Blog: Hot property at Asda

Catherine Sleep | 27 April 2006

You couldn’t accuse UK Wal-Mart subsidiary Asda of lacking ambition. Not content with offering groceries, photo processing, contact lenses and a range of financial services, the company is moving into the property market.

Home hunters will be able to browse houses for sale using an in-store PC when they pop in to buy their groceries. Vendors will receive a free Home Information Pack (HIP), which become compulsory in June, and Asda also promises to undercut average estate agency fees.

Still bearing the financial and emotional scars of a recent house move, it all sounds good to me. Now, if Asda can just promise to eliminate ambiguous surveys, gazumping, gazundering and meaningless clichés such as ‘deceptively spacious’ and ‘scope for improvement’, they’d be onto a winner.

 

Asda set to sell houses


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