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Five good reasons to buy property close to Baker Street

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

We list five reasons why you should buy property close Baker Street, one of London’s most famous streets.  

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Property sector issues not aired in Spring Budget

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017

Find out what Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Budget had in store for property and businesses in central London.

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Sellers, not buyers, should pay stamp duty

Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Yorkshire Building Society argues stamp duty should be paid by sellers not buyers to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder.

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How to avoid mistakes commonly made by first-time landlords

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017

Discover the mistakes commonly made by first-time landlords, and how to avoid them. 

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Tenants could see rent hikes as result of tax changes

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Rents could rise as a result of tax changes to the buy-to-let market, according to a leading economist.

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Why some of the best residential investment opportunities are in Marylebone

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Marylebone still offers investors the best residential investment opportunities. Read this article to find out why. 

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House price increases in last ten years in areas close to Crossrail line

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

Property prices near Crossrail stations have surged over the last ten years since the project was announced. Find out more. 

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Spot the blue plaque: famous residents of Marylebone

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Discover some of the famous faces who have lived in London's Marylebone. 

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For sale: London's Burlington Arcade

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017

The Burlington Arcade in Central London is up for sale and could fetch £400 million. 

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Some places to go and things to do on St Valentine’s Day in the Marylebone area

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Discover some places to go and things to do in the Marylebone area on St Valentine’s Day. 

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Fitzrovia the 'London neighbourhood to look out for'

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017

Find out why Fitzrovia is both a commercial and residential property hotspot as we head into 2017. 

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5 ways to instantly enhance your property ahead of rental viewings

Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Find out how you can add appeal to your property easily and inexpensively.

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House price rises predicted in regional UK cities but not London

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New figures predict that house prices will rise in regional urban areas in 2017 while London house price growth cools.

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How will the Crossrail link benefit Maida Vale property prices?

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016

Will Maida Vale benefit from the Crossrail link? Read this article to find out how the area will benefit from the new transport link. 

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Fitzrovia's small businesses at risk from rates hike

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016

Businesses in Fitzrovia will be hit with higher business rates next year after the government confirms increase in November's Autumn Statement

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Our look back at the 2016 property market

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016

We take a look at what's happened in the central London property market this year.

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No reversal on stamp duty hikes while letting agents' fees for tenants are banned

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Discover what the 2016 Autumn Statement has in store for the property market around Marylebone and Fitzrovia

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Fall in capital property values due to Brexit creates investment opportunities

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Investment opportunities are available for those eager to buy into the central London property market.

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Where to book your Christmas party in Marylebone

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

We suggest five party venues in Marylebone where you can hold your office Christmas party.

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How much stamp duty will I pay in Regent Park

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Discover how Stamp Duty Land Tax affects the price of property in Regents Park.

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10 Questions Students Should Ask When Moving to London

Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016

Here in central London we’re lucky enough to have 3 of the top 5 universities in the UK - Imperial College LondonUniversity College London and London School of Economics and Political Science. Of course London is also home to countless other academic institutions meaning that every year thousands of undergraduate, postgraduates and visiting academics are in the market for a place to live.

For many students, university is the first time they have had to be responsible for finding somewhere to live and paying the bills, not to mention cooking, cleaning and of course studying!

We’ve managed lots of properties in London over the years, so there’s lots of advice from our team on how best to cope with renting for the first time. From finding your perfect flat, to making sure the tenancy agreement makes sense, we want to help our tenants feel happy and secure in their home, however long they’re staying for.

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5 Mistakes People Make When Buying a Property

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Buying somewhere to live is probably the biggest thing you’ll spend money on. It’s can also be a fairly stressful time, even when your purchase is a relatively straight forward one. Don’t worry! We’re here to help! Having been involved in countless sales and purchases we’ve seen all the pitfalls and helped our customers through to the other side with their sanity intact and their new house keys in their hand.  

With that said, here are some of the more common things that get even our coolest customers a little unstuck.

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8 Of The Best Places To Live In Central London

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2016

Central London includes the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Palaces and the headquarters of Government and as such is one of the most sort after property markets in the world. Find out out the 8 best places to live in Central London here...

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7 Tips to Add Value to Your Property

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • Living in Central London means you’re in one of the most expensive and competitive markets in the world. When it comes to selling your home, making sure you stand out amongst the crowds and ensuring that you’re getting the best return on your investment is no mean feat. Here are our top tips on how to add value in Central London.

