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30th September 2016

Negotiating the RIGHT price for your Place

Your negotiating power as the seller will be affected by a number of factors. Firstly the amount of interest in your property, if offers are flooding in, you can pick and choose as you wish. However, if your property has been on the market for some time with no real interest, the weaker your negotiating position is as a seller. You also need to consider the current market conditions -...

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30th September 2016

Selling your home? Why Autumn is the perfect time to sell?

As the market continues to shake off the uncertainty brought by the Brexit vote, we’ve seen that buyers are still looking and enquiring in the area. In fact, Rightmove has reported that they have seen an 8% increase in enquiries in September compared to the same period in 2015 and that Brexit is not having the impact everyone expected. Generally the market tends to be stronger in the spring, picking up...

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26th April 2016

SATAYATA HOME – Bringing Harmony to You, Your Home and Your Life

  Satayata Home is a new unique global brand: a derivative of Satyata, pronounced -  Sa-tay-a-ta - Hindi for 'truth', 'authenticity'.  Invite Jo and Lesley into your home and create both a space and an image in your property that reflects the true you.  Together,  as exceptional stylists and de-cluttering coaches they offer a truly TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCE. When people start to pack the first of the many boxes to move home they...

20th January 2016

capitalise on panic investment buyers

There are two sectors of people with different dilemmas, following the Government’s recent statement about a 3% surcharge on buy-to-let and second homes. Those investors looking for their next property will need to complete before 31st March if they want to avoid paying a premium tax. For those considering selling their property, which is a prime buy-to-let investment, should seriously think about selling this half of the year to scoop...

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4th January 2016

A new Place for 2016 and beyond

We have a new home - and so could you! It’s been an exciting year, with the property market really picking up and lots of happy people enjoying their new homes. Looking back at 2015, we’ve had a fantastic year. Of course, we’ve helped lots of families exchange on their new homes - but we’ve also invested in new, cutting edge cloud technology, a fancy new website and a lovely new head...

17th December 2015

MILLIONS WILL HOUSE HUNT ONLINE OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON

Do you know millions of people search for property as soon as the last mouthful of Christmas pud has been eaten? Last year and every year Rightmove have over a million visitors on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Perhaps partly due to house hunting online being made easier by all the mobile devices. Who would guess that during the traditional family gathering for Only Fools and Horses, Jonny appears to be...

buyingwithfriend
25th June 2015

Buying a house with a friend

For today's first time buyer the prospect of buying a home can seem a dim and distant dream. There are the new mortgage rules, for a start, making it tougher to get a mortgage. In addition, rising house prices and the likelihood that interest rates will follow, can add up to a daunting prospect. One solution to the problem is to buy a house with a friend. And it's a great idea....

energyefficienthome
16th June 2015

How can I make my home more energy-efficient?

Buildings in the UK are among the least efficient in the world, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Millions of homes do not have full double-glazing. More than half do not have enough insulation or an efficient condensing boiler. Most do not even have proper heating controls. There's no need to panic, though. There are a myriad of ways in which you can make your home more energy-efficient. Change...

onthemarket
12th June 2015

If your agent is on onthemarket – you could be losing out

When onthemarket.com (OTM) was launched a few months ago – a brand new property portal to take on the duopoly of Zoopla and Rightmove – we decided not to join, because we believed our clients would lose out. As it turns out, we were right! The problem with OTM is that those signing up are only allowed to use one other portal for advertising – either Rightmove OR Zoopla. We use...

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5th May 2015

ESTAS: We are top estate agents in Buckinghamshire!

We are delighted to tell you that Place Estate Agents has WON its county category at the Estate Agent and Letting Agent awards! And we are absolutely over the moon! The Estate Agent and Letting Agent awards – or ESTAS as they are more commonly known – are the Oscars of the estate agenting world. To even be nominated for an ESTA is a huge honour, but to win one speaks...