News

16th November 2017

Market sees biggest price reductions since 2012 – reports Rightmove

More than a third of home owners trying to sell have been forced to reduce their asking price. The number of reductions has reached its highest level since 2012, according to Rightmove. Amongst our local agents in areas such as Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter and Seer Green, there have been 18 reductions in the past 7 days. In some cases agents have reduced 100% of their stock. It is...

15th November 2017

Homebuyers refunded £160m in over-paid stamp duty

According to the latest figures from HMRC, stamp duty rules designed to clamp down on buy-to-let landlords have landed ordinary homebuyers with unexpected tax bills totalling over £160m which have then had to be refunded. To find out more please visit. .http://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/finance/homebuyers-refunded-160m-in-over-paid-stamp-duty.html...

Place Award
13th November 2017

Place Estate Agents in the top 100 estate agents in the UK!

Place Estate Agents of Chalfont St Peter are proud to announce that they have been recognised as exceptional! They are currently in the top 100 for sales of estate agents in the UK! The industry backed award known as The EA Masters Award was presented recently to Place at an industry event in London and was selected by Property Academy supported by RightMove. Facing tough competition, Place secured this award above...

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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...

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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....