News

8th May 2012

Time to Move? …

We have a special offer, get your property valued in December and come on the market with Place Estate Agents before the New year and we will freeze the VAT.People are always curious about the value of their biggest asset so why not have a free no obligation value of your home.www.a-place.co.uk.Our customers rate our Estate Agentcy very highly why not see for your selves ....

8th May 2012

Welcoming in the New Year …

The year started with shortages of supply in the sales market continuing from the latter part of 2009 and this helped create an urgency amongst purchasers and an upward movement of house prices. Mortgage availability was an issue, as it has remained throughout the year, and with house building at an all time low, these factors added to the low supply of property to purchase. The rental market however remained strong,...

8th May 2012

News from the Council of Mortgage Lenders …

It says net lending is likely to be around £6 billion in 2011, down from the estimated £9 billion this year and £12 billion in 2009. Gross mortgage lending in 2011 will be very similar to this year at around £135 billion. Those figures are down from £143 billion in 2009, £253 billion in 2008 and £363 billion at the peak of the market in 2007. The CML does not think the...

8th May 2012

Warning from the Bank of England …

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Fisher, who is also a member of the rate setting Monetary Policy Committee, says that central bank policymakers would like to raise rates as much as tenfold from the historic low as soon as possible. Earlier this month the Bank of England held base rates at 0.5 per cent for the 22nd month in a row. The latest minutes showed a three way split...

8th May 2012

Value a House Correctly and It Will Sell …

JUST EXCHANGED - THE VENDOR WANTED TO MOVE AND WE CORRECTLY VALUED IT - THAT IS THE ANSWER IN A DIFFICULT MARKET. The last few weeks have seen a number of reports and surveys in the media that seemingly contradict each other. One report one day says prices are rising and another report on another day says they are falling. Mortgage lending figures and transaction levels are also seemingly moving up and...

8th May 2012

Local Market Still Bouyant …

  Last month I talked about the confusion being caused in the property market by the conflicting data and reports being produced by lenders such as the Halifax and Nationwide and other house price indices that regularly get quoted in the media. My point was, and is, that the UK property market is actually made up of many local and regional markets which do not all operate in the same way at...

8th May 2012

A New Consultant Joins Our Team …

I have been in the property industry for a few years now. Some of you may or may not know that I was born in Beaconsfield, at Bon Secours Hospital (Candlemas Lane) also known as St Joseph’s Hospital. This hospital was demolished and an exclusive private development was built to create St Joseph’s Mews, must be an omen. My knowledge of Beaconsfield is vast and it keeps growing as this town...

8th May 2012

Calling All Landlords …..

Following a hugely successfulyear selling property in the South Bucks and Rickmansworth areas, Sarah Cassidy at virtual estate agency Place has announced that they are now formally bringing their unique approach to the residential lettings market as well. Sarah says: "Our customer focused approach which provides access to our services across all seven days of the week and "outside of normal business hours" has proven very popular and whilst, since our...