding due to the return to the tourism scene of competitors in the Eastern Mediterranean, which in re-conquering the market offer significant discounts and improve their air connections, says Sanja Čižmar, Senior Partner of HD Consulting. how with such actions traditional Mediterranean destinations, including Croatia, can hardly fight on an equal footing. “Markets such as Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia, which have had significantly reduced tourist arrivals in recent years, are returning to the big door and in the first quarter recorded booking growth rates ranging from 40% to as much as 90% more than last year. Some of the western Mediterranean destinations, such as Spain, are already signaling a decline in bookings compared to the same period last year, so we were interested in what trend is present in Croatia. Therefore, we have included sales managers in a number of hotel and tourism companies in the research of booking trends, focusing our interest on the current situation and trends in hotel and camp reservations. points out Čižmar.The results of the research showed that in general, booking in hotels and camps in the coastal area of ​​Croatia for 2018. overall better than last year at this time, which is encouraging given the current developments in the Mediterranean. “Interestingly, such a positive booking trend was achieved in a situation where, as expected, hotels and camps with competitive products for 2018 raised prices by an average of 4-5% compared to last year. This was a consequence of last year’s high level of demand, which is a significant step forward because in previous years they raised prices inflationarily (around 1,5-2%). Of course, hotels and campsites that are dependent on the German or British market are experiencing a relative reduction in bookings from these markets, which are once again turning to Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia. Also, the schedule of holidays in our significant emitting markets, this year brings a slightly weaker booking for June and somewhat for July. pointed out Čižmar and added that there is a noticeable trend of deliberate slowdown in sales to large partners for the main season, leaving more capacity for individual guests who are a more lucrative segment for hoteliers due to higher prices compared to tour operators.In the end, Sanja Čižmar concludes that the booking situation for this season is encouraging at the moment, but the game has not yet been resolved for the very top of the season in which most businesses are generated (July and August) since a good part of the capacity is still unfilled. will depend on the demand of individual guests who have not yet made a reservation.Attachment:  SITUATION AND TRENDS IN BOOKING OF HOTELS AND CAMPSITES IN CROATIA 2018Related news: STUDY OF VAT RATE IN TOURISM FORECASTS 41% LESS INVESTMENT AND 71% LESS NEW EMPLOYEES BY 2021last_img read more

Government allocates $209m for electricity discounts

first_imgThe government has allocated Rp 3.5 trillion (US$209.8 million) to provide free electricity and discounts to Indonesia’s lower-income households to help them get through the economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s director general, Rida Mulyana, said on Wednesday the funds, which are to come from the state budget, comprised about Rp 2.59 trillion for 25 million of Indonesia’s poorest households, Rp 630 billion for 7 million second-poorest households and Rp 280 billion for an anticipated spike in domestic electricity consumption.“This way we will have space or room to accommodate higher consumption than recorded in 2019, prior to the warnings related to COVID-19,” he said, noting that the ministry was also ready to adjust the scheme over time.The poorest households are defined as those within the 450-volt ampere (VA) category, while the second-poorest as those within the 900-VA range. State-owned electricity company PLN is to give free electricity to the 450VA homes for three months starting in April and a 50 percent discount to 900VA homes over the same period.The electricity discount was one of six social safety net programs, including unemployment benefits and food aid, announced by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday after he declared a COVID-19 public health emergency. Read also: Jokowi announces free electricity, discounts for households hardest hit by COVID-19 impactsThe safety nets are meant to help Indonesia’s lower-income families for whom electricity bills represents their fifth-highest non-food spending. Many of such families have been hit hard by business closures. The government also seeks to prevent Greater Jakarta’s unemployed from migrating out of the virus-ridden capital, potentially spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus to other provinces.Explaining the discount distribution mechanism, the energy ministry’s director of electricity business development, Hendra Iswahyudi, said PLN would use a mobile app to distribute free or discounted electricity vouchers to eligible prepaid consumers.He said the electricity company would waive the bills of postpaid 450VA customers and halve the monthly bills of postpaid 900VA customers. For the latter category, PLN will start with halving bills issued this month for power consumed last month.Topics :last_img read more

Whicker: Can Brewers star Christian Yelich stay hot for one more month?

