The first month of 2018 is almost up!
A lot has happened in the last 20 months; political unrest, cobra election, uncertainty in the property market, raised interest rates and Chelsea winning the domestic league again.
I am confident that everyone looked forward to ending the year on a high with family and loved ones, there is no question of a doubt that the new year has been welcomed with open arms.
Whilst we dread the early bitter winter months of the year, the future is looking bright with many aspiring to get on to and up the property ladder, whether due to work relocation, children and schooling or personal circumstances improving in recent months.
With the new landlord tax implications, less overseas investors snapping up UK real estate, it has never been a better time to find your happy - home.
As the 2017 stats illustrated (via Rightmove & Zoopla) we ended the year as the number one agent agreeing more sales than any other in NW6 & NW2*
Whilst the ratios of offers from viewings have been slim, we were in receipt of starting offer between 8-10% below– yet on average we agreed the same sales between 3-4% of the asking prices.
Although there has been a big hoo-ha of the property market and prices falling, land registry figures show only -1% in London borough of Camden and -5.3% in London borough Brent in comparison.
During the same period I become a father, renovated & extended my home and booked a few holidays to count down to – so I am personally very much looking forward to 2018!
West Hampstead, Kilburn and Cricklewood are continuously improving with trendy new shops and business opening, it’s a great time to become part of this vibrant and growing community.If you are looking to buy, sell or let your property, we would be delighted to be part of and assist with your journey.
Written by Soroush Akhavan Prado