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29th August 2012

Are you having trouble selling your property?

Are you having trouble selling a property? An IQ Glassroom could be just the edge it needs to gain momentum. IQ Glass are the leading architectural glazing company specialising in high specification glazing for the residential market and have a large portfolio of completed residential extensions, improving living space and comfort as well as being visually tempting. Both a house on the market or a new purchase can benefit from the added living...

27th June 2012

Best Place for Mortgages

Where’s the best Place for my mortgage? Are you buying your next home, looking to invest in property or want to remortgage? Whichever option applies to you, the chances are you’ll need a mortgage for it. Finding the correct mortgage can prove difficult and with hundreds of choices, it can be difficult to decide which one to apply for. The banks will not give you advice or a recommendation; they will only...

21st June 2012

Made in Britain

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee still fresh in our minds and London 2012 just around the corner, there’s a rousing sense of pride and patriotism in the air, so what better time to admire some of the great British designers of our time and do our best to support the new talent that is emerging. Founded by Arthur Sanderson in 1860, Sanderson is an internationally renowned brand in the field of...

15th May 2012

Place Newsletter – May 2012

As you may be aware, interiors trends follow those set by the fashion industry, very closely. Predictions are made up to two years in advance, providing an insight into the key colours, designs and material directions for the seasons ahead. Don’t think I’m suggesting that you restyle your homes at the same rate as your wardrobe; I’m a firm advocate of not being a slave to fashion, or interior trends,...

8th May 2012

One Year On ….

Innovative virtual estate agents, Place, are celebrating their first anniversary this Autumn and are also announcing plans to grow their residential lettings business. Having opened for business in 2009 Sarah Cassidy and her team have brought their distinctive pink and black branding and wide range of professional services to theSouth Bucks and surrounding area and have secured many successful deals that have left their clients and customers delighted as the growing...

8th May 2012

New Guidelines Announced by the Property Ombudsman …

'I see what causes the most complaints when people fall out with sales and letting agents and quite often it can be over simple misunderstandings,' explains Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman. 'Through these Guides I am trying to help consumers be better equipped for dealing with agents and to be aware of the specific things that they should look out for and where they should perhaps ask more questions of the...

8th May 2012

Demand for Rentals at a Record High

Ian Potter, operations director at the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), said: “The market has bounced back in a way that no one could have predicted to levels of demand that have not been seen since the last century. “More than 70% of our agents have stated that consumers coming to their offices are being forced to rent because of the pressure exerted on potential home buyers. This is real...

8th May 2012

What is a “Relucant Landlord”? …

The ‘reluctant landlord' - a phenomenon that emerged during the recession as homeowners were forced to let their property rather than sell it - has returned to the rental market, according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). ARLA's research revealed that 34 per cent of member offices in Q3 2010 have seen an increase in the number of rental properties coming onto market because they can't be sold. This...

8th May 2012

Crisis in New Homes …

The number of new homes built in England fell to a record low in the past year, down 23% on 2008/9. Just 128,680 net additional dwellings were provided in 2009/10 compared with around 167,000 in 2008/9. The previous record low was 130,510 in 2001/02. Numbers fell on the previous year in every English region. The North-West saw the largest annual decrease (38%), followed by the South-East (32%). The figures were...

8th May 2012

Social Media is Selling Houses …

The days of estate agency High Street offices being full of home seekers is gone and lots of agents are left with expensive and under utilised premises that act as no more than advertising hoardings, largely ignored by the public who now want to access information in the ways and at the times that suit them. Social media is a huge phenomenon with more messages now taking place daily on Facebook...