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire “I guess that shows how smart I am,” McDonnell said.Yelich has spent 2018 making his believers look smart and the Marlins look otherwise.He led the league in hitting (.326) and slugging (.598) and was second in home runs (36) and third in RBIs (108).After the All-Star Game, Yelich traded his pedestrian wood bat for a lightsaber. He cranked 25 home runs in 65 games and hit .367, slugged .770 and fashioned a 1.219 OPS. Thus he simplified the debate over who should be NL Most Valuable Player.Milwaukee might well designate Jan. 25 a civic holiday. That’s when General Manager David Stearns got Yelich from Miami for Lewis Brinson and three minor leaguers, and when he signed center fielder Lorenzo Cain, a former Brewer who had helped the Royals win a World Series. The Brewers tied a club record for wins (96) and open the National League Championship Series at home against the Dodgers on Friday night.Miami’s self-defoliation made even less sense when one considers Yelich’s neat contract. This year, he made $7 million for all that damage. His $49 million, seven-year deal expires in 2021, when he will make $14 million.But McDonnell felt a familiar ambivalence.In 2017, the NL MVP was Giancarlo Stanton, also signed by McDonnell out of Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, also traded by the Marlins.Miami made Yelich its first-round pick, 23rd overall, in 2010. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, former Dodgers reliever Grant Dayton and Oakland hitter Mark Canha all came in that draft. The Marlins’ personnel shop has always found players, almost as quickly as its management team trades them.“Obviously I’m happy for Giancarlo and Christian,” McDonnell said. “I just wish they were still playing for us.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.McDonnell used to sneak into Notre Dame’s ballpark like a safecracker until he realized he was the only scout there. At Westlake, the scouts always gathered. That was a complication.Tom Battista was a scout for the Red Sox. He now works for the Braves. He is McDonnell’s friend, and he was also seeing Alecia Yelich, Christian’s mom, whom he later married. McDonnell tried to blend into whatever crowd Westlake had. He didn’t want anyone, particularly Battista, to know the Marlins were so enamored with Yelich.“I had a lot of people tell me, later, that we picked their pocket,” McDonnell said.“Team Yelich has really done a great job,” said Zach Miller, Westlake’s coach at the time. “Alecia had a plan for Christian and it’s come to life.“I remember a bomb he hit off Tyler Skaggs (Santa Monica) at Westlake,” Miller said. “That one wound up on second base on the JV field. There was one at St. Paul that hit a car in the parking lot beyond center field. But he always wanted what was best for the team. That’s why he played all those positions.”“I’d seen the ability, but I hadn’t seen the fire, the leadership,” McDonnell said. “One day, they played El Dorado and Christian slid into home and the catcher got a little rough, and Christian came up ready to go. He wasn’t having any of it. That answered that question.”Maybe the football genes came out. Alecia’s grandfather was Fred Gehrke, a former L.A. Rams receiver for Bob Waterfield who became the general manager of the Denver Broncos when they won their first AFC championship.But Gehrke’s real legacy is the curling horn on the Rams’ helmet. He designed that, primarily because all the NFL helmets were blank at the time.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies He was a left fielder when he was a freshman. He was a first baseman as a sophomore.Shortstop beckoned him as a junior. He finished his Westlake High career as a third baseman.“That was the only question anybody had,” said Tim McDonnell, the Miami Marlins’ scout. “Did he have a position?”So Christian Yelich won the National League Gold Glove award for left fielders in 2014, the youngest Marlins player ever to win one. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Christian’s uncle Chris was an offensive lineman at UCLA when Rick Neuheisel was quarterbacking.At 26, Christian has already pocketed history. He hit for the cycle on Aug. 30 and Sept. 20, both against the same team (Cincinnati), which was unprecedented. He was 6 for 6 the second time.“I saw the ball in the air (that became a triple) and thought, no way this has just happened again,” he said.Yelich hit .310 at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, the first one Team USA ever won, and was all-tournament.But now that Yelich spent 2018 daring himself to beat whatever he’d done yesterday, he officially says goodbye to shadows.Instead, he will be followed wherever he goes. As will Tim McDonnell. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more