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Area spotlight: Maida Vale

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Situated near to St. John’s Wood and Lord's Cricket Ground is Maida Vale, an attractive, sought-after residential neighbourhood.

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Cooling off in Marylebone

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

With July set to be yet another scorcher, you may well be wondering how to escape from the heat!

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The best places to show a visitor in Marylebone this summer

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015

As a resident of Marylebone, it can be easy to take certain things for granted.

There’s nothing like a visit from a friend or family member from overseas to remind you just how much there is to enjoy in this historic, beautiful part of London. If you are planning on playing tour guide this summer, there are plenty of places you can show a guest to not only tick off the tourist must-see sights, but also the hidden gems known to locals.

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What the UK election result holds in store for Marylebone property

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

When the Exit Poll results were revealed, Conservative supporters weren’t the only ones celebrating – estate agents in Prime Central London also had cause for celebration.

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OnTheMarket.com goes from strength to strength

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2015

OnTheMarket.com goes from strength to strength announcing 10 million visits in three months

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Marylebone Celebrities Past & Present

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

If you are planning a move to Marylebone, you’re in good company

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Area spotlight - St John’s Wood

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

St John's Wood is one of London’s most affluent, desirable and upmarket neighborhoods.

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Area spotlight - Baker Street and Regent’s Park

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Marylebone is home to many of London’s most prestigious and famous landmarks, including Baker Street and Regent’s Park.

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Mansion Tax – How will it affect the market in Prime Central London?

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015

With just 55 days to go until the General Election, Labour’s proposed mansion tax is coming under intense scrutiny.

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Seven Best Spots To Enjoy Marylebone & St Johns Wood In Spring

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Springtime is just around the corner – finally!

March 20th signifies the official start of spring, and with the warmer weather comes the opportunity to get out and explore beautiful Marylebone.

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How to make the most of the "spring swing" when buying or selling

Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Traditionally, spring is normally the housing market’s busiest season.

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Seven steps to plan the perfect Valentine's Day in Marylebone

Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

This year’s Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday, meaning couples can plan an entire day of activities in this beautiful part of London. 

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A look at the London real estate market forecast: 2015

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

London’s residential property market is set to enjoy another prosperous year, according to market analysts. 

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Marylebone's top 5 festive Christmas spots

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

Between colourful Christmas markets, festive decorations and the smell of mulled wine in the air, Marylebone is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful parts of London at Christmas time. 

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How to choose a property that’s going to make you money

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014

An increasing amount of people are realising that property is the best nest egg. Pension plans are becoming less reliable and more temperamental, so it's not surprising that so many aren't willing to just sit, wait and hope for the best. Although it's not a guaranteed road to riches, putting money into property now is more likely to make you better off down the line.

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Seven of the best streets to buy property in North West London

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sleek and modern yet full of original charm, accessible and vibrant while undeniably opulent - the North West of London is unique. For savvy property investors, this part of the capital is a dream; but with so much choice and appeal, it's also highly sought after.

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Love is in the area: why specialist estate agents are the perfect matchmakers

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

You'd be forgiven for thinking that many of London's estate agents are strictly about business when it comes to working with clients. Perhaps you've had a bad experience with an agent in the past and you felt they'd do just about anything to get you to sign on the dotted line, hand over your dough and take the keys out of their hands.

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NW London's most iconic buildings

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2014

London is well-known for its diverse architecture. There are modern buildings - like the Gherkin - and historical treasures, such as the Tower of London.

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Why buy-to-let is such a lucrative investment in 2014

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Many of us feel safe in the knowledge that the money we pay into our pension funds will one day transform itself into our main source of income when we retire. Savvy investors, on the other hand, have clocked that there could be a more reliable way to secure some long-term capital gain.

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Which London areas are still ripe for property investment?

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

London's property market has been responsible for countless column inches just this year alone. The volatile coupling of a white-hot marketplace and renewed access to finance among property seekers has sent prices skyward. The result is that some individuals claim the best time to have invested in London property was a year or so ago. If this is indeed true, that makes the second best time to invest in London property right now. Here are some of the best areas in which to do just that.

