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  1. Agreed on the flats side, seem to be doing quite badly. I have a couple of anecdotes from my immediate friend circle: 1. Professional couple (him high earner, she still brings in more than median London wage) - Bought a flat 3 years ago on a very busy high street in Zone 3 London. Office block conversion, no outside space at all and you can literally see the station and trains running from the front windows. Internally done up very nicely, but it became a prison for them during COVID with not being allowed outside at all. Trying to sell it now to move to a small house , and can't get back
  2. I'm not going to pretend this isn't meant for a tiny section of the population. You have to remember Wimbledon is a super desirable area in London, and house prices aren't really tied into local wages at all. Connectivity wise, its really well served with the District Line, Thameslink services and South West Trains. It's also less than a 20m journey into the centre of London, while still retaining a very open and airy/village like feel in certain areas. The closer you get to Wimbledon Village and the surrounding Wimbledon common area, the more prices lose touch with reality. Very similar
  3. That place in Wimbledon posted for £1.9m is quite close to where I'm based, and I don't think it's particularly overpriced. Yes, it does have the 10-15% premium added to it due to the sudden rush upwards in the last few months (stamp duty exemption to blame), but the things going for it are huge: 1. Located on a very desirable road within Wimbledon and the other houses on that road have broken the multi-million pound mark easily. 2. Decent sized south facing garden 3. Proximity to some truly fantastic schools (both state and private) in the Wimbledon area. I have no trouble
  4. I can't, hand over heart, defend Raynes Park for being a little bland. It was one of the first areas I rented in when I moved to London, and to be fair - that was one of the qualities I liked about it. Not too busy but close enough to Wimbledon (1.5m or 30m walking) to be in the centre of a very vibrant and busy town centre. Really good train service with SW Trains (now South Western) with service into Waterloo every 8-10m, even on weekends. Good access to the A3 if you want to venture out of London towards the Surrey Hills. Both the missus and I are past the age where we really stay out
  5. I agree - we've looked around at the Apostles houses but they're all very narrow and the only way to get a third bedroom out of them is to go up into the loft by extending. No provision for off street parking and really tiny gardens. Good for young / new families but not really enough space to grow into - and they don't fall into the catchment area for either Wimbledon Chase Primary or West Wimbledon Primary (both ranked Outstanding).
  6. Well, this one went SSTC finally. Will be tracking to see if it actually completes.
  7. Some more anecdotal evidence from my personal experience - the market seems frozen and there is very little to no stock coming on. Anything reasonably priced (1 in 25 properties) goes SSTC within a week, though there are still plenty of people who're trying for a 100% increase on the prices paid back in 2011-2012. In most cases, there isn't even any structural work done to warrant the increase, apart from a cosmetic tart up internally.
  8. Another with a 50k drop in less than 6 weeks! 4 bedroom end of terrace house for sale - £700,000 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49415742.html 8/29/2017, 5:46:47 PM Price changed: Offers in Excess of £725,000 £700,000 8/10/2017, 12:52:04 AM Price changed: £750,000 Offers in Excess of £725,000 7/19/2017, 2:23:07 PM Initial entry found. I know someone who offered above what the latest asking price is, when it first came on to the market in
  9. One more that's had a 50k drop within a month - though it was through Foxtons, who always overprice in the hope of finding a fool that will pay asking. 3 bedroom house for sale - £649,950 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60097060.html 12/06/2017, Price changed: from '£699,950' to '£649,950' 26/05/2017, Initial entry found.
  10. Another one that's taken a 10% drop within a month but still no sale. Original price was pure kit flying by the looks of it. 4 bedroom terraced house for sale - £675,000 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66605894.html 17/07/2017, Title changed: Springfield Avenue, London Wimbledon 05/06/2017, Price changed: from '£750,000' to '£675,000' 24/05/2017, Initial entry found.
  11. Not sure what's going on with this one - seems to have increased from £775k to £795k after it didn't sell? 4 bedroom end of terrace house for sale - £795,000 http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65707400.html 07/08/2017, Brief Description changed: Chain Free Home Looking For Additional Space? - Guide Price From £775,000 To £825,000 A substantial, four bedroom, family Located to the sought after cul de sac location. This spacious, beautifully presented property has tremendous scope. rear of a peaceful Cul De Sac,
  12. Been lurking on this site for a very long time (almost 10 years I think) and I've found it a great source of information to explain the madness we've witnessed in the last 10 years. I've been looking at this corner of South West London, and couldn't find a thread to track it specifically - so here goes. Been renting in this area since 2010, pretty much straight after landing my first decently paid job in London. It was a relatively undiscovered part, living in the shadows of its more famous cousin (Wimbledon) though has gone absolutely mental in terms of rental and sale prices ever
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