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16th April 2013

Looking for an honest estate agent?

When you are deciding which estate agent to instruct to sell your house it is always a good idea to get a few estate agents in and ask them for their honest advice on the value and the saleability of your home.  It is also worth asking your agent what marketing strategy they will use to get your house sold. Too many estate agents will try to flatter you with an...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Chalfont St Peter …

Chalfont St Peter, located on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills, is a welcoming village with great facilities, schools and recreation activities, as well as stunning countryside on its doorstep. Chalfont St Peter is very well placed for easy access to the M25, M40 and both mainline and underground train stations into London. Chalfont St Peter is a large village which offers a large array of amenities including a leisure centre...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Gerrards Cross …

Gerrards Cross is widely regarded as an exceptionally desirable place to live, due to its high quality residential accommodation, its leafy and spacious environment and easy commuter access to London via the Chiltern Line railway station and proximity to both the M25 and M40 motorways. Gerrards Cross is a very popular large village and provides a variety of shopping and leisure facilities, including an Odeon cinema, Marks and Spencer Food Hall,...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Chalfont St Giles…

The historic Chilterns village of Chalfont St Giles was recently voted as the "Best Village in Britain" by a Channel 5 property show because of its location, schooling, standard of living and beautiful surroundings. It certainly lives up to its reputation. The village green and pond at the centre of the village are very picturesque with many half timbered buildings and the old village pump. Chalfont St Giles village also benefits from...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Beaconsfield …

Beaconsfield is a very popular and prosperous town. Its historic tree-lined main street is now a conservation area and comprises many beautiful Georgian buildings. The historic part of Beaconsfield is now known as the Old Town, while less than a mile to the north the New Town came into being after the railway line was completed in 1906. The fast access to London, with trains taking less than half an hour to...

15th April 2013

Spotlight on Rickmansworth …

The commuter town of Rickmansworth and the nearby village of Chorleywood (once described as being the happiest place in Britain) offer the convenience of its excellent transport links together with its situation in beautiful leafy unspoilt countryside. Rickmansworth's station is served by both Chiltern Line and Metropolitan Line trains with a fast and regular service into central London and Birmingham. The town is also located close to the M25, M1 and M40...

9th April 2013

Living together but apart ….

According to an article in the Daily Mail yesterday in a recent survey, 23 per cent of couples — 2.2million people — in a serious relationship live apart, whether by choice or circumstance, and this number is apparently growing rapidly. The number of men and women ‘living apart together’ has increased by 40 per cent in the past decade. Famously, they include the actress Helena Bonham Carter and her director husband...

13th March 2013

Does your Home Look Good in HD?

Many people are now viewing property particulars on 50” high-definition computer screens. This is a good thing if your home is beautifully presented and professionally photographed, but it’s not so clever if the photographs show cluttered badly lit interiors. Some tips to help you achieve “the look”: - If there is something about your house that you really love tell the photographer and ask them to capture it. Chances are it will...

6th March 2013

Some good news

Some good news ….The National Association of Estate Agents has reported that the number of house hunters has reached a five year high. In January 25% of those house hunters were first time buyers, most likely due to lenders being more willing to lend. These first time buyers have created a ripple affect throughout the market and we have experienced large numbers of people actively looking to buy....

6th March 2013

Buy to Let

The rental market is exceptionally strong, with a greater number of people now looking to get in on the action. At Place Property Management we offer a comprehensive service to suit all our landlords’ needs. So from the pre-tenancy administration including tenant referencing and drawing up contracts through to managing the property, making regular inspections and dealing with required works (including a 24 hour emergency telephone line), and to rent...