Market Comment

Market Update - September 2017

1st of September 2017

The holidays are sadly over, all too quickly!  Wandsworth Common has been quiet, which it always is at this time of year, but August, for us, has been much busier than we had expected it to be and we are now eagerly awaiting what September has in store.  The signs are, having spoken to a very large number of fellow house-sellers over the past few weeks, that it should be a busy time, especially as the first quarter of this year was quieter than it normally is. 

Having been an estate agent for 23 years now, more often than not the most popular time to buy and sell property is between January and July and when this is not the case, Autumn is often extremely busy.  We’ve had a large amount of new buyers register with us over the past 4 weeks which is great & encouraging to see – jolly nice buyers too, all eager to find their new homes.  With a decent selection of property to offer pretty much all budgets, and with more property coming onto our books as well, viewings have picked up dramatically and offers are being made.

We are also delighted to have been asked to sell two rather nice houses last week, both within the Magdalen Estate.  This neighbourhood is a firm favourite for families – The Beatrix Potter Primary School is a popular local school.

Burntwood Lane, SW17 - £1,300,000.  This house has totally open aspects to the front and rear, a lovely west facing (and big) garden along with four bedrooms and off-street parking.  There is no chain too, a bonus for those wanting to move quickly.

Collamore Avenue, SW18 - £1,325,000.  Beautifully presented & perfectly balanced (with four double bedrooms), this house is ready for anyone to move into, unpack and enjoy!

Completions!

We have had three completions over the past month, all owned by super clients (I mean that too!). 

Woodbourne Avenue, SW16 – £1,495,000 (asking price)

Tunley Road, SW17 - £985,000 (asking price)

Mount Ephraim Lane, SW16 - £1,625,000 (asking price)

Just because they have now moved doesn’t mean that we won’t continue to stay in touch.   The new owners, too, are all genuinely lovely families, thrilled with their new homes and, as they know only too well, we’re always here to help with any bits and bobs that they might be unsure about as they settle in.  I even popped around to one of them last week as the boiler wasn’t working – I got it to work, miraculously, and didn’t charge a ‘call-out’ fee either!!

Recharged and raring to get going again, we are hoping the next few months keep us busy and are productive.  We’re sure they will be!

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