Gardai in Buncrana appeal to public in bid to trace stolen vehicle

first_img Gardai in Buncrana appeal to public in bid to trace stolen vehicle Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img Previous articleBudget will contain number of ‘Brexit-proofing’ measures – KennyNext articlePeriodic speed limits at Illistrin National School to be rolled out shortly admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Gardai are appealing for information about a stolen vehicle in the Buncrana area.It’s understood the car was stolen at the weekend however it has not yet been recovered.A black BMW 520 was stolen from outside a property at Logans Close in Ludden on Saturday night and Gardai were alerted to the incident on Sunday morning.It was reported to Gardai that access had been gained to the property via a broken pane of glass and the vehicle was subsequently taken.The BMW was last seen on Saturday evening and it’s believed it was stolen between then and Sunday morning.The registration of the car is EIG66.Gardai are appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or who may have seen a car fitting the description to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 0749220540 Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By admin – October 11, 2016 Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Virtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown began

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Virtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown began previous nextCOVID-19 newsVirtual viewings usage more than doubles since lockdown beganMost of the viewings are within the new-build market rather than the resales one, where only agents who filmed before the lockdown can offer virtual viewings.Nigel Lewis21st April 202001,682 Views The number of virtual viewings taking place has more than doubled since the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed, but it’s largely tours of newbuild properties driving the boom.Zoopla says this is both a reaction among agents to the impact of lockdown and social distancing rules, but also that for some time online and virtual tours have become the new normal for newbuild properties.“Our research shows that 89% of home hunters want information up front before they will consider viewing a property,” says Andy Marshall, Zoopla’s Head of Commercial.“With this in mind, we have no doubt that the number of listings with 360-degree tours available will grow as agents and developers work to meet this demand.”Many estate agents in the UK are either offering virtual or video tours, or completing appraisals via smartphone apps, to try and keep instructions, reservations and offers rolling in.The latest to achieve this is Savills, which ran an advert in the Sunday Times last weekend promoting its ‘online viewings’ at the Barts Square new-build development in the City, while Galliard recently launched its third development offering fully immersive 3D tours.Two mindsets“I think there are two mindsets here – agents who just want to hibernate until it’s all over, and those who want to keep going and use virtual viewings to carry on,” says Mikus Opelts of virtual viewings firm Giraffe.He says the return to normal trading is likely to take place in stages and that even if buyers remain reluctant to do one-on-one viewings after restrictions are relaxed, agents will be able to once more start filming them again.But it’s not just viewings that agents are offering. Many are also using virtual appraisals and valuations to gain instructions including Winkworth. Last week it began offering free video valuations via 45 of its 100 offices in London, Hampshire and Kent.This is not high tech, though; Winkworth is using online virtual meetings technology such as Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp to complete the virtual appraisal tours.But it’s the only option agents have at the moment who can’t access properties; existing resale properties with owners living in them cannot be visited under the government’s lockdown regulations, leaving room for only vendors’ own ‘tours’ recorded on smartphones, an opportunity Purplebricks has been trying to exploit.  This leaves only empty newbuild homes as a viable virtual viewings option for the time being for freshly filmed tours.Read more about virtual viewings.Mikus Opelts Giraffe Giraffe360 virtual tours winkworth April 21, 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