Market update at Clarendon, Hornsey, N8

We are on-site at Clarendon, a fantastic new regeneration scheme in the heart of North London where our Director Marc von Grundherr provides an update on the London property market as recent activity has surpassed even the most optimistic predictions.

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What can devalue your rental property?

Getting the full market rent for your property should be simplicity itself because there are loads of people who need to rent a place in London, right? Well, the demand is certainly high, but with greater choice available, there are some obvious things that can devalue a property and make potential tenants and buyers run …

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5 Reasons to live in Shoreditch

Shoreditch has traded post-industrial neglect for a quirky creativity that makes setting up home here the ultimate lifestyle choice, but what makes the neighbourhood so cool for homeowners and renters alike? Here are five reasons: Commercial history The streets of Shoreditch are where traditional East End entrepreneurship mingles with cutting-edge technology and an openness to …

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Five questions to ask before investing in London property

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, unpredictable economic conditions are becoming the new reality. Across time, solid investment decisions have tended to gravitate towards property, which, apart from supplying immediate income, tends to provide long-term capital gains as property values rise…

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The London property sales market – November 2020

Lockdown has prompted many people to reassess what they want from their property purchase. Some Londoners are looking to move to a new part of the Capital, while others are looking for more space. Whatever the location, flexibility is more important than ever and a home now has to be multi-functional and able to quickly …

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The London rental market – November 2020

The London rental market remains challenging and demand can fluctuate at the moment, with some of our London branches reporting stronger demand than others. Our well-trained staff are all working hard to match prospective tenants to rental properties but it is essential for landlords to remain flexible and willing to negotiate, to ensure their property …

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Generation Buy. the creation of two million first-time homeowners

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged to create two million more homeowners with the introduction of a new 5% deposit mortgage scheme for first-time buyers, aimed at helping younger people in particular get onto the property ladder. At the annual Conservative conference, held virtually this year because of Coronavirus restrictions, the Prime Minister …

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Where to live in London for the best schools

If you’re a family looking to move to London, one of the biggest considerations is proximity to good schools. As London’s population continues to grow, the competition to live within the catchment area of the best schools is very strong with buyers willing to pay a premium to be within walking distance of the capital’s …

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The London property sales market – October 2020

Demand for homes in London continues to grow and the market is getting busier. We are carrying out growing numbers of valuations and receiving new instructions daily, so our stock levels are increasing which is leading to more viewings with potential buyers. This increase in activity is now starting to translate into greater numbers of …

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The London rental market – October 2020

The most noticeable trend in the London rental market at the moment is that tenant demand is very unpredictable. In many areas, demand for properties is high while in others the market is quieter and this is fluctuating quite dramatically from week to week. The right types of property, accurately priced and extremely well presented…

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The London rental market – September 2020

Demand for rental properties in London continues to grow and many of our branches are very busy at the moment. With many of us ‘staycationing’ this summer rather than going overseas on holiday, people have more time on their hands to search for their new home.

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The London property sales market – September 2020

London is experiencing a real surge in demand for homes, as buyers take advantage of the current Stamp Duty holiday as well as historically low interest rates, both of which are contributing to the current boom in activity in the housing market.

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