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Quick guide to the different types of mortgage available

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

First-time buyers are faced with something of an uphill struggle when it comes to getting on the property ladder. Not only is there the requirement for a deposit, there's the issue of finding out what house is right for them, the ideal location and how they should then go about buying it. On top of all this, securing a mortgage can seem almost impossible - so entrenched is it with jargon and industry-specific terms that mean little to a finance novice. Many end up seeking help after realising they don't know their APR from their equity.

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Is this the year to buy property in London?

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Over the last few months alone, property news portals have been awash with stories of sharp price increases. The reasons have been typically wide reaching, ranging from a strengthening in the wider UK economy, to increases in first-time buyers hitting the market and even an influx of overseas investors perceiving British property investments as a safe option. Either way, values have been hitting the roof and some reports even claimed that, in London alone, prices have increased to the tune of £5,000+ in a matter of months.

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What can you expect from property in Regent's Park?

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Say 'Regents Park' and the first thought that springs to mind is of luxurious townhouses, ideally situated close to the perfectly coiffed royal parkland. While these homes do exist and the park is a rather lovely attraction to reside by, is this perception merely a cliché of central-London living or are there more options out there?

What can you expect from property in Regent's Park?

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Regents Park: Famous spots and residents

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Question: What do Joseph Haydn, Wilkie Collins, HG Wells, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Profumo, Gwen Stefani, Ed Miliband, Kate Moss and Jamie Oliver all have in common?

Answer: They have all lived in Regent's Park at one point or another.

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Sherlock Holmes' effect on Baker Street

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Of all the famous addresses in fiction, 221b Baker Street remains one of the most iconic. The domicile of detective, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson is well-known and continues to be remembered as new incarnations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's hero hit the mainstream.

It seems incredible that the imaginative creations of a Scottish physician should shape an entire slice of London, but it has.

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A guide to Camden Town

Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Famed for its vibrant nightlife and associations with music and alternative culture, Camden Town is one of the best places to seek property in London. After being established in 1791, Camden was known as an 'unfashionable' locality right up to the mid-20th century.

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London property prices continue to see record annual growth

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

London house prices show no sign of slowing down, as the annual increase is the most dramatic seen since records began in 2002, new figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

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Regents Park residents could have a canoe commute

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Regent's Park residents may wish to try their hand at 'canuting' to get away from London's crowded roads and tube stations.

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First rail line of its kind in 100 years set for Marylebone

Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A proposed new rail link from Oxford to Marylebone will be the first new route from a city into London for 100 years.

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London property values increase by more than £103,323 in four years

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014

In just four years the average London property has risen in value by £103,323, new research by Gocompare reveals.

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Which London areas are still ripe for property investment?

Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

London's property market has been responsible for countless column inches just this year alone. The volatile coupling of a white-hot marketplace and renewed access to finance among property seekers has sent prices skyward. The result is that some individuals claim the best time to have invested in London property was a year or so ago. If this is indeed true, that makes the second best time to invest in London property right now. Here are some of the best areas in which to do just that. 

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Demystifying block management - what is it and why is it so beneficial?

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014

Block management has become an increasingly important service in recent years, largely due to the steadily rising number of apartment and office blocks in modern towns and cities. So what exactly are property owners paying for when they have a block manager?

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Johnny Depp and fiancee considering London property

Posted on Friday, June 20, 2014

London residents may soon have Hollywood A-listers as neighbours, after it emerged Johnny Depp and fiancée Amber Heard were looking for a new home in the capital.

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Why You Need a Mortgage in Principle

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013

When you are buying a home, it is likely that you will need a mortgage to fund some of the cost of your new property. Before you even start viewing houses and flats, it is wise to have a mortgage agreement in principle in place first so you are fully aware of how much you can borrow. It is imperative that you obtain one before you make an offer on a property you wish to buy.

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The New Help To Buy Scheme Explained

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

In the most recent budget, the Chancellor George Osborne announced a new Help To Buy scheme that is designed to help people buy their own home. In recognition of the fact that many people are struggling to raise the large sums needed for a deposit, this scheme aims to loan buyers up to 20% of the value of a new build home.

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Investment from Overseas Boosts Prime Rental Sector in London

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013

In recent years, overseas investment has started playing a large role in the new build market in London and now it looks like this is set to have a positive effect on the capital’s rental market.

Foreign investors from areas such as Asia who have bought property in the city are now looking to rent out these homes to earn a good return on their investment.

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