October 2014

27 Oct What questions should you ask an estate agent, before you sign them on?

If you’re a seller, your agent could be the difference between getting a great price for your property – or not selling it at all! If you're a buyer, the agent could be the difference between getting a great property that suits your needs, or buying something of a dud. If you're thinking of moving to a new area, you haven't necessarily got the knowledge to be able to decide which...

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24 Oct The perfect Place to sell your home Quickly

Place is a boutique estate agency offering the personal touch. We have a reputation for selling homes and have been successful when other agents have failed. "We had all but given up on selling our house when a local agent had arranged 34 viewings over a nine month period without getting one offer. Sarah from Place came to see me. After only a few viewings we  had an offer.” One example is...

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16 Oct How to keep your house safe now that the evenings are darke

Now that the clocks have gone back, giving us lighter mornings – but darker evenings, we need to be more vigilant about keeping our homes safe.  Thames Valley Police recently sent out an alert saying that they would post a note through homeowners' doors if they left their house in darkness while out. Although the area is not a high-risk one for break-ins, burglary is listed as one of the top three...

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05 Oct Why the Election affects UK Property Prices

Come the dawn of the year 2015 you won't be able to miss the fact that it's "Election year". On 7th May 2015, the whole of the UK will once again be urged to visit the polls and vote for their choice of party. The months leading up to the election will bring with it acres of press coverage, and among the business and financial pages there will be a...

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05 Oct How to sell your home in autumn and winter

Early autumn is actually one of the busiest times for house sellers. The weather can still be warm, children are back at school and everyone is back from holiday. Come late autumn and winter, though, and there are fewer buyers looking around. That doesn't mean you can't get a house sale, though, you just have to work a bit harder! Sooner rather than later First of all, put your house up for...

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