For those with some expertise in creating something out of
nothing this could be a great project. A bit unclear whether it still needs
excavating, but one thing is certain; the end product is to be a desirable
studio flat in “Emerging Outer Prime” Streatham Hill.
Studio flats on these roads should fetch in the region of £215,000
to £230,000. So with a potential resale of £215,000 plus a guide of £30,000
plus some legals and building work makes for a handy profit of £150,000plus.
Unless of course the bidding goes crazy….
But, will planning permission be granted? There have been
objections in the past on the road by the looks of things, so perhaps the
vendor was wiser to await the decision before throwing this one under the
Interesting for the right buyer with the right experience to
see it through.
So, if you're in the market for a good opportunity to develop
something from nothing then have a look at this one.
The current average value of a property in Clapham currently stands at £851,200, so what will the recent increase in the base rates at 0.75% do to the local property market (especially property values)? In many of my articles, I talk about what is happening to property values over the short term (i.e. the last 12 months or the last 5 years), but to answer this question we need to go back over 40 years, to 1975.
The average value of a Clapham property in 1975 was £41,208
However, since 1975, we have experienced in the UK, inflation of 807.5%.
Back in 1975, the average salary was £2,291 and average car was £1,840. A loaf of bread was 16p, milk was 28p a pint and a 2lb bag of sugar was 30p. Inflation has increased prices, so comparing like for like, we need to change these prices into today’s money. In real spending power terms, an average value of a Clapham house in 1975, expressed in terms of today’s prices is £374,011.
That means in real terms, property costs a lot more today, th…
I have been doing some research, looking both at National and Regional reports on the demand and supply of property and people together with future projections on the economy, population and family demographics with some interesting results. According to the Office of National Statistics, in the last financial year nationally, private renting grew by 74,000 households, whilst the owner occupied dwelling stock increased by 101,000 and social (aka council and housing association) stock increased by 12,000 dwellings.
It was the private rental figures that caught my eye. With eight or nine years of recovery since the Credit Crunch, economic recovery and continuing low interest rates have done little to setback the mounting need for rented housing. In fact, with house price inflation pushing upwards much quicker than wage growth, this has meant to make owning one’s home even more out of reach for many Millennials, all at a time when the number of council/social housing has shrunk by …
Whether you are a Clapham landlord looking to liquidate your buy to let investment or a homeowner looking to sell your home, finding a buyer and selling your property can take an annoyingly long time. It is a step-by-step process that can take months and months. In fact, one of the worst parts of the house selling process is the not knowing how long you might be stuck at each step. At the moment, looking at every estate agent in Clapham, independent research shows it is taking on average 76 days from the property coming on the market for it to be sold subject to contract.
But trust me ... that is just the start of a long journey on the house selling/buying process. The journey is a long one and therefore, in this article, I want to take you through the standard itinerary for each step of the house selling procedure in Clapham.
Step 1 – Find a Buyer
You need to instruct an estate agent (of course we can help you with that) who will talk through a marketing strategy and pricing str…